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How to fix Packet Loss & Packet Burst in Warzone Season 3

Packet Loss and Packet Burst have been giving Warzone Season 3 players serious connection issues, so here are some solutions to the issue.

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Packet Loss and Packet Burst have been a continuous problem for Call of Duty: Warzone players, so here are some solutions to fix your connection problems and reduce stuttering and lag in Season 3.

Although Warzone Season 3 has brought some much-need updates to the game’s map and weapon balance, more and more players have been reporting connection issues. Packet Loss and Packet Burst, marked by the yellow or red squares on the left of your screen, will make your game feel laggy and stuttery.

There are many reasons you could be receiving Packet Loss and Packet Burst on Warzone and it could be fixed by simply using a wired connection, or it may be a deeper problem with your game files.

No solution is guaranteed to be the be-all and end-all fix, but some of these solutions may help to alleviate your problems.

Use a wired connection

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Using a wired connection may seem like an obvious solution, but it can do wonders in fixing lag and Packet Loss. Connecting your console or PC to your router with an ethernet cable will be faster, cause less interference, and generally be safer than using a wired connection.

If you were already using a wired connection, or this hasn’t helped the problem, read on for more solutions.

Set your NAT Type to Open

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You’ll have one of three NAT (Network Address Translation) Types: Open, Moderate, or Strict (Xbox and PC), or Type 1, Type 2, or Type 3 (PlayStation). Ideally, you want your NAT Type to be at Open/Type 1 to get the most reliable connection while playing Warzone.

If your NAT Type is set to Moderate/Type 2 or Strict/Type 3, you can troubleshoot the issue and fix the problem. This solution, called Port Forwarding, comes from Activision Support.

  1. Type in your routers IP address into your browser
  2. Log in to your router using either the router’s default username or password, or the one you created yourself
  3. Find your router’s ‘Port Forwarding’ section
  4. Put the IP address of your PC or console in the correct box in your router
  5. Enter the correct TCP and UDP ports for your game in the corresponding boxes. Here are all of the required port codes:
  • PC
    • TCP: 3074,27014-27050
    • UDP: 3074,3478,4379-4380,27000-27031,27036
  • PlayStation 4
    • TCP: 1935,3478-3480
    • UDP: 3074,3478-3479
  • Xbox One
    • TCP: 3074
    • UDP: 88,500,3074-3075,3544,4500
  • PlayStation 5
    • TCP: 1935,3478-3480
    • UDP: 3074,3478-3479
  • Xbox Series X|S
    • TCP: 3074
    • UDP: 88,500,3074-3075,3544,4500

This will open your ports, and allow Call of Duty: Warzone to have an open NAT Type, making for a more reliable connection, and hopefully alleviate Packet Loss and Packet Bursts.

Set the correct number of cores (PC only)

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This solution is also tried and tested for fixing low FPS issues in Warzone, but there are reports it can also fix Packet Burst problems.

Modern Warfare’s files can sometimes default to an incorrect value for how many cores your system has. This causes hitching and stuttering, and will likely be the cause of Packet Burst.

Here’s how to set the correct core value for Modern Warfare/Warzone:

  1. Open ‘Task Manager’ and select the ‘Performance’ tab
  2. Click on ‘CPU’ and on the right you’ll see how many cores your PC has (e.g 6)
  3. Open ‘Modern Warfare’ in ‘Documents’
  4. Select the ‘players’ folder
  5. Click on ‘adv_options’
  6. Set the ‘RenderWorkerCount’ to equal your number of cores
  7. Save and Exit and you should see a marked improvement in Warzone performance

Check your drivers are up to date (PC only)

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There are also some reports that ensuring your drivers are up to date will reduce Packet Loss and Packet Burst. An out-of-date driver can cause many issues, including low FPS, so it’s worth checking out anyway.

Here’s how to check that your drivers are up to date.

How to update NVIDIA graphics driver

If you have an NVIDIA graphics card, the GeForce experience app will handle this for you.

  1. Download ‘GeForce’ experience through NVIDIA.com
  2. Open ‘GeForce Experience’
  3. Select the ‘Drivers’ tab
  4. Click ‘check for updates’ in the upper right corner
  5. 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.

  1. Right-click on your desktop
  2. Select ‘AMD Radeon Settings’
  3. Click on the ‘Home’ icon
  4. Click ‘New Updates’ on the bottom left
  5. Select ‘check for update’
  6. If an update is available, follow the steps

Hopefully one of these solutions has fixed your Packet Loss and Packet Burst issues in Modern Warfare and Warzone!

Raven Software are yet to officially address the issues players have been having, so stay tuned to Charlie INTEL for all Call of Duty updates.

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Warzone Red Doors feature officially arriving in Season 4

Warzone players have finally been given more information on Verdansk ’84’s mysterious Red Doors in the Season 4 roadmap, with a cryptic message.

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The official Season 4 roadmap is here for Warzone and Black Ops Cold War, finally giving players more information about the Red Doors spotted in Verdansk ’84.

Warzone players have a lot to excited about in the coming weeks, with the Season 4 roadmap revealing some exciting new developments for Verdansk ’84.

Along with a new Zombies map, multiplayer weapons, and a host of other content coming in Season 4, players were also given some details on the infamous Red Doors, which will be operational in Verdansk ’84 starting at launch on June 17.

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The cryptic message on the official Call of Duty website regarding the Warzone Red Doors reads:

“Our intel cannot explain the origin of these mysterious red doors around Verdansk, but one thing is certain: They allow you to [[REDACTED]] around the [[REDACTED]]. What’s behind them? Explore and enter them to [[REDACTED]] across the [[REDACTED]].

Red Doors won’t [[REDACTED]] unless you ping them, and after you step through, there’s no telling [[REDACTED]] exiting out the other side… and stepping into a [[REDACTED]].”

This has left fans excited and even more intrigued into how these Red Doors will work. Some believe they may teleport players around the map or even take them to a new location. Perhaps the missing first missing words are “travel” and “map.”

We first saw these Warzone Red Doors in the Verdansk ’84 cutscene, which sent players back in time, backing up the rumor that the Warzone Red Doors will teleport players around the map.

One thing is for sure. We will find out exactly what the Warzone Red Doors will do on June 17, as the feature will be available upon launch of the new season. This new feature will undoubtedly bring a whole new gameplay experience for players to experience and master for the foreseeable future

Stay tuned via Charlie INTEL for more on Warzone, and check out our recent article on what feature players want added from Battlefield 2042 and Halo Infinite.

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How to unlock Nail Gun in Warzone & Cold War Season 4

Call of Duty: Warzone and Black Ops Cold War will see the addition of the new Nail Gun weapon, and here is how you can unlock it.

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Plenty of new weapons will be making their way into Call of Duty: Warzone and Black Ops Cold War during Season 4, with one of the most exciting additions being the Nail Gun, so here is how you can unlock the Nail Gun in Warzone and Cold War for your future gunfights.

The official Season 4 content roadmap has been revealed for Warzone and Black Ops Cold War, and it has revealed a great deal of what players can expect to see added to the two high-profile games over the next few months, including a collection of new weapons like the MG 82 LMG and C58 Assault Rifle.

One of the more interesting weapons added in Season 4 will be the Nail Gun, and we have everything you need to know to unlock the Nail Gun in Warzone and Black Ops Cold War covered for you.

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How to Unlock Nail Gun in Warzone and Cold War

Players will be able to unlock the Nail Gun in Warzone and Black Ops Cold War Season 4 in two different ways.

According to the official Call of Duty Blog, you will be able to either acquire this weapon by completing an in-game challenge or getting a blueprint for the Nail Gun by purchasing a bundle in the in-game store for both games.

However, the exact details of what this challenge will entail or the store bundle have not yet been revealed to the community. Only that, it will be a launch weapon for Season 4 like the C58 and MG 82.

We will update this article with the details for the unlock challenge for the Nail Gun and the store bundle when they are officially revealed to the public.

According to the official description of this weapon, it is a “slow-firing, highly mobile power tool that uses compressed air to launch fast-moving projectiles that deal high damage at close range.”

It is the 1980s precursor to the more futuristic version in Black Ops III and will take down enemies with three shots in Multiplayer. However, players will have to lead their shots with this weapon if their targets are distant.

There are sure to be plenty of community members working to unlock the Nail Gun in Warzone and Black Ops Cold War whenever it becomes available for players to acquire it, with plenty of exciting moments sure to arise out of this unique tool.

For more Call of Duty: Warzone, check out what Rebirth Island spawn feature players want to change and stay tuned for future news and guides.

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How to unlock C58 Assault Rifle in Warzone & Cold War Season 4

The C58 is a new Assault Rifle coming to Warzone and Black Ops Cold War in Season 4, and here is you can unlock it for future battles.

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The arsenal of Call of Duty: Warzone and Black Ops Cold War are growing in Season 4 with the addition of the C58 Assault Rifle, and here is how you can unlock the C58 in Warzone and Cold War for all of your Season 4 gunfights.

Each new season of content for Warzone and Black Ops Cold War has brought new weapons for players to unlock and use in battle to achieve victory. Season 4 will be no different, as it will be bringing the MG 82 LMG, C58 Assault Rifle, Nail Gun, OTs 9 SMG, and Mace.

There is no doubt that many players will be excited to unlock the C58 in Warzone and Black Ops Cold War Season 4 and see how this new Assault Rifle stacks up with the rest in the first-person shooters. So here is how you can unlock the C58 in Warzone and Cold War.

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How to Unlock C58 in Warzone and Cold War

As with previous seasons, the Season 4 Battle Pass of Warzone and Black Ops Cold War will have two free weapons that players can unlock by leveling the Battle Pass up.

The C58 Assault Rifle is one of these free weapons for Season 4 and can be unlocked when players reach Tier 31 of the Season 4 Battle Pass. Once they have reached Tier 31, they will unlock the C58 Assault Rifle in both Warzone and Black Ops Cold War for all of their future battles.

Players will also be likely to acquire this weapon by buying bundles in the in-game store for both games with a blueprint included, which will automatically unlock this new Assault Rifle for use in both games.

According to the official description of this new weapon, it is a “full-auto assault rifle. High damage at close range with a slower fire rate. Fast bullet velocity and reliable recoil control with less ammo capacity.”

Plenty of players will undoubtedly be doing their best to unlock the C58 as fast as possible in Warzone and Black Ops Cold War to see if it is a contender to overtake the meta or be more of a background weapon is not super popular.

For more Call of Duty: Warzone, check out which feature from Battlefield 2042 and Halo Infinite players want to see added, and stay tuned for future news and guides.

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