Black Ops 3 having problems with map downloads & ABC server errors

If you’re playing Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 (opens in new tab) on Xbox One and aren’t able to load The Giant or Nuk3town maps then you’re not alone. Activision support has tweeted (opens in new tab) that the teams know there’s an issue and a fix is on the way.

Xbox One players: trouble accessing The Giant or Nuk3town maps? The teams are aware and are working on this now, we appreciate your patienceNovember 6, 2015

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Some Reddit (opens in new tab) posts have linked the problems accessing these maps to the new Xbox UI but Microsoft’s Mike Ybarra says this isn’t the case.

@levi_walter Its not the new UI. Teams are looking at it.November 6, 2015

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There’s also a different ‘ABC error’ (named after the ‘A.B.C.-.-.F.G.-.-.-.K.-.-.N.-.-.Q.-.S.-.-.-.-.X.-.-. ??’ code it creates). Activision support is recommending to restart your console and download the latest update to remedy access issues. Problems seem to have arisen from players trying to access servers prior to updating to the right version. You can see the version you’re running in the top right corner of your screen. is the original so you’ll want to see 33.1 up there.

While updating seems to work in the majority of cases, some people are still having issues so presumably a patch is also on the way for this. Ah, as Shakespeare once so wisely wrote, day one of an online game never did run smooth.

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