Like many games that use the capabilities of the Internet, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is not immune to random errors or connectivity problems. Sometimes servers go down, and these are the times when players may encounter error code 65536 in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare. What does this error code mean and what causes it? That’s why we’re here.
Simply put: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare error code 65536 corresponds to a connection problem between the user and the game’s servers. It’s caused by a server-side connection, basically a server failure, and doesn’t seem to be related to the user’s hardware or network configuration. In other words, the problem is out of the player’s control.
This is a bug that has occurred in the previous Call of Duty games, including Infinite Warfare, but has not been directly addressed by Activision support. As a result, there is still no official information on how to avoid the bug. It’s frustrating, isn’t it?
What is the cause of error code 65536 in the game Call of Duty (COD) Modern Warfare
After researching this particular issue, it turns out that there are several different causes that can cause this problem. Here is a shortlist of possible culprits:
TCP / IP mismatch: as confirmed by several affected users, this problem can also occur if you are dealing with a bad TCP or IP connection that interferes with your connection to the game server. In this case, you can solve the problem by rebooting or resetting your router.
Server problem: A server problem is the most common culprit that can cause this error code. In this case, there’s nothing left for you to do but wait for Activision to fix the server issues.
Here’s how to fix error code 65536 in Call Of Duty (COD) Modern Warfare
Power-cycle your router
Sometimes, simply rebooting your router is enough to correct a connection error. If your network devices have been in use for a long time, sometimes minor errors can occur.
To minimize the risk of network errors, you should reboot your router at least once a week by unplugging it for 30 seconds.
Checking the server status
To check if the servers are down, go to Activision’s official support page and check if the online service for your specific platform is marked with a green circle (as in the image below).
You can also follow Activision’s Twitter feed for updates. If the problem with the server continues, you will have to wait for it to be resolved.
Whether you are experiencing problems or not, it is highly recommended that you keep your PC or console software update.
If you play Call of Duty Modern Warfare on your PC, be sure to install the following updates:
- All games
- All applications
- Windows Operating System
If you’re playing on your PS4 or Xbox One, you’ve probably already updated the software. If not, you need to manually check for a software update that you still need to install. If necessary, restart the console by turning it off in the normal way and unplugging it from the power source for about 30 seconds.
Make sure that your Internet connection is not slow or intermittent
If your Internet connection is slow or dropped constantly, it may indicate that you are having problems with your ISP.
- Restarting your home router is usually enough to troubleshoot your home network.
- However, if your Internet connection is consistently slow or intermittent, the problem may be outside of your home.
- Let your ISP know so they can help you solve the problem.
Frequently Asked Questions
If you are in Steam: go to your game library, right-click on Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, and select Properties. Then go to the Local Files tab and click Check Game File Integrity. If you are on Blizzard Battle.net, you can find Modern Warfare and click on Options -> Scan and Repair.
Most players who have encountered this error code have reported that the problem can be solved by forcing an update to the game or clearing your device's cache again. Battle.net's servers are experiencing a heavy load. They have been queued up and will be connected to the game shortly.
- Open the Modern Warfare or Warzone installation folder.
- Find and remove the following files: .patch.result, .product, vivoxsdk_x64.dll, Launcher.db, Modern Warfare Launcher.exe
- Now open Battle.net.
- Choose the "Options" drop-down menu.
- Then run "Scan and Repair" for Modern Warfare and/or Warzone.
- These deleted files will be replaced with working files, and you will be able to play Warzone again.
It seems that due to a bug, players can be accidentally kicked out of the warzone for being inactive. Being kicked out of the game for inactivity is a common feature of many multiplayer games. If you are inactive for a certain period of time, you will be kicked out of the game and end up in the lobby.