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Black Ops 3 servers down with A.B.C launch error

With many gamers having received their copy of Black Ops 3 early, naturally many will be heading online to enjoy a taste of multiplayer before Treyarch goes live globally on November 6.

However, the problem with this is that Treyarch will always be making tweaks to ensure that launch goes smoothly and already we can see that the Black Ops 3 servers are down on November 5 – which we’re guessing is due to last minute preparations.

Confirmation of Black Ops 3 servers down on PS4 and Xbox One today can be seen on Twitter here, while we can also see that some of you are specifically getting a rather strange message popup – a Black Ops 3 server Error code “A.B.C.-.-.F.G.-.-.-.K.-.-.N.-.-.Q.-.S.-.-.-.-.X.-.-.” along with the Black Ops 3 “server is not available at this time” message.

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This error has already been showing for several users, as there’s already a topic that has been set up about it over on the Activision forums.

Obviously it isn’t a big deal with servers being down before the official launch, but hopefully once the clock goes past midnight everything will be smooth again.

We want you to use this thread to tell us when the Black Ops 3 servers have any problems in your region after launch in a few hours time.

For those with early copies, can you confirm that you received the same error above to give us an idea on how widespread it is?

Update: Remember that when the Black Ops 3 servers are down in US, UK and other regions, you can check the official Black Ops 3 server status page here – it’s a good idea to bookmark it to keep yourself updated.

Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

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Corey N
Corey N

Every time a new game is released there is some sort of server problem. I got so fed up with game launches I wont even attempt to play a new game until day 3. You would think these billion dollar company’s would prepare better KNOWING there’s going to be problems.

mubarak saeed
mubarak saeed

i had same problem now it fixed ,just change the internet settings to WI-FI dont use wired connection and wait for 1 minute in first screen and it wil update to 33.1.9.1 it work belive me . @captinomanii

Dale Squid
Dale Squid

picked up my copy nearly 12 hours ago now, and abc still wont let me play. great work…

Ryan Salters
Ryan Salters

It let’s me online now but can’t join zombie matchs getting teal aggravated

Norman Velasquez
Norman Velasquez

well it already started on its own…

Ryan Salters
Ryan Salters

Restart your ps4 and wait at x screen for 1 minute and it will start

Ryan Salters
Ryan Salters

Well it finally work for me

Ryan Salters
Ryan Salters

I’m down also in wv
Iv tried every fix that’s been posted but still no go on Internet connection

Norman Velasquez
Norman Velasquez

servers are down also on houston texas, nothing will work. bought online and i was expecting the best experience and started with the worst.

Max Ekren
Max Ekren

Nothing working and the whole wait till the 33.0.0.0 changes didn’t work as it never changed. HELP!

ryan
ryan

Indiana down
Try pressing r2 at press x to start that worked for me

Akienous
Akienous

Easy fix I had to reset my router and cable modem for good measure and then made sure the game was closed out entirely and then relaunch the game. It started a download and after that I was on. I am on the PS4 I have no clue if this will work on Xbox.

iSUCK
iSUCK

this sucks

Jacobpuncher
Jacobpuncher

indiana error code right now.

Jacobpuncher
Jacobpuncher

nooooooo

iSUCK
iSUCK

no no nooooo!

Galen R. Lee
Galen R. Lee

Just what in the loading screen like Peter said but for me the version didn’t change, I just waited for about a min then it worked

Tyler Handley-Floyd
Tyler Handley-Floyd

kinda pathetic how a multi billion dollar generating company cant even have some decent servers with three years development period and backing from activision

n/a
n/a

I have the “error” or eve (early) b (b****) beverages (rages). Basically it’s early b**** early rages. Got it thanks. Servers are down for legit buyers on PSN.

Yang
Yang

ot working here in texas i preorded and downloaded campaign works not online

Ivan
Ivan

In California same error code! Wtf!!!

Galen R. Lee
Galen R. Lee

Not working in norther California ABC error code appering, even have tried port forwarding and everything

Bob
Bob

No good…Montréal, Canada

claire
claire

Not working in Washington. Waited on main screen but code would not change over

NgTurbo
NgTurbo

BO3 servers just got hit again.. anyone else?

Peter Yates
Peter Yates

Guys try the fix i posted below

Shaun
Shaun

I have the same problem australia

Tyrone Broad
Tyrone Broad

I am getting the Error code “A.B.C.-.-.F.G.-.-.-.K.-.-.N.-.-.Q.-.S.-.-.-.-.X.-.-.”
United Kingdom.

Steffen
Steffen

I have the same problem. Denmark

Peter Yates
Peter Yates

Ok found a fix for me dont know if its gonna work for yous but when the activision logo appears then the main screen saying press x to start. In the top righr corner there is a version number 33.0.0.0 wait about 10 seconds or so and it changes to 33.1.9.1 then works perfect to connect everytime

John
John

Glasgow Scotland

Peter Yates
Peter Yates

I just had success by deleting my game and reinstalling the patch. Worked till i turned the console off now getting error code again

Anthony De Canck
Anthony De Canck

Same belgium

Jonathan Trent
Jonathan Trent

fleetwood england

Karl
Karl

Birmingham England

Karl
Karl

I have this but my mate doesn’t?

Ben Grist
Ben Grist

Same in Wolverhampton

Sam
Sam

Yeah same here (London, England)

Lieuwe
Lieuwe

Same Netherlands

Blade
Blade

i have same error ( Croatia )

Blops33
Blops33

Still the Error in Switzerland.. (After Midnight!)

Hahar
Hahar

Belgium same error

Daniel
Daniel

I have this same error (Australia)

Lola Sherif
Lola Sherif

Egypt too. same error

Dizzi_jems94
Dizzi_jems94

Same Error (French)

Alex MG
Alex MG

Same Error (Spain)

b10
b10

Same Error (Switzerland)

Carnifex
Carnifex

Germany here. Worked this afternoon and did some good campaign progress. Now i get the above error and can’t resume my campaign.

Peter Yates
Peter Yates

Mines currently doing tried multiple things to fix it but still getting error code in australia

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