Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Day Zero Server Problems

The Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Day Zero server problems are limiting the option to play for many users while Activision, Sledgehammer games and Xbox Live pretend everything is working just fine for the early Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare release.

Many users are seeing a Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Day Zero server error saying the “Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare service is not available at this time.”

Gamers who pre-ordered the game unlocked the option to play Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare for 24 hours before the general release, which means basically everyone can play the game, even if they walked into Walmart today and bought the Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Day Zero edition without a pre-order.

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Day Zero server problems hamper release.

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Day Zero server problems hamper release.

In addition to weapons, gamers were told they could play Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare a day early and get Double XP. This is an important part of leveling up faster in Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. If you spend a lot of time today you can in theory unlock many of the multiplayer perks, power-ups and specials twice as fast.

In theory this is a great idea, but like most other new games the company releasing it is not ready for gamers to actually play online. Despite bragging about record pre-orders over the summer and being the most pre-ordered game for the last three weeks according to vgchartz, no one was ready for gamers to actually play the game.

While trying to play Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Day Zero to earn Double XP we ran into problems that according to all status alerts for the Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare servers and Xbox Live simply don’t exist.

While using a wired connection with no packet loss, an open NAT and 33/5.8mbps connectivity we still can not play Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Day Zero to earn Double XP. While trying to play we see the Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare error message,

“Error: the Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare service is not available at this time. Please try again later.”

The only option is OK, and to try again later, which delivers the same results.

According to the Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare server status, the Xbox One is at Defcon 5, which means, “All Online Services Are Fully Operational.” That’s a cute message and the Defcon ranking system is a nice bit of humor for gamers who cannot connect to the service and would need a little chuckle.

The Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Day Zero server problems aren't happening according to the official Call of Duty website.

The Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Day Zero server problems aren’t happening according to the official Call of Duty website.

The Xbox Live status claims that everything is up and running, even though users are still seeing Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Day Zero server problems.

This error message is just one more Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare problem for users who wanted to take advantage of the new Call of Duty game and earn double XP. Many gamers had to re-download the full game, faced installation problems and missing Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare pre-order bonus codes.

At this time there is no real fix for the Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Day Zero server problems. Users can keep trying and can message support, but there is no resolution at this time.

It’s one thing for unexpected events to take down a network, but with pre-orders painting a good idea of how many people will play and years of planning for the Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare release it’s not outside the realm of expectations for things to go smoothly. Activision, Sledgehammer, Microsoft, Sony and others need to figure out how to release a new game without gamers left with half of what they paid for on day one.