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How to Fix Warzone 2.0 Crashing, Not Launching, or Freezing

To fix Warzone 2.0 crashing, not launching, or freezing, you can try updating your graphics card, running the game as an administrator, or allowing it in your antivirus.

You can also try disabling overlays/conflicting programs, repairing/verifying the game files, or updating Windows.

Warzone 2.0 is a large, free-to-play combat arena with a brand-new map called AL Mazrah.

Team up with your friends and fight in a battleground in the city and rural outskirts.

Loot supply boxes for rewards and finish contracts to develop your arsenal and get a tactical advantage.

There’s a new sandbox objective-based mode where you can choose your own experience and get gear to keep in your inventory.

If you purchase the Vault Edition of MW2, you’ll get the Red Team 141 Operator Pack, FJX Cinder Weapon Vault, Battle Pass, and 50 Tier Skips*.

In this guide, you’ll learn how to fix Warzone 2.0 crashing, not launching, freezing, or having a white/black screen on Steam, Battle.net, PS4/PS5, or Xbox.

Fix 1: Update your graphics card

Fix 2: Run Warzone 2.0 as an administrator

  1. Navigate to your Steam library.
  2. Right-click Warzone 2.0 > Properties > Local Files > Browse.
  3. Right-click the Warzone 2.0 app > Properties > Compatibility > Run this program as an administrator > Enable > OK > Launch the game.

Fix 3: Allow Warzone 2.0 in your antivirus

  • Open the Windows settings > Privacy & Security > Windows Security > Virus & threat protection > Manage ransomware protection > Allow an app through Controlled folder access > Add an allowed app > Browse all apps > select the Warzone 2.0 app > Open.
  • Open the Control Panel > System and Security > Windows Defender Firewall > Allow an app or feature through Windows Defender Firewall > Change settings > Allow another app… > Browse… > select the Warzone 2.0 app > Add.
  • Turn off Real-time protection: Open the Windows settings > Privacy & Security > Windows Security > Virus & threat protection > Manage settings > Real-time protection > Off.

Fix 4: Troubleshooting methods

  • Navigate to your Steam library > right-click Warzone 2.0 > Properties > Enable the Steam Overlay while in-game > Disable.
  • Open Steam > Steam > Settings > Downloads > Clear Download Cache.
  • Update or install the latest version of DirectX here.
  • Unplug the Logitech or Thrustmaster racing wheel.
  • End the task for Razer Synapse or MSI Dragon Center.
  • Close all of your tabs to free up RAM and relaunch the game.

Fix 5: Repair/verify the game files

For Steam:

  1. Navigate to your Steam library.
  2. Right-click Warzone 2.0 > Properties > Local Files.
  3. Click on “Verify integrity of game files”.
  4. Launch Warzone 2.0.

For Battle.net:

  1. Open Battle.net.
  2. Select “Warzone 2.0”.
  3. Options > Scan and Repair > Begin Scan.

Fix 6: Update Windows to the latest version

  1. Search for “Check for updates” using Windows Search.
  2. Update Windows to the latest version.
  3. Launch Warzone 2.0.

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