Some players are getting a Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 required network service has failed error when trying to launch the game. If you’re one of them. Don’t worry. The issue probably isn’t on your end. Instead, you can blame high server traffic and weird programming.
Is there a fix for the Modern Warfare 2 required network service has failed error?
The fix for the required network service has failed error in Modern Warfare 2 is just to keep trying to connect. For us, this issue occurred when the game needed to update and got stuck. We only had to attempt to reconnect once to get past it.
More than likely, this issue occurs when server traffic is high or when you’re trying to connect when a menu update has just gone live. Unlike some of the other errors you can encounter, this one doesn’t seem like a major blocker.
If, for some reason, you get this error several times in a row, there are a few fixes you can try:
- Close the game and reopen it.
- Restart your system.
- Reboot your router and modem.
- Uninstall and reinstall the game.
However, you likely won’t find any of the above necessary. This error is one that doesn’t seem to persist.