Call of Duty Vanguard: Connection Failed Error Message - What it Means & How to Fix it

Many Call of Duty Vanguard players were surprised to find the "Connection Failed" error message today, an issue which is keeping thousands offline entirely.

So what does this Vanguard error code mean and how can players fix it?

Here's what we know about the Connection Failed Error Message, its history in Call of Duty Vanguard, and what it means for players.

"Connection Failed" Error Meaning

In Call of Duty Vanguard, the Connection Failed error message is an infamous problem that is far from new.

Call of Duty Vanguard Connection Failed Error Code
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The last time this issue swept the Vanguard playerbase was early December, where Vanguard version 1.008 experienced an error keeping those that preloaded the update offline entirely until its launch.

The error message is mostly isolated to PlayStation Vanguard players, most especially those on PS5.

This has all returned it seems for tonight's Call of Duty Vanguard mid-season Zombies update.

But with its history, surely there's a solution to the error by now, right?

How to Fix the Connection Failed error in Vanguard

Sledgehammer Games worked to find a solution to this error message in Call of Duty Vanguard in early December, but nothing was found to get players back online.

Instead, the Vanguard version 1.008 update eventually released, which cleared the problem itself.

With this, there's still no clear way to fix the "Connection Failed" error message in Call of Duty Vanguard. Instead, players that are experiencing this error on sign-in attempts will likely be unable to play the game until tonight's patch finally launches.

While we don't have the highest of hopes for a solution this time around, stay tuned and we'll update you with all the latest news from Sledgehammer Games who are likely already back on the case.

In the meantime, players that did preload the upcoming Call of Duty Vanguard update and are experiencing issues shouldn't delete their preload, as this proved to no avail in December, and instead could waste more time than it saves in the end.

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