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How to fix slow or huge updates for Modern Warfare & Warzone

Published: 8/Apr/2020 17:10

by Jacob Hale


Modern Warfare and Warzone received a huge update on April 8, but if you are facing a bugged update, with either huge download sizes or excruciatingly slow speeds, this could fix your problems.

The update – which brings in brand new multiplayer maps, weapons and Warzone modes, went live at 7am BST/2am EDT/11pm PDT on April 8, and before long it became clear that players on all platforms were having issues with their downloads.


While the actual download itself hardly goes above 10GB, players have been reporting that their updates are anywhere up to 100GB and, if not, are progressing really slowly, meaning longer wait times to get into the game.

Modern Warfare Season 3 brings a bunch of new content to the game.

After running some tests, we’ve started to figure out the best fixes for the update bug, but they’re slightly different between console and PC, so make sure you check your corresponding platform.


Fix Modern Warfare update on PS4 & Xbox

For PlayStation 4 and Xbox One consoles, the fix seems to be a simple one. Whether your download is approaching 100GB or it’s just going really slowly, our best advice is to simply restart your console.

This is the fix that has been widely recommended for issues with any download on PS4 and Xbox, and that doesn’t change here, with players reporting that this is what worked for them, seeing the download size go from 100GB all the way back down to the expected 11GB.

The Season 3 roadmap definitely makes for exciting viewing.

Fix Modern Warfare update on PC

The fix is different for PC players who use the Battlenet client to play Modern Warfare or Warzone (though we would recommend restarting your client anyway, just in case).


One solution we have found is to change your region to the Americas before starting the update. If you’re playing from a different region, such as in Europe, this may be the fix needed to get your update back to normal, though those in the Americas region may want to consider trying others to find a fix.

You may find that the update will occasionally pause, and you’ll need to restart it manually, but eventually, it should get it done.

You can change your region in the Battlenet launcher, which may fix download problems.

Blizzard’s support account previously acknowledged these bugs with patch downloads on March 27, and it appears the problem is persisting.


Players have already complained frequently about update sizes in Modern Warfare, which far exceeds 100GB as a whole, and this definitely hasn’t made some players feel any better.

Infinity Ward and Activision have not yet publicly commented on a fix for the update bug, but it’s probably something they’ll look to figure out sooner rather than later.

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Weird Warzone glitch forces players into hearing never-ending rock music

Published: 13/Oct/2020 12:35

by James Busby


Warzone players have been rocking out to the game’s new vehicle music as they drive through the frozen fields of Verdansk. However, for some, these catchy tunes never end.

There’s no denying that Warzone Season 6 has had its fair share of problems. Aside from the train station teething problems and return of the ‘demon gun’ texture glitch, there have been some new additions to the seemingly ever-growing bugfix list.


So far, Activision has had to fix an overpowered bug that allowed the AS VAL to shoot through unlimited walls, a game-breaking unlimited Stim glitch, and now Modern Warfare fans are reporting a rock and roll related problem. 

While Warzone’s new music tracks certainly liven up your drive time commutes across Verdansk, they can also pose a risk to your game-winning plays. This is particularly true when the music in question doesn’t actually stop. The continuous blare of heavy rock certainly gets us pumped in games like DOOM, but it really doesn’t help in FPS titles like Warzone where you need to hear enemy footsteps. 


What is the Warzone music glitch? 

The addition of playable vehicle music certainly isn’t a new feature in Warzone – in fact, players have been able to equip certain CoD related tracks since Season 5. However, music fans can now listen to their favorite tracks from the likes of DMX, Skrillex, Jack Harlow, and iconic themes from across the Call of Duty series. 

Unfortunately, these tunes have caused a rather interesting and mildly infuriating glitch. The bug seems to happen when you or any of your squadmates have any of the game’s War Tracks equipped and enter a vehicle. While this bug may not be that bad when listening to the game’s quieter tracks, things can get incredibly frustrating when the heavy metal Juggernaut theme plays on a loop.

You may be tempted to blow up your vehicle or drive it off the nearest cliff edge, but even this won’t stop the never-ending audio. Some players have reported that they still hear vehicle music, even when they have the audio option turned off in the game’s settings. “The rock music won’t stop, even after getting out of the vehicle. To top it off, my teammate and I had already turned the audio off before the game,” says one frustrated player


“After it just wouldn’t stop and we couldn’t hear A THING, we even destroyed the vehicle in hopes it would quiet down. Ultimately, we just disconnected when we couldn’t take it anymore.” Some Warzone players have even reported that they managed to get to the final ring with the same heavy rock track blaring down their earphones. 

How to fix the Warzone vehicle music glitch

Modern Warfare Juggernaut
Activision / Infinity Ward
It seems the Juggernaut War Track is the most common offender.

Fortunately, some crafty players have discovered that you can fix this pesky audio issue by selecting the Black Ops music pack from the War Tracks menu. Meanwhile, if you encounter the problem mid-game, simply enter another vehicle in the hopes that it fixes the never-ending audio loop. 

There have even been reports that constantly getting in and out of the offending vehicle will eventually fix the issue. Of course, your experience may vary and some of these fixes may not work. Warzone Season 6 certainly seems to be off to a rocky start and it looks like we’ll just have to wait until Activision officially fixes this audio issue in a future patch. 


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