MW2 Can't Access Multiplayer, Why You Can't Launch Multiplayer

Modern Warfare multiplayer doesn’t work for you? If you can’t access MW2 multiplayer, you’ve come to the right place! Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 is finally here, to the delight of millions of fans around the globe. However, but somewhat expected, there are a plethora of issues currently troubling players. Many of them can’t even access MW2 multiplayer, despite it being live. Read on as we explain why you can’t launch Modern Warfare 2 multiplayer, and how to fix this issue.

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MW2 Can't Access Multiplayer, Why You Can't Launch Multiplayer

MW2 Multiplayer Doens’t Work, Can’t Launch MW2 Multiplayer Fix

Before we proceed, make sure to know exactly at what time Modern Warfare 2 launches in your region and on your platform. I know we’re stating the obvious here, but the reason might be as simple as the game not yet being available in your region or on your platform. The game goes live on PC at 6 am CEST / 5 pm BST / 12 am ET / 9 pm PT. If that turns out to be true, simply wait until it launches and you should be able to play multiplayer.

However, if that’s not the case, and the game has launched in your region, read on. We hope that you didn’t meddle with switching your time to New Zealand and your location there. Some players do that to try to play early. And that might have messed up your account. If even that is not the reason, then there’s a third solution. What you need to do is go to your Activision account, and make sure that it is registered to your country. This has proven to be a reliable fix for many players with the same problem. So there you have it, this is how to fix the “MW2 Can’t Access Multiplayer” issue. Nonetheless, we will make sure to update the article if we find any other potential workarounds!



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    Ashton Corbin

    it says that there are multiple logins on my account even though i’m not game sharing? help?

    1. Try this – Go to, head to your account and unlink your PlayStation/Xbox account. Then open Call of Duty and sign back in.

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        Joahua Forster

        I have the same issue, ive unlinked my playstaion account as I play on xbox but no fix yet..

        1. J

          Having the same issue can’t figure it out at all

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          Kurtis Rose

          I’ve gotten in to the quick play screen and then it just keep coming up with notice unable to connect to the data centre

      1. J

        I’ve had the game since the 28th and still can’t access online multi-player it just keeps saying hueneme-concord

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    Preston Allen

    It just sends me to story mode, I try to go to the main menu and it exits to desk top

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    Jacob Nester

    Mine is stuck in the campaign early access and won’t let me launch multiplayer even though it has launched in my region 3 hours ago I’ve tried everything and nothing works

    1. D

      Yer same I see the multiplayer load in but then the campaign goes over it

  4. A

    I found the fix.
    You need to launch the game when you try to connect in the server you press O/B then you choose play as offline
    Now you have a main menu you need to press the button to get back online and boom you are login in multiplayer menu

    You are welcome. Have fun

    1. O

      I can’t find the option to play offline tho

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    Ben j

    I cannot access at all, when I boot up multiplayer it takes me to the PS store to rate the game and view terms. I’ve already approved all terms. When I try and join a friend I get an error about Xbox live even though I’m on PS4

    1. M

      Hey have you figured it out? I’m having the same issue.

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    Aaron s

    An error keeps popping up when I tried playing multiplayer with someone I’m game sharing the game with. Does anyone know if I can play with them or how to get rid of this error

  7. J

    I can load up the game and play the campaign but only through off line mode every time I try to go online it says “connection failed” even tho my wifi is fine and I got ps plus

  8. K

    i got access to multiplayer but the loading screen for the online match stuck & i can hear the other players playing, when i connect it to the mobile hotspot i was able to play, any help ???????????

  9. N

    When I try to boot up the game it tells me I have to purchase modern warfare 2 to access everything even though I can go to the PlayStation store and see that I purchased the game

  10. C

    Why is local multiplayer stuck on loading… I have ps4 and have seen many videos on how to fund it but still nothing

  11. R

    Mine say , purchase Modern warfare 2 to have access to everything. Already paid for the $100 version.

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