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How to Fix “Timed Out Waiting for Datacenters” Error in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Beta

We've got the remedy for this one.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Beta Screen
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The currently ongoing Beta for the upcoming Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 has been around for just over a week now and has been taking the Call of Duty community by storm. Though it started as a PlayStation exclusive in its first week, this weekend begins a full-scale invasion as players across all platforms can now play together.

And with more players online, there are sure to be more players facing interesting bugs or errors as they try to play this massive Beta event. One such error that players are experiencing comes right as you try to sign into the game that says “Timed Out Waiting for Datacenters”. Today, we’ll explain how to fix this issue so that you can be riding high in the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Beta yet again.

How to fix “Timed Out Waiting for Datacenters” error in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Beta

Upon booting the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Beta up, your platform will begin to validate game credentials and things like that. But when that happens, some players have gotten that pesky “Timed Out Waiting for Datacenters” error, creating a barrier where they can’t even get into the game’s main menu.

Luckily, the fix for this is actually pretty simple as it isn’t something that’s too big of a deal. This is connected to the game’s servers though doesn’t seem to stay around for too long. Just follow our guide and you’ll be back on track again!

Related: How to Access the Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 Beta on Steam

Method 1

  • Your first method, and best bet, is to simply try restarting the game altogether. Whether on PC or console, this method has had a great impact on players, remedying their game. This error happens when the servers are just too overcrowded, so allowing your game to get a fresh boot helps things a lot.

Method 2

  • Your second choice is to restart your modem and/or router as they could be causing an issue with your platform loading into the servers properly. It’s also best to check with your internet service provider to make sure there aren’t known issues in your area if the problem persists.

As more players dive into the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Beta, Infinity Ward is sure to patch any of these issues ahead of the game’s full October 28 launch. But at least you now know how to fix it and get back to the action!

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