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How to Fix Fetching Online Profile Error in MW2

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 just launched its second season of content, and you know what that means. There’s plenty of new content, new ways to enjoy the game, and best of all, plenty of bugs to drive you up the wall. Like every other game of the past decade, MW2 has plenty of issues with its new update, with a particular one causing people some headaches. Here’s how to fix the Fetching Online Profile error in MW2.

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What Causes the Fetching Online Profile Error in MW2?

While it may at first be confusing what’s causing these problems, there is a method to this madness. Given the name of the error, we can be left to assume that this problem stems from issues with your connection to the game. This could not be your fault, but there’s equally a good chance that it is something on your end.

Before attempting any fixes, the first thing you want to do is check the server status for the game. This can be done either through the official Activision support site or by checking downdetector.com to see if other players are running into issues. If you see a massive spike on the graph on DownDetector, chances are you aren’t the only one. If there are no issues in either place, then it’s likely the error is on your end.

There are a few things you can attempt with this in mind. The first, and easiest, is unplugging your router, waiting 30 seconds, then plugging it back in. This refreshes your connection and might yield good results. Another possible fix is to reset your platform since that will naturally refresh its internet connection. The last thing we can suggest is switching from WiFi to Ethernet if you’re on the former since your connection being inconsistent can cause issues.

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If none of the above works, you may just need to wait a bit and try again. We know that’s frustrating, but we can guarantee it’s a connection-related issue. If you happen to find other fixes, be sure to let us know.

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