How to Fix Warzone Not Showing Friends List Online Bug

The Warzone friends list not showing online bug is a frustrating issue that continues to stop players from being able to play with friends. Here's how to fix the friends list not working bug in Warzone.
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When will they fix Warzone? Ever? | © Activision

We first reported that Warzone was not showing friends online back in February 2021, but now we find ourselves here once again, trying to solve the problem for what feels like the billionth time! Perhaps Raven Software should do something about it, since it keeps happening? Seriously, the Warzone Not Showing Friends List Online bug stops you from being able to play the game with friends – it's a pretty big problem! This is an issue that has persisted for far too long... let's cross our fingers and hope that we can help you fix it.

This particular issue is getting pretty widespread at this point, but there are still a few things that you can do to better the situation. Mind you, these are really things that Raven Software and Activision should be doing, but anyway... let's stop being salty. No one wants to play with Randoms, so here's how you can dive back in with your squad. Here's how to fix the Warzone not showing friends list online bug...

Fixing the Warzone Friends List Not Showing Online Problem

If you follow the oncoming instructions, then you will hopefully be able to fix the Warzone Friends List Not Showing Online bug. Regrettably, though, we cannot guarantee that these steps will work. Thus, if we are unable to help, we recommend contacting Activision's support people for further advice.

Go into Options

After booting up Warzone, you should navigate to the options menu in whichever version of the game you own.

Select account

Once in the options menu, you need to select account settings.

Change cross-play to disabled

You now need to untick / uncheck the Cross-Play option so that it is disabled. This should simply require you to click the little box next to the option. If not, it will be a drop-down menu.

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Here is how to deactivate crossplay. | © Activision

Reboot the game

Now you need to reboot the game. It needs to be a full reboot, so we suggest that you actually complete reboot your console or PC so that the game has been fully shut down and turned on again.

Re-enable cross-play

Make your way back into the options menu, and into account. Now you need to re-enable Cross-Play again using the same method as described above.

Reboot the game again

Again, the reboot needs to be thorough. Shut down the game, then shut down the console or PC. Not just to sleep, fully shut down. It's not hard, people.

Check if the game is working again

If not, this could be an issue on Activision's end (probably the servers). This does seem to be the most effective way to fix the Warzone not showing friends list online bug, but it isn't fool-proof. There are a couple of other options to try out, if this one doesn't seem to work out, though.

Other Options

Below is a selection of other ways you can possibly fix the Warzone Not Showing Friends List Online Bug. Try them out...

Check that everything is up to date

There could be a patch available to fix the problem! Make sure to check that everything is fully updated. You can do this easily on all platforms by selecting the game in your console's home menu, clicking options, and then selecting "check for updates". You should also make sure your system software is up-to-date, including Windows for PC players.

Turn it off and on again

Close the application all the way down, restart your console or PC, boot up the game again. If you followed the previous steps, then you will have already done this twice.

Send a random friend request

For some reason it sometimes works to send a friend request to a Random from recent players. We don't know why, but give it a go!

Clear the cache

You can clear the cache on consoles and PC alike, so try that out. This should clear the way for the game to run as it's supposed to.

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We seriously hope that Raven Software get themselves together and actually fixes the Warzone Not Showing Friends, or Friends List Not Working issue. Remember, there are always support services available. Check out Activision Support, reach out to them on Twitter, or maybe shoot them an email. You've got to get your daily dose of Call of Duty: Warzone, so you've got to put in the leg-work. Get on with it, bro!