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How to fix friends list not working in MW2 - Failed fetching crossplay friends list error

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MW2 friends list not working - how to fix “Failed fetching crossplay friends list” error

If you're encountering the frustrating issue of your friends list not working in MW2, specifically the "Failed fetching crossplay friends list" error, you're not alone

Many players have experienced this problem, which can prevent you from playing with your friends across different platforms. But fear not, because it is not as bad as other matchmaking errors in MW2 such as error code 2004 or error code 25509.

In this article, we'll delve into the possible causes of this issue and provide you with practical solutions to fix it, so you can get back to enjoying MW2 with your gaming buddies.

Why is the MW2 friends list not working?

The MW2 friends list may encounter issues due to various reasons. One possible cause is server connectivity problems, where the game's servers may be experiencing high traffic, maintenance, or technical issues, leading to a failure in fetching the crossplay friends list.

Another reason could be outdated game files or a glitch in the game's coding that affects the friends list functionality. Additionally, issues with your platform's network settings or firewall configurations may also impact the MW2 friends list from working properly.

Lastly, changes in the game's crossplay functionality or updates to platform policies and settings may also cause the friends list to malfunction.

How to fix MW2 friends list not working issue

When the MW2 friends list fails to work, it can disrupt plans for cooperative gameplay, leave players feeling disconnected from their gaming community, and hinder their ability to enjoy the full Modern Warfare 2 experience.

So if you are experiencing the MW2 friends list not working issue aka the "Failed fetching crossplay friends list" error, below are some steps you can take:

  • Restart the game a couple of times. This player can confirm that restarting the game fixes the issue.
  • Turn off any anti-lag software you may have running. Disabling exitlag, and then restarting the game fixed the issue for this person.
  • Try disabling and enabling the crossplay feature in the game.
  • If the issue persists, you can invite your friends manually by following the steps below:
    • Click the headset icon on the top right.
    • Click on My channel.
    • Invite players by clicking X or clicking the Invite button.
    • After inviting them to your channel, you can right-click on their name in the channel and invite/join their game.

Hopefully, one of the above suggestions will fix the MW2 friends list not working issue aka the "Failed fetching crossplay friends list" error for you and you will be back playing with your friends soon.

Happy gaming!

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