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How to Fix MW2 Connecting Forever Error

Here's how to fix the connecting forever error in Modern Warfare 2.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 is finally out, but it’s certainly come with its fair share of errors and bugs, which is not very surprising considering it’s a multiplayer game. If you’re running into an issue in MW2 where it takes forever to connect to anything, here’s how to fix it.

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Fixing Modern Warfare 2’s Connecting Forever Error

You might experience an error where the game seemingly takes forever to connect when you’re trying to hop in and out of a party or a match. The game will somehow just freeze, and nothing will happen for a long period of time.

When that happens, try the following methods:

  • Disband the party by having the host player leave, then re-host it.
  • Have a different player host the party.
  • Try queuing up in other game modes.
  • Reboot the game entirely.

This is a bug that’s been plaguing a large portion of the player base so you’re definitely not alone. Aside from these temporary workarounds, Infinity Ward has yet to issue a proper fix for it, so we’ll just have to be patient for now.

It’s worth noting that if you do get a Connection Failed error, this could indicate that there’s a server outage, or that it’s experiencing heavy load. When that happens, just wait a while before trying to queue up in a party again.

That’s all you need to know about how to fix MW2’s connecting forever error. Be sure to search for Twinfinite for more tips and information on the game, including how to fix the Goldflake error in Warzone 2.0, the most busted weapons for Warzone right now, and our take on the Revive Pistol.

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Zhiqing Wan
Zhiqing is the Reviews Editor for Twinfinite, and a History graduate from Singapore. She's been in the games media industry for nine years, trawling through showfloors, conferences, and spending a ridiculous amount of time making in-depth spreadsheets for min-max-y RPGs. When she's not singing the praises of Amazon's Kindle as the greatest technological invention of the past two decades, you can probably find her in a FromSoft rabbit hole.