Call of Duty players are experiencing multiple crashes while trying to play Modern Warfare 2 on a computer.
PC players seem to have a greater number of crashes MW2 compared to those playing on Xbox or PlayStation during the first hours of the game’s launch. Reports of consistent crashes started appearing on Reddit and Twitter shortly after the game went live on all platforms. The crash reports vary, with some saying they can’t get past the main menu and others experiencing crashes after entering a game.
Infinity Ward, the producer of MW2, tried to address the issues on Twitter and released patches to help combat the issues. But players are still experiencing several bugs that make the game unplayable for many in its current state. Modern War Zone on Twitter reported that players who tried to queue with friends experienced more crashes than those who tried to play by themselves.
With the game having just been released, it stands to reason that there would be server issues. Thousands of players in North America are currently flooding the servers at the same time, slowing down the process. For those trying to play with friends, the issue seems to be rooted in getting all players, regardless of number, from the same party in a lobby. This could be due to some issues with different servers and connectivity, but for now it seems best to play solo and wait more updates from Infinity Ward.