Warzone 2: A Player That Your Platform Denies Error [FIXED]

Learn about the fixes and workarounds for COD Warzone 2.0 'A Player that your platform denies' Error.

Story Highlights
  • The "A Player That Your Platform Denies" Error is a unique bug in Warzone 2.0.
  • The error is linked to cross-playing in Call of Duty Warzone 2.0.
  • Fortunately, it can be fixed by disabling crossplay or changing the party leader.

One of the most awaited games, Call of Duty Warzone 2.0 is finally out, and people are already facing connection and performance errors. It is never pleasant to wait for a new game for a whole year and then get bombarded with various errors. Therefore, in order to serve the gaming community, we have curated this guide which covers the Fix for COD Warzone 2.0 ‘A Player that your platform denies’ Error.

‘A Player That Your Platform Denies’ Error is a unique error that is quite different from the Warzone 2.0 Crashes that a lot of players are facing while trying to connect to online lobbies. The error is associated with the lobby-making process, especially when players are trying to queue up with other players in squad or duo mode.

With that said, let us get into a bit more detail as well as the best possible workarounds and fixes for the ‘A Player That Your Platform Denies’ Error in Warzone 2.0.

How To Fix ‘A Player That Your Platform Denies’ Error In Warzone 2?

As we mentioned earlier, the strange platform error usually appears when players are trying to start a game. We found reports on plenty of online forums and the Subreddit of COD Warzone. While finding players, you may sometimes queue up with someone who is using a different platform to play Warzone 2.0. In that case, you might run into the ‘A Player That Your Platform Denies’ Error. 

Here is what the prompt error has written on it, “A player that your platform denies permission to play with you has joined the game. Would you like to exit the lobby?” You can either select ‘Yes‘ or ‘No‘ to deal with the prompt.

However, the most annoying thing has to be when you’re trying to play with your friends who are using a different gaming console. In that case, the error can completely spoil the mood and make the game seem unplayable with your friends. 

The platform bug in Call of Duty Warzone 2.0 cannot be completely eradicated. However, we were able to identify a few efficient workarounds and fixes. We have added different fixes to assist both types of players; those who are playing with friends and those who are queuing up with strangers.

Without further ado, here are all the possible solutions that are capable of fixing the ‘A Player That Your Platform Denies’ Error in WZ 2.0. 

Ignore The Prompt

Funnily enough, you can entirely Ignore the prompt and go through with the matchmaking most of the time. The method has been a hit or miss. However, it has worked for us more times than it hasn’t. While we were playing with randoms, the solution had a 100% success ratio for us. Hence, the first thing you should try out (which is also the easiest) is to ignore the prompt and do nothing once it appears.

We told you earlier that once the Error notice appears on Warzone 2.0, you can either answer it by choosing ‘Yes‘ or ‘No‘. If you press ‘No’, the prompt will continue to reappear and eventually kick you out of the matchmaking lobby. On the other hand, pressing ‘Yes’ would also take you out of the lobby in an instant.

So, it’s quite obvious that none of the options will do anything fruitful for you. Although, if you completely ignore the prompt, you will notice that the match will begin queuing up in the background. Keep paying attention to the screen behind the prompt and let the game load up. Once you reach the Warm-up lobby of Al Mazrah, then simply PressNo‘ on the ‘A Player That Your Platform Denies‘ Error prompt and enjoy your Battle Royale match!

Switch Party Leader

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Inviting friends in Warzone 2.0 [Image Credit: eXputer]
If you’re playing with friends, then you could try Switching the Party Leader to fix the problem temporarily. Sometimes having the same host can cause all kinds of problems like delayed matchmaking and ‘A Player That Your Platform Denies’ Error. Hence, disbanding the party and creating a new one with a different leader might do the trick for you.

It goes without saying that this solution is suited for players who are playing with their friends. Nonetheless, if you’re the party leader, ask your friends to Leave the lobby, or you could also Kick them out from the Social Hub tab. Once they leave, ask one of your friends to send you an invite or join their party instead and check if the error continues to appear.

If one of your friends is hosting the lobby and you continue to face the ‘A Player That Your Platform Denies’ Error then ask them to disband the party. You can leave the party by yourself and send an invite to your friends from your end. After you have switched the party leader in Warzone 2.0, try lining up for a match and see if the error still continues to appear for you and your teammates. Although, as per our experience, most of the time, it does not appear again.

Disable Crossplay

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Turning Crossplay off in Warzone 2.0 [Image by eXputer]
Lastly, another easy fix to solve the ‘A Player That Your Platform Denies’ Error in COD Warzone 2.0 is to Disable Crossplay. By disabling crossplay, you will only join lobbies that consist of players from your own platform. So if you’re playing on PC, you will join a squad of PC players exclusively. Whereas if you’re on Playstation, then you would join PS players, and the same goes for the Xbox players. 

Hence, by disabling cross-play, the ‘A Player That Your Platform Denies’ Error will be thrown out of the park since you won’t be queuing up with players from different platforms. So if you’re playing with randoms, then disabling crossplay is an easy way to go about it to fix the platform bug in Warzone 2.0. With that said, here is a quick guide on how you can Disable Crossplay in Call of Duty Warzone 2.0.

  1. Run Call of Duty Warzone 2.0 on your preferred gaming system.
  2. Get into the main menu of the game and then head to Settings.
  3. In Settings, navigate to the ‘Account and Network‘ tab.
  4. You will now be able to see the Crossplay option, simply Turn it Off and save your changes.

With that done, you will now line up with players from the same platform and totally erase the ‘A Player That Your Platform Denies’ Error in Warzone 2.0.

Update Your Graphics Card Driver

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Checking for updates on an Nvidia graphics card (Image by eXputer)

One of the main reasons for minor bugs like this and many more are an outdated GPU driver. Updating one is as simple as it gets. Simply open the main software for whatever graphics card you are using. In our case, it is an Nvidia graphics card. 

Go to the drivers’ section and then check for updates. If there is a new update available we advise you to download it as soon as possible. This is also a great way to fix many other minor bugs that plague your games. Always keep your driver updated for the best possible gaming experience. 

Check For Updates

Exit out of the game and see if there are any updates available for you to download. Sometimes minor updates can be missed and these are mostly patches that fix a lot of particular small issues. We recommend that you turn the auto-update feature on so you never miss any of these necessary updates.

Wrap Up

With that, we reached the end of our detailed error guide, which mentioned the fixes and workarounds for the ‘A Player That Your Platform Denies’ Bug in Call of Duty WZ 2.0. We included some easy-to-perform fixes that will make matchmaking a lot easier for you in Warzone 2.0. Hopefully, Infinity Ward will address the issue soon and roll out a patch update to terminate the bug.

After the sheer success of Warzone, which was released in 2020, Infinity Ward has now launched Warzone 2.0 with Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2. The game features a new map called Al Mazrah. Along with that, the players in Warzone 2.0 get to create their own loadout consisting of the Best Assault Rifles, SMGs, Snipers, Shotguns, and LMGs. Combine some of the most effective Tips and Tricks in Warzone 2.0 with the best loadouts, and you’ll be winning games in no time!

We hope you enjoyed reading through our guide, which covered the Platform bug in COD Warzone 2.0. For more quality guides regarding Call of Duty Warzone 2.0, make sure to stick around at eXputer.

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Haider Khan


Battlefield Veteran, PC gaming geek with 2 years of content writing experience - covering Video Game Settings, and errors across all devices.

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