Warzone Packet Loss: 5 Ways to Fix Packet Loss in Call of Duty Quickly & Easily
Packet loss in Warzone is one of the most frustrating errors ever. If it occurs, you’re likely to take a bullet and lose your game. However, this is easy to fix. Most of the time, it’s network-related and all you should do is troubleshoot your network. In this guide, we will introduce 5 efficient ways for you to fix the Warzone Packet Loss. Please read on and you will sort it out.
- Use a stable network connection
- Update your network driver
- Try a VPN
- Close background apps
- Check for Windows Updates
Before we start troubleshooting, please power off and unplug your Wi-Fi router and your modem. Wait for at least 30 seconds and then re-plug and power on the router and modem. After that, reconnect your network, then proceed with the tips below. (please note that the following screenshots are taken on Windows 11, but the instructions work on Windows 10 as well)
Compared to a wireless connection, using a wired connection can ensure better network performance. If you’re experiencing Warzone packet loss, try using a wired network connection if possible.
Additionally, you can do a speed test to check if your network works properly. If your network is way too slow/laggy, you should contact your ISP. If your network is working but your Warzone’s still losing data packets, then continue with the next tip.
If your network driver is outdated, then you’re likely to get packet loss in Warzone. To fix this, the first thing you should do is to update your graphics card driver, as an up-to-date network driver always ensures a more stable network connection and fewer bugs.
To update your network driver, here’s what you can do:
- On your keyboard, press the Windows key and X at the same time, select Device Manager.
- Double-click to expand the category Network adapters. Then right-click your network driver and click Update driver (the name of the device can be different on your computer).
- Then click Search automatically for updated driver software.
- Wait for Windows to find the latest driver available for you.
- When the driver update is done, restart your computer for the change to take effect.
- Then check and see if the problem is fixed.
Sometimes Windows may tell you that “the best drivers for your device are already installed”. However, it’s not always accurate since Microsoft doesn’t have access to all the newly released drivers for your devices.
Therefore, if Device Manager doesn’t find you the latest Network driver, we recommend using Driver Techie to scan and repair outdated, corrupt, or missing drivers. It works in most cases where you have a driver-related issue. You can download Driver Techie by Clicking Here or following the guide below.
To use Driver Techie to find you the latest Network driver:
- Download and install Driver Techie, then launch it.
- Click Scan Now.
- After the scan, select all the drivers you need to update and click Update All (for Pro subscribers), and all your drivers will be updated automatically. (Please note that you can only update the driver one at a time if you use a free version. To see how to manually update the drivers one by one, please check this post.)
Driver Techie involves the direct human review of the driver database by our engineers, which ensures you always have the safest and latest device drivers. You can rest assured that all your device drivers are in good hands.
Furthermore, if you’ve subscribed to Driver Techie Pro, and need our technical support to help with the Warzone packet loss issue, please feel free to contact <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Another common cause for the Warzone Packet Loss error is network congestion. Sometimes your game server is busy dealing with a large amount of data traffic, resulting in packet loss in Warzone. In this case, try to use a VPN so that you can change your game server to another region with less traffic. (A paid VPN would be suggested here, as it provides the most stable connection.)
If using a VPN is not the solution for you, then continue the troubleshooting in the next tip.
In some cases, multitasking on your computer could slow down your network speed and thus cause packet loss to your Warzone. If you’re using some apps that are consuming your bandwidth, or if you’re downloading some large files or streaming videos on the internet, the instant way to resolve the packet loss error would be to close/pause all those tasks.
Follow the steps below to close background apps:
- On your keyboard, press Ctrl, Alt and Delete together to open Task Manager.
- Click More details.
- Click Options in the top menu, then select Always On Top.
- Select the app that is using data and click End Task on the bottom right.
Please note that closing anything related to Windows can make your computer unstable.
If there is any update pending, we recommend installing it. Sometimes an outdated system can affect the network connection and leads to the Warzone packet loss issue. Therefore, keeping your system updated would help resolve the issue.
To do so:
- On your keyboard, press the Windows logo key and I together to open Settings.
- From the left sidebar, select Windows Update, and then click the Check for updates button on the right.
- If there is any update available, install it and restart your PC.
When you see packet loss while playing Warzone, the culprit of the cause should be network-related. You can restart your router and modem, and set the best connection quality. Also, update your network driver and your system to see if it helps. If your Warzone server is overloaded, then use a VPN and switch to a new server of another region. If there are apps or tasks hogging your network bandwidth, consider closing or pausing them.
Hopefully, one of the solutions above will fix the problem for you. Please feel free to leave a comment if you have any other questions.
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