How to Fix “Error Code: Vivacious” on Call of Duty Vanguard?

Many COD gamers reported encountering the error code Vivacious when playing the Call of Duty Vanguard game. The error occurred on new installations of the game as well as on the systems where the game was working fine previously. In some cases, the Vanguard game showed the error at hand after a game or OS update. The error is reported on all the supported platforms of the Vanguard game like consoles, systems, etc. Usually, the following type of Download Failed message is shown:

Error Code Vivacious

The following can be categorized as the main factors due to which a user may encounter the error code Vivacious on COD Vanguard:

  • ISP Restrictions: If the ISP is restricting the game’s communication with its server in a way that is not letting the game parse the data from the server, then that may lead to Vanguard’s vivacious error code.
  • Corrupt Game Settings: If the folders holding the essential game settings or configurations on a Windows system are corrupt, then that may not let the game load its essential components and cause the error at hand.
  • Corrupt Game Installation: A user may encounter error code Vivacious on Call of Duty Vanguard if the game’s installation is corrupt as the game fails to execute the modules essential for its operation.
  • Corrupt System Files: The corrupt system files may result in the error under discussion as the game fails to access the system resources vital for the game’s execution.

Relaunch the Vanguard Game

A temporary game glitch may cause the error code Vivacious on the Vanguard game as the game could not access the essential system resources or game components. Here, a user may fix the error code vivacious by relaunching the game after force closing it. For elucidation, we will discuss the process for the Windows version of the Vanguard game.

  1. Exit the Vanguard game and close its launcher.
  2. Then, right-click on Windows and open Task Manager.
    Open the Task Manager of the System Through the Quick Access Menu
  3. Now end all the processes related to the Vanguard game and its launcher.
    End Tasks of Call of Duty Vanguard in the System’s Task Manager
  4. Afterward, launch the Vanguard game and check if it is operating fine.
  5. If that fails, check if launching Vanguard through COD Cold War or Warzone and logging in clears the Vanguard error.

Restart the Device/System and Networking Equipment

A temporary communication glitch between the COD game and its servers may not let a user play the Vanguard game, leading to the vivacious error code as the game fails to communicate with its servers. In this context, restarting the device/system and networking equipment may clear the Vanguard error.

  1. Power off the device or system and networking equipment (like a Wi-Fi extender, router, etc.).
  2. Now unplug the power cables of the devices from their power sources and wait for 5 minutes.
    Unplug the Router from the Power Source
  3. Then power on the router after plugging back its power cable and once the router is properly powered on, power on the device or system after plugging back their power cables.
  4. Now launch the Vanguard game and check if it is clear of the Vivacious error.

Try a VPN or Another Network

If the network in use is hindering the traffic between the COD game and its servers, then that may make the game’s data packets non-parse-able on the client or server-side, resulting in the Vivacious error code by Vanguard. In this scenario, a user may fix Vanguard Vivacious by trying a VPN or using another network.

  1. Firstly, exit the Vanguard game and close its launcher. In the case of a Windows PC, end all the game-related processes in the system’s Task Manager.
  2. Then download and install a VPN app on the device or system (if not present).
  3. Now launch the VPN app and connect it to a location like the USA.
  4. Then open the game and check if it is operating fine. If the game asks to update, let the game update and then check if the game keeps on working even after disconnecting from the VPN.
  5. If the issue persists, disconnect the VPN and then disconnect the device or system from the current network.
  6. Now connect the system or device to another network (like a phone’s hotspot) and then relaunch the game to check if it is clear of the error Vivacious.
    Enable Hotspot of Your Phone

Scan and Repair the Vanguard’s Installation

If the game’s installation is corrupt, then that may result in the error message on Vanguard as the game may fail to load its essential modules in the system/device memory. In this scenario, scanning and repairing the Vanguard’s installation may solve the problem.

  1. Open the game launcher and select Call of Duty Vanguard.
  2. Now open the game’s Options and select Scan and Repair.
    Scan and Repair Call of Duty Vanguard
  3. Then click on Begin Scan and wait till the process completes. It may take some time to complete. 
  4. Once done, launch the Battle.net client and open Vanguard to check if it is working fine.

Perform an SFC Scan of a Windows PC

If any of the essential system files of a Windows PC are corrupt, then that may result in the issue as the game may fail to access essential system resources. In this case, performing an SFC scan of the Windows PC may clear the system files’ corruption and thus clear the error.

  1. Exit the Vanguard game and close the game’s launcher.
  2. Now perform an SFC scan of the system and wait till the process completes. Keep in mind this scan may take some time to complete, so, trying it overnight would be a good idea.
    Perform an SFC Scan
  3. Once the scan completes, restart the system, and upon restart, launch Vanguard to check if it is clear of the Vivacious error.

Delete Saved Game Data of Vanguard on a Play Station

If the saved game data of Vanguard on a Play Station is corrupt, then that may cause the error message at hand as the game may fail to load/access contents from the saved data. Here, deleting the saved game data of the Vanguard game may clear the Vivacious error. Before moving on, make sure to back up the game’s saved data (online or on another drive).

  1. Launch the Play Station Settings and open Saved Data.
    Open Saved Data in the System Storage of PS4
  2. Now select Vanguard and open Options.
  3. Now select Delete and once done, launch the Vanguard game to check if its Vivacious error is cleared.

Delete the Game Folders on A Windows System

If the essential game folders of COD Vanguard themselves are corrupt, then that may cause the issue as these corrupt folders may hold the essential game settings/configurations. Due to this corruption, the game may fail to properly apply the user-required configurations/settings. In this context, deleting these game folders may clear the error as these will be recreated on the game’s next launch with the game’s default configurations/settings.

  1. Firstly, close the Vanguard game and exit the Battle.net client.
  2. Then right-click on Windows and select Run.
    Open the Run Command Box from the Quick Access Menu
  3. Now navigate to the Documents directory and delete the Vanguard folder.
    Open Documents Folder Through the Run Command Box
  4. Then steer to the game installation directory (Call of Duty Vanguard) and open the Main folder (Call of Duty Vanguard\Main).
  5. Now delete all the files present in the Main folder and hit the back button.
  6. Then navigate to the Data>> Data folder (Call of Duty Vanguard\Data\Data) and delete the SHMEM file.
  7. Now launch the Battle.net app and open the Vanguard game.
  8. If the game asks to repair the installation, let it repair the Vanguard’s installation, and afterward, check if it is clear of the error code Vivacious.

Reinstall the Vanguard Game

If the Vanguard’s installation is corrupt to a level that scanning and repairing the game did not fix the problem, then the data and time-consuming task of reinstalling the Vanguard game is probably the only way out. For elucidation, we will discuss the process for the Windows version of the Vanguard game. Before proceeding, check if moving the game’s installation to another drive clears the error.

  1. Firstly, backup the Vanguard game data like snapshots, etc.
  2. Now, launch the Battle.net client and select Vanguard.
  3. Then expand its Options and select Uninstall.
    Uninstall Call of Duty Vanguard
  4. Now confirm to uninstall Vanguard and wait till the Vanguard game is uninstalled.
  5. Then restart the system and upon restart, right-click Windows.
  6. Now select Run and head to Documents.
  7. Then delete the Vanguard folder and head to the game’s installation directory.
  8. Now delete the game’s installation directory and then reinstall Vanguard.
  9. Upon reinstall, launch the Vanguard game and hopefully, it will be clear of the error code Vivacious.
  10. If not, uninstall Vanguard and Battle.net client.
    Uninstall Battle.net App
  11. Now delete the folders related to Vanguard and Battle.net client.
  12. Then restart the system and upon restart, install the Battle.net app.
  13. Now install Vanguard and check if it is working fine.

If that fails, check if resetting the device or system to its factory defaults or reinstalling its OS resolves the problem. If that did not work, then contacting Vanguard support will be the last resort.  

Kevin Arrows
Kevin is a dynamic and self-motivated information technology professional, with a Thorough knowledge of all facets pertaining to network infrastructure design, implementation and administration. Superior record of delivering simultaneous large-scale mission critical projects on time and under budget.
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