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How to fix Warzone’s ‘connecting to online services’ bug

If you’re stuck on the ‘connecting to online services’ screen when launching Warzone, follow this simple guide to fix the issue.

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A frustrating bug that has Warzone players stuck on the ‘connecting to online services’ screen will prevent players from playing the game altogether. Not to worry though, follow this simple guide to fix the issue and drop back into Verdansk.

Warzone Season 1 hasn’t been free of problems; we’ve had overpowered guns, invisibility exploits, and the return of the stim glitch. These have now been fixed, but bugs and glitches still plague Call of Duty’s battle royale.

When booting up Warzone, you will be met with a ‘connecting to online services’ screen. This should only last for a couple of seconds as the game connects, but some players get stuck on this screen indefinitely.

If you’re stuck on ‘connecting to online services,’ first, you should try restarting your system and router, but if that doesn’t work, you need to change your system’s DNS settings.

It might sound daunting but follow these simple steps for your console or PC and you’ll get back to playing Warzone in no time.

How to connect to online services on PlayStation

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If you’re stuck on the ‘connecting to online services’ screen on PlayStation consoles, you can change your DNS settings to get back to playing Warzone.

There are quite a few steps you must complete, so we’ve compiled all the steps into an easy-to-follow list.

  1. Open Settings from the PlayStation home screen
  2. Select ‘Network’ and then ‘View Connection Status’
  3. Make a note of your IP Address, Subnet Mask, and Default Gateway
  4. Go back to ‘Network’ and begin setting up a new internet connection
  5. Select either Wi-Fi or LAN, then choose ‘Custom Setup’
  6. Go to ‘IP Address Settings’, select ‘Manual’, and enter the information you noted in step 3
  7. Set the Primary DNS Server to 8.8.8.8
  8. Set the Secondary DNS Server to 8.8.4.4
  9. Proceed with ‘Next’ and set the MTU settings as Automatic
  10. Launch Warzone and finally connect to online services

These DNS settings are Google’s own, and are perfect for gaming.

How to connect to online services on Xbox

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To bypass the ‘connecting to online services’ bug on Xbox, you must also change your console’s DNS settings.

To get back to playing Warzone on Xbox consoles:

  1. Open ‘System’ then select ‘Settings’
  2. Go to ‘Network’ and ‘Network Settings’
  3. In ‘Advanced Settings’ select ‘Advanced Settings’
  4. Select ‘DNS Settings’ and then ‘Manual’
  5. Set the Primary DNS Server to 8.8.8.8
  6. Set the Secondary DNS Server to 8.8.4.4
  7. Test your internet connection, then get back to playing Warzone again!

How to connect to online services on PC

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A PC doesn’t have the same Network Settings tabs as consoles, but fixing the ‘connecting to online services’ bug is quite simple.

Follow these simple steps to play Warzone on PC:

  1. Search for ‘View Network Connections’ in the search bar
  2. Open the connection you’re using and hit ‘Properties’
  3. Double-click on ‘Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4)’
  4. Check ‘Use the following DNS server addresses’
  5. Type 8.8.8.8 into the ‘Preferred DNS server’ box
  6. Click ‘OK’
  7. Launch Warzone through Battle.net and instantly connect to the online services

After following these steps you’ll be able to play Warzone again. Also, if you’re getting the ‘Warzone Dev Error 6034,’ you can follow our guide on how to fix that too.

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Warzone expert claims overlooked AR kills faster than every meta weapon

Isaac ‘IceManIsaac’ Hamilton has discovered the power of an overlooked AR in Warzone which kills faster than every meta weapon.

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For those looking to utilize a new AR in Warzone Season 4 Reloaded, an expert claims to have found an underused weapon that’s outperforming the meta.

While players gear up for the final season of Warzone and the release of Warzone 2, which actually had its release date leaked, the community is continuing to find new loadouts and weapon builds that challenge the meta in Season 4 Reloaded.

While JGOD provided his picks for the best Warzone Season 4 Reloaded meta loadouts, which included the very strong KG M40, another Warzone expert claims that an overlooked AR is what players should be using.

IceManIsaac is now claiming that the burst meta is coming back to Warzone, and one Assualt Rifle that has really surprised him is the Itra Burst, which he claims “kills faster than the KG, the NZ, the Automaton, the STG” and is actually “really viable to use.”

IceManIsaac Warzone Itra Burst loadout

  • Muzzle: MX Silencer
  • Barrel: Perfetto 140mm Rapida
  • Optic: SVT-40 PU Scope 3-6x
  • Stock: Botti SMI Adjustable
  • Underbarrel: M1930 Strife Angled
  • Magazine: 303 British 36 Round Mags
  • Ammo Type: Lengthened
  • Rear Grip: Stippled Grip
  • Perk: Sleight of Hand
  • Perk 2: On-Hand

One of the most important attachments for this loadout is Stippled Grip, as controlling the initial recoil is vital. The M1930 Strife Angled attachment helps keep the horizontal recoil down so that you can focus on just controlling the vertical movement.

Of course, the MX Silencer is a must, competing with the Monolithic Suppressor, and the Lengthened ammo type will further increase the bullet velocity allowing you to hit your target even faster.

The Itra Burst kills faster than the Cooper Carbine and KG M40, but you must hit your burst shots. IceManIsaac also feels that the weapon is great on smaller maps, but can also perform very well in long-ranged engagements.

However, IceManIsaac does not recommend this loadout for those playing Trios and Quads, but if you enjoy Solos and Duos on the smaller maps such as Rebirth Island and Fortune’s Keep, this loadout is definitely worth a try.


For more on Warzone, check out how the devs will be changing the Titanium Trials squad size.

Image Credits: Activision / IceManIsaac

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Are Warzone servers down? Warzone current server status update

Are the Warzone servers down? That is what many players ask when they can’t connect to the game, so we have the current server status covered for you.

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It is always frustrating when players cannot connect to the servers of Warzone and play when they want to. Here’s how you can check the current server status for the battle royale title.

Warzone has become one of the most popular multiplayer games in the world following its release in 2020, with an extremely large playerbase. However, sometimes fans aren’t able to hop into the game and enjoy its content.

This happens whenever the servers go down, preventing players from connecting to the game. When this happens, you’ll need to check the game’s current server status and see when if they’re currently online or not.

Here’s everything you need to know to see the current server status of Warzone.

Are Warzone servers down?

No, the Warzone servers are currently up and running smoothly. Call of Duty servers were down on August 16 after players reported connection issues across Warzone and Vanguard, but this issue has since been fixed.

Warzone players were facing server issues, with multiple reports coming in of stuttering, freezing, and lag in lobbies. Some players claimed to have been experiencing these issues all week.

At the moment, the Activision online services support page states that Call of Duty: Warzone servers are up and running on all platforms. This website keeps a constant update of the online services for the high-profile first-person shooter series

When the site updates, it alerts community members who visit it whenever there is an issue, such as the Warzone servers being down.

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Another resource to check the current Warzone server status is the official Activision Support Twitter or Raven Software Twitter account. These Twitter accounts will post updates regarding current problems with games like Warzone when they arise, such as server outages.

The Activision Support Twitter posts updates on these issues including when they are resolved. Keeping an eye on this Twitter account can help you know if any problems are currently happening with the title.

We will continue to update this article with the current server status of Warzone whenever issues arise and are resolved.


For more Warzone, check out how to lower input lag in Warzone as well as the best PC Settings for Warzone Pacific Season 4 Reloaded.

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Warzone devs set to add smaller Titanium Trials squad size after community vote

Warzone players called for Titanium Trials to cover more Squad sizes, and Raven put the change to a community poll.

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Warzone’s Titanium Trials rewards the best players with Terminator-themed rewards but with the mode being Quads only, players were calling for smaller squad sizes. Raven Software put it to a vote, and are set to add a smaller squad size to the competitive mode.

Warzone Season 4 Reloaded included a crossover with the classic Terminator franchise, bringing Arnold Schwarzenegger to both battle royale and Vanguard. That’s not all though, as they also dropped the Titanium Trials mode, a more hardcore version of Warzone where winning grants unique rewards.

With Titanium Trials being a high TTK Squad game, teamwork is key to winning and earning the Ultra Camos. If you can’t pull together a squad of four, you’re resigned to solo queuing, which is a coin flip at best.

Players have been calling for Titanium Trials to cover more Squad sizes, and the devs heard the requests loud and clear. Although there are only a few days left of the event, Raven Software put a Titanium Trials Duos mode to a vote.

Warzone’s developers asked players whether they want to see Titanium Trials replace the regular Duos mode, and put it to a vote on Twitter. At the time of writing with 12 hours left on the poll, 60.3% of the 19,434 users voted for Titanium Trials Duos to replace the regular Duos mode.

The next Warzone playlist update is set for Thursday, so, unless there’s a huge swing in Raven Software’s poll, Titanium Trials Duos should arrive on August 18. With Warzone Pacific Season 5 set to arrive on Wednesday, August 24, this means that Titanium Trials Duos should stick around until the end of the season.

The 40% of players who voted to keep the regular Duos might not be too happy, but it will only last for a few days, then regular Duos should return with the Season 5 update.

Season 5 is set to be Warzone’s final season before Modern Warfare 2 arrives and the game shifts to Warzone 2, for which you can check out the leaked release date.

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