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How to Fix Warzone "Unable to Access Online Services" Error

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Getting the "unable to access online services" error in Warzone? Here's what you need to know.

If you've been attempting to get a game of Warzone in recently, you might have encountered an error which reads, "unable to access online services." There are typically three causes to the problem: there could be server issues, problems with the player's internet, or network hardware. Before attempting to fix the error on your end, it's always worth checking to see if Warzone's servers are down. Check Activision's official status page, or their social media support channels, to see if there's anything going on.

If not, then the issue might be on your end. If that's the case, try some of these fixes below.

How to Fix Warzone "Unable to Access Online Services" Error

A good first step is to restart Call of Duty: Warzone. The game might need to do an update or could benefit from a reset, helping the issue to sort itself out. If that doesn't work, restarting your system could also help the game along.

Another option, if you're playing on PC, is to flush DNS. Your temporary network files could be causing a problem. To do so, follow these steps:

  • Press the Windows Key
  • Type “Command Prompt” and hover on the first app result
  • Click on Run As Administrator
  • If asked whether to allow Command Prompt to make changes to your computer, select Yes.
    You should now get a new window with a black screen.
  • Type "ipconfig /flushdns" and press Enter.
  • Type "ipconfig /registerdns" and press Enter.
  • Type "ipconfig /release" and press Enter.
  • Type "ipconfig /renew" and press Enter.
  • Type "netsh winsock reset" and press Enter.
  • Restart your computer.

A final option is to change your DNS. Login to your router's setup page and change the primary and secondary DNS to one of these options:

  • 1.1.1.1
  • 1.0.0.1
  • 8.8.8.8
  • 4.2.2.2

If, after this, you're still having problems, it's likely that there's an issue with Activision's servers that might not have been reported yet. Your best bet here is to simply wait it out and hope it comes back online soon. Keep an eye on the status channels to stay in the loop.