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.
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.
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.
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.
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