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10 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Problems & How to Fix Them



This is how you can fix common Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 problems so that you can play the multiplayer or Blackout without waiting for an update or hotfix. In addition to covering fixes for Black Ops 4 installation problems, download errors and pre-order bonus issues we will show you how to fix Black Ops 4 lag and other connection problems. This guide covers Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 for PS4, Xbox One and PC.

We’ll also list all the known Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 errors that Activision is working on, including the status of these error codes and issues so that you know if there is something you can do, or if you simply need to wait for a solution.

On October 16th Treyarch pushed out another hotfix for Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, which is a small patch focused on specific problems. This addressed Black Ops 4 crashes, playlist updates, Blackout player counts and more. You can see the full list of fixes on Reddit. A major October Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 update is coming this week. .

We’ll show you how to fix Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 problems that can stop you from starting your road to prestige or earning a Victory in Blackout and errors that can slow you down as you try to play Black Ops 4 online.

Current Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Problems

On day one there are users who are not able to connect to servers and some users are stuck on the Black Ops 4 Offer Redemption Screen. There are also reports from Xbox Owners that their pre-order was declined. If you have the pre-order declined issue, contact Xbox for help.

How to Fix Slow Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Downloads

If you are downloading Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 from PSN, the Xbox Store or, you may run into slow downloads. You may also encounter this error when you are downloading a day one update or patch. You can speed things up, but ultimately it will depend on your connection and how many people are trying to install the game when you are.

On the PS4 go to the Downloads section. Pause the download and wait 5-10 seconds. Now resume the download. This fixes many slow download issues on the PS4.

Xbox One players can go to My Games & Apps, highlight the Queue and then press the controller button with three lines and choose pause installation. Wait 5-10 seconds and then resume the installation and download.

On PC, you may need to pause the download in, restart the app or restart your computer to speed up downloads.

You can also plug your device into a wired connection or move your router closer to your gaming system. This speeds up slow downloads in most cases. Try pausing any streaming on your home network, and if all else fails try restarting your router.

How to Fix Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Installation Problems

You can solve Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 installation problems easily.

You can solve Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 installation problems easily.

The biggest Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 installation problems are not being able to install the game due to a lack of space. Sometimes this is for the initial game install, and other times it is for the day one update that can be quite large. After you install Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, make sure you start the game to see if there are any other updates that you need to install before you game. Doing this early, will speed up playing when you have time.

If you don’t have enough space on your Xbox One, PS4 or PC you can clear space by deleting a game or add an external hard drive to your console. Even when installing to an external drive we’ve had the system hold up until we cleared some room on the internal drive. Here are the best Xbox One hard drives and best PS4 hard drives to add more space to your console.

You may also experience a frozen installation where the progress doesn’t appear to be moving for several minutes. Double check the download progress to make sure it’s not a holdup there. If you can’t get the download to speed up, you may need to take your console offline. This guide will show you how to fix stuck  Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 installs on Xbox One. On the PS4, you can restart you console to fix a stuck install. If that fails, power it completely off and unplug it for a minute.

How to Fix Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 PC Installation Problems & Patches

If you are not able to install Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 on your PC, or not able to install patches on PC you can use this guide on how to fix issues with the app. Before you take these steps, check on Twitter to see if there are any known issues.

  1. Try restarting your computer before continuing with the remaining steps. This is a quick way to close the Agent process and allow the Blizzard desktop app to update it.
  2. If you’re using a wireless connection, optimize your internet connection to rule out a connection issue.
  3. Delete the Tools folder and open the Blizzard desktop app again to download a fresh version of Agent.
  4. Update your drivers to resolve any compatibility issues.
  5. Make sure Windows Secondary Logon is enabled, which Blizzard Agent requires to run correctly.
  6. Run a security scan to remove any viruses or malware infections.

If that doesn’t fix the problem, you can try these advanced steps that could help you get Black Ops 4 to install on your PC.

How to Fix Black Ops 4 Pre-Order Bonus Problems

There aren’t a ton of Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 pre-order bonus offers, but if you are having trouble redeeming a bonus item you need to contact the retailer for help, not Treyarch or Activision.

If you can’t get the GameStop Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 pre-order bonus to work, you should reach out to Game Stop for help. Your local store may be able to help, but the odds are good you will need to go higher than someone working the register on a busy launch day.

In most cases the retailer will be able to generate a code that works, but it may take some time.

How to Fix Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 2XP Problems

You can get up to 40 hours of Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 2XP when you buy Monster Energy or Pringles and when you buy Black Ops 4 at Walmart. If you have any issues with redeeming codes, this is what you need to do.

Missing Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 2XP code? Head back to the retailer for an exchange or assistance. Don’t contact Activision. They can’t help you.

Problems redeeming Monster Energy 2XP codes for Black Ops 4? If you can’t redeem a code, you need to call Monster’s Consumer Relations at (855)-488-1212 or email [email protected].

If you have issues with the Pringles promotion you may need to reach out to KFR for help. It takes up to 72 hours for codes to arrive in your account.

How to Fix Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 COD Points Problems

If you purchased a Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 edition with Call of Duty points (COD Points) you cannot use them yet, and you may think that they are missing. This isn’t a pre-order bonus problem, it’s simply that COD Points are not live in Black Ops 4 yet.

Activision states, “COD Points are currently not live in Call of Duty: Black Ops 4. If you’ve redeemed a code for COD Points as part of a pre-order or promotion, your COD Points will be accessible in Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 once they are made available in game.”

There is no specific timeframe for Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 COD Points to launch, but it should be soon.

How to Fix Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Connection Problems

How to fix Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 connection problems.

How to fix Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 connection problems.

If you can’t connect to Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 you should check to see if the Black Ops 4 servers are offline. This is can be common during busy times and during the first month of a game arriving. This is where you should look to see if the Black Ops 4 Servers are down. Look at the section for your console or PC to see if it is green, or if there are known issues. If there is an issue shown here, you can only wait for a fix.

In cases where the servers are online and you cannot play, check with your online service like Xbox Live or PSN using the links below.

If you still have issues, you should try to restart your router and possibly your modem. You may also want to try a wired connection to solve some issues. If you cannot plug in, you may need to upgrade to a better wireless router like the Netgear Nighthawk X4S or look at a whole home wifi system. Another thing to try is exiting the game and looking for a new lobby to join. Sometimes this is enough to get you into a game that works.

You can also change settings on your console and router based on which gaming system you are using. Here are more detailed guides;

You may also have issues if you don’t haven open NAT. You can use thee guides to fix NAT issues on Xbox One. And you can use this guide to fix PS4 NAT problems.

Other steps you can take include making sue UPnP is turned on in your Router settings. You can also check into Port Forwarding using this guide more from Activision

If that fails, you may need to turn off port forwarding and then assign your PS4 or Xbox One’s static IP to your router’s DMZ. Activision says that once you test it, you should remove it from the DMZ.If you are on a college campus, you may need to contact your local network administrator as they may be locking down some of the ports needed to play online.

How to fix Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Lag

One of the most annoying issues is Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 lag. This can prevent you from playing when it’s really bad, and cost you the game when it’s even a minor issue. Activision defines Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 lag as;

  • Rubber banding – Your character is running toward a destination and then jumps back to where it was a few seconds prior.
  • Stuttering – An effect that makes your character appear to freeze and skip ahead while moving.
  • Hit marker delays – When it appears you have landed several shots on an enemy, yet the enemy is able to kill you with fewer shots fired back.

There are several things you can do to fix Black Ops 4 lag, but the biggest change is switching to a wired connection. This solves many issues and it’s fairly easy to run network cable in your house or apartment. Check out a long run on Amazon to save on this upgrade.

You can also check your router settings. Log into your router. This varies by model, and look for any Quality of Service settings. Once in this area, look for PSN, Xbox Live or a option. Many routers include these services with an easy to turn on setting that priorities them over other things on your network.

Perform a speed test to see if you are getting a fast enough connection with a low ping. This will let you see if you need to talk to your ISP for help on speeding up your connection. Here’s more from Activision on how to fix lag in Call of Duty: Black Ops 4.

How to Fix Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Crashes or Freezes

If you are not able to play because of Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 crashes or the game freezing, you can take action to get back into the game.

The first thing to do is quit the game fully. If that fails, you can restart and follow the steps outlined below.

  1. Error code CE-34878-0.
  2. An error has occurred with an application or system software.

In cases where the Black Ops 4 beta crashes all the time, you can take additional steps.

  1. Restart your console.
  2. Make sure your console is up to date.
  3. Make sure your console is not overheating.
  4. Clear the cache on PS4 or Xbox One.

Expect a quick update or hotfix to address any widespread crashes or freezing.

How to Fix Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Stat Hacking Problems

When you play private Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 matches with someone you don’t know they may be hacking the game and boosting stats. If you are found to be hacking or having your stats boosted you be end up with stats that cannot be recovered or you may end up banned.

The best thing to do is to play public matches or only play private matches with people you know and trust.

If you end up in this situation, you should reach out to Activision support as soon as you see your boosted stats.

Known Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Problems & Issues

Activision and Treyarch will share a list of known Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 problems as they discover these issues. You can see this list below, which we will update as issues are fixed and as new problems emerge.

  • Performance in Quads

    • We’re aware that some players are seeing fluctuations in network performance in Blackout Quads (particularly on Xbox One), and the team has been actively investigating. This is not an easily identifiable issue that happens for all players, and internal testing hasn’t shown it to be consistent. We’ll update everyone when we’re closer to a solution.

  • Disappearing Optics

    • We’ve seen some reports that the Red Dot and other Optics can sometimes temporarily disappear when aiming down sights. The team is investigating this for a fix in a future update.

  • Emblem Editor Issues

    • Some players have experienced unexpected behavior with the Emblem Editor, including layers that can’t be deleted, distorted images, and other issues that occur after adding several layers to the Emblem. While many players have been able to create some truly amazing Emblems already, we know it’s not an optimal experience for everyone across the board and we’re looking into it. There are a lot of moving parts here (literally) and some of these items may affect how other items perform, so please bear with us as we work on improving this experience.

  • Search and Destroy Custom Games

    • As we mentioned in a previous update, we’re aware of some issues specifically present in Custom Search and Destroy matches, particularly with matches ending after round 7. We’re planning to address these in an update soon.

  • Zombies Easter Egg Quests

    • We’re aware of some instability issues currently affecting the Easter Egg quests, and will address these in a major update coming soon. Thanks for your patience.

  • Multiplayer Audio

    • We’ve seen some reports of audio volumes in Multiplayer not sounding quite as expected, particularly with footsteps. We’ve passed these onto the appropriate teams for evaluation. In the meantime, please be sure to try out the different custom presets in our Audio settings under Options on consoles to find a mix that works best for you.

  • PC Hellion Salvo Crash

    • PC players will currently crash when equipping a weapon camo and Fast Lock attachment on the Hellion Salvo launcher. We’re fixing this in an upcoming update – in the meantime, please avoid using this camo/Attachment combination on the Hellion Salvo to prevent crashing.

  • Teammate Names Disappearing

    • Some players are reportedly seeing their teammates’ player names disappearing temporarily during MP matches, making it difficult to tell friend from foe. We’re investigating this as well.

  • Xbox One Deluxe Edition Items

    • We’re aware some users are still having trouble accessing their Shadowman and Classified content consistently on Xbox One, even after manually downloading the items. We’re continuing to investigate to see what can be done on our end to solve this.

  • We’re aware that players have been able to use Gestures (often referred to by the community as “Emotes”) to peek around corners in modes where that can create an unfair advantage. We’re currently working on an update that creates two systems for Gestures – the default system that is in the game now, and a competitive version that disables free look and applies different camera settings to prevent using it to see around corners. The default system will be used in parts of the game where corner peeking won’t affect gameplay balance (like the staging area of Blackout), and the competitive version will be used in modes where a more restrictive camera system is needed. We want players to always have fun with Gestures as intended, but never at the expense of fair gameplay!

  • There have been reports of sub-optimal spawning in Domination. We’re aware and working to improve that immediately.

  • Razor Wire should never trigger “team kill” detection in Hardcore modes. This is unintentional and will be fixed.

Some of these may be fixed in the October Black Ops 4 update this week.

Call of Duty: Black Ops Pass: 5 Reasons to Buy Now & 4 Reasons to Wait

Buy if You Love Call of Duty: Black Ops 4

If you're loving the Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Blackout game mode and the specialist filled multiplayer, the Black Ops Pass is the perfect addition to your gaming life. It will add to your gaming experience, and is worth it if this is your go to Battle Royale game into 2019.

Even if you skipped picking it up on day one like we did, if you are having fun in Blackout it is looking like a good investment. We now know about Operation Absolute Zero, and will have more details as it arrives today. 

It's especially interesting with the promise of more frequent arrivals and content than we typically see with DLC and a traditional season pass.

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