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How to fix Wolters Pearson error in Modern Warfare 3 (MW3)

Wolter is such a nusance.

The Wolters Peason or Pearson error code in Modern Warfare 3 will prevent you from being able to play the game at all, but there are a few ways to fix it. These should get you back to clicking heads immediately.

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Wolters Peason (Pearson) error code fix in MW3

The problem is most likely with your game files on PS5, Xbox, and PC, so you will have to verify them to fix the Wolters Pearson error. This is a simple enough process, and if it doesn’t work, there are other methods.

Verify files

Files can become corrupted after an update, and we all know MW3 has enough of those. If you are experiencing the Wolters Pearson error, you may need to verify your files are all where they are supposed to be. This is a quick process.

  • PC – Open your Modern Warfare 3 game launcher. On Steam, right-click on the game, select Properties, select Installed Files, and Verify the Integrity of Files. With, click the cog symbol next to the game, and verify files.
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  • Console – The only way to check for corrupted files on a console is by completely reinstalling the game. However, before you do this, try turning your console off and back on. This will check for missing or necessary files in Modern Warfare 3.

If there are missing files in Modern Warfare 3, you will receive the Wolters Pearson (Peason) error. However, a file check will reinstall them and get you back in the game.

Try resetting your router

A quick router reset can often fix the Wolters Pearson error in MW3. Simply find your router, switch it off at the wall, and wait 10 seconds. This will give the router time to clear its memory and reopen any closed gateways. Once you reboot it, make sure your console or PC is connected to the internet and boot MW3 back up.

Check MW3 server status

The problem is more often than not with the game files integrity. However, if your local servers for MW3 are down, you may receive the Wolters Pearson error code and be unable to play. Check the Twitter and down status website for news on Call of Duty server status.

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Leo is a Freelance Writer for PC Invasion. He has a degree in English Literature and Film Studies and more hours buried into videogames than he cares to admit. He has worked extensively in the Videogame and Travel writing industry but, as they say, get a job doing something you love and you'll never work a day in your life. He uses his writing as a means to support indefinite global travel with the current five year plan seeing him through Latin America.