With the launch of Call of Duty: Warzone, Activision has announced that dedicated servers for all Call of Duty titles are now available in the Middle Eastern region. The purpose of these servers is to serve the various countries located throughout the Middle East and Africa, and the infrastructure will be provided by the Saudi Telecom Company.
We are pleased to announce officially the availability of Call of Duty® servers for the Middle East
Because we always strive to provide players in the Middle East with an excellent performance for the Call of Duty multiplayer experience, we cooperated with stc to host the Call of Duty cloud data centers in both Riyadh and Jeddah to benefit multiple countries throughout the Middle East and Africa.
The data centers will host Call of Duty players across different modes over the Internet, as well as players across different devices like Playstation 4, Xbox One and PC, all connected to one server.
Having started the testing phase for servers in the Middle East with Call of Duty: Black Ops 4® and more recently with Call of Duty: Modern Warfare® across different modes and different devices, we are now confident of taking our experience to a whole new level, and our goal is to set high standards For online multiplayer action games and to celebrate our community in the Middle East with their amazing contribution to supporting the Call of Duty series.
We are also excited to announce the support of dedicated servers, the new addition to the Call of Duty: Warzone® series.
The topic of Middle Eastern game servers has been quite popular in recent years due to the rising popularity of gaming outside of North America and Europe. Players in regions without dedicated servers feel that they are at a disadvantage due to their location as this causes large amounts of latency.
On January 7th, 2019, Fortnite fans from the Middle East region took to social media to get the hashtag #FortniteMiddleEastServers trending to bring awareness to their problem. 7 months later, Epic Games announced that Middle East servers were now available for Fortnite - pleasing their fans around the world.
In January of 2020, Activision announced a partnership with the Google Cloud Platform, bringing their infrastructure to Google's servers. It's not currently known whether today's news was a direct result of this, but it's safe to assume that all players are looking forward to improved networking across all Call of Duty titles.
It's great to see Activision also supporting their players across the globe, and we can only hope that this trend continues throughout the industry.