Warzone PC players are being plagued by “dev error 5573,” but luckily, we have some quick and simple fixes for the issue.
Although cheaters are tearing through Warzone matches again, there’s nothing worse than booting up the game and being faced with a dev error. Several of these errors have plagued both Warzone and Cold War, but luckily the issue can usually be fixed by following some simple steps.
Here’s how to fix the dev error 5573 that has been preventing PC players from accessing Call of Duty: Warzone Season 4.
How to fix Warzone dev error 5573
1. Check Windows is up-to-date
If you’re hit with Warzone dev error 5573, the first thing you should do is make sure that Windows is up-to-date. Here’s how:
- Press Win+I together to open up Windows Settings
- Click on ‘Update & Security’
- Press ‘Check for updates’
- Follow the steps until it says ‘You’re up to date’
2. Check your graphics drivers are up-to-date
The majority of reports say that Warzone’s dev error 5573 is graphics-related, which means the fix is simple – you just need to update your graphics drivers. You should keep these up to date anyway to ensure you’re getting the best PC performance and to fix low FPS issues.
There’s software such as Driver Easy that will keep your drivers up-to-date for you or update them yourself. Here’s how:
How to update NVIDIA graphics driver
If you have an NVIDIA graphics card, the GeForce experience app will handle this for you.
- Download GeForce experience through NVIDIA.com
- Open GeForce experience
- Select the ‘Drivers’ tab
- Click ‘check for updates’ in the upper right corner
- If an update is available, follow the steps
How to update AMD graphics driver
If you have an AMD GPU, you can use the Radeon Settings to update your drivers.
- Right-click on your desktop
- Select AMD Radeon Settings
- Click on the Home icon
- Click ‘New Updates’ on the bottom left
- Select ‘check for update’
- If an update is available, follow the steps
3. Scan and Repair Warzone
If none of these fixes work, you should try running a Scan and Repair on Warzone. Here’s how to do this:
- Open Battle.net
- Click on ‘Call of Duty: Warzone’
- Hit ‘Options’ beside the ‘Play’ button
- Select ‘Scan and Repair’
- When done, launch Warzone
Hopefully, one of these fixes will get rid of the frustrating Warzone dev error 5573. If you have no luck, you should contact Activision Support for further help.
Image Credit: Activision / Battle.net
Best Bullfrog loadout for CoD: Warzone Pacific Season 1
The Bullfrog is an extremely powerful weapon in Season1 of Call of Duty: Warzone Pacific, and here is the best loadout for it.
Season 1 of Call of Duty: Warzone Pacific has seen Black Ops Cold War weapons make a triumphant return as top options in the battle royale. We’ve got everything you need to build the best Warzone Pacific Bullfrog loadout in Season 1.
The Bullfrog has long been a powerful choice in Warzone, and Black Ops Cold War weapons have seen a boost in popularity during Pacific Season 1. It boasts a large magazine size, decent range, and an impressive headshot multiplier, putting it among the best SMG loadouts in Warzone.
If you would like to maximize the potential of this SMG, best sure to use these attachments and perks to create the best Warzone Bullfrog loadout for Warzone Pacific Season 1.
- Best Warzone Bullfrog loadout attachments
- Best Warzone Bullfrog Perks & Equipment
- Most recent Bullfrog buffs and nerfs
- How to unlock the Bullfrog
- Best alternatives
Best Warzone Bullfrog loadout attachments
- Muzzle: GRU Suppressor
- Barrel: 7.4″ Task Force
- Stock: KGB Skeletal Stock
- Underbarrel: Spetsnaz Grip
- Ammunition: 65 Rnd
Our Warzone loadout will focus on improving the Bullfrog’s movement speed so that you can eliminate your foes quickly. First, we’ll apply the GRU Suppressor to boost the damage range and hide you from enemy maps when firing.
You can combine this with the 7.4″ Task Force barrel to maximize the amount of damage that this SMG is capable of dealing. The KGB Skeletal Stock lets you move at greater speeds when aiming down the sights and strafing.
Finally, we’ll cap off this loadout by equipping the 65 Rnd ammunition and Bruiser Grip to greatly increase your movement, strafe speed, hip-fire accuracy, and ensure you have enough ammunition to tackle full squads in Caldera.
Best Warzone Bullfrog Perks & Equipment
- Perk 1: E.O.D.
- Perk 2: Overkill/Ghost
- Perk 3: Combat Scout
E.O.D. will help you take less explosive damage from enemies when using the best Warzone Bullfrog loadout, which will help you stay in the fight longer and can be the difference between losing or winning a gunfight.
- Read More: Warzone January 26 update patch notes
We recommend starting a loadout with Overkill for our second perk and then using a second loadout to switch to a loadout with Ghost equipped.
This will give you two of your favorite weapons, with the bonus of the Ghost perk that will keep you from being detected by UAVs and Heartbeat Sensors.
Combat Scout lets you mark any enemies that you hit so that your whole squad can spot them. This Perk is extremely useful given Caldera’s landscape is full of trees and places to hide.
Most recent Bullfrog buffs and nerfs
The best Warzone Bullfrog loadout underwent a set of major changes in the September 23 update for Warzone Season 5. These changes nerfed the Bullfrog’s mobility by reducing different movement speeds. The unique SMG has not been addressed since.
The Bullfrog (BOCW) is a true jack of all trades. It has great Mobility, Effective Damage Range, Handling, and base Magazine Capacity – which would often act as a free Attachment. These changes, in conjunction with a Recoil bug fix, will bring the Bullfrog (BOCW) much closer to the competition.
You find these changes in detail below:
- ADS Speed decreased by 9%
- Movement Speed decreased by 1%
- ADS Movement Speed decreased by 2%
How to Unlock The Bullfrog
The Bullfrog is a bit of a grind to unlock for this Warzone loadout, requiring players to reach Level 43 in either Black Ops Cold War or Warzone Pacific.
Double XP Events and Double XP Tokens should help you on your journey and will unlock the best attachments quicker.
Best Alternatives to Warzone Bullfrog
Image Credits: Activision / Raven Software
Warzone players call for Raven to steal exciting Apex Legends feature
Warzone players are calling for the developers to add a feature seen in Apex Legends to improve the player experience.
Warzone players are calling for Raven Software to add a certain feature to Warzone that is available to players in Apex Legends.
Although players were seemingly looking forward to the prospect of a new battle royale map for Warzone Pacific, there’s clearly a lot that players would like to see improve, with NICKMERCS recently sharing his opinion on the matter.
Now, players are calling for a feature from Apex Legends that may alleviate player frustrations when it comes to the map.
Reddit user duffwardo posed a question in the Warzone subreddit that asks: “Would adding timed map rotations into Warzone improve the game?”
The post has an image attached showing Verdansk ’84, the original Verdansk map, and Caldera side by side suggesting that these maps would be in rotation for the battle royale.
This is a feature that is already present in Warzone’s battle royale competitor Apex Legends. In Apex, battle royale maps rotate every hour or so to keep the game fresh and exciting.
This means that players aren’t just fighting in the same locations again and again, and they get to experience some variation when the map rotates. It seems this is something Warzone players would like as well, especially those who miss Verdansk, as one player in the comments wrote:
“That would be great so I could skip Caldera every time its in rotation, like everyone else would. Everyone wants Verdansk back.”
The major difference is that Apex Legends has four maps to rotate between and will sometimes take a map away for a whole season and then bring it back to make it feel even more refreshing.
Warzone really only has two maps, Caldera and Verdansk. As one comment points out, it may be pointless to have both Verdansk and Verdanks ’84 due to their likeness: “I see no point rotating between verdansk and verdansk 84, one or the other but preferably OG verdansk.”
This probably won’t be added to Warzone due to the sheer size that it would make the game, especially as it would likely cause even more bugs and issues than already present.
Perhaps this is something we will see for the reported Warzone 2, which is set to be a completely new battle royale game.
Image Credits: Raven Software / Respawn Entertainment
Warzone January 26 update patch notes: Buy Station freeze fix, Xbox improvements, more
Warzone has been given a brand new update on January 26 and it seems Raven are focussing on eliminating bugs and performance issues.
The Warzone January 26 update brings a variety of bug fixes and improvements to the game, including a partial fix for the dreaded Buy Station freezing bug.
Warzone has been going through a pretty rough period when it comes to bugs, exploits, and performance issues. Players have been complaining about a variety of things including the Buy Station freezing glitch and, more recently, invisible guns in the Gulag.
Since the delay of Season 2, the devs promised to work harder on improving the experience for players, and it seems that’s what this Warzone January 26 update is all about.
Warzone Buy Station freezing improvements
While this wasn’t explicitly in the patch notes for this update, Raven Software took to Twitter to let players know about “major improvements” to players freezing at Buy Stations.
Although the bug is seemingly still in the game, Raven have explained that the “frequency” of this issue should be reduced for the time being.
As it is still an issue, we expect to see more improvements and fixes for this bug in a future update.
Warzone January 26 update patch notes
- Fixed collision issues with various elements across Caldera allowing Players to exploit/peek/shoot through them.
- Fixed an issue causing instability when typing non-ASCII characters (eg: ©, ®, ™, ∅).
- Fixed an additional issue causing the menu screen to flicker.
- Fixed an issue allowing Players to respawn via buy back with part of their original Loadout.
- Fixed an issue causing additional placeholder images to appear in various Store Bundle previews and/or purchases.
- Fixed an issue causing live matches to crash.
- Fixed an issue causing Players to fall into a bottomless pit of despair when attempting to take a dip in the pool.
- Fixed an issue causing the second Loadout Public Event to not occur in core Battle Royale modes.
- Fixed an issue causing instability when pressing the Xbox home button twice while in-game.
Warzone Pacific Season 2 will be the game’s next big update, so stay tuned for all the information when it is released on February 14.
For more, check out the leaks, rumors, expected release date, and platforms for Call of Duty: Warzone 2.
Image Credits: Activision
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