Crippling Lag sinks teeth into Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare

Pre-load problems aren’t the only technical woes affecting the latest iteration of gaming’s biggest shooter. “Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare,” with it sc-fi-styled exosuits and amped up player mobility, is clearly a multiplayer-focused title, but many players are reporting that the lag has gotten so bad that it’s becoming impossible to play. The worst problems are reportedly on PC and PS4, though problems have been reported across platforms. Activision is fielding complaints across its twitter account and through official forums, but they’re piling up awfully quick. Check out the video below to see the lag in action:

[blockquote cite=”Activision”]Also, we’ve been asked several times about the status of dedicated server support. Activision shared this statement earlier this week: Advanced Warfare employs game servers hosted at data centers globally on all platforms and listen servers as part of our proprietary matchmaking system. Our goal is to ensure the best possible connection and greatest gameplay experience regardless of location and time of day.[/blockquote]

Though the problems have been reported to be mostly affecting PC and PS4 players, things are just as sluggish and intermittent on my Xbox One, the hit is being felt cross platform. Sledgehammer’s Michael Condrey has said that yes, dedicated servers are on their way, but we don’t have a whole lot more information than that — dedicated servers would probably go a long way to solving these problems, but I’d expect some patches to iron out some problems as well, It’s such a shame because Sledgehammer Games went above and beyond to shake up the monotonous Multiplayer we’ve all been used to, while securely keeping the Call of Duty-ness in place. Despite all of these (very successful) changes, it still feels familiar and that’s just dandy! 

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Cody Spielvogel is a Freelance Web Designer and Journalist with a Niche in Gaming and Tech Articles. He works as a volunteer at other Under-the-radar websites as a Community Moderator and loves his Xbox 360 and Xbox One consoles. Follow Cody on twitter @CodySpie

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