Virgin Media O2 has recently experienced its largest gaming traffic spike shortly after the release of Warzone Season 3 on April 27th. Traffic was up 11.9 percent on average between 8pm and 10pm as players were rushing in their masses to get their hands on the latest update.
Between 4pm and 12am, the average Virgin Media customer used around 12 GB of data, this is nearly a third compared to the previous week. This marked Virgin Media’s busiest day of the year, and their second busiest overall, with the first being when six Premier League games were being streamed all at the same time on Prime Video.
This is no surprise though as Call of Duty: Warzone has continued to create traffic records and cause huge spikes on Virgin Media’s network previously.
Chief Technology Officer, Jeanie York said “With Triple-A games studios continuing to issue huge updates, and customers racing to get their hands on the latest releases, the growth in network traffic we saw during lockdown is here to stay: 2022 is set to be another record-breaking year for data usage.”
“Call of Duty has once again driven a surge in demand and we’ve seen broadband traffic skyrocket, but with gigabit speeds available across our entire network, our customers are perfectly placed to download the newest games ahead of anyone else and keep their squad ahead of the pack.”
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