Call of Duty (COD) Warzone – Slow download speed on Battle.net – How to fix

COD Warzone slow download speed – Slow download speeds can be really frustrating. Experiencing it while downloading or updating COD Warzone on the Battle.net application? Here is how to fix it.

Call of Duty (COD) Warzone – Slow download speed on Battle.net – How to fix

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Call of Duty Warzone has been out for a while now. And it is easily one the best Battle Royale games in the market. The game is extremely engaging and every player can pick up pace irrespective of their playstyle. This is the reason why Warzone surpassed the popularity of many popular BR titles. This game is now loved by Pros, casuals and as well as big streamers.

But we cannot deny the fact that despite being a really good game, Warzone has its fair share of problems. Players have experienced innumerable amount of bugs, glitches, errors and performance issues since the launch. The game was constantly crashing and players had to spend more time fixing the game rather than playing it. That is when we came out with a Performance Guide for Call of Duty Warzone. Click here to check it out.

Thankfully most of the issues are gone now and the game runs quite well. But there are still some problems that have not been addressed by Infinity Ward. One of them is extremely slow download speeds while downloading or updating Call of Duty Warzone. This is actually a huge problem because just like COD MW, Warzone is a huge game as well. It often gets updates that range from 30GB-60GB in size. Imagine downloading a 60 GB patch with your download speed stuck at 1-1.5 mb/s.

How to fix slow download speed

The funny thing you will see hundreds of fixes for this bug or issue on the internet. But trust me, none of them work. By trying those fixes you will be just wasting your time and nothing else. So how to fix this problem?

Well, I am afraid that there is no “free fix” for this issue. And I am telling this because I was struggling from the exact same issue. I have a 250 mb/s Fiber connection where I get a download speed of 25-30 mb/s almost everywhere. But on the Battle.net app I was getting only 1-1.5 MB/s. And it is very frustrating as you have to sit for hours before you can even launch the game.

That is when I decided to try out a VPN. I already had a year long subscription to a VPN called Private Internet Access. So all I did was:

  • Installed Private Internet Access
  • Set VPN Server to US New York City
  • Restarted the Battle.net application
  • Restarted the download

My download speed went from 1-1.5 MB/s to 10-12 MB/s. Yes I know that it is not 30 MB/s but it is way better than waiting countless hours for a single update to download.

This issue is not only exclusive to the Battle.net app, but it is a problem on the Origin launcher as well. Without turning on VPN, I get horrible download speeds while updating or downloading Apex Legends.

The slow download speed is not an issue from the side of your connection. It is a server related issue which can only be fixed by the developers. I have tried downloading other games from Battle.net as well and every time I got my full download speed.

You can use any good VPN for this actually. You have to just make sure that the VPN you are choosing doesn’t have data limits.


If you have a fix that doesn’t require you to use any VPN or any third-party application then do let me know in the comment section below. Also, if you are facing problems that are not mentioned on this article then also you can comment below. I will try to come out with a fix. Good luck!


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