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News video games 20 November 2022, 14:59

author: Adrian Werner

Warzone 2 Broke Gaming Internet Load Record, Claims Virgin Media O2

A UK ISP has reported that Call of Duty: Warzone 2.0 has set a new load record for its network in the game launch category.

As of November 16, the day of the debut of Call of Duty: Warzone 2.0, we've been constantly getting new information, showing the scale of the game's popularity. The latest batch comes from a rather unusual source - one of the British Internet providers.

  1. Virgin Media O2 reported that on November 16, traffic on its grid was the highest ever in the category related to games and gamers.
  2. A higher load result for Virgin Media O2's network in general was achieved only once - on October 19, this year, when Amazon Prime Video streamed five Premier League matches live.
  3. At the peak of the game's launch day, data transfer was 33% higher than that of CoD: Modern Warfare II and 76% higher than of the first CoD: Warzone.

Representatives of Virgin Media O2 emphasize that games are one of the most important categories driving British demand for high-speed Internet. In this category, the record for the company has already been broken once this year - with the Season 3 update forCoD: Warzone and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare.

Call of Duty: Warzone 2.0 launched simultaneously on PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S. The game uses the free-to-play model.

The game proved to be a major success in terms of popularity, setting a new activity record for the brand on Steam. This happened despite significant lack of technical polish, which is reflected in the low ratings frin players - on Valve's service only 34% of user reviews are positive, which is categorized as a "mostly negative" reception. However, the number of players is growing all the time, which shows that these problems do not discourage many people.

  1. Call of Duty - official website
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