Call of Duty: Modern Warfare servers were reportedly down in Iran10th January 2020
As tensions between Washington and Tehran continue to play out, reports suggest Call of Duty: Modern Warfare servers have been down throughout Iran.
While largely unrelated, politics can often spill into the world of gaming and the latest rumblings would indicate this is once again true.
Infinity Ward’s Modern Warfare released at the back end of 2019 and has been met with much success, both commercially and critically.
It has attracted a wide array of players across the globe, though many Iranian players have been reporting they could no longer access the online multiplayer service.
Reddit user hamoun76 uploaded a post detailing how he believes Activision had begun restricting access in the country. Reportedly, the affected users cannot claim a refund, either.
He details how the only way to circumvent the restriction is to use a virtual private network (VPN), but since this mimics an IP address elsewhere in the world it could disrupt the user’s ping and online experience.
Iranian website Zoomg.ir had seemingly corroborated his account claiming that not only are the Modern Warfare servers down, but Destiny 2 players in the nation can no longer access online services as well.
However, the same site has since amended the article with an update suggesting the issue is now fixed and an IP change is not needed.
Interestingly, hamound76’s account has also been deleted and while the original text in the post does not appear, the comments can still be viewed.
Given the precarious nature of both accounts suggesting the servers were down, it remains unclear if and why access was restricted.
Activision has been contacted for a comment by eGaming Desk to learn more, but a response has yet to be received.
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