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Why is my status offline on Call of Duty: Warzone?

Despite being connected to the internet, plenty of CoD: Warzone players are receiving the “Status: Offline” error message. It can happen on PC, PS4, and Xbox One so it’s causing players headaches across all platforms. If you’ve encountered the issue, you’re most likely wondering: “Why is my status offline on Call of Duty: Warzone?” Here’s what you need to know.

How to fix the Call of Duty: Warzone ‘Status: Offline’ error

Why is my status offline on Call of Duty: Warzone?

When getting the “Status: Offline” error in Activision’s Modern Warfare Warzone battle royale mode, the fix is pretty simple. It occurs when you’re trying to access an online multiplayer session before the latest update has finished downloading. Since patches for Warzone can weigh in at around 100 GB, they often take a long time to complete; this coupled with the ability to launch the game before the update has finished downloading can trick players into assuming there’s a bigger problem.

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Why is my status offline on Call of Duty: Warzone?

  • You haven’t finished downloading the latest CoD: Warzone update.
  • Close the Warzone application completely.
  • With the game closed, check the status of the update download.
    • PC: Check via the desktop app.
    • PS4: “Notifications” > “Downloads” to check the status.
    • Xbox: “My games & apps” > “Manage” > “Queue” to check the status.
  • Once the update reaches 100%, you’ll be able to play as normal.

While there may be a long wait to endure, at least you now know that the Warzone “Status: Offline” error message isn’t anything to worry about. It’s up to you whether you choose to play another game while the download finishes or step away and do something else. If you do leave your console or computer, however, just ensure it’s in a power state that’ll allow the download to continue.