Are you tired of being stuck on “Checking for Update” in Warzone? It’s frustrating, isn’t it? Well, you’re not alone.

The “Checking for Update” error occurs when the game cannot determine if an update is available. This issue usually happens due to corrupted or outdated game files or a weak internet connection.

Many players on PlayStation, Xbox, and PC are encountering this issue. But don’t worry, we’ve got you covered, as there are several workarounds.

Warzone players are reporting being stuck on checking for updates. Here is every possible fix for this frustrating error.

How to Fix Being Stuck on Checking for Update in Warzone

Universal Fixes

The first thing to try when attempting to bypass this error is one of the more straightforward fixes, such as:

  • Restart your game.
  • Restart your device.
  • Reset your router.

If none of these do the trick, scroll down to find other possible solutions.

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Check for an update

When receiving this error, the next thing to do is check if an update is available. Here is how you can check:

  • PS5
    1. On the console’s home screen, locate Warzone.
    2. Press the Options button.
    3. Select Check for Update.
    4. If an update is available, download it.
    5. If there is no update and you still get this error, scroll down to find other possible solutions.
  • Xbox
    1. Open “My Games and Apps” on your Xbox.
    2. On the left-hand side, choose the “Queue” option.
    3. Locate and select “Warzone” from the list.
    4. Press the “Menu” button on your controller.
    5. From the options that appear, choose “Update”.
    6. If there is no update and you still get this error, scroll down to find other possible solutions.
  • Steam (PC)
    1. Open the Steam client.
    2. Navigate to the Library section and locate Warzone 2.
    3. Check for updates by Steam. If a new patch is available, click on the Update button.
    4. Wait for the download to finish, then launch Warzone 2.
    5. If there is no update and you are still getting this error, scroll down to find some other possible solutions.
Warzone checking for update on PS5

Delete Files on PC

If you are on PC, there is a fix that involves deleting some files. Here is how to do it:

  1. Open your Steam library and locate Warzone. If you are on Battlenet, you can directly enter the game name in File Explorer and search for the file location.
    • If on Battlenet, and you locate this file, you can skip to step 5.
  2. Right-click on Warzone and select Properties.
  3. In the Properties window, navigate to the Installed Files tab (as shown in the image below).
  4. Click on the Browse button (as shown in the image below).
  5. Locate and double-click the Main folder.
  6. Delete everything in the Main folder except for the ‘FileSysCheck.cfg’ file.
  7. Close the file manager and launch Warzone.
  8. After following these steps, the game will begin ‘Checking for Update’ and will require a restart to enable the update.
  9. The game may crash upon restarting. If that happens, it indicates that there is an update available on Steam. Wait for the update to download before relaunching the game.
Deleting files to check for update Warzone fix
Left Rectangle: Step 3 / Right Rectangle: Step 4

If none of these solutions work for you, deleting and re-installing the game may be your last option. This may take quite a few hours, depending on your internet speed.

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