Modern Warfare Unable to Access Online Services: How To Fix

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is an action-packed game and it is considered an incredible shooting game. It is one of the best games that were released back in 2019.  No doubt that COD: Modern Warfare even got The Game Award for Audio Design. It is not the best game on the internet, but it is something that one will play to kill time and chill.

Players have faced many minor and major problems while playing COD: Modern Warfare but still the game is appreciated in the gaming community. It was filled with bugs and problems when it was released and to date, some problems are un-fixable like random crashes. It doesn’t matter if you have the fastest PC in the world. The errors continue to show up. Recently, many players have complained about the Modern Warfare Online Services error.

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 and then check for the error

2) Restart your System 

If the problem is not major then it can be solved by 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 Connection 

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. 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) Change the 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 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.

7) Delete Saved Files 

Another popular reason for the Modern Warfare 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 Game Server 

If 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) Logout for 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.


These are some of the frequently asked questions.

What do I need downloaded to play multiplayer Modern Warfare?

You need these two packs to run Modern Warfare Multiplayer on your PC:
• Data Pack 1
• 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 to reconnect to your network after disconnecting from it. 


I hope that your problem is fixed by now, we have answered this question and we hope that you find it satisfying in case we missed something be sure to let us know in the comments below.

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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