I have been thoroughly enjoying Warzone and happy to get away from the buggy disgrace which is Player Unknown Battlegrounds (PUBG). One issue I have come across since playing is being unable to talk to others in my party. Below is the way to fix this so you can get to communicating with others.
First, you want to type Control Panel in your search.
Next, you want to look for the Sound icon. Make sure to have Large Icons selected.
Next look on your Playback tab for the green circle Phone Icon. This is your Default Communications Device. In my case, I plug a TV in sometimes to watch movies or play games. Even though the TV wasn’t plugged in the device was still the Default Communications Device. Select your headphones (in my case Headphones Arctis 7 Game) and right-click set as Default Communications Device.
I would recommend setting all un-used devices as Disabled. You can right-click and select Show Disabled Devices to re-enable at a later date. My final process looks like this –
After countless Reddit posts, Activision forum support threads and web searching… I have finally found a solution for my Call of Duty Warzone crash. This will not fix every Call of Duty – Warzone issue but hopefully, it will allow you to at least load the game.
In my case my the game was crashing shortly after the intro logos appeared or as soon as this screen appeared. After researching quite extensively this issue is due to shader bug from months ago that still causes issues.
To fix this issue you will need to use Disk Cleanup in Windows. To access click Search and type Disk Cleanup.
After launching Disk Cleanup you will see the following screen:
DirectX Shader Cache should be your focus. Delete these files and restart your machine. On restart launch Warzone as normal. Hope this helps someone else :).
Update – As of 04/03/2020 this issue is still present. I find I need to repeat this process every 3-4days for the game to be playable. I found another thing to do which reduces crashes is to Enable – Skip Introduction Movie.
Today, when I got home from work I quickly jumped on to PUBG (Player Unknown Battlegrounds) for an hour well waiting for the girlfriend to get home. PUBG has its issues but I can honestly say that I am thoroughly enjoying the new map, Karakin. Did Bluehole (the creators of PUBG) fix the stuttering, cheaters or slew of other issues? Nope!… But at least we got a map and some more cosmetic items to buy!
After a few duos and a chicken dinner (Battle Royale players will understand the reference), I headed out to grab some food. When I arrived back home and jumped back on I was greeted with this –
What the actual fuck… 4hours to do some bug fixes with the test server being down at the same time? What Online Gaming platform doesn’t have rolling updates in 2020?!?! Why push an update that just fixes some low priority bugs and not the slew of issues mentioned above?!
I raged… A lot. I was in the mood to play a battle royale style shooter and Fortnite just isn’t my type of game (I prefer shooting over the macro building). After a bit of web searching and friend suggestions, I stumbled across Cuisine Royale. I started off thinking the game was a joke and turns out I wasn’t fully wrong…
I downloaded the game from Steam and fired it up with the lowest possible expectations. The game was free and looked hilarious but at least it could pass the time. Man, was I wrong! I loaded up the game and picked the female gunslinger which in turn brought me to the main menu.
I scanned through the different cosmetics and finally returned to the main menu and fired up my first game. It loaded me into a small city area and well waiting for other players to join (I thought), I proceeded to configure my video and mouse settings. Turns out unlike PUBG, there is no starting lobby and another player began firing a hail of bullets towards me, killing me. I chuckled, fixed my settings and loaded the game back up ready to try again.
After a few games, I can honestly say the game is a lot of
fun and definitely my new ‘Patch Day’ game. Some things to note that will help
you when playing are as follows:
Where’s the Loot?
Items can be scarce. Unlike other Battle Royale games plan to use a pistol or your starting knife during the first few minutes of a game.
Looting can be difficult sometimes. When someone dies each item is littered across the floor. Use Tab with a lot of items and F when dealing with single items. Make sure when grabbing ammo to grab each clip as multiple clips will not be picked up together.
Armor for days.
Most Battle Royale games have a few pieces of armor or a shield to help bolster your health. In Cuisine Royale you have 10 armor slots and 3 utility item slots. These armor pieces are found all over the map so keep an eye out.
Currently, an event is going on called ‘Path to Valhalla’. Keep an eye out for Aztec coins and collect them to unlock items at the slot machine.
I played for a few hours last night and even got a friend to
join me in duos before the PUBG servers came back online. It was an incredibly
enjoyable experience and I will definitely be playing again soon… Especially after
getting back onto PUBG and seeing my frames plummet well on Cuisine Royale I
stayed at a constant 4k, high FPS.
I am currently reading up on NMAP (Network Mapper) as I prepare for my Offensive Security Certified Professional (PWK OSCP). – I will definitely be writing further blog posts on this subject but I found this tidbit extremely useful.
Scan the entire subnet to find the DNS server. Once you have the DNS server, you can leverage it to get the hostnames on your scans as well: