How to fix Warzone 2 lobbies not filling

How to fix Warzone 2 lobbies not filling
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Written by 

Tarran Stockton


18th Nov 2022 13:21

Many players are running into the Warzone 2 lobbies not filling issue, which means the game isn't finding enough players to fill a lobby, resulting in people not being able to play games. Call of Duty Warzone 2 is finally here, but it's not all shine, as there are a multitude of issues that are still plaguing the game after launch. One of the biggest issues is the Warzone 2 lobbies not filling error, so if you want to know how to fix this and get back to playing the game, we've got you covered. 

Warzone 2 Lobbies Not Filling: How To Fix

Warzone 2 Lobbies Not Filling
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The Warzone 2 lobbies not filling issues seem to be affecting a tonne of users, regardless of platform, meaning you may come across it on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC. Activision is likely working around the clock on fixes for the various issues in the game, including this one, but in the meantime, you'll want to know how you can fix it. 

There are a few ways you can solve the issue which we'll highlight below. 

Enable Crossplay

Ensure that crossplay has been enabled in the settings menu, under "Account & Network". This ensures more players from every platform will have the chance to play with you. 


Restart your game and when you come back on it may have sorted itself out. This works for every platform, and PC users can also try restarting Steam or 

Check Your NAT Type

Check that your NAT type isn't listed as 'Strict'. This will mean there are fewer players you can join up with, restricting you from most of the playerbase. 

Try Another Game Mode

Sometimes it may be the case that the current game mode you are trying isn't popular, so try something else to see if the issue persists. If it does carry on, one of the other fixes above should work. 

That's all for our coverage of how to fix the Warzone 2 lobbies not filling issue, and now you have an idea of how to get back to playing with full lobbies. 

Check out our explainer for how to buy back teammates in Warzone 2 so you can stay strong as a squad until the end of the game. 

Tarran is a Senior Guides Writer at GGRecon. He previously wrote reviews for his college newspaper before studying Media and Communication at university. His favourite genres include role-playing games, strategy games, and boomer shooters - along with anything indie. You can also find him in the pit at local hardcore shows.

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