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Black Ops Cold War Error Code Guide

Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War has launched and many players are experiencing error messages when trying to get online.

This is not uncommon, error codes and messages have plagued Call of Duty titles over the years, especially during high traffic periods.

We've compiled all the known error codes, what they mean, with an explanation if there's any action you can take to fix it.

There are two main types of error. Number 1 is when there's a fault on Activision's side, and number 2 when there's a fault on the player's side.

95% of the time, it's an issue on Activision's side.

Black Ops Cold War Error Codes

Many error codes are currently appearing alongside this message:

"The Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War server is not available at this time. Please try again later.

Error Code: A.B.C.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.V.-.-.-"

With the possibility of other letters showing or missing. This usually combines with 1 of the next 3 error codes.

Nora 43 Good Wolf

Platforms Spotted On: Xbox

First spotted: 13th November 2020

Where's the problem: Activision (not local)

Solution: Check server status

Collar 43 Good Wolf

Platforms spotted on: Xbox, PlayStation

First spotted: 13th November 2020

Where's the problem: Activision (not local)

Solution: Check server status

Yorker 43 Good Wolf

Platforms spotted on: PC

First spotted: 13th November 2020

Where's the problem: Activision (not local)

Solution: Check server status

Negative 345 Blazing Gator

Platforms spotted on: PC

First spotted: 13th November 2020

Where's the problem: Activision (not local)

Solution: Check server status

Error - Disconnected From Server

Platforms spotted on: PC

First spotted: 13th November 2020

Where's the problem: Usually down to the account not being linked properly

Solution: Make sure your Activision account is linked to your Blizzard / Battle Net account.

Go to your Activision.com profile and 'link with battle.net account', then restart the battle.net and start-up Black Ops Cold War again.

Video Example:

Game Disconnecting

This is a common error and many users are reporting it happening as soon as they load up a game.

Platforms spotted on: PC, Xbox & PlayStation

Where's the problem: Can be Activision or local

Solution:

  1. Check your internet connection
  2. If your connection is fine, check the server status

Stuck On Connecting

Users have complained about not being able to get into a game with an on-screen box just stuck on 'connecting'.

Platforms spotted on: PC

Where's the problem: Can be Activision or local

Solution:

  1. Check your internet connection
  2. If your connection is fine, check the server status

Application Stopped Working

This appears alongside an error message:

"Unfortunately, the application has unexpectedly stopped working. Trying a 'scan and repair' might solve the issue."

Platforms spotted on: PC ONLY

Where's the problem: Activision, update from their end likely required.

Controller Disconnecting Bug

This bug has happened in many areas of the game, including the Beta and online.

It has been isolated as a Black Ops Cold War and is highly unlikely to be related to your console or any other games.

Platforms spotted on: PlayStation

Solution: This only works temporarily, but doing a full console restart fixes this. An update is required from Activision for a full fix.

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This guide will be continually updated as more information and errors appear.

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