Warzone Season 3 leads to Virgin Media’s “biggest gaming traffic spike on record”

Players rushing to get into Call of Duty Warzone Season 3 have seemingly contributed to Virgin Media O2’s “biggest gaming traffic spike on record”.

Call of Duty Warzone Season 3 released at 5pm on Wednesday 27th April – albeit a day earlier for Vanguard players – and the rush of players downloading and jumping into the new season has purportedly resulted in internet provider Virgin Media’s busiest day of the year thus far – and its second-busiest since records began.

According to our sister site VGC, the average Virgin Media customer downloaded 12.1GB of data between 4pm and midnight on 27th April – that’s up 29 per cent on the preceding week – whilst the busiest period of 8-10pm saw an uptick in data consumption, 11.9 per cent higher than usual and 23.8 per cent higher than the week before.

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