Sledgehammer Games Reveals Details About Upcoming Call of Duty: WWII Patches

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If you played Call of Duty WW2 over this weekend, you'll notice that a new update was pushed to the game.

The first big change is Sledgehammer is moving from dedicated servers to peer-to-peer (P2P) servers.

Sledgehammer explains that the most recent fault was, in fact, caused by an update, that "solved several critical needs [but] unfortunately it also had an adverse effect on server performance". Overall, the game is stable, however we know that P2P brings things like Host Migrations and other issues that make for inconsistent gameplay experiences. Over the weekend, it tested the use of a few dedicated servers "in limited markets" without causing additional issues with connectivity, but it's not clear when the full implementation will take place.

For the time being, fixing Headquarters is low priority for Sledgehammer, and while it will get to fixing the social space, it is now focusing on "the most pressing concerns first".

It's been quite some time since we've seen a Call of Duty game launch in such a troubled state when it comes to online connectivity, but SHG says that "We won't rest until we resolve everything we can for the community". "This level of data and diagnostics is helping us work toward a permanent solution as quickly as possible", Sledgehammer said. "We'll watch this test closely, and once we analyse the results we'll look to expand". There's a laundry list of things that are happening to players, like getting disconnected from parties, lobbies, post-match disconnects and freezes of the game that require a complete restart. A patch for that supposedly went out last night.

All the while the game's 48-player social space remains a solo experience - unless you invite friends to join the party. "So hang in there while we address the most pressing concerns first", said Sledgehammer.

"We launched with 2XP active, unintentionally", Condrey said. This new update will be rolled out to console players before coming to PC.

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