Call of Duty Warzone 2.0: How to Fix Goldflake Disconnection Error in Modern Warfare 2

Here's how to fix the dreaded Goldflake disconnection error in Modern Warfare 2 and Warzone 2.0.

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Getting kicked from a match or not being able to boot up and play your favorite game can be a huge bummer. Even if getting disconnected is just par for the course with online games these days, that doesn’t mean it’s fun when it happens. Indeed, these things have been a continuous thorn in the side of many a Call of Duty player. Here’s how to fix the Goldflake disconnection error in Warzone 2.0 and Modern Warfare 2.

MW2: How to Fix the Goldflake Disconnection Error in Warzone 2.0

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The Warzone 2.0 Goldflake disconnection error can happen when playing both the battle royale component of Modern Warfare 2 and the traditional multiplayer portions of the game. It’s a pesky one that seems to have little rhyme or reason. What’s more, it can happen on any platform.

To get past the Goldflake disconnection error in Warzone 2.0, try the following:

  • Restart MW2.
  • Reset your device (PC, PlayStation, Xbox).
  • Hard restart your device by turning it off and unplugging it.
  • Reset your router.
  • Check your internet connection.
  • Use a wired connection instead of Wi-Fi.
  • Disable your VPN.
  • Check your firewall and anti-virus settings.

What Causes the Warzone 2.0 Goldflake Disconnection Error?

The MW2 Goldflake disconnection error typically comes down to a few things. Either the servers are overloaded, there’s some conflict with your platform, or your internet connection was comprimised. Some users on Reddit have found this can also happen if your system went into sleep mode when you left the game running.

How to Tweak Sleep Mode/Standby Settings

Both the PS5 and Xbox Series X have specific sleep mode/standby factory settings set by default. I’ve changed my PS5 settings since launch since units were reported to brick because of the sleep mode functionality. But it’s possible yours haven’t been changed. It’s also possible you’ve set these up yourself and simply forgot about them.

Regardless, going into sleep mode effectively cuts you off from the game’s servers, severing the connection and proccing the error message. That’s why a simple restart of the game or your system often does the trick. To keep this from happening in the future, be sure to tweak your power-saving options on your platform.

  • Both PlayStation and Xbox players can go into their system settings and look for Power Options. You can then select how energy saving works on your platform. You can also change the periods of inactivity that trigger sleep mode.
  • Often, this doesn’t happen on PC since most must be put into sleep mode manually.

Related: Modern Warfare 2 Error 14515 Fix

How to Tell If the MW2 Servers are Overloaded

If the servers are experiencing high loads, there’s really not much you can do. Unfortunately, you’ll likely have to wait things out or try to play at another time. You can easily check the status of the Warzone 2.0 servers by checking the general CoD Down Detector page.

If you see massive spikes in error reports, then it’s likely a server issue. It’s not your console or platform (i.e. it’s not because your system went to sleep with the game up).

You can also check the official Call of Duty X (Twitter) account, as well as the Modern Warfare 2/Warzone 2.0 online services page. The latter allows you to get a more granular look at the game’s server status on a platform-by-platform level.

Indeed, it’s always good to play on a wired connection instead of Wi-Fi. And for PC players, it’s always good to make sure there aren’t any conflicts with your other programs, your firewall, or any antivirus programs. It won’t matter if the servers are overloaded, but you can eliminate an issue on your end.

That’s how to fix the Warzone 2.0 Goldflake disconnection error in Modern Warfare 2. For more tips and tricks on the Call of Duty franchise, including MW2, stay tuned. In the meantime, here’s what we know about MW3.

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Jonathan Moore

Jonathan Moore is the Editor-in-Chief of GameSkinny and has been writing about games since 2010. With over 1,200 published articles, he's written about almost every genre, from city builders and ARPGs to third-person shooters and sports titles. While patiently awaiting anything Dino Crisis, he consumes all things Star Wars. He has a BFA in Creative Writing from Georgia Southern University and an MFA in Creative Writing from Full Sail University, the latter focused on games writing and narrative design. He's previously been a newspaper copy editor, ad writer, and book editor. In his spare time, he enjoys playing music, watching football, and walking his three dogs. He lives on Earth and believes in aliens, thanks to Fox Mulder.