How to switch servers on Warzone: Call of Duty: Warzone certainly represents one of the most popular Battle Royale titles on the market. On the other hand, Activision has managed to ride the golden moment of the genre as it should, combining it with a solid brand such as COD; all in a free-to-play title, that is, basic playable for free.
In short, there are several reasons why the game has been so successful. However, obviously a video game is a complex product and therefore the lack of some functionality can always be there. In the case of Activision’s title, one of the most discussed issues is that of how to switch servers on Warzone.
In fact, doing this isn’t exactly easy. In this context, I understand why you too are looking for information to investigate this issue. Well, don’t worry – you’ve come to just the right place, as I’m going to look into the whole thing. Having said that, there is nothing left for me to do, except wish you good reading and have fun!
Before answering your question about how to switch servers on WarzoneI think you might be interested in learning more about the general situation related to the server change in this title.
Well, you have to know that within the Activision game there is no specific option to quickly switch servers. Put simply, contrary to what happens in other games, where you can choose the matchmaking region directly from the settings (eg Fortnite), in Call of Duty: Warzone there is no such possibility.
This applies to both the PC and console worlds. In fact, generally, the Activision title seems to choose the server in which to insert the player based on the region of origin (ie the country of origin of his IP address). In simple terms, the game usually connects the player to the best server automatically. This means that when you do the matchmakingi.e. the search for a game, Activision’s title automatically finds the available room that provides you with the best possible gaming experience.
To be clear, in these cases the pingexpressed in ms. The latter indicates the time taken by the server to respond to your input. A low ping value therefore allows you to carry out all game actions without slowdowns or “jumps” (for example, you will see the bullet you fired go off almost instantly compared to when you pressed the button).
If, on the other hand, the ping is high, you may encounter the phenomenon known as lag. Put simply, the actions you take could happen late and in severe cases you may also encounter problems such as the teleport your character or theinability to find matches. In short, playing on the right server is important to be able to get a good experience.
In this context, you understand well, therefore, that the choice made by the developers, that is to have the title automatically choose which server to play on, proves to be wise. However, I understand that in some cases a user may want to switch servers: just think of titles like Fortnite, which have this feature to allow players to play with friends who are on the other side of the world and who, therefore, with the automatic choice of a geographically close server could never be in the same game room.
That said, it is possible to put gods into action “Tricks” to change servers even on Warzonewhich, however, are not very well regarded by the game’s developers and often lead to problems in terms of ping and general performance; not to mention the fact that they could also involve some penalty on your game account (as mentioned, the developers of the title do not like those who play against the mechanics they have foreseen).
So, if you want, in the next few lines I will give you some “ideas” relating to these tricks, but nothing more. It will then be up to you to eventually investigate the matter and try to put everything into practice. the I advise you not to do that for the reasons just mentioned and, of course, I don’t take responsibility about the repercussions that such procedures may have on your account.
How to switch servers on Warzone
After having illustrated the general situation, I would say that it is time to analyze the matter further and see what are the “tricks” that allow the switching of servers in Call of Duty: Warzone on PC and console. Proceed with due caution.
How to switch servers on Warzone PC
The platform where the most users want to switch servers on Call of Duty Warzone is probably the PC. In fact, the latter is generally an “open” world, which potentially allows you to manage multiple options.
However, the situation is complex. In fact, there is one Battle.net client functionalitywhich is the program you installed on your computer when you downloaded the game, which allows you to select the regionbut the latter it does not seem to affect the choice of servers.
To be clear, in the Battle.net login page (the one that appears at the first installation or when logging out of your account), you can press on thegear icon to choose which one region connect.
Also, once started Battle.net and possibly carried out on loginby pressing the button ALL THE GAMESpresent at the top left, by selecting the option Activision located in the sidebar, by pressing on the box of Call of Duty: Warzone and clicking the icon Regions (the globe), present at the bottom left, it is possible to select the game version region.
Here by default it is usually set Europe in the case of Italybut you can also select Americas And Asia. As explained in the Battle.net official guidelinesthese features they would generally be designed to allow you to connect to different servers than those in your region.
More precisely, Americas refers to Latin America, South America, Australia, New Zealand and North America. Asia instead it refers to Taiwan, Hong Kong, South Korea and Macao. Also remember that in general the option should be kept set Europe to play with someone located in the European Union, Russia, Africa, the Middle East and Eastern Europe.
In any case, as mentioned above, these features do not appear to have any effect on the choice of servers. In fact, simply trying to set, for example, Americas and pressing the button Playsthe title of Activision it seems to make the choice of the server automaticallysetting what allows the better connection.
To be clear, starting COD Warzonegoing to the Options and moving to the tab ACCOUNTexists, under the heading Neta setting called Geographic area. There is no possibility to modify it, but only to view it. Pressing onright arrow iconeven changing the aforementioned region, however, it is noted that thegeographic area is set automaticallybased on location of the user.
In short, the question is intricate, given that the choice of the server seems to happen automatically. Some users claim that they have actually managed to achieve their goal by using VPNs such as NordVPN (which I told you about in depth here) and Surfshark (of which I told you here instead), of Geo-Filter functionality proposed by certain modem routers (such as NETGEAR ones) or by making a request about the change of region of your accountbut you understand well that it is solutions strongly discouraged. The reason? I’ll explain it to you right away.
In addition, it should be borne in mind that, for example, pass by a VPN could also be useless on a technical levelas pinging that is too high may not allow matches to be found.
For the rest, I highly recommend stay away from purportedly designed programs for switching servers in Warzone. In fact, in this case the risk of running into malware and scams of various kinds is high.
How to switch servers on Warzone PS4
How do you say? You are used to play Call of Duty: Warzone from PlayStation 4 and would you like to know more about the issue from the point of view of the console world? I immediately analyze everything.
Well, as you can well imagine, the situation becomes even more intricate than what I explained in chapter dedicated to the computer. First of all, clearly also in this case there is no specific option for server switching.
Also, given the console world is generally more “closed” than the PC one, you understand that everything becomes more complex. Incidentally, the PlayStation Network account is involved, so I strongly advise against trying to implement operations that make use of third-party solutions.
You could configure the use of a VPN such as NordVPN (which I told you about here) or Surfshark (of which I told you here) in the router that gives the connection to the console and simulate being in another country but, I repeat, it is solutions that are not recommended and that lead to significant drops in game performanceas well as potential penalties to your account.
That said, I invite you to take a look at the page of my site dedicated to COD Warzone, as in the latter there are several other tutorials related to the Activision title. You never know: you might find something that’s right for you, taking inspiration for your gaming sessions.