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 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 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.

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.

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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