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    Info Spinning Server Connection Wheel FIX

    Hey, I think all of us have had the infamous black ops server "spinning wheel of death" as we try to connect or reconnect to the server. I know the server is restarted every AM as a general fix, but why wait until morning to reconnect?

    The fix is simple and involves changing a custom class such as "custom class 1" to something OTHER then it is currently after you have been unable to connect. For me, class 1 is a class I rarely use that is my SMG class and I use for this purpose. I change my gun, maybe a pistol, or what have you- JUST enough that is different then my previous load out and accept as if I'm moving onto my next class. The game SHOULD attempt to update by bringing up the "Downloading Game Settings" via on screen display. This our ticket to ride because now the game has updated and you should be able to connect to the server without waiting until morning for a reset.

    DO NOT HIT ESC WHILE "DOWNLOADING GAME SETTINGS" IS ACTIVE ON SCREEN

    I have a tendency to do this while changing classes because I'm impatient and when I do I will find that my classes show the updated change, but in the server actually show my old load out. Which makes me believe if you do this for our fix it will not work. Why this works? I'm not sure, but us prompting the game to update our players helps us connect to the server as the old us is now different from the new one trying to connect therefore allows us to connect.

    Please sticky?

    edit: does not always work for whatever reason that I can't explain.
    Last edited by Berlin; 04-12-2019 at 11:52 AM.

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    Re: Spinning Server Connection Wheel FIX

    Oh wow. Yes, this definitely deserves a sticky. Thanks @Berlin!

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    Re: Spinning Server Connection Wheel FIX

    This 'fix' doesn't always work. I had this issue last night and changed out things in a custom class several times and I still got the 'spinning wheel of death'. I even tried restarting the game and making a custom class change. That didn't work. I tried restarting Steam and making a custom class change. That didn't work. And, yes, I waited for the game to update/download the changes every time without hitting 'Esc'.

    This 'fix' did work a few weeks ago when I had this issue, but apparently it doesn't work all the time.

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    Re: Spinning Server Connection Wheel FIX

    Quote Originally Posted by Davenport View Post
    This 'fix' doesn't always work. I had this issue last night and changed out things in a custom class several times and I still got the 'spinning wheel of death'. I even tried restarting the game and making a custom class change. That didn't work. I tried restarting Steam and making a custom class change. That didn't work. And, yes, I waited for the game to update/download the changes every time without hitting 'Esc'.

    This 'fix' did work a few weeks ago when I had this issue, but apparently it doesn't work all the time.

    A month or so after I went to the boards with this I had this happen and was unable to get it to work. So I too will say its not a "100%" fix. At the time I was doing this I never had it fail until then. That being said I did use this last week with success so I am not sure why it works and does not work from time to time. It could be a failure to update and while it does show "downloading settings" nothing is actually happening. I deleted my config and restarted the game and I was able to join.

    I feel this game has this happen often with syncing. I for example last week received the same achievement twice where I was awarded 350 semtex kills and 10k xp. Twice, two different days without leaving the game.

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