Mon. Dec 5th, 2022

Warzone 2.0 players have discovered a bug that is reportedly blocking them from accessing the free-to-play game if they don’t have Modern Warfare 2.

While the issue was posted to the game’s subreddit community earlier this week and appears to have been resolved for some, others are still adding and upvoting the post, suggesting it hasn’t been resolved yet. At the time of writing, there have also been no official announcements from Infinity Ward or Raven Software.

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“Since yesterday I’ve played about six matches of Warzone 2.0 without problems,” commented u/Unf0cused (thanks, NME).

“Now when I try to play it, when I click Battle Royale Solos I get the Buy Modern Warfare II to have access to everything window (I also tried other BR options with the same result). I restarted the game and my computer, but that didn’t help. Is anyone else getting this now and/or know of a fix?”

It is believed that the game’s generic launcher could be the culprit, but with no official confirmation from the developers at this point, this is just speculation. Also a bit confusing is the fact that the issues seem to mostly affect players who already have a few matches under their belt.

Interestingly, this isn’t just for players who don’t already own Modern Warfare 2; According to some posters, “owners have the same problem.”

We have reached out to Infinity Ward and Raven Software for more information and will let you know as soon as we hear back.

The launch of Call of Duty Warzone 2.0 was a resounding success based on player statistics alone. But not everything was as rosy as Ishraq summarized for us earlier this week.

Players have experienced a range of issues ranging from client crashes to complete inability to download the game, and last night Activision Blizzard’s Battle.Net client disabled downloads in America and Europe. Earlier today, Warzone players took to Reddit to complain that battle royale is currently preventing players from re-joining matches when they go offline, which is particularly frustrating for DMZ players.