How to Fix Modern Warfare 2 Timed Out Waiting for Datacenters Error

Here's how to fix the Timed Out Waiting for Datacenters error in MW2.

by Noah Nelson , Gordon Bicker

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II is no stranger to receiving a lot of error codes. Due to the vast scale and scope of the title, there tend to be some errors that crop up here and there. Of course, matchmaking in itself can take some time to get used to with the fact it is skill-based matchmaking which players can learn about. With some luck, you won’t have to experience any of the major error codes. However, if you’ve hit the Timed Out Waiting for Datacenters error in Modern Warfare 2, we’ve got the fix for you.

How to Fix the Timed Out Waiting for Datacenters Error in Modern Warfare 2

You’ve just equipped the best perks and adjusted to the best PC settings and you’re ready to dominate TDM. You launch into matchmaking and it seems to be taking a while, but you don’t mind as long as you get into a game. After a few minutes, you get the Timed Out Waiting for Datacenters error. Great.

Luckily, this error is an easy one to fix. Since the Timed Out Waiting for Datacenters error is simply an error created because of the Modern Warfare 2 servers being overloaded with gamers from across the globe trying to get into a match, you can fix this error easily. Unlike other connection errors that are harder to fix.

To fix the Timed Out Waiting for Datacenters error, all you need to do is restart your game when you get the error. It isn’t enough to just try again, you need to close Modern Warfare 2 and reboot it. By doing this, you will be automatically placed in a different server, one that hopefully won’t give you the Timed Out Waiting for Datacenters error.

If you are still receiving errors, try restarting your router. If your internet connection is spotty, restarting your router will help make your connection run smoother and get you into matches faster, in theory. When you do eventually get back into the servers, you can begin taking advantage of the Gunsmith 2.0 when you learn how it works.

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

- This article was updated on October 28th, 2022