9 Ways to Fix Modern Warfare Unable to Access Online Services Error

Are you annoyed by the “Modern Warfare Unable to Access Online Services” error? Don’t worry, you are not alone! We have figured out everything for you. 

Modern warfare is played and loved by many gamers, but many players have repeatedly reported about this particular error, where the game cannot be fully loaded and players see this error

In this blog, we are going to fix this error and we have also discussed the common reasons for this error. Just keep reading and applying these methods and you will be happy by the results.

These are some other COD: Modern Warfare errors:

Now, let’s move to the Reasons for this error.

Causes of Call of Duty Modern Warfare Unable To Access Online Services

The Modern Warfare error can occur by a lot of reasons. There are many factors that can cause this error to occur, but we have underlined the most common ones. These are:

  • Bad Internet Connection
  • Overloaded Servers
  • Temporary Server Down
  • Other Network Problems
  • Missing or Corrupted files

This problem can occur even if you have a high-end expensive pc. You should follow the solutions that we have given below.

Now, when you know the basic reasons for the modern warfare error. Let’s start discussing the solutions.

How to Fix Call of Duty Modern Warfare Unable To Access Online Services

These are some basic settings and solutions that you must follow in order to fix the error.

1) Disable Firewall

Before anything, you should turn off the Windows Defender Firewall from the settings. 

  • Just search for “Windows Defender Firewall” on your desktop and click on it.
  • Then look for the on/off button and turn it off.

This is a small thing to do but this is the basic troubleshooting point.

2) Restart Your PC

If you don’t have a big issue then the problem can be solved by simply restarting your pc. Just turn off your pc for a few minutes and then turn it on.

 Check for the error, if it is still there then move on to the next point!

3) Disconnect Your Network

Your network connection could be the main culprit for this error. Like we did with the pc, do the same with your network.

Disconnect from your network, refresh your pc and then connect the pc with your network again. Check for the error and if it still persists, move to the next point.

4) Restart Your Router

If there is a temporary problem with your network then restarting your router can be beneficial in fixing this issue.

Just restart your router and then check for the error, if it is still there then follow the next solution.

5) Disable VPN

A VPN can clash with your network settings, so if you have any VPN installed or enabled, just disable it for some time and check for the “Modern Warfare Unable to Access Online Services”.

To disable the VPN, you can open your task manager from the taskbar

Then, disable the VPN by right-clicking and choosing the “END TASK” option.

After that, check for the error.

6) Modify Your Game Region 

Now, if you are done with the other settings and nothing is working, try changing your game region. If your game region is Asia, then change it to Europe and If your game region is Europe change it to some other region.

If you are not familiar with this setting, then follow the following steps:

  • Open Battle.net client from the start menu
  • Click on the globe icon
  • Now change your region from there.
  • After changing, click on Play to launch COD: Modern Warfare

Check for the error, if it is still there then try changing the region again.

And if that doesn’t work either, try the next solution.

7) Delete Saved Files 

The other reason for the “Modern Warfare Unable to Access Online Services” error is missing or corrupted files. 

Maybe, one or more of your files are corrupted and that is why your game is unable to access the online services.

Follow the following steps to delete the game’s saved files:

  • Go to this location:

C:\Users\” Username”\Documents\Call of Duty Modern Warfare\players

  • Delete the folder and then launch the game
  • The game will ask you to create a new folder
  • Create the new folder and you are good to go!

Now after creating the folder, check for the error. It should be gone till now.

8) Check the Server

If you have reconnected you network, restarted your router and the “Modern Warfare Unable to Access the Online Services” error still persists then the problem is not from your side and network.

The problem is from the other side. To verify this, you have to check the game’s server, if the servers are down then that is the exact reason for the error.

If you are not familiar with the process of checking the status of the game’s server, then just follow these steps properly:

  • Firstly, visit his webpage on your browser:


  • Now, on the menu of this page you will see “Select Game” and if you click it you will see different Activision games, select “Call of Duty: Modern Warfare” from them.
  • After you have selected the game, the page will refresh and will show the server details.
  • From there you have to see if the server is Online or Offline. If the server is down then, you will see “Offline

9) Try logging in after some time

The next thing that I suggest is waiting for some time before logging in to the game. The servers of the game could possibly be down due to some technical issues or maintenance brake.

This happens rarely but if this is the case with you, try logging in to the game after some time and then check for the error.

If none of the discussed methods work for you. You should go to the Activision Support Page and fill in the required fields to get the exact troubleshooting methods for you.

People Also Ask

What do I need downloaded to play multiplayer Modern Warfare?

You need these two packs to run Modern Warfare Multiplayer on your PC:

  1. Data Pack 1
  2. Multiplayer Pack 2

How can I fix the error code “262146” in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare?

This error code means that there is a problem establishing a network between your computer and the server. Due to this, your game can stop in between a match. The only thing that you can do to fix this error is reconnecting to your network after disconnecting from it. 


In this blog, we have discussed the “Modern Warfare Unable to Access Online Services” error. I hope that these solutions worked for you. If you have any queries or suggestions, then let us know in the comments!

Yazdaan is a man who can't stop talking about games, geeky things, and to the chagrin of his colleagues, horrible puns. He's been working as a game journalist for several years now, and The Unabridged Gamer on YouTube. When not reviewing games, you'll probably find him ranting on Twitter, writing, or replaying Dead Space 2 for the zillionth time.

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