Are you getting unable to access online services error in Warzone even if you have a stable internet connection? Users who have PS4, PS5, XBOX Series X, or XBOX One are more prone to see Warzone unable to access online services error.
It’s a quite frustrating situation for the COD: Warzone players to see an “Unable to access online services” error. Especially if the game was working normally before and you get this connection failed error.
In most cases, the “unable to access online services” error in Warzone shows up when the game client has connectivity issues. It is usually caused by the player’s internet, network hardware, or server issues. You can check the official Twitter accounts to see if it’s the server that is currently down.
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How To Fix Unable To Access Online Services Error In Warzone
But before jumping into troubleshooting, it’s recommended that you restart the game or flush/change your DNS. If the problem persists then follow the below-mentioned fixes.
Fix 1. Check if Warzone Servers Are Online
Head to the following URLs to see if the server is down.
- You can also monitor Activision’s tweets for updates regarding issues.
You can’t really do much if the game servers are unavailable. All you need to do is wait until the services are back online.
Fix 2. Restart Call of Duty and the Blizzard App
If the game server is online and you are still getting Warzone unable to connect to online services then start with this simple fix.
- Exit Warzone
- Click on the Blizzard logo on the Blizzard App
- Click on Exit
- Boot the Blizzard App again
- Launch Call of Duty: Warzone
Fix 3. Flush DNS
Your temporary network files may be causing issues which is why cleaning your files can often fix the “unable to access online services” error in Warzone.
- Press the Windows Key
- Type “Command Prompt” and hover on the first app result
- Click on Run As Administrator
- If asked whether to allow Command Prompt to make changes to your computer, select Yes.
- You should now get a new window with a black screen.
- Type “ipconfig /flushdns” and press Enter.
- Type “ipconfig /registerdns” and press Enter.
- Type “ipconfig /release” and press Enter.
- Type “ipconfig /renew” and press Enter.
- Type “netsh winsock reset” and press Enter.
- Restart your computer.
Fix 4. Change your DNS Server
Sometimes changing the DNS server, especially configuring google public DNS addresses would help you to resolve some connectivity issues.
Here’s how you can apply this fix:
- In the bottom right corner of your desktop, right-click on the network icon and select Open Network & Internet settings.
- In the Status tab, scroll down and click Change adapter options.
- Right-click on your Wi-Fi and select Properties.
- Under This connection uses the following items, select Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4). Then click Properties.
- Select Use the following DNS server addresses:. If there are any IP addresses listed in the Preferred DNS server or Alternate DNS server, write them down for future reference.
Replace those addresses with the IP addresses of the Google DNS servers:
- Preferred DNS server: 126.96.36.199
- Alternate DNS server: 188.8.131.52
Then click OK to save the changes.
Now launch the game and the server connectivity issue should be fixed.
Fix 5. Switch to Another Region (PC only)
Sometimes, Warzone access to online services issues occur in a specific region. Try switching to a different region and play online. Follow these steps:
- Close the game.
- Open Blizzard launcher (Battle.net client)
- Click on the Modern Warfare icon on the left pan
- Click on the globe icon and select your preferred region
You can’t apply this fix on PS4 and Xbox One consoles as the server region depends on the physical location of the console. Try contacting Sony or Microsoft to see if there’s a way for them to change your console’s region.
Fix 6. Delete Temporary Files
Temporary files store temporary data that is created by windows itself, but they take up some hard drive space that making the system slow. so you need to delete the temporary files:
- On your keyboard, press the Windows logo key and R at the same time to invoke the Run box.
- Type %temp% and then press Enter on your keyboard.
- Delete all the files in the temp folder. (Press Ctrl and A at the same time to select all the files. Then right-click and select Delete.)
- If a window pops up saying that The action can’t be completed, simply check the box Do this for all current items and click Skip.
- Now go to your Recycling Bin from your desktop. Right-click on it and select Empty Recycle Bin.
- Click Yes.
Fix 7. Update Network Adapter Driver
Most of the time Warzone is unable to access online services on those PC that has outdated or corrupted graphics drivers. To improve gaming performance and fix the offline crashing on startup or while joining the game you need to update the graphics card driver.
There are two methods to update your system’s cards i.e. Manual and Automatic.
In the manual method, you need to visit the concerned site and search for the latest compatible drivers and download them on your PC. If you don’t have relevant skills then there are chances that you might install the wrong drivers.
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Fix 8. Use a Wired Connection (LAN)
If you are using a Wi-Fi or wireless connection on your PC then you should use the wired (ethernet) connection in order to mitigate this issue. Now restart the game and check if the issue gets resolved.
Fix 9. Link your Activision and Blizzard Accounts
Some players reported that linking their Activision and Blizzard accounts can also fix unable to access online services in Warzone. Here’s how you can apply this fix:
- Go to Activision‘s website and log in. Once you’re logged into your account, click PROFILE located in the top-right corner.
- In the ACCOUNT LINKING section, find your profile and link it with your Battle.net account.
- Click CONTINUE. And you’ll be taken back to the Blizzard website to complete the account linking process.
- Launch Warzone and you should be able to connect to online services.
Fix 10. Delete Saved Game Data
Corrupted game files can interfere with games. So if all the above fixes do not work then you just delete the COD modern warfare/warzone game data.
Delete the saved game data on the PC
- Close all Blizzard processes
- Press Ctrl+Shift+Esc to open the Task Manager
- Select the Processes tab
- Highlight all Agent, Blizzard Battle.net desktop app, and game processes, then select End Process.
- Navigate to the folder containing the Battle.net directory
- Press Windows Key+R to open the Run dialogue
- Type C:\ProgramData\ into the Open field and press Enter
- Delete the Battle.net folder
You can delete game data on PS4:
- Open the Settings menu at the top of the dashboard.
- Select Storage, then select System Storage.
- Select Saved Data.
- Choose a game to access the game’s saved data.
- Press the Options button and select Delete.
- Choose the saved data files to delete, then select Delete.
Delete the saved game data on Xbox one:
- From Xbox Home, go to Settings.
- Go to System and select Storage.
- Select Manage storage on the right-hand side of the screen, then select View contents.
- Highlight a game, press the Menu button, and select Manage game.
- Select Saved data on the left-hand side of the screen.
- Choose a game to access the game’s saved data.
- From here, use the Options Menu to delete files or to view more information about a specific file.
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