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How to fix “searching for a match” Modern Warfare error

One common Modern Warfare error can leave you in the “searching for a match” screen for a long while, and here’s how you can fix it.

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How to fix the "searching for a match" error

You’ll be eager to join a new game right away when playing Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, but a match error is causing players to keep waiting for longer periods in the lobby. Here’s how you can fix this issue.

Call of Duty players are not strangers errors that ruin their game, like the Bravo 433 Destructive Gator error code, in Black Ops Cold War. Modern Warfare players are still suffering from Error Code 38, as well as another annoying bug.

If you’re looking for a new session, you might find yourself stuck on a screen with the message “searching for a match” being displayed. If you don’t want to keep waiting for long, here are all the solutions you can try in Modern Warfare.

How to fix “searching for a match” error in Modern Warfare

Enable Crossplay

Enabling Crossplay in Modern Warfare

You might find yourself stuck in the searching for a match” screen because there aren’t enough available players for a game on your platform of choice. If you have a Call of Duty account, then you can enable Crossplay.

If your gamertag is linked with your CoD account, then you can get this done the next time you log into Modern Warfare. Here’s what you need to do:

  • Launch Modern Warfare
  • Go to settings
  • Navigate to the Account tab
  • Change Crossplay from “Disabled” to “Enabled”

That’s all you need to do to enable Crossplay in Modern Warfare. This will widen the search on other platforms, which will increase your chances of finding enough players for a single match. Be sure to enable Crossplay Communication from the same tab.

Select ‘QUICK MATCH’ with no filters

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because the game is taking a while to find enough people for match. This could be because of the filters you’ve enabled, along with the chosen game mode.

You can resolve this problem by disabling all of the filters and using the “QUICK MATCH” option. Here’s what you need to do:

  1. Head to the Multiplayer screen
  2. Move down to QUICK PLAY under “Play”
  3. Move to the right of that option, and you’ll see the filters
  4. Select it, and you’ll see all the different filters that enabled by a gold checked circle
  5. Disable as many as you can, and then return to the previous screen to start the match

Restart the game or console

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This is the most common fix for software and hardware problems on every platform. If the game is still keeping you stuck on that screen, then you should try shutting it off, and then restarting it.

if you’re a console player then the problem could be a missing update that you can’t see, so try restarting your console if the problem persists. This will either fix it, or make the missing update show up.

To hard restart Xbox consoles:

  1. Hold down the power button until the Xbox completely shuts down.
  2. Release the power button.
  3. Disconnect the power cable.
  4. Wait five minutes.
  5. Plug the power cable back in.
  6. Turn your Xbox back on.
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Completely restarting the PlayStation is much simpler:

  1. Hold down the power button for 5 seconds until the PlayStation completely shuts down.
  2. Wait a few seconds.
  3. Press and hold the power button until the PlayStation turns back on.

Check if the servers are up

Ghost in Modern Warfare

If these solutions haven’t solved the problem, then the game’s servers might be down for maintenance. You can try checking out the status of the servers on the Activision website while you wait.

Hopefully, the servers will then come back online soon enough, and you won’t have to deal with the “searching for a match” screen when you log back in.

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How to fix Warzone & Modern Warfare Dev Error 6178

Here are all the different fixes that you can try out for Dev Error 6178 in both Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Warzone that will help you out.

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Dev Error 6178 is an error code that various Warzone and Modern Warfare players have encountered, and this guide will cover all the different solutions you can try out.

Call of Duty: Warzone and Modern Warfare are extremely fun titles, but players can quickly encounter error issues at times. Goldflake error,  error 5476Diver Error 6, and unknown function Fatal Error are some examples.

If Modern Warfare or Warzone crashes while loading a map on PC, you may encounter Fatal Error Dev Error 6178.

This guide will go over what this error is and how you can get around it.

How to fix Warzone & Modern Warfare dev error 6178

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Disable In-Game Overlay & Nvidia Highlights

There have been various causes for this error in Warzone. Aside from the game crashing while loading a map, this can also occur when the camera returns to the player after they get killed.

Many players have reported this problem happening while they try to play the game with both In-Game Overlay and Nvidia highlights enabled at the same time, so we recommend disabling them both.

Here’s what you need to do:

  1. Open up GeForce Experience while the game is turned off
  2. Go to the General tab and disable In-Game Overlay
  3. Save and close Nvidia Experience
  4. Launch Modern Warfare
  5. Go to Options > Graphics> Nvidia Highlights 
  6. Disable Nvidia highlights and restart the game
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Update your GPU drivers

If you’re still encountering Dev Error 6178 then your GPU driver might need updating. This is because the in-game graphics can only be handled with the latest version of the GPU driver.

Here’s how you can update it:

  1. Open up Device Manager
  2. Scroll down and select Display Adapters
  3. Click on the GPU that you want to update select Update Driver .
  4. Select Search Automatically for updated driver software to install the new driver
  5. Launch the game to see if it worked.
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Run the game as Administrator

The problem might be that the game requires certain permissions that you can only grant as the admin. For this reason, you can try launching the game as an Administrator and see if that fixes things.

This is a fairly simple process:

  1. Right-click on Modern Warfare
  2. Select Run as Administrator
  3. Click yes to grant permissions
  4. Wait for the game to launch and see if you encounter the error.
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Increase the graphics settings

Sometimes the most straightforward solutions are the best ones, and many players have reportedly fixed the error by switching the in-game graphic settings to Medium or High.

You can get this done fairly quickly:

  1. Launch Modern Warfare
  2. Go to Settings.
  3. Select Graphics
  4. Change the texture resolution to Normal in Details & Textures
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That covers all the solutions you can try to fix Dev Error 6178 in both Warzone and Modern Warfare. This error can particularly annoying and keeps players from being able to enjoy the game.

Hopefully, our guide has helped with this problem, and you can check out other cool stuff at Charlie INTEL such as the latest Call of Duty: Vanguard news and guides!

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How to fix Warzone & Modern Warfare Status Goldflake error

Modern Warfare and Warzone players have been dealing with the Status Goldflake issue for a while, here is our guide on how to fix it.

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The Status Goldflake error is another problem that has been in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Warzone for a while, and here is a quick guide on how to deal with it.

It’s almost impossible for a game to steer clear of bugs and potential banana skins, particularly when dealing with complex factors such as internet connection and crossplay.

As a result, various error issues can arise and have done in Modern Warfare and Warzone with error 5476, Diver Error 6, and unknown function Fatal Error being just a few examples.

Now, it’s time to try and help players who regularly deal with the “Status Goldflake error” that can disrupt sessions of Modern Warfare and Warzone.

Warzone & Modern Warfare Status Goldflake error solution

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There isn’t a complex set of bullet points to follow or a strict guideline you must adhere to in order to fix the Call of Duty Status Goldflake error message, thankfully.

Here’s our official way to solve the Status Goldflake error problem:

  1. You need to first encounter the Status Goldflake error
  2. Once it happens, depending on your format, you need to select the restart option for the hardware
  3. Wait for the system to reboot itself
  4. The load up Modern Warfare or Warzone again
  5. The error message should have gone away, and you’re safe to resume your online gaming!

If for some reason this doesn’t work, then we’d suggest you do a hard reset of your system e.g if you’re on console, then unplug the console’s mains, or hold down the power button for a few seconds until it completely switches off, then turn it back on again.

What is the Status Goldflake error in Modern Warfare and Warzone?

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The Status Goldflake error is quite simply an error message that occurs if the user puts their system into some kind of power-saving state, such as the PlayStation’s Rest Mode, and tries to go back onto the game.

The major sticking point with the error message is that there’s no permanent solution for it. Unfortunately, it will keep coming back every so often, and if it does, you just need to repeat the steps that we advised above.


Hopefully, our guide has helped with the Status Goldflake error code, and you can check out other cool stuff at Charlie INTEL such as the latest Call of Duty: Vanguard news and guides!

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Is Modern Warfare cross-platform? Current cross-play status

Cross-platform play has become a staple of the Call of Duty franchise, so here is everything you need to know about it in Modern Warfare.

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Cross-platform is a feature available in various titles in the Call of Duty franchise, so here is what you need to know about Modern Warfare cross-platform play.

Modern Warfare can be a ton of fun to play with friends. You and your buddies can either team up to take down opponents together or become rivals who battle each other for supremacy.

Since the game is available on various consoles, sometimes you’ll want to play with friends on a different platform.

This guide will cover everything you need to know about the Modern Warfare cross-platform feature.

Is Modern Warfare cross-platform?

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Yes, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare comes with cross-platform play so that you can play with your friends on different platforms, whether you’re on Xbox, PlayStation, or PC.

This works similar to the cross-platform feature in Warzone. When you’re in the social menu, you’ll be able to see players on the same platform as you displayed at the top-right hand corner of the lobby screen.

If you want to find someone on a different system, select the “add friends” option. This will allow you to search other players by their PSN ID, Xbox Live Gamertag, BattleTag, or Activision ID and take full advantage of Modern Warfare cross-platform.

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You can also disable crossplay if you wish to play with friends on the same platform, but this will lead to longer waiting times in the lobby, so we don’t recommend turning off the cross-platform feature.

Cross-platform has been one of the most popular features in the Call of Duty franchise, and titles like Black Ops Cold War also have it.

We expect this feature to be a consistent part of the franchise from now on, with Call of Duty: Vanguard being the next game in the fan-favorite series to utilize the ability for players to play with each other no matter if it is PC, Xbox, or PlayStation.

For more Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, check out how to fix Warzone & Modern Warfare Status Goldflake error, and stay tuned to Charlie INTEL.

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