The Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War alpha is out for PS4, but players who jumped to play the game are experiencing the screen stuck or is taking too long at the “Connecting to Online Services.” If you are experiencing the problem, don’t worry you are not alone and there is nothing wrong with your system or the game. Stick around and we will share all about Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War Stuck at ‘Connecting to Online Services’ and how you can resolve the issue.
Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War Stuck at ‘Connecting to Online Services’
When you first boot up the game, you may feel that the Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War ‘Connecting to Online Services’ screen is taking forever. It may also feel that the game is stuck at the screen and is not progressing.
Activation has acknowledged some errors with the game, but no info on this issue so far. However, Modern Warfare released last year had the same issue when in Alpha, and here is the fix suggested by the developers back then. Hope it applies to Black Ops Cold War as well. Here is what the Tweet read, “Fix: Try fully restarting your PS4 console if you’re experiencing issues with the Modern Warfare servers on Alpha. It may take a few minutes to get past the ‘Connecting to Online Services’ part, but after that you should be good to go!”
Be patient and wait for the game to load if it’s the first time you are starting the game. Hopefully, when you load it the second time, it won’t take so long. In a subsequent tweet, Activation also said that the fix may not work for everyone, so it’s not universal.
As the screen is stuck at loading, you may suspect an initialization problem and be tempted to restart the system and the game, don’t do it and wait for the game to load. Usually, it takes about 5 minutes, but you should wait for longer.