Soldiers survey a plane wreckage in the MW3 campaign.
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Are MW3 servers down? How to check Call of Duty server status

Bravo Six, servers going dark.

All Call of Duty gamers need to know how to check the server status of Modern Warfare 3, Warzone, and all other CoD titles.

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Sometimes, servers don’t cooperate and you get stuck in a loop of trying to connect and just getting frustrated. But if there are widespread server issues, it’s good to know that the fix is out of your hands and up to Activision to handle.

Here’s how to check CoD: MW3’s server status and get in the know about when the game can be played again.

How to check MW3 server status

Player firing gun in cod mw3
It can’t hurt to double-check your connection. Image via Activision

There are multiple ways to check MW3‘s server status, including the official Activision website, CoD social media pages, and more. But the first place to check is right at the source, which is Activision, CoD’s publisher.

Visit CoD’s official server status page

Activision’s Online Services page will be updated if there’s a serious issue with CoD servers. Usually, the services read as “All Platforms Online” and only update to show otherwise if there’s a severe problem hampering Activision’s online services.

This is the first place to check and see if there’s a widespread issue. But there are more places to look.

MW3 server status page showing outages
Server outages may look like this. Screenshot by Dot Esports

This kind of issue may also occur if there’s a server queue, if the servers are being hit by a DDoS attack, or any other number of internet connectivity problems. Just keep these things in mind when there are server problems or you can’t connect to the game, among other issues such as these.

Check CoD social media channels

CoD has several social media pages where updates are posted when things are going wrong. These are the first few pages to check out for MW3:

@CallofDuty

The official CoD Twitter account posts or retweets important news.

@CODUpdates

This is “the official source of CoD updates regarding live-game issues, fixes, patch notes, and more,” so it’s one you’ll want to follow.

@SHGames

Sledgehammer Games is the main developer behind MW3. Follow the studio and check its feed to see if the devs have reported any major issues or outages.

@ATVIAssist

Activision has its own support page. Check this one if the other pages have gone silent.

Reset your connection

If there are no indications of servers being down on the above pages, then make sure to check your own internet connection. Reset your modem and your connection on your PC or console and try again to see if you can connect.

If not, try doing a search on social media pages for something like “MW3 servers” to see if people are talking about the same issue you’re having.

Try again later

This may be the most likely scenario. If there are problems happening with the servers, then it will likely take some time to fix. Head outside, grab some food, take a nap, or aggressively slam the X button to try and connect. The choice is yours.


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