MW2 Lag & Connection Issues PS5/PS4 2024

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Fix Modern Warfare 2 Connection PS4/5.

In this guide, we will be taking a look at how to fix MW2 Beta lag and connection issues on PS4/PS5. Are you trying to enjoy Modern Warfare 2 but keep encountering connection problems like server lag, it keeps disconnecting, network errors, etc? Then there are a couple of things that you can do that should resolve these connection problems in COD MW2 on your PlayStation.

I am a huge fan of the Call of Duty series and when I heard another was coming out, especially a Modern Warfare it was like I was a kid again! I have been pretty excited and playing COD MW2 is great on the PlayStation!

However, seeing as you are on this guide suggests that you are having connection issues and multiplayer lag in the game. That’s why below I have put together different methods that you can do that should help fix MW2 lagging your PS5 or PS4.

Related: Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 Crashing PS5/PS4

Why am I getting Modern Warfare 2 lag on PlayStation?

Why is MW2 so laggy? This is a common question I get asked a lot when it comes to games and the problem with this question is there are so many things that can cause connection issues and lag spikes in Call Of Duty Modern Warfare 2 and make it laggy and unplayable.

The servers could be experiencing issues, causing server and network lag and making your game disconnect. It may also get stuck on the “Checking for update” screen.

Not having the latest update installed for your PlayStation, or even not using a cable and playing the game over a wireless connection can cause lag in Modern Warfare 2.

Modern Warfare 2 showing error message no network connection detected. You must have an active network connection to play online or over local network. [Reason: ROBERTS - OBISPO]

How to fix Modern Warfare 2 lag & connection issues on PS4/5

Below are the different methods for fixing connection problems and lagging in COD Modern Warfare 2 on your PlayStation 4 or PlayStation 5. You will need to do each method until one fixes the issue that you are having.

Fix 1: Online Services

First, ensure there are no connection problems with other Call of Duty titles using Activisions Online Services checker.

Check the PSN network for any issues as well

If there are problems with other games then the chances are it will also be affecting the Modern Warfare 2 game.

Fix 2: Twitter

Check Activisions Twitter page and see if they have posted anything about their servers and known problems.

Fix 3: Restart

Restart your PlayStation 4/5. We know it sounds simple but sometimes just doing a simple restart of your console can resolve many problems.

Fix 4: Internet test

Within the PlayStation settings, you can run a speed test to ensure you are getting the correct and decent connection. If you are not then this will explain why you are having lag problems in Modern Warfare 2 or getting network errors:

PlayStation 4:

  • Open Settings and go to Network
  • Select Test Internet Connection

PlayStation 5:

  • On your Home Screen go to Settings and then Network > Select Connection Status
  • Click on View Connection Status > Press Triangle to run the test
Showing a menu with the Test Internet Connection option.

Fix 5: Update system

Check you have the latest update installed for your PlayStation. If there is a new update available then install it as it could help fix the issue. Plus a new update might add new features so it’s worth it:

  • Go to Settings and then System Software Update
  • Install any updates
PS5 system software and update settings.

Fix 6: Sign out

Sign out of your PlayStation profile then sign back in again this will just give your profile a refresh.

Fix 7: Cable

If you are using a wireless connection then use a cable connection as it will be more stable and offer a faster connection helping reduce mw2 lag on your PS5.

Fix 8: Restart the router

Restart your router. But first, ensure that no one else is currently using the internet as it will also kick them offline.

Restarting the router will give it a refresh and if you have not restarted your ISP router in a while then it could really help fix MW2 lagging on your PS5 or PS4.

Fix 9: Reinstall

If none of the above methods helped fix the connection issues with Modern Warfare 2 then you could try reinstalling the game:

  • Press the Options button on your PlayStation controller when you hover over the Modern Warfare 2 icon
  • Select Delete
PS5 controller options button game list

I hope one of the above methods helped fix Modern Warfare 2 connection and lagging problems on your PlayStation 4 or PlayStation 5. And you can now sit back and try and get to the top of the leaderboards!

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