How to fix slow download speed for Call Of Duty Modern Warfare/Warzone update on PS4 or Xbox One

If you can’t wait any longer for the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Season 4 update on PS4 or Xbox One, here’s how to speed up the download.

by Oliver Barsby
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Call of Duty Modern Warfare received yet another whopper of an update during its midseason patch today.

Fans of the game can rejoice in knowing that the Grau 5.56, one of the most commonly used weapons in Warzone has finally received a well-justified nerf.

The 30GB update promises that it won’t actually take up much of your storage once downloaded, but there’s no doubt that this update may take a good few hours to download depending on your internet.

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If your download is ticking along incredibly slowly, here are some things you can try to speed up the update and get back into Verdansk as soon as possible.

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How to fix my slow download speed?

If your PS4 or Xbox One is taking too long to download the latest Warzone update, here are some things you can try.

Close all your games and other applications

It can be tempting to play other games such as The Last of Us 2 or use streaming apps to waste time while waiting for the Warzone update to finish, but this is a surefire way to slow down the update.

As these applications will likely require some form of an internet connection to use, they will have bandwidth priority over the Warzone update.

Shutting down any apps or games will give priority to the Warzone patch and should help to speed up the download.

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Put your console into Rest Mode

If your console is turned on, it will be using bandwidth to check for new messages, friend requests, notifications, or updates that will, again, get priority over any Warzone update.

One thing you can try is putting your PS4 or Xbox into Rest Mode, as this will prevent your console from using the internet for these checks.

If you do this, make sure to turn on the automatic download or select Stay Connected to the Internet on your console, and the Warzone update should download much faster.

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Move your console closer to your WiFi router or use an ethernet cable

If you don’t already use a wired connection for gaming, a new Warzone update is the perfect excuse to buy one and increase your download speeds.

Ethernet cables use a direct connection to your router to ensure any connection issues stemming from the distance between your console and the router do not affect your internet stability.

If you don’t have an ethernet cable on hand, even just moving your console or setup closer to your WiFi router temporarily should help to quash any stability issues that may be causing a slow download.

However, investing in an ethernet cable for your console will benefit your gaming experience outside of just downloading games, for it will also increase your internet stability and prevent any lag spikes from ruining your Warzone experience.

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Restart your WiFi router

Sometimes, problems with download speeds are nothing to do with your Xbox or PS4, but instead with your WiFi.

If you frequently have problems with your internet even when not downloading huge updates, this may be the issue. Unplugging your router and restarting your internet may solve your connection issues, albeit temporarily, for long enough for you to download the latest Warzone update.

Avoid downloading the update at peak times

This may be hard for those Warzone fans who want to play immediately, but scheduling your update so it downloads when fewer people are online trying to do the same should see your speed increase.

Change your DNS Settings

Other Warzone players have reported that changing your DNS settings can help improve download speeds.

If you go to ‘Network Settings’ and choose to set up your DNS manually, inputting the Primary DNS as 8.8.8.8 and the Secondary DNS as 8.8.8.4 will connect you using Google’s public DNS and help speed up your Warzone download.

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Oliver Barsby

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