[Official Update - March 13] Call of Duty Warzone Crashes, Freezes & Stuck issues on Startup with high CPU usage reported by players on PC, Xbox One & PS4
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Original story (March 11) follows:
Call of Duty is one of the most popular franchises under the shooting games category. Call of Duty fans can rejoice as a new Battle Royale game, Warzone has been released under the COD franchise. Call of Duty Warzone has been developed by Infinity Ward & it has been published by Activision
It is a massive new combat experience where up to 150 players take the role of a veteran Tier 1 Operator and drop in to the dense and sprawling world of Verdansk. The game is free to play for everyone & also available as a standalone game, if you don’t own Call of Duty Modern Warfare.
Call of Duty Warzone is available on all three platforms including PC, Xbox One and PS4. The game features two game modes – Battle Royale and Plunder. In Battle Royale, players fight to be the last squad standing while escaping the deadly gas in the swiftly closing circle with up to 150 players.
In Plunder, the race is on to collect the most in-match Cash by looting across the map, taking down enemies to steal their Cash, and completing in-match Contracts. Warzone takes place in Verdansk, an expansive city with multiple named zones and well over 300 points of interest.
Cut to now, many Call of Duty Warzone players are currently facing issues of crashing. Players are complaining that Warzone is using CPU to almost 100% & crashing very often. Have a look at a few complaints down below.
There is no official response from Activision or Infinity Ward on this particular matter yet, but we certainly hope, developers will resolve this issue at the earliest. However, a general guide to resolve crashes, has been published on Activision for PS4, Xbox One & PC which you can read below.
When the game freezes, you will need to quit the game and close the application, and then restart the game. In some instances, you might also need to reboot your console. If the game crashes, you will typically get kicked to the dashboard where you can simply restart the game.
When a game crashes on PlayStation 4, you will normally get sent to the PlayStation 4 dashboard and receive one of the following error messages:
Error code CE-34878-0
An error has occurred with an application or system software.
If you receive either of these error messages, simply restart the game and attempt to play again. However, if you continue to receive either of these error messages, there are measures you can take to reduce the chance of game crashes.
Is your system software up to date?
The best way to avoid game crashes or freezing is to make sure the software on your PlayStation 4 is up to date. Follow these steps to check for updates:
- Select the Home button in the center of the controller.
- Scroll up and select Settings.
- Select System Software Update.
Most game crashes on Xbox One occur while in the Public Multiplayer Lobby before a match begins or immediately after a match ends. When a game crashes on Xbox One, you will normally get sent to the Xbox One dashboard, where you can simply restart the game and attempt to play again. However, if game crashes persist, there are measures you can take to reduce the chance of game crashes.
Is your system software up to date?
The best way to avoid game crashes or freezing is to make sure the software on your Xbox One is up to date. Follow the steps below to check for updates.
- Select the Home button in the center of your controller.
- Select Settings.
- Select System.
- Available updates will be listed under Console info.
Reset your Media Access Control (MAC) Address.
- Press the Xbox button.
- Open Settings.
- Go to Network and select Network settings.
- Select Advanced settings.
- Select Alternate MAC Address.
- Select Clear.
- Select Restart.
Most game crashes on PC will occur while attempting to launch the game or while playing in public Multiplayer matches. However, if game crashes persist, there are measures you can take to reduce the chances of game crashes occurring.
Is everything else in good working order?
- Ensure your PC or laptop is in a cool, well-ventilated place.
- Make sure your PC or laptop meets the minimum system requirements to play Call of Duty: Warzone.
- Shut down all applications that are running in the background.
- Make sure that you have the latest video and sound drivers from the manufacturers’ website.
Rest assured, we are keeping a close tab on all the developments & will update you with more information whenever it arrives.
Apart from this, Call of Duty Warzone features “The Gulag” & it is only available in the Battle Royale mode. Upon your first elimination, you will be taken as a “Prisoner of Warzone” and thrown into the Gulag. There you will await your fate and watch other prisoners fight to the death. When your turn is up, you’ll enter the Gulag and face-off against a single opponent in a 1v1 to earn the ultimate reward – redeployment.
Update 1 (March 13)
Activision has officially addressed stuck errors on the official Trello board. Have a look at it down below.
Update 2 (March 13)
Activision has officially addressed PC crashes & shared a bug reporting form. Get more info by heading here.
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