Raven Software and Infinity Ward might have made one of the most enjoyable free-to-play titles to date, but the revelry doesn’t come without its fair share of troubles. Players from across the spectrum in Call of Duty Warzone have been consistently running into the error code 47 issue, hindering them to play Call of Duty: Warzone online. If you find yourself stuck in a similar situation as thousands of other gamers have, this forthcoming tutorial is definitely for you.
There are plenty of solutions that can eventually help you find your way around this vexing error code and hop back into Warzone’s thrilling multiplayer. This guide, therefore, is going to talk about just that, including a brief detail on how this issue emerges when it does. Without any further ado, let’s jump right into the business end of the article at hand.
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What is Error Code 47 On Warzone?
Warzone is home to a slew of persistent bugs, issues, and error codes, despite the day-and-night efforts of the developers to streamline the gameplay experience. At its very core, the Warzone error code 47 results from corruption in game configuration files, one that bars the title from loading essential system components. In addition to this possibility, you might also be having a missing or disrupted game cache.
The latter makes it practically impossible to load and run the title without running into an error code. Corrupted cache files are another source of the bug in question. Moreover, the entirety of your installed game might have been altered in a way that it just doesn’t work anymore. This can happen inadvertently, especially after a major game update, similar to how the Warzone: The Content Package Is No Longer Available issue can manifest.
Furthermore, the error prompt that appears when this problem surfaces can also state another term, which basically relates to the same issue—SPAN. We’re not sure why the Warzone 47 SPAN hassle emerges exactly emerges since there are plenty of things that can go wrong in the process. In some cases, we’ve heard that the default antivirus software of Windows 10 can also be deemed as one of the many sources of this buggy glitch.
That is why we’re going to cover all possible fixes there are to this issue and hopefully get you back on your feet on the battlefield. Now that you’re well aware of the potential causes of this error code in Warzone, the following section is going to cover what you need to do and how in order to fix it promptly. Let us begin without any further ado.
How To Fix Error Code 47 In Warzone
The following is a hand-picked collection of the best potential solutions there are that can resolve this persistent Warzone error. It bears noticing that the issue can oftentimes surface in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare as well, so if you’re experiencing the problem in the latter, the following solutions can be replicated just the same for the older title as well. With that said, let’s begin straight away now.
Restart the System
Let us start off with a simpleton potential fix to the issue at hand. It’s worth rebooting your system and starting it afresh to see if that would restore Warzone’s optimal functionality. This is especially recommended because you can possibly avoid the harder, more demanding ways of fixing this issue if just restarting your system does the trick already. Several players even managed to resolve the Modern Warfare Dev Error 6065 through this method.
If you’re playing Call of Duty: Warzone on any of the front-running Xbox or PlayStation consoles, either use your control to shut the system down or turn it off with the dedicated “Power” button on the console. On the other hand, PC players can simply click on the “Windows Start” button in the lower-left corner of the screen and continue to select the “Power” button. Afterward, simply tapping on “Restart” will do.
After turning your respective system back on, try launching Warzone to see if the issue still persists. If the problem isn’t that deep-rooted, you should be able to resolve the error by now. However, if that doesn’t turn out to be the case, keep on reading for more things to try.
Scan and Repair Warzone Through the Battle.net Launcher
The next major measure in line is albeit a simple one. If you’re unable to play Warzone on your PC, one of the first things that you should try after restarting your system is to attempt a “Scan and Repair” from the Battle.net launcher. Blizzard Entertainment’s very own game launcher doesn’t come without its set of advanced features, and the “Scan and Repair” functionality is blatant proof of that.
1. The first step is to launch the Battle.net application on your Windows PC. You can click on the desktop shortcut icon if possible or simply look it up through the Windows Start menu.
2. Once done, find Call of Duty: MW under the list of the downloaded games and click on it. This should allow you to click on a gear-shaped icon which would reveal a list of options for you. “Scan and Repair” will be clearly visible from there on out, so do select it right away to begin the repairing process.
Let the Battle.net launcher’s repair tool do its job and wait until it finishes the game’s analysis and fixes it. Once you have been prompted that the process has concluded, restart the Battle.net program and try running the game again. If you still manage to find the dev error 6036 popping up again, there are other measures to approach.
Clear Reserved Space and Persistent Storage If You’re On Xbox
Xbox players have been fixing this vexing Call of Duty: Warzone by employing a simple trick on their Xbox console. If you’re not on Xbox One or Xbox Series X|S, please skip to the sections ahead.
Now, remember how we mentioned above that the Warzone download failed error code 47 could be because of corrupted cache files? This is what we’ll tend to exactly in this error-fixing measure.
The Xbox One, in particular, houses a section from where you can clear the reserved space of a specific game, thereby resolving a related issue or two with it. Follow the steps listed ahead to learn how to do this and potentially resolve the Warzone bother at hand.
1. At the home screen, press the “Menu” button while hovering over the Call of Duty: Warzone or Modern Warfare game tile. Doing so should reveal a swath of whole options on the screen for you.
2. From the list of options that surface, select “Manage game and add-ons.”
3. That should lead you to another section within the Xbox One console interface. From here, you’ll have to tap on “Saved Data” to get to the next step.
4. To finalize the process, simply choose “Clear reserved space” for the game and you should be good to go. Restart the console afterward for the best results.
Good going so far! However, we’re quite not done yet. We still have to clear out the “Persistent storage” part on the Xbox One console. Several players have claimed that doing so worked for them and they were able to hop into the multiplayer of Warzone painlessly. Therefore, head over to the “Settings” app and select the “Devices and streaming” to get to the next step.
Right after that, an option to select “Blu-ray” will surface. Tap on it to finally get to “Persistent storage.” Select “Clear” at least 2-3 times to finalize the process. As soon as you’re done, restart the console and you should be good to go.
You’ve now successfully done what you needed to for this potential solution. The time is nigh to launch Warzone now and see if the error still persists. Don’t lose hope if you haven’t been able to resolve the issue just yet. We still got plenty of other fixes to try.
Delete the Stored Cache Files on PC – Definitive Fix for PC Players
If you’re trying to play Warzone on PC, but the error code in question isn’t letting you do half of that, we’re going to need to take a look at its stored cache files. It’s quite possible that the reserved cache of Call of Duty: Warzone on your end has been corrupted to a certain extent. If that turns out to be the case for you, then it’s a sure-fire scenario of deleting the damaged data on your PC.
This possible source of the issue was spotted by an eagle-eyed Redditor haikkonen who allowed many troubled PC players to resolve the problem. What you need to do is simply follow the steps listed ahead to get to the relevant cache files on your PC and get rid of them promptly.
1. To get started, open the Battle.net desktop client on your end and head over to the “Library” section of the app’s interface.
2. Right after that, focus your attention on Call of Duty: Modern Warfare. You should be able to get to the installed game files from that section. (Do note that Warzone is a special game mode inside Modern Warfare.)
3. As soon as you’re within the destination folder of the Call of Duty: Warzone or Modern Warfare, make your way to the “Data” folder.
4. The next step is to enter the “Main” directory which is right inside the “Data” folder.
5. You’ve now reached the final step. This is where you have to get rid of all the cache files stored on your PC. More specifically, the following must be eliminated from the device at all costs:
6. Deleting the aforementioned files from Call of Duty: Warzone’s “Main” folder should set you up for a nice and clean restart. Reboot your PC to finalize the process.
Now that you’re device has booted back on, go ahead and launch Warzone to see if it works properly now. There’s a strong likelihood of the Warzone error code 47 being fixed now. With that said, if you still cannot get the game to work, there are still a couple of more things that you can try.
Delete the Saved Data on the PS5
Some users asking for help regarding this irksome error code in Call of Duty community forums have been able to fix the game by following one simple piece of advice. It appears that deleting the saved data of the stored copy of the title on the PlayStation 5 resolves the problem promptly. This is probably due to an unwanted protrusion of a buggy code that is plaguing essential game files from operating optimally.
Before we begin though, it’s worth noting down the possible repercussions of the potential fix at hand. You will be deleting the saved data of Warzone ahead, so this basically means losing all of your progress on the fly. However, if you happen to have a paid PS+ subscription, you will be able to restore your saved data from the cloud effortlessly.
This necessitates you to have PS+ though, so don’t go deleting your saved data if you do not have a paid subscription. With that said, if you couldn’t care less about the data and just want to be able to play the game, be our guest and keep on reading.
The following steps are going to explain how exactly you can clear out the saved data of the popular FPS on your end and hopefully fix the error code Warzone 47 PS5.
1. The first step is to enter your console’s “Settings” from the main home screen. Look for the gear-shaped icon in the top-right area of the interface and press the “X” button to get to the next step.
2. After accessing the “Settings” section of the console, make your way down to the “Saved Data and Game/App Settings” option. That is ought to take you further in this process. Click on the option when you find it to continue.
3. You now have to select the right console to access its respective stored game content. Since Warzone is primarily a PS4 game, given that it hasn’t received a next-gen port as of yet, choose the “Saved Data (PS4)” option. Next, select “Console Storage” to continue ahead.
4. After completing the previous step, you will be a shown a list of all stored games on the console, particularly the PS4 ones. Continue by plucking out Call of Duty: Modern Warfare from the list and selecting it from the checkbox icon right beside its name. Once done, click on the “Edit files” option as shown in the screenshot below to get to the next step. We just have to make sure of one thing before hitting that delete button.
5. After clicking on the “Edit files” option, you simply have to confirm whether the “Player profile” data is present in your copy of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare. If you see it, select the file along with the “Save game” file and click on the “OK” button.
6. After clicking on “OK,” you’ll be taken back to the previous screen, the one where you could see all of your installed games on the console. Click on “Delete” now and you’ll shortly see a confirmation prompt pop up on the screen. Tap on “OK” to continue forward.
7. The final step is to simply provide confirmation to the system to shut down the opened Call of Duty: Modern Warfare game. That is, of course, if it was previously running. You’ll be able to skip this step altogether if the title wasn’t being played.
Great going so far! This measure has been able to resolve the queries of most similarly troubled Modern Warfare players, so here’s hoping that it’ll do the same for you as well. Now, after completing wiping the data off of the face of the console, launch Warzone and go through the initial configuration settings. This is because all of your previous settings will be reset, considering that we’ve erased the player profile.
Simply go through with the complimentary settings and you’ll soon be forced to download an update. This is the update that will allow us to bypass the Warzone error code 47 on the PlayStation 5 console. Download it until it fully installs and try hopping into the multiplayer section of the game. You should hopefully be able to resolve this bothersome bug on your system afterward.
If not, we’re afraid that the only thing that can help you out now possibly is a total reinstallation. Keep on reading to get to that section. The next potential fix in line pertains to PC. If you’re a console gamer instead, please skip it.
Disable or Uninstall Your Antivirus Software
As iterated in one of the previous sections, your installed antivirus software could also be the culprit behind this Warzone error code preventing us from playing the title. It’s not just the built-in software of the operating system—Windows Defender—that can put up a struggle for gamers to hop into Warzone’s multiplayer. Third-party anti-malware applications like Avast, Norton Security, Malwarebytes, and Avira also have their fair share of the blame.
This is why it’s important for you to try and disable or uninstall your antivirus software to see if the error code 47 Warzone stops being a bother so much. Don’t worry about security concerns while you’re performing this step. We’re only going to be testing for a short while to diagnose the cause of this issue and then enabling the PC’s defensive system afterward.
First off, if you’ve got an application like Avast installed on the system, open its working interface and disable it from there on out. You’ll do this by right-clicking on the Avast Antivirus icon visible in the Taskbar area. That will make it possible to hover over the “Avast shields control” section, thereby revealing even more options. Top the operation off by selecting any of the present options afterward.
We deem it fit to select “Disable for 1 hour” so you can find out if rendering the antivirus useless does anything for the Warzone error code. After having it disabled, therefore, fire up the game and try hopping into the multiplayer section. Hopefully, everything will go swimmingly from here on out.
If, however, you don’t have any third-party antivirus software on the PC installed and you only have to rely on Windows Defender for security measures, you’ll need to disable it as well. Fret not though. The following steps are going to show you how to do that in simple-to-understand terms.
1. Get started by searching for “Windows Security” in the Windows Search bar. Click on the application when it pops up to get to the next step.
2. Right after that, select the “Virus and threat protection” section to move forward. In the final step, you should be able to disable your Windows antivirus software.
3. In the final step, simply turn off the following features in the “Virus and threat protection settings” section. All you have to do is click on the respective toggle underneath each setting to disable it. This should be fairly simple to complete.
That’s about it for disabling the in-built Windows Defender system on your PC. Launch Warzone now, but make sure it was completely shut down beforehand. Now, try playing it online to see if you’re still getting the same glitched error code. It’s likely that you will be able to get past the issue now. However, if the problem ceases to go away even after disabling your antivirus software, keep on reading to try other types of solutions.
Rebuild Database on the PS4
If you cannot play the title on the PlayStation 4 due to the resilient error code at hand, there’s something more ingrained you can try to hopefully resolve the issue. The PlayStation 4 enjoys a high-quality feature in its user-induced Safe Mode known as “Rebuild Database,” helping users fix a ton of issues with the console in general, including the clean-up of corrupted game files.
You can even boost up the PS4 in terms of overall performance by rebuilding the database of the console. Besides, there’s a lot of good that can come from using this feature and it doesn’t even matter how often you use it. Players have reported that the Warzone error code 47 PS4 issue can benefit greatly from this tip-top PS4 functionality. Therefore, it’s definitely worth a shot, especially if it can possibly make the game playable.
Rebuilding your PS4’s database specifically tends to the part of downloading huge game updates as well. Oftentimes, our console gets convoluted with an awful lot of downloaded data, no matter if it comes from installing games or downloading their relevant updates. And this is especially true for live-service titles like Warzone.
At the end of the day, in this case, the console has to work hard to dig out the data it actually needs from the database when running a particular process. Rebuilding your database cleans unwanted junk and restructures the database of the console so the system can find it easier to run games and perform better. To learn how to do this, follow the steps listed ahead for the best results.
1. The first step is to turn off your PlayStation 4 console. If it’s currently in “Sleep mode,” wake it up from its resting posture, and press and hold the “PS” button on the DualShock 4 controller. This should surface the “Quick Menu” sidebar and allow you to head to the “Power” section. Select “Turn Off PS4” and wait for the console to shut down completely.
2. You now have to connect your DualShock 4 to the PlayStation 4 console with a USB cable. Basically, we now have to boot the system into Safe Mode so we can go forth with rebuilding the PS4 database. However, this cannot be done unless you use a wired connection.
3. After you’ve plugged in the controller with a USB cable, press and hold the “Power” button, but this time at the console’s front until the PS4 makes a beeping sound. Keep the button held until you hear the beep two times. Once the final beep is heard, release pressure from the button.
4. You should be seeing “Safe Mode” on the screen any time now. If you don’t, however, it probably means that you released the “Power” button too early. Repeat the process until you boot the PS4 into Safe Mode. As soon as you’re booted into Safe Mode, however, select the fifth option, which is “Rebuild Database” to commence the troubleshooting process.
That’s about it for manual input on your end. Leave the rest up to the PS4 console and wait until the operation concludes. You will be prompted to restart halfway through the process, so simply follow the on-screen instructions and you’ll certainly be good to go. The PlayStation logo will soon appear afterward and take you back to the home screen from where you can access the console’s graphical interface.
Try launching the FPS now to see if you still get the Warzone download failed error code 47 prompt. Rebuilding your database has helped a great deal of people with this pertinent problem, but don’t hold your breath. If not even this measure helps you out, keep on reading to discover what’s the final thing that can be done to finally get back into playing.
Reinstall the Game
If nothing else comes to fruition and you’ve literally tried everything out on the internet, there’s one more thing left tryng. It appears that uninstalling Warzone and installing it on your PC or console back again has been resolving the issue for a plethora of similarly troubled players. Any corrupted game file that you manually cannot reach will be catered to thoroughly with this measure.
In addition, missing configuration files that the Battle.net launcher isn’t being able to fix will all be given a fresh start with a proper reinstallation. When you get to download the latest updates for Warzone all over again, there’s a high chance that you won’t be experiencing further issues with the FPS anymore. If you’re on PC, search for “Add or remove programs” in the Windows Search bar and click on the subsequently appearing app.
When you get to the dedicated window, search for Call of Duty: Warzone and get rid of the game from there on out. You can also uninstall the title from the Battle.net launcher by going into your “Library” section. Make sure to uninstall Warzone completely and not leave anything out. Perform a thorough search of any remaining configuration files in the File Explorer section of your Windows PC.
As soon as you’ve confirmed Warzone’s complete deletion, proceed toward installing it again. Now, here’s the hard part—waiting. The Raven Software free-to-play thriller is known to pack a heavy punch in terms of the download size, so do sit tight and let the game fully install. Once the installation is finished though, fire it up and hop right into the multiplayer side of things.
Hopefully, you won’t be seeing the Warzone error code 47 PS5 prompt on your end anymore.
At eXputer, we’re covering what we can concerning all the different dev errors surfacing in Call of Duty: Warzone and Modern Warfare. Some of these include Dev Error 6178, Dev Error 6068, and even Dev Error 6070. The error we’ve cast a lens on in this tutorial, however, is of a different beast although still relatively related to some extent.
We genuinely hope you’ve now been able to fix the COD warzone error code 47 on your end after following the potential solutions listed above. Do let us know down in the comments section if any of the listed fixes fixed the title for you. As always, eXputer wishes you good luck!