Warzone Pacific Crashes After Update - How To Fix It

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The Warzone Pacific update has finally arrived, and starting today (November 9), it's available to players around the world.

Warzone Pacific has so many new features and content that we can almost call it Warzone 2.0, as it comes with a brand new map, Caldera Island, over 40 new WWII weapons from Vanguard, many new vehicles, new contracts and public events, and much more.

With changes of this magnitude, some bugs and glitches are unavoidable, but unfortunately a few are far more serious than some weird visual glitches and bugs.



By far, the biggest problem right now is the fact that Warzone Pacific is constantly crashing for many players, seemingly for no apparent reason.

Why is Caldera crashing and is there a way to fix it?

Fixed Warzone Pacific Caldera crashing

Warzone Pacific's Caldera map crashes and crashes the game. (Photo: Activision)

Since the release of the Warzone Pacific update, players have reported numerous technical issues with the game, ranging from missing textures and audio files to completely broken gameplay and even player systems crashing.

The crashing issue is not isolated to a specific system, rather it appears on PC, Xbox, and PlayStation consoles. Some players are not even able to start the game, while others crash the game when playing a match on Caldera.

The 'good' news is that these issues are most likely related to instability and bugs in Warzone Pacific, and this is something the devs need to fix, not you, your system is most likely fine.


Still, there are a few steps you should take to make sure this isn't a problem on your end, especially if the crash is persistent and won't go away.


Check GPU Drivers

Whenever you encounter technical issues with a new game (or a major new update for a game in this case), the first thing to do is to check if your GPU drivers are up to date.

You can search for the latest drivers through your GPU applications or download them from the links below:

  • NVIDIA driver download
  • AMD Driver Download

And while the system requirements for Warzone Pacific have remained the same, keep in mind that Caldera is a much bigger and more detailed map, with a lot more added elements (denser foliage, better lighting, more objects, etc.) that can put a strain on your gaming rig.

Use "Scan and Repair"

If Warzone Pacific crashes on PC, try fixing it with Battle.net (Photo: Blizzard/Nikola Savić)

If you're playing on PC through Battle.net, make sure your game is properly installed and there are no corrupt files.

In the Battle.net client, do the following:

  • Open the Warzone page
  • Click the cog icon (options) next to the Play button
  • Select the “Scan and Repair” option and let Battle.net do its thing
  • Once it's done, restart your PC for good measure

Try the game and see if the crash on Caldera is gone or if it's still there.


Reinstaller Warzone Pacific


Often, a fresh install can resolve persistent issues. (Photo: Activision)

When an update as big as this brings major changes to the game, sometimes it's better to just uninstall the game and then do a clean install instead of just updating the game.

Uninstall the game (use tools like CCleaner to clean the registry on PC), restart your system, then reinstall Warzone.

And that's about all you can do to potentially fix the crashing issues, other than that we'll have to wait for the devs to fix the issue. If the problem persists, try not playing Warzone for a while as there might be some serious bugs that can damage your hardware.


Follow the official Activision support account for any future updates on this issue.

  • Read more: Best weapons in Warzone Pacific Season 1 – the most broken weapons on Caldera

Excited about Caldera? Check out our dedicated Call of Duty: Warzone hub for all the latest news and guides.

Image courtesy of Activision Blizzard.

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