Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Open Beta Bugs, Known Issues and Workarounds | PlayStation, Xbox, PC

This is a complete list of all the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Open Beta bugs and known issues you will find in the game. Most of these bugs have been acknowledged by the developers at Activision and Infinity Ward. Modern Warfare 2 and Warzone 2.0 will be the next big Call of Duty titles to launch later this year and players can have a good look at the Multiplayer experience with this Open Beta.

Since this is just an early look at Call of Duty: MW2, you can expect a fair amount of bugs in the game. Twitter and discussion forums are full of issues that players have posted online. Most importantly being the ban issue which we have all discussed below. This Open Beta will help the developers iron out all these known issues and glitches before the final launch.

All Modern Warfare 2 Open Beta Known Issues and Bugs

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Open Beta Bugs and Known Issues

The current list we’ve compiled so far is a culmination of user reports alongside an official list as well. This list has been updated as of September 23, 2022. If you are going through an issue other than these, please let us know in the comments and we’ll surely add them!

Here’s a list of all the current bugs and issues currently present in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Open Beta:

Stuck on “Checking for Update”

We believe we have a temporary workaround for players stuck “Checking for Updates” on Steam. Please see below for the steps.

Step 1 – Right click MWII Beta on Steam

Step 2 – Manage

Step 3 – Browse Local FIles

Step 4 – Go to the “main” folder

Step 5 – Delete data0 and data1 as well as toc0 and 1

Another workaround for this issue is to re-install Steam. That might fix the problem. If not, you can also try moving the MW2 Open Beta to your C: drive and verify the game files. This has worked for a few players.

Last workaround you can try out is to uninstall Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II Open Beta, and install it again. Verify your files and then try launching the game.

Keyboard/Controller Input

If you’re finding that you’re unable to change your input from Keyboard to Controller or vice versa you need to be in a party on your own, this’ll then allow you to change it.

Already added a phone number, not working

If you are finding yourself unable to connect to the game when clicking I already added a phone number, please take the following steps.

Step 1 – Ensure Modern Warfare II is closed

Step 2 – On your Steam Client, go to “Steam > Settings > Web Browser”

Step 3 – Click “Delete Web Browser Data

Step 4 – Launch Modern Warfare II

AMD Drivers

Hello everyone, please be aware that the Modern Warfare II Beta requires an optional AMD driver version (22.9.1) to play.

If you do not have this driver, please download it here, this may help resolve some issues you’re encountering on launching the Beta.

Do not purchase if you’ve been banned in MW2019

You will automatically be banned in this game and lose $100, which is morally wrong and I wish they could get sued over this, as getting banned will stop you from getting a refund.

You CANNOT appeal this ban with Activision, they don’t care, and never will, no matter the reason.

Game Crash Error Codes

Here is a list of different error codes you might encounter when your game crashes and shuts down abruptly:

  • 0x8000FFFF
  • 0xC0000005(0)N
  • 0x887a0005

Insane FPS Lag / Stuttering

Anyone else getting mad fps lag and stutters when in the menu and in game that’s literally unfixable? ive got 3070 and amd ryzen 5 3600, got all my drivers updated, disabled overlays etc and its still running like a potato. any suggestions for a fix or does need a patch?

Lighting is really bright

is this just me that is getting blinded by everything in this game, brightness lowering makes the game look awful too


I had to make another post because the developer locked my previous discussion saying it was solved, but it isn’t. Still after 18 hours I haven’t played a single game. What the hell is going on? I tried everything, how do i solve this?! HELP!!!

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 FAQs

Here are some important frequently asked questions you might have when trying to play the COD: Modern Warfare 2 Open Beta on your PC.

Why does the Store page say that the Beta opens on the 24th?

The date is referencing when we open the Beta to everyone on Steam to play, you may however have access and can start playing from September 22nd if:

– You’ve pre-ordered Modern Warfare II


– You’ve redeemed an Early Access Beta code

Note: If you’ve pre-ordered Modern Warfare II, you just need to restart your Steam Client to see the Beta in your library.

I redeemed a code on but haven’t got a code yet

Keep checking on the redeem code page, provided you chose Steam as your platform you should see the code at some point today

UPDATE: This should now be displaying your code! View it here

Linking accounts – Steam

If you wish to carry your data over from the PS Beta, you can do so by linking your Steam account on the Call of Duty profile page, located here.

When does the Beta go live?

You can find the full details of when the Beta goes live via the event posted here, you can also opt-in to get a notification to your Email and Steam Mobile App to tell you when it goes live also!

NOTE: This is an updating post, we’ll be adding more issues and fixes as soon as they arise. Thank you for your support!

These are some of the most common issues currently occurring in Modern Warfare II Open Beta, as found on the Steam Forums and other sources. As mentioned earlier, we’ll be updating this post as soon as we get our hands on more reports! We would appreciate it if you helped us expand this post by mentioning the issue that you are facing in the comments below.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 is now out in Open Beta for the PC via Steam / Windows Store, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X/S and Xbox One platforms. If you want to learn more about game news and patch notes, make sure to check out our Patch Notes section.

Haris Nadeem
Haris Nadeem

Haris is an avid mobile gamer who loves to play Call of Duty: Mobile and PUBG Mobile in his free time. He is also a coffee aficionado who loves to write technology news and gadget reviews.

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