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.

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

The ‘A Player That Your Platform Denies’ Error in Warzone 2.0 usually occurs when starting a game, especially when playing with friends on different platforms. This error can disrupt gameplay and frustrate players. While it can’t be completely eliminated, we’ve identified effective workarounds and fixes for both scenarios: playing with friends and playing with strangers. Here are the solutions to resolve this error.

Ignore The Prompt

You can often ignore the prompt and proceed with matchmaking, especially when playing with random players. It’s the simplest and first thing to try. When the error notice appears, you have the option to choose ‘Yes’ or ‘No.’ However, neither option is helpful.

Instead, completely disregard the prompt, let the game continue queuing in the background, and once you reach the Warm-up lobby of Al Mazrah, press ‘No’ 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.

  • If you’re the leader, ask friends to leave the lobby or kick them from the Social Hub tab.
  • If someone else is hosting and the error persists, have them disband the party, then leave and invite friends.
  • After switching the party leader, attempt matchmaking to see if the error reoccurs (usually, it doesn’t).

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. 


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. 

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!

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

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Haider Khan

Haider Khan is our error guides writer who loves to tinker around with operating systems and game files to find practical solutions to video game issues. He then crafts easy-to-follow error fix guides based on his findings. He’s also a Battlefield veteran who likes to rack up some Ws in his spare time. Learn some more about his gaming journey on his Steam profile. Experience: 3+ Years || Education: Bachelor's in Journalism || Successfully Troubleshot Over 200 Games || Mainly Covers Error Fix & Game Settings 

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