Call of Duty Black Ops: Cold War Error Code Bravo 433 Explained

The launch of Season 3 for Call of Duty Black Ops: Cold War has been causing players some issues. Here's how to deal with one of them.

Call of Duty Black Ops: Cold War just launched its third season expansion since last November. This new season saw the classic map Verdansk nuked, the clocks turned back to the 1980s, and unfortunately, rampant issues for players across the servers. One issue, in particular, is Black Ops: Cold War error code Bravo 433.

Players have commonly seen error code Bravo 433 pop up in recent days. It's not the best error to see flash across your screen since it prevents you from being able to play the game in the first place.

Here's why that's happening with error code Bravo 433, and what you can do about it. 

What is Error Code Bravo 433?

Error code Bravo 433 is essentially telling you that you have a connection problem. It will be up to you to determine what the root of that problem is, though, since it could either be an issue on your end or with Activision's servers. 

Usually, this Black Ops: Cold War error code comes up when the Call of Duty servers are experiencing issues. But if you see this error come up on your screen, your best bet is to first close the game, reset your connection, and reboot the game. If the issue persists, then it's most likely a problem with the Call of Duty servers. 

If it is the servers and not your connection, then, unfortunately, you can only close the game and try again after waiting a few minutes. The hope here is that the next time you attempt to sign in, the servers won't be as backed up and overloaded, and you'll be able to connect. 

So just to recap: 

1. Close the game and reset your connection

2. Wait for your connection to come back and reboot your game

3. If the problem persists, try waiting until the servers aren't as crowded

The launch of Call of Duty Black Ops: Cold War Season 3 and the massive influx of players has already caused confusion among fans regarding Plunder, but the issues shouldn't persist for much longer. While you can't do much about Black Ops: Cold War error code Bravo 433, the good news is that it likely won't stick around for too long. 


David is a Freelance Video Game Journalist who never got over how GlaDOS lied to him about cake. He only eats pie now.

Published May. 26th 2021

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