Call of Duty is infamous for the wide variety of bugs that it suffers from, and the Warzone 'Connection Failed' error is just another example to add to the list. If you've encountered this error, you've probably found yourself unable to access the game. Which is annoying at the best of times. But if you've arranged to join your squad, and they're left waiting, it can be even worse.
But dry those tears. We've put together some suggestions for what you might be able to do to overcome this terrible situation. You'll be back in the thick of the action in no time.
How To Fix The 'Connection Failed' Error
Unlike some errors that have a very clear cause, and therefore a very clear solution, a connection error can be a little harder to diagnose and resolve. But on the other hand, a connection error basically comes down to one of two issues: a problem at your end, or a problem at their end. Here's how to figure it out.
Steps to Take
- Start by making sure there are no issues with the Warzone servers. If there is a problem with the server, wait until that has been resolved before trying again. If there is an issue on the server side of the equation, then none of our other remedies is likely to work.
- Assuming the servers are working, then your next step is to start with a basic restart of your PC or console, and then relaunch the game.
- Check for any outstanding updates for the game or your device.
- Next, if you are on WiFi, if possible switch to a wired connection. These tend to provide greater stability than a wireless connection.
- Other network-related fixes include restarting your router, and trying to minimise traffic on your network. So close down any unnecessary apps or devices that might be attempting to take bandwidth.
- Test another app or device to make sure there are no general connectivity issues on your network. Consider switching to a mobile hotspot if your home WiFi isn't working. If there is a problem with your home internet connection, you may need to contact your ISP for support.
- Some users have reported that clearing the Battle.net cache has worked. Failing that, creating an entirely new Battle.net account may also work.
If you've tried all of these steps, and are still getting the error, there are two courses of action left available to you. The first option is to try uninstalling the game entirely. Then reinstall it. Alternatively, or afterwards, contact Activision Support for further help and advice.
What Is The Warzone Connection Failed Error?
As the name suggests, the connection failed error manifests by preventing players from connecting with the game servers, and therefore making it impossible to play Warzone. As we stated earlier on, while it is easy to make a sweeping statement that this is a connection error, it's much trickier to state exactly what the underlying trigger is.
Common causes are server side issues such as maintenance, or a server being offline. It can also happen if a new season has arrived, and traffic has increased, thereby overlaoding the server.
Alternatively, the issue can be related to a problem with your own network, and can be due to a variety of factors. These include things like a poor connection, a busy network, or a problem with your router.
Your best bet is to work through the different solutions we've listed. And all being well, one of them will work for you.