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.

Call of Duty Warzone 2.0 is finally out, and people are already facing connection and performance issues. One of the most prevalent errors we’ve encountered is the “Player that your platform denies.” Therefore, to serve the gaming community, we have curated this error fix guide which will help you Fix this error.

Key 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.

What’s “A Player That Your Platform Denies” Error in Warzone 2?

‘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 and 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.

How To Disable Crossplay On Xbox?

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Blocking crossplay on Xbox (Image by eXputer)

Those who game on Xbox might be confused to see that the option to turn crossplay off isn’t present in the settings. That is because Call of Duty Warzone 2.0 does not provide that option for Xbox players in the game. Thankfully you can still disable it, and the way to do it is fairly easy.

Moreover, to disable crossplay on Xbox, you will need to go into the console’s own settings. It is a fairly easy-to-do method, and below is how you can do it as conveniently as possible. 

  1. Start by opening your console menu.
  2. Now, proceed by opening Settings
  3. In Settings, navigate to the “Privacy & Online Safety” section. 
  4. Here proceed through the “Xbox Privacy” section.
  5. Now select the option to “View details and customize.” 
  6. Finally, you will reach the “Account Communication & multiplayer” section that you see in the image above.

Once here, you are practically done. As you can see in the screenshot that we have provided, select the “you can join cross-network play” option and simply set it to block. After you do that, you are done, and now crossplay in Call of Duty Warzone 2.0 is disabled

One thing you should keep in mind before you block crossplay on Xbox is that this applies to all your games. So, if you want to play with your friends who are on another platform, you will need to return here and allow crossplay again. 

Disabling Crossplay On PC

We have some bad news for those who play on PC. Sadly this method will not work for you as there is no way to turn crossplay off on PC as of now. We can only hope that Activision and Infinity Ward bring that option in sooner rather than later.

It is a shame since most players who are facing the error are from PC. Currently, all you can do to fix the issue for you is to try out all the other fixes that we have listed here in our guide. 

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 driver’s 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. 

Turn Off Xbox Party Chat and Use The Game’s Party Chat (for Xbox Users) 

The Particular Game Party Chat you’re in could be causing the issue for Xbox users. Following are the steps which will teach you how to fix that. 

  • 1. Go to Parties and Chats 
  • 2. Click on the current party, then click Leave 
  • 3. Then back to the game 
  • 4. Press the Three Lines Button and select the 
  • 5. Microphone Icon 
  • 6. And Join the Game’s Party Chat 

Clear The Game Data 

You can also try cleaning game data which mostly includes a cache that builds up over time and becomes corrupted. Here’s how to do it:

  • 1. Go to the Xbox Game Menu and Select the Game 
  • 2. Then Press the Three Line Button 
  • 3. Click on “Manage Game and Add Ons” 
  • 4. Click on Saved Data 
  • 5. Select your Profile and click on “Delete From Console” 

Don’t worry your game’s data is not erased. The data will load again once you start the game. 

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.

If after all of these solutions, the bug is still apparent then uninstalling and reinstalling the game will help terminate the bug once and for all.

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.

Update: Added Methods on disabling Cross Platform across all devices. 

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Haider Khan

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

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