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Warzone: How to fix checking for updates error in Xbox, PC and PS5

Call of Duty: Warzone players have recently been facing an update bug for quite a long time which doesn’t let the game load properly as it stucks on the “checking for update” screen.
Call of Duty: Warzone might test your anger and patience level after getting killed by a hard camper inside a house or maybe a Rose skin in dark areas of the map; you never know what might be there for you. But what if you can’t even start the game because of a bug that keeps on looking for updates that don't even exist?

Recently many players are facing a similar issue due to which the game stucks at the starting screen saying “checking for updates”. This bug is not new in the game and is being faced by players on different platforms and if you are one of them, don’t worry; we have a solution for you.

Here are the steps which might help you to solve this issue for your respective platform.

How to fix Warzone checking for update bug on Xbox

Warzone: How to fix checking for updates error in Xbox, PC, PS5
Players are getting this screen when they launch the game. (Picture: Activision)

Restart your internet modem

  1. Restart your internet modem and disconnect it from the Xbox

  2. Connect your internet connection and modem back again.

  3. After a few minutes, start Warzone to check if you are still facing the issue.

Restart your game

  1. Press the home button on your Xbox controller.

  2. Select Warzone and close the application.

  3. Restart the game and check if the issue is solved.

Restart your Console

  1. If the issue is still there, try to turn off your Xbox from your controller or the Power Button on the console.

  2. Try to turn our console back on after a minute and check if the problem is solved.

Try clearing your Xbox’s system Cache

  1. Start your Xbox console and go to My Games and Apps.

  2. Go to the Menu option.

  3. Select ‘Manage and Add-ons’

  4. Go to ‘Saved Data’, go to ‘Reserved Space’, and select ‘Clear Reserved Data.’

  5. Open Warzone again and check if the issue is resolved.

If none of the above-given fixes work, uninstall Call of Duty: Warzone and reinstall the game.

How to fix Warzone checking for update bug on PS5

Warzone: How to fix checking for updates error in Xbox, PC, PS5
The checking for update bug is causing havoc for players on all the platforms. (Picture: Activision)

Restart your internet modem

  1. Restart your internet modem and disconnect it from the PS5

  2. Connect your internet connection and modem back again.

  3. After a few minutes, check Warzone.

Restart your game

  1. Press the home button on your PS5 controller.

  2. Select Warzone and close the application.

  3. Restart the game and check if the issue is solved.

Restart your Console

  1. If the issue is still there, try to turn off your PS5 from your controller or the Power Button on the console.

  2. Try to turn our console back on after a minute and check if the problem is solved.

Try clearing your PS5 system Cache

  1. Turn off your PS5 and makes sure it didn’t go into Rest Mode

  2. Remove the power cable after the Light has stopped blinking

  3. Plug the Power Cable after a minute and restart your PS5.

If none of the above-given fixes work, uninstall Call of Duty: Warzone and reinstall the game.

How to fix Warzone checking for update bug on PC

Restart your internet modem

  1. Restart your internet modem and disconnect it from the PC

  2. Connect your internet connection and modem back again.

  3. After a few minutes, start Warzone.

Change your DNS settings

  1. Go to your ‘Network and Internet Settings.’

  2. Then select ‘Change Adapter Settings.’

  3. Then right-click on your Network Adapter and go to Properties.

  4. Go to Internet Protocol Version 4’ (TCP/IPv4) and click ‘Properties.’

  5. Add these DNS servers - For Preferred DNS server: 8.8.8.8; and for Alternate DNS server: 8.8.4.4 and then click on OK to save changes.

  6. Now on your keyboard, press the Windows Logo key, type cmd on the search bar, and click on Run as Administrator.

  7. On the CMD application, type in ‘ipconfig /flushdns’ and then press ‘Enter.’

  8. Launch Call of Duty: Warzone and check if this has solved your solution.

Scan and repair Call of Duty: Warzone game files

  1. Open the Battle.net application and log into your account.

  2. Select Warzone and open Options, and then go to Scan and Repair.

  3. Try to relaunch Warzone and check if this resolved the problem.

If none of the above-given fixes work, uninstall Call of Duty: Warzone and reinstall the game.

Want to know more about Warzone Season 5 Reloaded? Then check out our dedicated Call of Duty section, featuring guides, best loadouts, weapon tier lists and much more.

Featured Image Credit: Activision