It is to do with your NAT type.I had this problem and I found that my NAT type was on strict. If it is on strict, then your game will be very picky about which games it will find. When you are on the page which says find game, challenges, leaderboards etc, if you look down it will say something like Your NAT Type: Strict for most of you guys. To get around this, all I did and it may sound really basic is turn off my modem and turn it back on again, run the connection test on system settings and it worked fine. I got this off the xbox website so it is not rubbish and it really should work :)
Oke pll its easy u cant connect to games becuse ur NAT's are strickt u need to open the ports of ur moden look on the microsoft site from xbox and u will see after dowing the things u need to do it wil work. I got in 10secs 46 good games and I god a match directly so it helps :P
Hey guys, I've read over all of these questions and answers and there is a huge variety of each. It's not the new stimulus package because I haven't downloaded it yet. And Although having an open NAT over strict or moderate NAT is much better, It's not that either, because mine has been open for ever and it's been strict also and it didn't make all that much difference. My uPnP is enabled, I'm forwarding the ports, and I've also tried resetting my modem back to default and setting it back up, nothing. I don't think It's the update either because I've even cleared my cache and nothing. And I don't know what you people are talking about deleting the update and it working because you can NOT play the game without the updates, but that doesn't exclude the update from being the cause of this issue. And also since you can play just fine on other games such as Halo,WAW, MW1, etc. and your computer works fine with your connection, it's not your internet connection, or any setting for that matter, because if it was, you wouldn't be able connect to X-box live or Ps3, period. With such an enormous number of people with this issue on both X-box AND Ps3, and this issue being around since the game came out last year in Nov, it is looking like a problem with servers. You have to figure with as many people playing MW2, that there are going to be server problems. Also with all these people and non-dedicated servers and very few ports, there is bound to be some connectivity issues while in matchmaking especially with the slower connections, but it shouldn't last for days like this, lol. This happened to me last month and I thought it was the X-box so I sent it in for repair. Got a new X-box back 3 days ago and it worked, until 4 hours ago. I would try joining a match and it would look for matches up to 75% or so and start over and over and over again. I would then enter a recent player's game, but even then I would begin lagging and it gradually got worse. Can't get a hold of a customer support agent for X-box at the moment due to them being closed and most ISP's don't deal in gaming connectivity problems.... Has anyone tried asking a technician for X-box? I'm going to do that ASAP tomorrow, Or maybe I'm going to try and figure out a way to talk to an Infinity Ward representative or Tech. OR just go back to MW1 and WAW until the issue is resolved, lol. I'll keep you guys posted if I figure anything out.
Alberta here, nothings working for online, until I uninstalled the update and it started working fine. go to game library go onto modern warfare 2 and you should see an option to 'Delete from Hardrive'
Yo guys. If you still have problems with connecting to mw2 servers (Fetching playlist, updating rank etc.) don't blame your ps3 or IW. you have to reconfigure your internet connection, router.i had this same problem but than, on November 18'th my neighbour provided me his internet connection and I works fine. try opening ports, unlocking NAT. good luck
- you have to check you NAT setting, to do this go to system settings>test xbox live connection=if the result is everything connected it means your NAT is open and if not it will say there NAT Strict or Moderate.
- if NAT Strict or Moderate, call your router support to forward the following ports UDP 88, 3074, 53 TCP 80, 3074, 53 then after that try joining to a match again
- if port forwarding did not resolve the issue try to enable DMZ on your router
I have found a temporary solution to xbox users..... But it can be very inconvinient..... First go to the dashboard..... Wait there for a while and look around..... Have a friend invite you..... While at the dashboard.... ACCEPT IT...... It will hopefully skip through the into of the game and send you to your friends lobby...... If that doesn't work try this..... Start your own private match..... Have a friend do the same..... Then have him invite you to the game..... Then it should work when your friend invites you and then tries n find a game...... These only sometimes work for me...... Hope this helps someone....
Listen this isnt an answer but I contacted a Microsoft Technical Support Agent and they cant help I called 5 times and nothing. DO NOT call them. Call of Duty online servers are on Infinity Ward and Activision wireless uplinks so contact Infinity Ward instead. The microsoft people are clear and try helping but they will tell you the same as above.They gave me a reference number and will call me back once they have contacted IW and ACTV
Solution: change your modem setting from private IP to Public IP address. Once you do this it will find a match quickly with no problem.
How: look on the bottom of the modem. It has a website (ex. Http://343.784.7.25) go there. You will need your password to access and also access code ( also printed on the bottom of the modem) if this doesn't work call your Internet provider.
Hey guys I cannot connect to the Modern Warfare 2 game... It was okay for a week but I m trying to connet for couple of days but I cant. Please add me as a friend to your steam accounts... e-mail: email@example.com