Black Ops Cold War was one of the most anticipated games of the year with a lot of rumors about the title, release date, and just about everything. Data miners kept discovering bits and pieces about the game in Warzone’s code, but nothing substantial. However, now that we finally have the game, it seems the developers could have waited longer and released a more functioning and bug-free game. There is a range of errors and bugs in the game with the recent surfacing Black Ops Cold War ‘Lost connection to host’ error.
While most errors with the game is PC released, this particular error is seen on all platform – PC, Xbox One, PS4, PS5, and Xbox Series X|S. Fortunately, there are some working solutions that you can try to resolve the error. Stick around the post and the ‘Lost connection to host’ error will be a thing of the past.
Fix Black Ops Cold War ‘Lost connection to host’ Error
Two of the most common reasons why the error seems to emerge is when you have not linked your Activation account to the Battle.Net account for PC players and the PS4 or PS5 account. The second reason you could be seeing the error when the game does not have admin privilege.
Therefore, to resolve the Black Ops Cold War ‘Lost connection to host’ error, you must first link the appropriate accounts and then provide the launcher and the game admin permissions. Here are the steps to perform the process.
Link Activation and Battle.Net | Provide Amin Access (PC Users)
- Log into Activision.com and go to Activision Profile.
- From Account Linking, link the Battle.Net account.
- Close the game and the launcher.
- Right-click Battle.net and select Run as administrator.
- Launch Black Ops Cold War.
Link Activation to PS4 or PS5
- Log-in to the Call of Duty account by following the link.
- Hover over the profile and select Linked Accounts.
- Link your relevant profile following the on-screen instructions.
- Restart the game by closing and opening again.
- Attempt to play.
This is not the only error with the game that occurs when you have not linked the accounts. So, ensure that you have completed the process successfully to play the game seamlessly. If you have followed the above process and the error still occurs, the problem could be your internet connection. In that case, the first thing you must do is verify your internet connection. Here is a list of recommendations we suggest when playing Call of Duty or other online games.
- If you have the option play the game using a wired connection.
- Restart the system or the console and attempt to load the game again.
- Reset the router/modem.
- If you are already playing on a wired connection, try playing on Wi-Fi or a mobile hotspot.
- Resetting the Windows Network has also proven to resolve the error for other games. To do it, press Windows + S and type Network Reset. Follow the option from the search and click on Reset now.
- Terminate bandwidth-intensive tasks while playing the game.
- Try playing the game over a VPN connection.
If the above solutions have not worked to resolve the Black Ops Cold War ‘Lost connection to host’ error, the problem might lie elsewhere and not with the host. If the error is caused due to a problem with the server, nothing you do will help the situation. As such, step away from the game for a few hours and retry later.
That’s all we have in this guide, hope your error with Black Ops Cold War is resolved. If you have more working solutions, let us know in the comments.