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

How to Fix MW2 ‘Timed Out Waiting for Datacenters’ Error

Are you still waiting for datacenters? Wait, what are those? Here's a fix.

Considering how massive Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 already is, it’s not unusual to hit a few snags and errors. We’ve been hitting the game hard to make sure if you get an error while playing, we can tell you how to fix it. Here’s how to fix “timed out waiting for datacenters” error in MW2.

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

Chances are you’ll be seeing this error after a match as the game attempts you place you back into the lobby. Despite how many times you press Retry, it is unlikely to work.

To fix this, you’ll have to entirely close out of the game and restart it. This is all it took us for the game to right itself, and we were right back in the fight. Considering server stress, you are likely to come across this error on big update days when more people are playing than usual.

Sadly, the error comes before the results screen, so you won’t get to see what you may have unlocked and might have to hunt around for it.

This isn’t the only issue we have run into either, but we are well prepared to tell you what to do if your game crashes.

This is everything you need to know about how to fix “timed-out waiting for datacenters error” Modern Warfare 2. While we’re at it, are you struggling to find a match? Here’s how to fix the matchmaking errors that are plaguing the game as well. Be sure to stick around as we continue to burn through the game with game.

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Cameron Waldrop
Cameron is a freelance writer for Twinfinite and regularly covers battle royales like Fortnite and Apex Legends. He started writing for Twinfinite in late 2019 and has been lucky enough to review many really great games. While he loves a good shooter, his heart will always belong to JRPGs.