[Updated] COD: Modern Warfare 2 'high ping' issue after latest patch reported by a section of users

New updates are being added at the bottom of this story…….

Original story (published on December 27, 2022) follows:

COD: Modern Warfare 2 is a first-person shooter video game created by Infinity Ward for various gaming platforms. It even introduced a number of new innovations in gameplay like modern AI and more.

However, it has also been plagued by various bugs and issues every now and then. For instance, we previously saw how XP tokens went missing for some. Not long ago, the game also got stuck on ‘Checking for update’.

COD: Modern Warfare 2 ‘high ping’ issue

And now, a number of COD: Modern Warfare 2 players (1,2,3,4,5,6) have been experiencing issues related to high ping after the latest patch.


MW2 is the only game I play that has CONSTANT stutters no matter the ping, no matter my connection, graphics settings, etc.

@Activision @CallofDuty Is it possible to eventually fix the servers?? Cause 130+ ping is unplayable and gives me headaches

Owing to this, the game is exhibiting lag and stuttering during matches. It is directly impacting the performance of the players.

This is incredibly frustrating for affected players as the higher number of ping makes the game almost unplayable. It sometimes even takes plenty of time to load or find a game.

One of those affected even turned to Windows 10 to prevent the game from lagging, which seemingly solved the issue for them.

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No official word in sight

Unfortunately, Infinity Ward hasn’t acknowledged various connectivity issues in the COD: Modern Warfare 2.

We hope that they figure out a way to fix the latency bug as soon as possible and make up for a smooth gameplay experience.

We’ll keep an eye on these issues and update this story to reflect important developments.

Update 1 (Mar. 29, 2023)

03:15 pm (IST): Since yesterday, multiple MW2 players have been reporting ‘high ping’ issues (1, 2, 3). The cause would be that matchmaking is choosing servers from regions far away from the player instead of closer ones.

NOTE: You can also check out the COD saga tracker for updates on other bugs and issues.

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