Picture this, you are 10 minutes into a Warzonematch and, after grabbing your loadout drop, are in with a solid chance of winning. However, when you come up against an opponent, the game starts to lag and you are quickly sent to the Gulag after a humiliating death.
If this regularly occurs to you, then the chances are that you are suffering from some hefty connection problems.
With a new mid-season update just releasing for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, these issues are only going to increase as more players with dodgy connections jump into 200-man lobbies, putting a strain on both Infinity Ward's servers and your ping.
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If you want to fix these connection issues and get back to winning games of Warzone, here are some tips that may help.
Use a wired internet connection
If you play on PS4, Xbox, or have a pretty powerful PC, the chances are that your connection problems are caused by internet issues.
Ethernet cables use a direct connection to your router to ensure any connection issues stemming from the distance between your console and the router do not affect your internet stability.
If you don't have an ethernet cable on hand, even just moving your console or setup closer to your WiFi router should help to quash any stability issues that may cause stutter-y gameplay.
Restart your console/PC
This solution may sound so obvious, but simply restarting your game or your device can often solve the connection issues you might be having, especially if you know your internet connection is fine.
Wait for Infinity Ward servers to work
As Warzone is such a popular Battle Royale game, especially when new updates drop, its servers often get overwhelmed by the sheer volume of players trying to connect at once.
Unfortunately, if this happens the only thing you can do is wait.
However, to make sure you aren't waiting in vain or alone in experiencing these problems, you can check the server status of Call of Duty to see if it's only you facing connection issues.
Activision is better than most other game developers in showing its players the status of its servers. On its support website, you can check to server status of all its recent games (from Warzone to Black Ops II) and filter it by your platform. Activision also keeps a list of the most recent confirmed outages in its games.
However, if you want a more immediate answer, DownDetector will give you a snapshot of how many other players are experiencing issues with Call of Duty. The website keeps track of how many players are having issues, and if there is a spike in complaints when you check, the chances are that Call of Duty is having wider problems outside your control.