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Monday, April 19, 2021

CoD Warzone & Cold War: Server down or Battle.net malfunction – What helps?

For the release of Season 2 Reloaded in Call of Duty: Warzone and Black Ops: Cold War, the servers will probably be under stress again. We provide tips that can help.

In Call of Duty: Warzone and Call of Duty: Cold War, the time has come for a new, big update. Season 2 Reloaded started on March 29, 2021, and as the past shows, this usually results in download problems and overloaded servers.

In order for you to be able to play despite the rush on the Battle.net servers, we’ll give you a few tips that can help with one or the other problem. However, there is one rule of thumb you should always keep in mind: In most cases, the only thing that helps is to wait and enjoy any hot beverage.

You can get a first impression of Season 2 Reloaded for Call of Duty: Warzone and Call of Duty: Cold War in the official trailer:

General tips

Of course, there are a number of general solutions to problems. For example, you can try to improve your internet connection with these tricks:

  • Restart the router
  • Use LAN connection instead of WLAN
  • Check your own internet speed with Speedtest to exclude external problems.
  • Close all programs that you don’t need at the moment and that use up power or bandwidth unnecessarily.
  • Restart Battle.net

Problems with the download? These tricks can help

Remove download limitation
In the settings of the Battle.net client you can set your download rate. If you select 0 (which stands for unlimited), the client should then use your maximum available bandwidth.

Change region in Battle.net

The download rate in the Battle.net client is linked to the region. Fortunately, you can change it quite quickly and easily:

  • pause the current download
  • change the region from “Europe” to “America” in the client interface
  • restart the download

After restarting the download, you may notice an improvement in download speed. However, there is no guarantee for this.


If you are using a VPN, it may be worthwhile to connect to a server in a country where there is not a lot of internet traffic. With the help of the world clock, you can find out where it is in the middle of the night, for example.

Once you have connected to such a server, restart the Battle.net client and start downloading. An improvement in the download speed should become apparent quickly.

CoD update is big again

A high download speed is almost mandatory in the case of the current Call of Duty games. With Season 2 for Call of Duty: Warzone and Call of Duty: Cold War, there are once again over 30 gigabytes on the digital storage scales.

Of course, we hope that these tips will help you, or that the servers will be kind to you this time. If you have any other tips or advice, feel free to post them in the comments.

Age: 28 years Origin: Germany Hobbies: Gaming, Biking, Football Profession: Online editor


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