Battle.net Queue Times Estimate Up To Month-Long Wait To Play Games
Blizzard fans looking to enjoy a game today could be in for a little bit of a wait.
If you were hoping to play a game through Blizzard's Battle.net service today, you could be in for a bit of a wait. By "a bit," we mean more than a month.
Players attempting to log in on Battle.net today are finding themselves placed in extremely long queues, with one player estimating that he would be waiting for about 1.2 years if the queue's estimate was accurate. This isn't actually true, but it is about 45 days. Blizzard has not addressed the waits on its support Twitter page yet.
Nothing like a 1.2 year queue. Maybe I'll login just in time for Halloween Terror 2021 if I'm lucky!!!! 😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/tPNOUKvwBw— Stylosa (@Stylosa) October 14, 2020
Others had similar struggles, remarking they'd have to miss the launch of Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War in November if they were accurate.
Had to restart my Battlenet launcher due to an update and now.. ~79333 minutes to go🤔😂— KRiSOoooh👻theEDiTOR🇳🇴🎮🎬 (@Kristerols) October 14, 2020
Looks like I'm missing the Black Ops Cold War-launch next month at this queue speed😁🤪 pic.twitter.com/CI3awj5LBB
Just a 42 day queue to log into battlenet. No big deal :-P pic.twitter.com/zQAxBenZHe— Crosseye Jack (@CrosseyeJack) October 14, 202
The large wait times are possibly because World of Warcraft and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare both rolled out major updates. In the case of World of Warcraft, it was a pre-patch to prepare for the Shadowlands expansion, while Call of Duty allows players on PC to uninstall certain modes in an effort to reduce the total file size. It has gotten to the point that some players actually ran out of space on their internal storage and could no longer play the game.
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