If you have recently started trying to play Call of Duty: Black Ops - Cold War, then you may have encountered an issue where the game becomes stuck in a perpetual loop on the loading screen.
Most people would agree that as gaming experiences go, this isn't ideal.
So in this article, we'll explain what causes the stuck on loading screen issue, and what you might be able to do in order to fix it.
How to fix stuck on Black Ops Cold War loading screen
Linking your account from your console to your Activision account is what you need to do in order to fix the loading screen issue. Here is how you do it:
- Start by signing in to your Call of Duty account. You can do this here
- In the top right corner of the screen will be the account name. Hover over this, and then click where it says Linked Accounts
- You then have the option of linking your CoD account to the relevant platform account - Battle.net, Steam, Xbox or PlayStation
- Once you have linked the relevant account, try to relaunch the game
With the account linked, you should no longer experience the infinite loading screen of doom.
What causes the Infinite Loading Screen?
While an infinite loading screen is a great sounding name, this is an issue that causes immense frustration to afflicted players.
It's a cross-platform issue, so in other words, it isn't restricted to users of any specific platform. The good news, is that the cause of this particular problem seems relatively straightforward.
Typically, the infinite loading screen arises if players have forgotten to link their accounts. So for example, a PlayStation user would need to link their PSN profile with their Activision account, in order to try to remedy this.