Call of Duty: Modern Warfare - How to fix Savannah error code?

Published: 13:38, 30 November 2019
Updated: 17:03, 13 February 2020
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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare

Savannah error code can be a pretty annoying sight in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare but fortunately, there's an easy fix that should allow you to play the game as intended.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is a great game and probably one of the best in the series in the last couple of years but this doesn't mean it's completely flawless. No game is to be fair and this is especially true for big online multiplayer games.

One of the most common problems you may have encountered in Modern Warfare is a simple error code message that says "SAVANNAH". This usually happens once players try to connect to a friend's online session. The full error code often reads: "Unable to join game session, the host cannot be joined or gameplay is paused. Status: SAVANNAH".

Luckily, the fix for this issue is very simple. There are a couple of things you need to do and you can start with checking your game version. Make sure that you are running the latest version of Modern Warfare and that all updates have been downloaded and installed.

If you don't have the latest update installed, the game won't allow you to join your friends' party or enter lobbies which will result in the SAVANNAH error code.

If this doesn't work for you, we have another fix that might be helpful. According to a Reddit user named , you should try deleting the files in the screenshot below. Go to the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare install folder and enter "main" folder. There you should find the files from the screenshot. Simply delete them and go to the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare options in and scan and repair the game.

Reddit screenshot showing modern warfare files Files that you need to delete in the main folder

If you’re on Xbox try uninstalling the reserved data and then when you load back into the game it should update again, which will hopefully fix the issue. PlayStation 4 users need to find the game's icon and select Check for Updates in the options.

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