Call of Duty: Warzone has had its ups and downs over the past year or so, but what it has done is still establish itself as one of the main pillars of the battle royale genre. Starting off as a separate free-to-play mode for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, some would argue that Warzone has surpassed the original series in popularity. In fact, many people have even left behemoths like Fortnite and PUBG in favor of Warzone.
While initially the game was still built around Modern Warfare, it has since become much more than that. Call of Duty: Warzone is now an ongoing permanent project. This means that even when new installments in the mainline franchise come out, Warzone won’t go anywhere. Activision has already injected many major updates into the game, including a Black Ops Cold War-themed map.
Despite all the positive reception though, Warzone is still riddled with flaws. These include inconsistent matchmaking, weird glitches, but most importantly, game-breaking errors. There are so many different Warzone errors that one could fill up a whole book with them. Ranging from the classics like the Dev Error all the way to this newly discovered Memory Error, these just straight up crash the game.
Furthermore, to make matters even worse, there doesn’t seem to be an official acknowledgment from Activision either. So, you’re left with an eternal wait for a patch that might fix it. However, we’ve found that while patches do fix older issues, they introduce a plethora of new ones too. This also discards the possibility of an eventual error-free Warzone. As a result, we’ve had to take matters into our own hands and find potential solutions to these issues.
Memory Error in Warzone is wreaking havoc for PC players
After the agonizingly bad dev errors, most of which still aren’t fixed, we have a new player that crashes Warzone immediately. Called ‘Memory Error: 0 – 1766’, the error appears on the start screen of the game before you even reach the menu. Of course, we’ve had different memory errors in the past that have been related to things like faulty HDD, corrupt data files, and more.
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Additionally, no one knows exactly what causes this error and different fixes work for different people. So, all that you’re left with is a bunch of potential fixes that may or may not resolve your Memory Error issue in Warzone. Just apply the following fixes and hopefully, you can strike gold with one of them.
1. Repair the game files on PC:
Memory Error implies that there is an issue within the memory. This can mean an issue with loading assets from your hard drive or not having enough RAM to run the game. However, from our experience, this issue mostly comes up when the game files have been corrupted and cannot be loaded. So, the solution would be to find these files and download them again. Thankfully, you don’t need to delete and reinstall the entire massive game of Warzone. Instead, you can just run a quick scan to check the integrity of the game files.
In order to check game file integrity on Battle.net launcher, follow these steps:
- Launch Battle.net and in the game library, select Call of Duty: Warzone.
- Go into game options and select the Scan and Repair option.
- Let the scan run for a while. If it detects any corrupted or missing game files, it’ll automatically download them and repair the game for you. Once the process is done, you can launch the game again.
2. Restore Licenses on PlayStation:
Memory Error is not limited to PC users and plagues all platforms equally. On PlayStation, it is not possible to simply scan and repair the game and you’d probably have to reinstall to effectively do that. However, before you go into the deep end and try to reinstall the game, you can try one more thing that might just do the trick.
Sometimes, game licenses can get bungled up due to various reasons like internet connectivity and account compatibility. However, Sony allows you to reclaim and restore those licenses to your game back on your PlayStation Network account. All you have to do is follow these steps:
- Head into the PlayStation 4 or PlayStation 5 console settings.
- Within settings, look for Account Management and select that.
- Once you’re in, you’ll see an option called ‘Restore Your Licenses’. Select that particular option.
- Your PlayStation will now begin the process of verifying your account and restoring your game licenses. Once it’s done, simply restart your PS4 or PS5 and launch the game again.
You can also try to redownload game add-ons for Warzone by looking for them in the PSN Store.
3. Reinstall Warzone add-on content on Xbox consoles:
Call of Duty: Warzone and Modern Warfare come with a bunch of additional content that’s separate from the initial install. Usually, this content gets installed automatically but separately. However, sometimes the installation process can mess up the add-on content and not properly install them. This can result in a lot of random errors that prevent you from playing the game.
Memory Error 0-1766 might be one of those very errors. So, what you can do to avoid it is install those add-ons manually. All you have to do is to head into the Xbox store and search for the individual add-on multiplayer packs and install them manually. You can find detailed instructions on how to find and install these add-ons right here.
4. Change some in-game settings for Warzone:
A lot of players have reported that the Memory Error 0-1766 in Call of Duty: Warzone is actually not a consequence of corrupted files or faulty HDD at all. Instead, it has to do with certain in-game settings that are causing the bug. So, what you can do to fix this issue is to launch the game and head into the settings. Once you’re in, change the resolution of the game to 1080P and turn off HDR. We’re not sure why doing this has worked for some players, but it does the job so we’re not complaining.
5. Reinstall the game:
If none of the solutions given above have fixed anything for you and you’re still being bombarded with the Memory Error 0-1766 every time you try to play the game, you might have run out of luck. You’ll probably have to delete the gigantic 100 GB+ install for Warzone and download it again. And if that doesn’t work either, the developer is your only outlet.
Now, all you can do is wait for an official update from Activision. Or, you could reach out to the official support channels and speed up the process by bumping this error’s priority up the ladder.
In any case, it is hard to recommend Call of Duty: Warzone when the massive install size and these frequent game-breaking errors can ruin the experience at any moment. Hopefully, though, Activision can sort out the whole situation and get Infinity Ward, Raven, and others to fix it because the game needs stability and accessibility to reach the popularity levels of games like Fortnite.
Call of Duty: Warzone is a free-to-play battle royale game that’s out on PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and Xbox Series S. You can download it for free right here!