MW2 Status Installing Stuck on PS5 Fix

In our MW2 Status Installing Stuck on PS5 Fix guide, we are going to show you how to fix the bug where you get stuck on Status Installing screen in Modern Warfare 2 on PlayStation. Fortunately for you, there’s a very easy way to work around this issue; it’s just one button push away, so to speak. You can use it until the developers roll out a patch, which they are apparently working on already.

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mw2 status installing stuck on ps5 fix
MW2 Status Installing Stuck on PS5 Fix

How to Fix Stuck on Status Installing Screen in MW2

To fix the bug where you get stuck on the MW2 Status Installing screen on PS5, you apparently just have to open Quick Settings by pressing the Options button on your controller. This will open a side menu, from which you need to select Quick Settings, then back out. Apparently, that’s supposed to “trigger a return to the correct menu,” according to the Infinity Ward Twitter account. It’s a simple fix that should help you work around the problem for now. That same tweet says that the problem “will be addressed in an upcoming update,” so that’s nice to know. There’s no word on when you can expect that fix to roll out, but at least there’s a way to get rid of it.

And there you have it, that’s how you fix the MW2 Stuck on Status Installing screen bug on PS5. Modern Warfare 2 is riddled with bugs and glitches of all sorts, which is sadly par for the course for the franchise. Now, if you run into this problem on PC, which is apparently also possible, you might try to do the same thing. However, there’s no guarantee that it will work, since the tweet specifically mentions PlayStation players. If you know of any other way to fix this issue, especially on other platforms, let us all know in the comments. And if you run into further issues, check out some of our other guides, like Can’t Access Multiplayer, Why You Can’t Launch Multiplayer and Sound Issues PS4 & PC, Can’t Hear Explosions & Footsteps.

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5 COMMENTS

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    Stephen Miller

    I had that issue a couple of days ago and the “fix” worked. Today the multiplayer game went live, I played it once and the game loaded ok, next time I went to play it stuck on “statues loading” with a full green bar. However the fix no longer works so I can’t enter the game. 🥲

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      Anthony Hooton

      Me too. Tried to get a refund, because f*** this s***. Sony PlayStation just sends you round in circles. C*****

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    Jack

    Wow. Thank you for your service.

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    Andy Luginbill

    This fix doesn’t work, still stuck on install page.

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    BigJoe

    I have tried this fix and it doesn’t work! I have rebooted 3 times gone to the gone to Quick Settings backed out and nothing! Right back to STATUS INSTALLING! Pissing me off still can’t play! and I have deleted the game and reinstalled it!

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