Modern Warfare 2 Campaign Missing DLC Pack Error: how to fix the missing DLC Pack error

Soldier fist-bumps a pilot inside an aircraft - Modern Warfare 2 Campaign Missing DLC Pack Error
Credit: Activision

Soldier fist-bumps a pilot inside an aircraft - Modern Warfare 2 Campaign Missing DLC Pack Error
Credit: Activision

If you've tried to download the game already, then you have encountered the Modern Warfare 2 Campaign missing DLC Pack error. But much like anyone watching British politics at the moment, people are asking what is it, and why is it happening?

These are questions we will be answering for you today. At least, the questions about Modern Warfare 2. We don't pretend to be experts on the intricacies of British Parliamentary politics. that's someone else's job. Here's what you need to know about the missing DLC Pack error.

How To Fix The Modern Warfare 2 Campaign Missing DLC Pack Error

Numerous people are reporting this error, and have hitherto been confounded when they seem to have downloaded all 72GB of the game. Luckily, there are already a couple of solutions that seem to be effective. Before you install the game, make sure your PC or console is fully up to date. Activision has a guide if you need help on how to do this.

Once you've done that, here's what you need to try:

  • First off, go to the Manage Game Content option on your console, and look for any campaign packs that you may not have installed. You can install each of these individually, and you need to make sure you have all of them before you can play the campaign.
  • Assuming you already have all the packs installed, and you're still seeing this error, your next option is to uninstall everything and then reinstall it. When you reinstall the game, you can check that all the packs are being downloaded and installed.

If neither of these options works, then it is a possibility that the error is being caused by an issue at the server-end of the equation. If this is the case, then you can't do much, other than wait for it to be resolved. But we would recommend that you follow the official @CallofDuty Twitter feed for updates. Alternatively, you can contact Activision Support for further assistance.

What Is The Missing DLC Pack Error?

For anyone who was hoping to play the MW2 campaign, this error is less a fly in the soup, and more an entire hornet's nest. When players get this error, they receive the message:

You are missing one or more single-player DLC packs. Please download and install

It seems to be predominantly affecting PlayStation owners. But it remains unclear as to why this is happening. As a result, the fixes we've outlined may work in some cases, but not others.

Give them a try and see whether they work for you. If not, then unfortunately you are probably going to have to wait until Activision provides a remedy from their end. The good news, is that glitches such as these are often resolved very swiftly after being identified, especially when a game has just been released.

So hopefully, even if our fixes don't work for you, their will soon be a patch or update that will do the job for you.

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