Fix: Stuck on “Checking for Update” in COD Warzone 2

When starting Call Of Duty Warzone 2.0, it sometimes stuck on Checking for Update. This issue mainly occurs due to corrupted cache files that cannot be used by the game, which results in infinite loading of checking for updates. Cache files are created by the game or app to reduce the loading time. Hence when they get corrupted, the game or app cannot utilize them, which breaks the application.

Checking for Updates on Call Of Duty Warzone 2.0
Checking for Updates on Call Of Duty Warzone 2.0 Fix

1. Restart the game

The first solution is to restart the game because it reloads the game data from the RAM, which helps fix bugs, causing Call Of Duty Warzone 2.0 to get stuck on the Checking for the updates loading screen. If the issue persists, wait for at least 2 to 3 minutes, then try restarting your computer to fix this issue.

2. Clear the Cache

Cache files are the temporary files used by the game and application to increase the User Experience (UI). Cache files contain the data that users frequently access, which makes the loading process fast. Thus, the application doesn’t need to request data from the server. Hence, if the cache files are corrupted, it can result in this issue. Therefore, try clearing the cache files with the help of the following steps.

  1. To clear the cache, right-click the CODWII shortcut on the desktop and select Open file location. You can directly navigate to the  CODWII directory.
    Navigating to CODWII directory
    Navigating to the CODWII directory
  2. Then, navigate to the Retail folder, and go to the Main folder.
    Navigating to Main folder
    Navigating to the Main folder
  3. Here carefully select all the cache files except fileSysCheck.cfg.
  4. To select the files, hold Ctrl and click on each file one by one to select.
  5. Once done, press Delete to remove the files.
    Deleting Cache files
    Deleting Cache files
  6. Launch the game and check if the problem is fixed.

3. Verify the Game files or Reinstall the Game

If the issue persists, the last method is to verify the game files, which are corrupted, causing this issue. Verifying the game files replaces the corrupted files, which often helps fix bugs and glitches. If it does not work, reinstall the game, as it is possible that some files did not repair, causing this issue.


  1. To verify the game files, open Steam and go to Library.
  2. Right-click the CODWII and go to Properties.
    Navigating to CODWII Steam Properties
    Navigating to CODWII Steam Properties
  3. Select Local Files from the left and click Verify integrity of system files.
    Note: It will take some time to complete the verification process, depending on the internet speed.

    Verifying the integrity of Game Files
    Verifying the integrity of Game Files
  4. Once done, launch the game and see if the problem is fixed or not.

  1. Open, and select CODWII from the game version.
  2. Click the Gear icon next to the Play option.
    Opening CODWII Properties
    Opening CODWII Properties
  3. Click Scan and Repair, then click Begin Scan.
    Scanning and Repairing the game files of CODWII
    Scanning and Repairing the game files of CODWII
  4. Wait for the verification to be finished, then launch the game to see if the problem persists.

Stuck on Checking for Updates | COD Warzone 2.0- FAQs

How do I fix the checking for update in Call Of Duty Warzone 2.0

Usually, these types of issues can be fixed by restarting the game. However, if that does not work, clearing the cache files of a game and restarting the PC will surely work for you.


Muhammad Zubyan

Muhammad Zubyan is a certified Google IT Support Professional with over 7 years of extensive experience. He has worked on more than 1500 computers, gaining valuable insights that enable him to detect and troubleshoot any complicated root cause of Windows-related issues and errors. In addition to managing Appuals as a Senior Editor, he is currently developing his own Game Optimization program that caters to both gamers and casual users alike.