Warzone is no stranger to errors and failures, with the latest issue seeing players ask how to clear their Warzone cache.
Temporary files and data are stored on your device's cache for the purpose of improving gameplay. And these cached data can become corrupted over time, resulting in issues with connectivity, game freezes, or slow or unsuccessful game loads.
If your cached Warzone data is corrupted, you will likely encounter the Warzone launch error, connection failed error, corrupted loadout data error or even crashing in Warzone. In that case, you may need to clear the Warzone cache.
How To Clear Warzone Cache
By clearing the cache, all the temporary files (including the corrupted ones) are deleted, allowing you to start over fresh. As soon as you launch the game again, fresh data is cached, making the game playable without any issues.
Clearing the Warzone cache will resolve all the issues caused due to corrupted data such as freezing, slow performance, the game not loading properly, etc.
Here's how to clear Warzone cache on console.
PS4 And PS5
The PS4 or PS5 doesn't have a specific menu option to clear the cache. However, you can force the cache to be cleared by following the steps below, suggested by Activision.
- Fully power down your PS5. Do not enter Rest Mode.
- Wait for the lights on your PS5 to turn off completely.
- Unplug the power cord from the back of your PS5.
- Wait for one to two minutes.
- Plug the power cord back into your PS5.
- Turn your PS5 back on.
- Turn off your PS4. Do not enter Rest Mode.
- Once the indicator light on top of your PS4 is off and has stopped blinking, unplug the power cord from the back of your console.
- Wait at least 30 seconds.
- Plug the power cord back into your PS4 and turn it on.
Now, relaunch Warzone and you should be able to play the game without any issues. In case you get shadow banned in Warzone, we have some easy fixes to get you back in the game.
Like PlayStation, the Xbox consoles (except Series X) also do not have a menu option to clear the cache on the console. So, follow these steps to clear the cache on your Xbox console using the unplugging method.
Xbox Series X|S:
- Turn off your Xbox Series X|S using the controller or the Power Off button on the console.
- Unplug the power cable from the back of your Xbox Series X|S.
- Wait at least two minutes.
- Plug the cable back into your Xbox Series X|S and turn it on.
- Turn off your Xbox One.
- Once the indicator lights on the front of the console and the power brick are off, unplug the power brick from the back of your console.
- Wait at least 30 seconds.
- Plug the power brick back into your Xbox One and turn it on.
You should now be able to play Warzone without any issues. Have fun! Also, steer clear of VPNs as they can possibly get you banned in Warzone.
How To Clear Warzone Cache On PC
Blizzard games like Warzone can experience problems when their cache folder is corrupted. You can delete the cache folder without affecting your game data, and it may be helpful to fix issues caused by outdated files.
Activision advises you to take the following steps to clear the Warzone cache on your PC.
- Close any open Blizzard programs.
- Press Ctrl+Shift+Esc to open the Task Manager.
- Select the Processes tab.
- If agent.exe is running—or Blizzard Update Agent in Windows 10—highlight it and then select End Process.
- Navigate to the folder containing the cache directory:
- Press Windows Key+R to open the Run dialogue.
- Type %ProgramData% into the Run field and press Enter.
- If a Blizzard Entertainment folder exists in the directory, right-click it and select Delete.
- Restart the Battle.net desktop app and relaunch the game.
Your issue should be fixed by now. If you are still experiencing problems, you may need to verify the integrity of your game cache through Steam. You can find detailed instructions on how to do that here.