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How to fix the Hueneme Negev error in MW3

Negev? This isn't Counter-Strike.

It’d be foolish to expect any game these days to launch without problems, and Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3 is certainly no exception, with a variety of errors plaguing servers and players, including the ‘Hueneme Negev’ error code.

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This error in particular is sadly not a new one as it affected Modern Warfare 2 too, although Activision likely wasn’t thinking about errors when it made plans for content to carry over. Still, it brings back some bad memories. Here’s a look into the potential causes for the ‘Hueneme Negev’ error code in MW3, as well as some potential solutions.

What’s causing the Huename Negev error in MW3?

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Players have come across the error in a variety of different scenarios, but almost all of them have to do with a failed connection. This can include logging in or connecting to a match lobby in progress, but either way, it means the connection to the server has failed.

This of course could be due to a variety of issues, like a poor internet connection, incorrect internet settings, or problems with the MW3 servers.

How to fix the Hueneme Negev error in MW3

Seeing as the issue affects multiple players across different platforms, there’s no perfect catch-all fix for the Hueneme Negev error in MW3. However, there are a handful of different solutions you can try other players claim to have found success with.

1) Hit Retry, then try going offline then online

Of course, you’ve probably tried hitting Tetry as that’s the first option that pops up when the error appears. But it turns out several CoD players who’ve had this issue have claimed that hitting retry multiple times in a row has eventually worked out the Hueneme Negev error. It’s not the most elegant solution, but if it works it works.

If that doesn’t work though, there’s a second immediate option: go offline. Some players claim going offline in MW3 will also resolve the Hueneme Negev error.

2) Exit the game and relaunch

It’s a fix recommended for virtually any game with any error; the gaming equivalent of “turn it off then turn it on again.” Exit MW3, check for an update, and relaunch and you might be able to get past the Hueneme Negev error.

Tip:

If you’re not sure if you full exited the game, open Task Manager and make sure the Call of Duty process is not still running.

3) Check MW3 server status

If basic solutions aren’t working on your end, check to see if it’s an issue on the game’s side. Check to see if there are any known server issues on any of these websites, the first of which is MW3 specific:

The official CoD Updates channel can also alert you to any other MW3-side errors.

4) Other possible solutions for the Hueneme Negev error

If these basic fixes aren’t resolving the Hueneme Negev error, here are some other options that some users say have worked:

  • Verify the integrity of your game files, if on PC.
  • Unplug your router, wait 30 seconds, then plug it back in. If that doesn’t work, try rebooting your modem and your router.
  • Restart your system.
  • Change your DNS setting to manual, and use 8.8.8.8 and 8.8.4.4.
  • On PlayStation, try resetting your network settings.

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VALORANT lead staff writer, also covering CS:GO, FPS games, other titles, and the wider esports industry. Watching and writing esports since 2014. Previously wrote for Dexerto, Upcomer, Splyce, and somehow MySpace. Jack of all games, master of none.