Call of Duty: Warzone 2.0 had a bit of a shaky launch. The free-to-play battle royale has had many reports of instability, ranging from friends lists disappearing to just plain crashes. Warzone 2 has another such error, one that reads “we need permission to continue” on Battle.net.
Like with some of the aforementioned problems, the “we need permission to continue” error in Warzone 2 doesn’t come with a guaranteed fix. The error itself seems to show up when trying to play the game online, and only for those using Battle.net. There are a few steps you can take to alleviate the issue, however.
Note: For more information about the game, check out our Modern Warfare 2 guides and features hub.
Warzone 2 – How to fix ‘We need permission to continue’ error in Battle.net
The first stop you can take in order to fix the error is a tried-and-true classic: restart. By restarting their PC, some users are reporting that the error appears to go away. However, that might not fix it right away. Another thing you can do is check to see if Battle.net is being blocked by Windows Firewall.
To check and see if Battle.net is blocked by Windows Firewall, type “Windows Defender Firewall” in your search bar. You’ll see it pop up with an icon that looks like Earth hiding behind a brick wall. Open it up, and click on the option to the left that reads: “Allow an app or feature through Windows Defender Firewall.” This will show you a list of every app that the firewall allows passage.
Checking the box next to Battle.net will allow it through the firewall, but if it’s not there you’ll need to add it. Click on ‘Allow another app…’ to start the process. Once it’s clicked, a new box will show. Click on Browse, and hunt down the app. Here are the usual steps with Windows: This PC -> Local Disk (C:) -> Program Files (x86) -> Battle.net. There, you can click on Battle.net.exe and it’ll get added to the list.
The “we need permission to continue” error in Warzone 2 is a frustrating one, but hopefully the steps above offered a fix. You can also follow along with ongoing game issues by checking out the Warzone 2.0 Trello board.