Hurricane Sandy impacting Guitar Hero, Call of Duty games

Storm-related power outages at Activision's New York-based data centers impacting online play for all Guitar Hero games, numerous Call of Duty titles.


Hurricane Sandy ripped through the northeast United States this week, laying waste to Atlantic City's famed boardwalk, toppling a New York City construction crane, and knocking out power for millions.

The storm is also impacting online functionality for all Guitar Hero games and several Call of Duty titles, Activision has revealed.

Sandy even impacted gaming. Image credit: Associated Press.
Sandy even impacted gaming. Image credit: Associated Press.

Activision community manager Dan Amrich explained through the One of Swords blog recently that players may experience connectivity issues with the following games until power is stabilized at Activision's New York-based data centers:

--Call of Duty: World at War (all platforms)
--Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (PlayStation 3)
--Call of Duty: Black Ops (PlayStation 3, PC, Wii)
--Guitar Hero (all titles and platforms)

According to Amrich, Activision is working to restore complete functionality "as soon as possible," though no specific timeframe was provided. An update to the Activision support website does not offer much more, stating only that the hurricane has impacted multiplayer gaming.

"Due to the hurricane that affected the East Coast of the United States, multiplayer gaming with some of our online title is experiencing connectivity issues," the statement reads. "We appreciate your patience."

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