How to fix Black Ops Cold War “Negative 345 Blazing Gator” error

Andrew Highton
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A regular error that pops up in Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War is the “Negative 345 Blazing Gator” message. It’s a common occurrence for some players, and we’ve got a couple of tricks that have helped to solve it before.

For all the high and lows that come with online multiplayer, a resounding downside has to be the issue of internet connection and matchmaking stability. Whether you’re dominating a game or having an off-day, the last thing anyone wants to see is a disconnection screen or some other error message.

CoD: Cold War has recently been dealing with the Bravo 433 Destructive Gator error code and the Negative 345 Blazing Gator is another problem that existed in the game since day one.

Here are some potential solutions to the error in Black Ops Cold War.

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Negative 345 Blazing Gator error code in CoD: Cold War

Unfortunately at this time, Activision has no official solution for the error. Despite repeated complaints from users affected by the issue, it still hasn’t officially been acknowledged and fixed.

However, with how long the error code has been an issue, players have explored multiple avenues to try and overcome this problem.

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The general consensus is that the problem is linked to Call of Duty and your own personal internet connection.

Here are some of the best methods to try out and hope it does the trick:

  • Make sure your copy of Black Ops Cold War has the latest update installed as sometimes you may have run out of room and it won’t have done it automatically
  • Reset your router – many players have reported the error code going away after doing this
  • Using a mobile hotspot seems to guarantee you won’t suffer the issue, but if your data isn’t stable and unlimited, then this may be a last-gasp solution

If none of these work then there isn’t much else to recommend until Treyarch and Activision are able to offer a complete solution. The error is another in a long list of problems with Cold War at present including a lack of Sniper Rifle flinch and a broken Naplalm Scorestreak.

Once an official fix is hopefully provided, we’ll be sure to update this page.

Image Credits: Activision / Treyarch

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