How to Fix Connection Failed Error in Modern Warfare 2 | Common Reasons and Solutions

Make sure your network is in tip-top shape so you won't disconnect mid-match.

by Elliott Gatica

It’s frustrating when you log in to play any game and get all sorts of connection errors left and right, especially right when the game launches. Getting dropped or not being able to log in can dampen the mood. When participating in Modern Warfare 2, you might be experiencing a failed connection error here and there. Here is how to fix any connection failed errors in Modern Warfare 2.

How to Fix the Connection Failed Error in Modern Warfare 2

The first fix is to check the Modern Warfare 2 servers. The last thing you want to do is blame yourself and start diagnosing an issue that is simply on Infinity Ward’s end. It’ll also show the server status for all other games under their belt, including past Call of Duty games. The server’s status is viewable by each platform.

Next, you should check your platform’s server status. While all things are green on Activision’s side, there might be a hiccup on Sony or Microsoft’s part from time to time. You’ll have to go on a web browser and see what services might be impacted.

After checking servers on your console and the publisher’s side, you may also want to restart your game. New updates roll out all the time, especially since Modern Warfare 2 is so new. You’ll most likely get a notification from the game saying that an update is required. Just accept the notification and you’ll be sent to the title screen, which should then add the update with no problem.

If that didn’t work, these connection issues may be on your end. Always note that playing with a wired connection is superior to wireless. Always run a network diagnostic test to see if everything is fine on your end

While NAT types should not matter in a game like this other than possibly affecting voice chat, you’ll get an idea of what your network environment is like. If your download and upload speeds are good with minimal ping, then all should be set.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 is available now on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC.

- This article was updated on October 27th, 2022