One of the most common issues players encounter while playing Warzone on either Xbox Series X or PlayStation 5 is the game’s textures not loading in completely.
This can be frustrating and can hinder your ability to play Warzone properly. The textures are what make up the visuals of the game. If your textures are not loading properly, this can cause you to be missing large chunks of content from your screen that is not loading properly.
This guide will detail the different reasons you might encounter texture loading issues while playing Warzone. You should use the information provided for you here to ensure that you can accurately identify and troubleshoot these types of issues.
It is important that you deal with texture issues before attempting to play Warzone. As previously mentioned, Warzone is a highly competitive game, and texture loading issues could be detrimental to your gameplay and overall performance and win rate.
The methods in this guide will help you resolve these types of issues before your next game and should keep your texture problems from occurring again in the future.
Why Won’t Warzone Load On Xbox Series or PS5?
The next part of this guide will focus on the different reasons that your textures won’t load while playing Warzone on PS5 or Xbox Series X. As the list indicates, there are several different reasons that this might be occurring.
You should use this list of common causes to identify your issue and then use the paired troubleshooting method to attempt to resolve the issue. It is important that you deal with texture issues before attempting to play Warzone.
As previously mentioned, Warzone is a highly competitive game, and texture loading issues could be detrimental to your gameplay and overall performance and win rate.
1. On-Demand Texture Streaming Is On
Due to the incredibly large file size of the Warzone application, the game’s creators have given Xbox Series X and PS5 owners the option to stream the textures from the Warzone server instead of directly from their console.
In an effort to free up space on console hard drives, the Warzone textures can be streamed directly from the Warzone server instead of downloaded locally. This could wind up saving several dozen gigabytes of space on your console but can cause issues with pop-in and non-loading textures.
As with any streaming media, it requires a pristine and powerful internet connection to stream the textures accurately and efficiently. Even with a strong internet connection, the Warzone severs are not equipped for this type of texture streaming long-term.
Suppose you choose to use on-demand texture streaming. In that case, it is likely that you will experience frequent buffering issues as well texture quality issues, as the game struggles to pull the necessary data from the servers in real-time while you are playing.
You should follow the troubleshooting method listed below to help resolve this issue.
Fix: Disable On-Demand Texture Streaming
The method for disabling on-demand texture streaming is the same for both Xbox Series X and PS5. You will first need to start up the Warzone application and enter into the in-game options menu on the homepage after you log in.
From the Options menu, you will need to enter into the General menu. In the General menu, you will find the Details & Textures tab. Enter into the Details & Textures tab and there you will find the options to disable all on-demand texture features.
Keep in mind that doing this will force you to download all of the texture files directly to your console before you will be able to play Warzone properly. This could take up to 100 gigabytes of space on your console.
You should ensure that you have the proper storage space available on your console before disabling the on-demand texture features.
2. Bug With Warzone
Bugs and glitches are another common cause of texture loading issues on PS5 and Xbox Series X. These types of errors are typically caused by some type of internal run-time issue that the software has encountered. All software applications are subject to the occasional bug or glitch that causes errors with functionality.
Bugs and glitches are especially prevalent with games and can cause your gameplay experience to be negatively impacted.
When you encounter bugs and glitches, they quite often resolve themselves. Because of the random nature and ambiguity of the causes of these types of errors, it can be hard to pinpoint the exact cause of your issues.
That being said, persistent issues that are attributed to bugs or glitches can be solved using the troubleshooting methods listed below. All of the methods in this list have been proven to resolve texture loading issues with Warzone on PS5 and Xbox Series X.
Fix One: Restart Warzone
The first thing you should do when trying to resolve bugs and glitches is simply restart the Warzone application on your console. Most common issues can be solved by simply restarting the game.
While the Warzone application is running it can sometimes encounter run-time errors or bugs and glitches that can temporarily cause errors in functionality, including texture loading issues.
When this happens, a restart can help encourage the resolution of these errors and restart the Warzone application running fresh. This is a good solution for many problems people encounter while playing Warzone, including the textures not loading in properly.
Upon restarting the Warzone application, the textures should automatically begin the process of loading in correctly.
To restart the Warzone application on both Xbox Series X and PS5, you simply close the Warzone application completely on your console. After you open it back up, any erroneous functions you were experiencing will end.
Fix Two: Log Out Then Log In
Logging in and out of the Warzone application can help encourage the application to resolve any account issues you are facing that could keep you from using some of the methods in this list.
Like any application, the Warzone application can get hung up due to bugs and glitches. These could cause your Warzone application to not work correctly, including causing issues with textures.
Logging in and out of your account will refresh your Warzone application and encourage the resolution of any errors that your application could be experiencing. This can also help your textures reload if some type of account error was causing your issue.
Fix Three: Clear Cache
You should attempt to clear your console’s cache if you are experiencing frequent texture issues when trying to play Warzone on Xbox Series X or PS5. The method that you use to do this will depend on which console you are currently playing Warzone on.
For PlayStation 5 owners, you will first need to boot up your console in Safe Mode. To boot your PS5 in safe mode, you should first turn your console off completely. Once you have turned off your PS5 completely, press and hold the power button until you hear a second beep.
The second beep will be audible after around seven seconds of holding down the power button. Once you have heard the second beep, connect a controller to your console using the provided USB cable that you use to charge the controller.
Your PlayStation 5 will automatically begin the Safe Mode boot process after the second beep has been audibly heard. Once booted in safe mode, you will find that you have access to a menu of options to choose from.
The option that you should choose from this menu is the Clear Cache And Rebuild Database option. Once you enter into this submenu, you will find the option to Clear System Software Cache. Choose this option and the process will automatically begin.
After clearing your systems cache, any corrupted or damaged temporary system files that could have been causing your texture issues will have been resolved.
For Xbox Series S and Xbox Series X users, the method to clear your console’s cache is fairly similar. You will first need to navigate to the settings menu of your console from the homepage. Once you are in the settings menu, you will need to enter into the System menu.
In the System menu, the Console Info submenu will be available to you. Enter the Console Info submenu and choose the Reset Console option. In the Reset Console menu, you will finally find the option to Reset and Keep My Games & Apps.
Once you choose this option, your Xbox will automatically begin clearing the system cache while not affecting the games you currently have installed on your console. After the cache has been cleared, any files that could have potentially been causing your issue will have been removed.
Fix Four: Contact Sony Or Xbox
If you are experiencing persistent issues with your Warzone application, you should consider contacting your console manufacturer for more information regarding your texture issues.
You should only consider this once you have attempted all of the troubleshooting methods listed here, as your console’s support team will likely suggest many of the methods on this list.
You can contact your console manufacturer on their website or by phone. There you will find detailed instructions on how to report your issue. First, you will need to provide a detailed account of your problem, which will be investigated by someone at Sony or Xbox Technical Support.
They will walk you through any troubleshooting methods that you might have missed and offer detailed suggestions on how to successfully solve your issue.
This method requires some patience, as dealing with customer service on the phone or web can be frustrating. Rest assured that Sony and Xbox will do all they can to get your application functioning properly.
3. Warzone Out Of Date
The most common cause of Warzone texture issues is out-of-date software. Like any software-based application, Warzone depends on regularly scheduled updates to maintain optimal performance. Without these updates, your Warzone software will likely encounter more frequent errors, including the textures not loading in properly.
Updates that are released for your Warzone software will generally include many bug fixes and patches that will serve to remove these errors. Because of this, it is important that you always stay up to date with your software updates.
You will need to manually download and install any updates that are available for your game. The suggested troubleshooting method below will outline the process to correctly do this.
Fix: Update Warzone
Many issues with the Warzone application are caused by outdated application software. When software falls behind on updates, you will likely begin to experience issues more frequently, including your textures not loading properly.
You should always update your application as soon as Warzone notifies you that one is available. Doing so will ensure that you are always caught up on bug fixes and game optimizations.
You should consider checking for an update when you are having issues with the Warzone application. You will need to manually download and install the update for it to take effect.
To check your Warzone application for updates you should navigate to the console settings menu. There, you will be able to check your version of the game in the games submenu. In this menu, you should find the option to Check For Updates.
Once you have selected “Check For Update” the Warzone application will automatically search for any potential updates available for your console.
4. Issues With Reserved Space
Warzone carves out several gigabytes of reserved space on consoles when it is first installed. This allows Warzone to have the proper space reserved for software files to be added when necessary and provide room for future updates.
For many, the reserved space taken up by Warzone is not a welcome feature. It uses up valuable storage space on consoles that do not likely have the extra space to accommodate these reservations.
The reserved space used for Warzone is one of the most common causes of texture issues for both PS5 and Xbox Series X owners. You should follow the troubleshooting method below to help resolve your reserved space issues with Warzone.
Fix: Delete Warzone Reserved Space
The method to delete the reserved space associated with Warzone on Xbox and PS5 is the same. You will need to power on your console and then navigate to your Games And Apps menu.
In the Games And Apps menu on your PS5 or Xbox Series X, you will find the option to manage or view the data associated with your Warzone installation. This information can be found in the Manage Games menu.
From the Manage Games menu, you will need to enter into the Saved Data submenu, where you will find the Reserved Space tab. Enter into the Reserved Space menu and there you will find the option to Clear Reserved Space.
After you have selected Clear Reserved Space, your console will automatically begin the process of deleting the reserved space associated with the Warzone application. This has been proven to considerably improve performance and remedy textures loading issues you could have been experiencing.
Keep in mind that without this reserved space, your Warzone application could potentially encounter some types of errors when adding update files to your console. For this reason, keeping at least some free space on your console for future updates is a good idea.
This guide has provided you with all the information you need to accurately identify and resolve your texture issues while playing Warzone on Xbox Series X or PS5.
Although Warzone has been optimized to work with the new generation of consoles, there are still frequent bugs and errors that you can expect to encounter while playing Warzone.
The most common of these issues is texture loading issues. While experiencing texture loading issues in Warzone, you will likely be missing chunks of visible game content that could negatively impact your gaming experience.
Because of the highly competitive nature of Warzone, it is important that you remedy your texture loading issues before attempting to start a match. This will keep your texture loading issues from negatively impacting your overall win rate.
Using the information provided for you in this guide, you can ensure that all texture loading issues are resolved before starting your next Warzone match.