What does Exceeds Skill Restrictions mean in Modern Warfare 3 and how to fix it?

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While playing Modern Warfare 3, when you’re hit with a label that says “Exceeds Skill Restrictions,” you may think you’re in trouble. The shooter has many issues, but this isn’t one of them.

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If you want to know what the Exceeds Skill Restrictions label means and how to fix it in Modern Warfare 3, you’ve come to the right place. 

Modern Warfare 3: What does Exceeds Skill Restrictions mean and how to fix it

If you think this is an error like your data being corrupted, I’m here to tell you otherwise. It means, there’s someone in your party that can’t play with the rest of the group. So, if you’re Bronze, you can play with players up to the Platinum Rank. However, if you’re Gold, you can play with players in the Crimson Divison. You have to make sure everyone in your party is eligible to play together. If not, one or more players will get kicked out of the party until they’re the right rank. 

Related: How to get non-Drill Charge underbarrel kills in MW3

It’s also worth noting that if you play with someone who’s one or two ranks above what you are, you can rank up quickly that way.

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How to fix the issue

Well, the most common way to fix this as mentioned is to play with people within your rank. If you’re in the first few ranks such as Bronze, you may have an easier time finding matches in ranked since the cut-off point is Platinum. However, if you’re in Iridescent and the Top 250, that’s when things become challenging since the pool of players gets smaller. 

With that being said, even if you’re Iridescent, you also may have an easy time. Mainly because the game forces you to play with Crimson and Top 250 ranked players. So, you might not even get hit with this label at all once you’re high enough. 

What does Exceeds Skill Restrictions mean in Modern Warfare 3 and how to fix it?
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While you’re playing Ranked, you get different rewards. Find out what they are here


Modern Warfare 3 is available now via Battle.net, Steam, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, PS4, and PS5.

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