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Black Ops Cold War ‘Connecting to Call of Duty Online Services’ taking too long fix

The Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War “Connecting to Call of Duty Online Services” message can take forever to finally go away. Sometimes it even seems like it has frozen. Read on for the need-to-know on why the Black Ops Cold War “Connecting to Online Services” message takes so long and how to fix it.

Why is Black Ops Cold War ‘Connecting to Call of Duty Online Services’ taking so long?

Black Ops Cold War 'Connecting to Call of Duty Online Services'

The Black Ops Cold War “Connecting to Call of Duty Online Services” can take a long time, especially during the initial startup. If it’s your first time booting the game, don’t fret, as it’s supposed to take a bit longer.

While it might be tempting to shut the game down and try again, we’d recommend waiting for at least five minutes. If it’s still not working, restarting the application might be a good idea.

If you have already played the game and it’s still taking forever to connect to Call of Duty Online Services, it’s possible that something has happened to the game’s servers. At the time of writing, Black Ops Cold War is currently in a public alpha, which means problems can be common.

For up to date information on the new Call of Duty game, your best bet is to monitor the developer’s Twitter page. The official Treyarch Studios page can be found here.

By monitoring the developer’s messaging in-game and on social media, you should have a good idea of whether the alpha is stable and ready for players.

It’s also worth remembering that this alpha is open to all PS4 players, regardless of whether or not they have pre-ordered the game. The sheer number of people trying to play at launch time will no doubt be insane. If you don’t get to play during Friday, it might be a better idea to try again on Saturday or Sunday.