Activision / Call of Duty

Call of Duty Warzone released back in March and instantly gained a massive following. Since then, the game quickly became one of the most popular titles in the series, accumulating over 60 million players. During its launch, over 600,000 people were watching it on Twitch. Infinity Ward’s new Battle Royale game brought some interesting new mechanics to a genre that was slowly becoming stale.

Warzone is an online game, meaning players require an internet connection to play, and Activision’s servers need to remain stable. Like any game, there are some technical issues that some players face. One issue, in particular, makes Call of Duty Warzone unable to connect to online services. Let’s take a look at what this error means and how to fix it.

Call of Duty: Warzone Unable to Connect to Online Services

Many players on PC and console will occasionally see this error that prevents them from connecting to the game servers. The Activision and Infinity Ward teams sometimes perform maintenance on their servers, causing them to go down temporarily. When this happens, there is usually a scheduled maintenance announcement on their social media accounts.

Another reason for the COD Warzone unable to connect to online services error is on the player’s end. At launch, specific VPNs and internet service providers were experiencing poor routing to the Call of Duty Warzone servers.

Poor connections from ISPs prevent players from connecting and ultimately playing the game. Similarly, players facing internet connection issues in their homes, or wherever they are playing from, may see this error if their connection is running slowly.

How to fix the problem

To fix this issue on your end, you can try a few different things. The first thing to try is restarting the game and trying to reconnect to the servers. These issues are likely server-side if you can connect to other websites and games with no problems. 

Make sure your game is entirely up-to-date. If you play on PC and use the Battle.net client, you can double-check this by clicking on Call of Duty: MW, clicking options, and selecting check for updates

You can look at the official Activision Support Twitter account and check for recent Tweets regarding issues or maintenance. With as many players as this game has, they will experience technical problems sometimes. When there are ongoing issues or maintenance, all you can do is be patient and wait for them to be resolved.

If the game is down, you can take the opportunity to check out some of the best COD Warzone loadouts.