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Cold War Zombies Outbreak Mode Ruined By Lost Connection Issues

Black Ops Cold War Zombies' Outbreak mode is being ruined, thanks to lost connection issues and a lack of dedicated servers.

It's fair to say that, as we head into Season 2 of Black Ops Cold War Zombies, the game is better than ever. After all, we now have two Zombies maps to enjoy, alongside an open-world Outbreak mode.

But that's not to say that fans have no issues with the Zombies content right now. In fact, many find themselves unable to enjoy Black Ops Cold War Zombies whatsoever.

It's clear that the new Outbreak mode for Cold War Zombies is best enjoyed in a team. As waves go on, it's almost impossible to stay ahead of the difficulty curve, unless you're an extremely experienced player.

Cold War Outbreak
(Source: Activision)

But with many users reporting lost connection issues in Outbreak mode, Cold War Zombies is unplayable online. And that's without getting into some of Cold War Zombies' biggest bugs right now.

Connection Issues in Black Ops Cold War's Outbreak Mode

Players everywhere are experiencing issues when playing the new Cold War Zombies Outbreak mode. Although the game mode tends to work at first, disconnection issues plague Outbreak even more than in other Zombies experiences.

Back in January, we reported on a user who made it to Round 506 on Die Maschine, only for the game to crash. But now, players can't even make it more than a couple of rounds on Outbreak before facing similar issues.

Black Ops Cold War Outbreak Aetherium Crystals
(Source: Activision)

Many users are experiencing public matches for the first time, after playing regular Zombies exclusively Solo or with friends. And it's not leading to great results.

Black Ops Cold War Zombies Needs Dedicated Servers

If Black Ops Cold War Zombies continues to be riddled with connection errors, Activision needs dedicated servers to keep the game afloat.

In a new rant on the CODZombies subreddit, one user implores Treyarch to get dedicated servers for its game.

"Holy sh*t I did not realize how terrible public matches were until Outbreak came out because I had no reason to play Co-op before..." user huntx14 writes. "Everytime I load into a match as soon as round 1 or 2 is over, the game loses connection to host and crashes."

We've certainly experienced these issues ourselves, and it makes playing Zombies a real pain. However, as fellow commenters point out, it's not likely for Treyarch (or Activision) to dedicate servers to the undead survival mode.

outbreak mode Black Ops Cold War connection issues
(Source: Activision)

A dedicated server for 1-4 player matchmaking just doesn't seem feasible. It'd be an expensive way for Activision to spend its resources, even with the company reporting record earnings last year.

Although Cold War Multiplayer fans are angry at Zombies getting priority in Season 2, it feels like even undead fans are left disappointed.

We'll just have to wait to see if Zombies is better by the leaked Cold War Season 2 Reloaded update.

And this isn't the only swing-and-a-miss in Season 2 either. After all, fans are angry at Black Ops Cold War's Gun Game mode, which finally made its return.

But the biggest new Call of Duty news of the month is to do with the upcoming Warzone Nuke event. As it turns out, teases for Verdansk's Nuke have been in the game since launch.

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Saturday 3rd of April 2021

Screw this game, can't even play it bc we keep getting disconnected, what a rip off. Anyone wanna buy my PS5, think I'm done gaming for a while and I'm gonna go be productive in life, thanks for the let down Treyarch.

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Friday 2nd of April 2021

This is the same as Ubisoft did in the beginning with R6:Seige ? Someone was a host . Outbreak work like 1 to 2 games then I get disconnet or lost icon keeps popping up !


Saturday 27th of March 2021

Just fix the game so we all can run zombies without getting errors out and being kicked for no reason all of us paid $100 for the game before it came out so fix the damn game


Friday 5th of March 2021

Common issues: After using the portal, I'll lose all perks and WEAPONS. just a new round and my fists. Use a class with aether shroud and when I use it realize that the game switched it to energy mine for now reason. Ran into a fence and half my body gets clipped into the ground. The most lost connections over experienced in an online game in a long time. Do you all get the multitude of error notices that are going out?