How to clearing your Warzone Cache
December 6, 2022
If you are here, reading this article, something it is telling me that you are having problems with your game. It is this true? Well, keep reading to try a few tips to have a solution.
The first option to probe, if you are facing any issues with Warzone, is to start by clearing the Warzone cache, as it can help.
Warzone is not perfect, no stranger to errors and failures, with the latest issues, the players are asking how to clear their Warzone cache.
But what is caching? How does caching work?
What is caching?
In computing, a cache is a high-speed data storage layer that stores a subset of data, usually transient, so that future requests for that data are serviced more quickly than if the data must be accessed from the primary storage location. Caching allows for efficient reuse of previously retrieved or processed data.
How does caching work?
The main purpose of caching is to increase data retrieval performance to avoid having to access the underlying, slower storage layer.
By trading capacity for speed, a cache typically stores a subset of data on a transient basis, unlike databases whose elements are usually complete and long-lasting.
In a video game, the temporary files and data are stored on your device’s cache for the purpose of improving gameplay. And these cached data can become corrupted over time, resulting in issues with connectivity, game freezes, or slow or unsuccessful game loads.
If your cached Warzone data is corrupted, you will likely encounter errors like: the Warzone launch error, connection failed error, corrupted loadout data error or even crashing in Warzone. In that case, the most advisable is that you may need to clear the Warzone cache.
How to Clear Warzone Cache?
By clearing the cache, all the temporary files (including the corrupted ones) are deleted. It will resolve all the issues caused due to corrupted data such as freezing, slow performance, the game not loading properly, etc., allowing you to start over fresh. As soon as you launch the game again, fresh data is cached, making the game playable without any issues.
Clear Warzone cache on console
The PS4 or PS5 does not have a specific menu option to clear the cache. However, you can force the cache to be cleared by following the steps below, suggested by Activision.
- Fully power down your PS5. Do not enter Rest Mode.
- Wait for the lights on your PS5 to turn off completely.
- Unplug the power cord from the back of your PS5.
- Wait for one to two minutes.
- Plug the power cord back into your PS5.
- Turn your PS5 back on.
- Turn off your PS4. Do not enter Rest Mode.
- Once the indicator light on top of your PS4 is off and has stopped blinking, unplug the power cord from the back of your console.
- Wait at least 30 seconds.
- Plug the power cord back into your PS4 and turn it on.
Now, relaunch Warzone and you should be able to play the game without any issues.
Xbox Series X|S
- Turn off your Xbox Series X|S using the controller or the Power Off button on the console.
- Unplug the power cable from the back of your Xbox Series X|S.
- Wait at least two minutes.
- Plug the cable back into your Xbox Series X|S and turn it on.
- Turn off your Xbox One.
- Once the indicator lights on the front of the console and the power brick are off, unplug the power brick from the back of your console.
- Wait at least 30 seconds.
- Plug the power brick back into your Xbox One and turn it on.
Now you will be able to play Warzone without any issues. Have fun! Also, avoid VPNs as they can get you banned in Warzone.
How To Clear Warzone Cache On PC?
In the same way that console video games, the PC games can experience problems when their cache folder is corrupted. So, you can delete the cache folder without affecting your game data.
- Close any open Blizzard programs.
- Press Ctrl+Shift+Esc to open the Task Manager.
- Select the Processes tab.
- If agent.exe is running or Blizzard Update Agent in Windows 10 highlight it and then select End Process.
- Navigate to the folder containing the cache directory.
- Press Windows Key+R to open the Run dialogue.
- Type %ProgramData% into the Run field and press Enter.
- If a Blizzard Entertainment folder exists in the directory, right-click it and select Delete.
- Restart the Battle.net desktop app and relaunch the game.
If you are still experiencing problems, you may need to verify the integrity of your game cache through Steam. But your issue should be fixed by now.