When logging into Call of Duty: Warzone, the game occasionally gets stuck on the "checking for update" screen. This prevents users from entering the game and has the potential to ruin a fun game night if the solution cannot be found. This issue can occur on PC, PS4, and Xbox consoles. How do you fix this "checking for update" bug?
How to fix the Checking for Update Bug in COD Warzone
How to Fix the Checking for Update Bug on PC
First, PC users should check Activision's website to determine whether the game's servers are down. If they are not down, then open Windows Update and install any updates provided. If there are no available updates listed, use the "check for updates" feature to be certain. Nvidia users should also check their GeForce Experience application and install any updates.
Next, open the Blizzard launcher and use the "scan and repair" feature to verify the game's files and replace any missing files. Additionally, check the "Region/Account" drop down menu and certify the correct region is selected. If this solution does not work, you may have to uninstall the game and reinstall it.
How to fix the Checking for Update Bug on PS4
When the PS4 is stuck on the "checking for update" screen, users should try cancelling the update search. At the "Do you wish to retry?" screen, they should select "go offline." Afterward, the console will connect to online services, then progress past the "checking for updates" screen.
If this is not successful, try restarting the PS4 and launching Warzone again. You should also log out of any other PlayStation Network accounts. If this solution does not work, you may have to uninstall and reinstall the game.
How to fix the Checking for Update Bug on Xbox
First, Xbox users should try restarting the game, then restarting the Xbox console, if that does not work. Then, sign out of any Xbox accounts not currently being used. Afterward, accept the "End User License Agreement" for all profiles. To access this agreement, go to the "update" screen, then switch to the "offline" screen, and keep switching between these two screens until the "End User License Agreement" shows up.
If this does not work, try cancelling and reinstalling the game's update in the update queue. You should also try unplugging the Xbox console from the wall, waiting several minutes, and plugging it back in. If none of these solutions work, you may have to uninstall and reinstall the game.
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