Activision Publishing has announced that the company has launched dedicated servers for Call of Duty in the Middle East region to provide better connection to servers for those who play in Middle East and Africa.
The news comes as Middle East fans have been asking for regional server support for a long time with their games having incredibly high pings. Activision partnered with STC to bring servers in Riyadh and Jeddah.
Here’s the translated announcement from the Activision Blog post:
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.
For Call of Duty fans in the Middle East, Activision also has a regional Twitter account: @CallofDutyARA.