Black Ops Cold War "disconnected from server" messages are cropping up frequently as players flood the game's servers on launch day and in its immediate aftermath. There are several error names for these connectivity problems, and knowing which is which can help players understand whether the connection error is happening locally or on Activision's side. Here are the error codes you need to know and what they mean.
Black Ops Cold War Disconnected From Server: Servers Struggle on Launch Day
Here are the error codes we've seen so far, why they appear, and what to do about them.
- Nora 43 Good Wolf — Server problems on Activision's end — Wait it out
- Collar 43 Good Wolf — Server problems on Activision's end — Wait it out
- Yorker 43 Good Wolf — Server problems on Activision's end — Wait it out
- Negative 345 Blazing Gator — Server problems on Activision's end — Wait it out
There have also been errors appearing without accompanying codes. If your game is frequently disconnecting from servers or fails to connect at all — maybe stalls out during the connection process — you can start by double-checking your internet connection. Reset your console or your router and switch to a wired connection if possible. If the problems persist, the problem is likely on Activision's end.
In the majority of cases recorded in the first 24 hours after Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War's launch, the connectivity problems have been on Activision's end. This is standard for major game releases — developers and publishers can't justify buying the kind of server capacity that launch day requires, as this spike in demand is far above the capacity the game will require later on in its life cycle.
As a result, connectivity problems will likely taper off as we move away from launch.