Online games will always be prone to technical issues, but that fact doesn’t make errors any less frustrating. Call of Duty: Warzone players sometimes encounter an error where the connection fails and the game is unable to access online services. Here’s what this error means and what you need to do to get back online.
COD: Warzone | Unable to access online services
The Call of Duty: Warzone unable to access online services error appears when an attempted server connection failed. This typically happens during times of planned server maintenance or unplanned server outages.
Since Warzone is an online game, its functionality depends on servers remaining up and running. When servers go down, players start experiencing connection problems. The error saying the game is unable to access online services is, in this instance, being quite literal. The connection failed because the servers are currently inaccessible.
Fortunately, the news here is good: Since the servers are offline, there’s nothing wrong with your game or your system. The only true fix is to wait for servers to come back online again. PC players may be able to get into the game by connecting to a different server or by using a VPN service, but those options are far more complicated for PS4 or Xbox One players.
In rare instances, Warzone will say it’s unable to access online services due to firewall restrictions or ISP issues. If the game refuses to connect for days on end, it may be worth calling up your internet service provider to discuss the problem. This happened back in March of 2020 with AT&T customers around the Los Angeles area, prompting a response from former Infinity Ward Community Manager Robert Bowling.
When Warzone is unable to access online services, you can safely assume that servers are down. Your best bet is to wait and try to connect again later. If you persistently find that your connection has failed, it’s worth making sure the game isn’t blocked by a firewall or your internet service provider.