How To Fix Mw2 And Warzone 2 Stuck On Checking For Update

Modern Warfare 2 and Warzone 2 have one common problem: the screen sometimes gets stuck on ‘Checking for Update.’ We’re certain that this wasn’t a feature intended by the developers. However, since the game’s release, they have not resolved this issue. Although this is a minor issue and can easily resolve, not everyone knows how to do it. This article will tackle how you can fix the issue where MW2 and Warzone 2 are stuck on the ‘Checking For Update’ screen

How do I fix MW2 and Warzone 2 when they’re stuck on ‘Checking for Update’?

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This issue isn’t exclusive to a platform, and everyone who plays the game is affected by it. Here’s how to fix this issue for PC, PS4, and PS5:

  • Restart Modern Warfare 2
    • We’ve experienced this issue firsthand, and our go-to solution is to restart the game. Close the game on your PC by pressing ‘alt+F4’ or through the task manager.
    • For the PS4 and the PS5, press the PS button on your controller, highlight the game and then press the options button. Select Close Application, and you’ve fully closed the game.
  • Reboot your PC or console
    • Rebooting your PC or console wouldn’t hurt, but it’s an actual and effective fix for this issue in Modern Warfare 2 and Warzone 2.
  • Make sure you have at least a stable internet connection
    • If you’re having problems logging into Modern Warfare 2 or Warzone 2, check your internet connection by going to a speed test website. Check your ping first (lower is better). If your ping is high, perform a manual reset of the router.
  • Check if the game servers are online
    • Sometimes the game servers are offline due to maintenance purposes. Ensure you check the Activision website to see if their services are available.

The last method you can try is contacting Activision Support to assist you directly with your problem. But most of the time, they will only provide you with steps like the one we listed above. From our experience, we fixed this issue by just restarting the game.

John Carlo Vijuan
Jay is a passionate gamer from the Philippines who has played video games since childhood. He enjoys various genres, such as ARPGs, indie games, and JRPGs, and is known for his game reviews and expertise in fixing game issues on PC. Jay also enjoys mainstream games like Hogwarts Legacy and Atomic Heart. Recently, Jay has taken up a new hobby of benchmarking PC games to help people who cannot afford high-end gaming systems enjoy gaming to the fullest. His experience of not being able to afford an expensive PC has given him a unique perspective on how to optimize the gaming experience for those who don't have the latest hardware. Jay is an avid gamer who is passionate about sharing his knowledge with others. He wants everyone to experience the joy of gaming, regardless of their financial situation.

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