Black Ops Cold War has been out for quite some time now, and there’re still many gamers reporting the Yorker 43 Good Wolf Error. If you’re also seeing this error, don’t worry. We’ve gathered all the fixes that worked for our users. Try them and get back to your game right away.

Before troubleshooting your local setup, you should make sure all game servers are up and running.

Try these fixes

You might not need to try all the fixes. Simply work your way down until you find the one that gives you luck.

  1. Restart your network
  2. Scan and repair your game files
  3. Update your network driver
  4. Install all Windows updates
  5. Link your Blizzard and Activision account
  6. Use a VPN

Fix 1: Restart your network

According to the reports, the Yorker 43 Good Wolf error is network-related. Though you can check if the BOCW servers are down, usually it’s a local network issue. So before trying any more complicated, a simple restart of the router and modem might just fix the error.

  1. At the back of your modem and router, unplug the power cords.
    Modem
    Router
  2. Wait at least 30 seconds, then plug the cords back in. Make sure the indicators are back to their normal state.
  3. Open your browser and check the connection.
Rebooting might only be a temporary solution. If you’re using an old router, consider upgrading to a better gaming Wi-Fi.

Once you’re reconnected, restart Black Ops Cold War and test the connection.

If rebooting your network doesn’t help, take a look at the next fix.

Fix 2: Scan and repair your game files

It’s also possible that the connection failure results from corrupted or missing game files. You can run a scan and repair to check if that’s the case:

  1. Open your Blizzard Battle.net client. In the left pane, select Call of Duty: BOCW.
  2. Click Options and select Scan and Repair from the drop-down menu. Wait until the checking finishes.

Now you can check if the Yorker 43 Good Wolf error is gone.

If the error lingers on, you can try the next fix below.

Fix 3: Update your network driver

The connection error could indicate that you’re using a broken or outdated network driver. To fix the issue and enjoy Black Ops Cold War without lagging, you need to make sure you’re using the latest network driver.

One way to do that is to visit the motherboard manufacturer’s website and search for your model, then download and install the network driver manually. But if you don’t have the time, patience or computer skills to update the driver manually, you can do it automatically with Driver Easy.

  1. Download and install Driver Easy.
  2. Run Driver Easy and click the Scan Now button. Driver Easy will then scan your computer and detect any problem drivers.
  3. Click Update All to automatically download and install the correct version of all the drivers that are missing or out of date on your system.
    (This requires the Pro version – you’ll be prompted to upgrade when you click Update All. If you don’t want to pay for the Pro version, you can still download and install all the drivers you need with the free version; you just have to download them one at a time, and manually install them, the normal Windows way.)
The Pro version of Driver Easy comes with full technical support. If you need assistance, please contact Driver Easy’s support team at support@drivereasy.com

Once you’ve installed the latest network driver, restart your PC and check if the problem persists.

If the latest network driver doesn’t give you luck, simply continue to the next method.

Fix 4: Install all Windows updates

Some players reported that things went back to normal after updating their system. You can try the same and see if this helps.

Here’s how you can check for updates manually:

  1. On your keyboard, press Win (the Windows logo key). At the bottom left corner of your screen, click the gear icon to open Settings.
  2. Scroll down and select Update & Security.
  3. Click Windows Update.
  4. Click Check for updates. Then wait for the process to complete. After that, restart your PC.
To make sure you’ve installed all the system updates, repeat these steps until it prompts “You’re up to date” when you click Check for updates again.

When you’re sure that your system is up to date, launch Black Ops Cold War and test the gameplay.

If this fix doesn’t do the trick, you can try the next one below.

Fix 5: Link your Blizzard and Activision account

According to some gamers, you might run into strange issues if you haven’t linked the Activision account with Blizzard. You can fix that using the following steps:

  1. Go to the Activision website and login. Then click PROFILE at the top-right corner.
    activision profile
  2. In the ACCOUNT LINKING section, find your profile and link it with your Battle.net account.
  3. Select CONTINUE. And you’ll go back to the Blizzard website to complete the account linking process.
    link Activision and Blizzard accounts
  4. Now you can restart your Blizzard Battle.net client and check if the error reappears.

If this trick doesn’t give you luck, simply move on to the next one.

Fix 6: Use a VPN

If you’re tired of troubleshooting your network, maybe give VPN a try. It takes care of all the NAT type, port-forwarding and firewall settings. If using VPN fixes the error, then you can circle back and repair your local network when you feel like it.

But note that we don’t like free VPNs as they’re usually a catch. A paid and famous VPN guarantees a smooth experience in first-person shooters.

And here’re some gaming VPNs we recommend:

There’re sporadic reports claiming VPN might result in accounts being banned. To be safe, consider it as the last resort.

So these are the fixes for your Yorker 43 Good Wolf error in Black Ops Cold War. If you have any questions or ideas, just tell us in the comments and we’ll get back to you.

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