CoD MW2 – How to fix the ‘can’t rope down’ bug in Prison Break

These ropes need better instructions.

The 'can’t rope down' bug is an annoying bug in Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 that appears during the Prison Break mission, the 14th mission of the campaign. This one is particularly awful as it can force you to restart the entire lengthy mission. However, there is a way around this bug, which may leave you wondering how to fix the 'can’t rope down' error in Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2.

How to fix the 'can’t rope down' bug in Modern Warfare 2

There are two main ways to solve the 'can’t rope down' bug in Modern Warfare 2's Prison Break mission. We recommend trying out this method first, as it does not require you to restart the mission or the game. Here is how to fix the 'can’t rope down' bug in Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2.

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  • Hide in the weapons room in the corner tower.
  • Wait until all but one of the NPCs have rappeled down the rope.
  • Sprint to the rope and quickly rappel down it.

This may take a few tries, as the snipers will try and mow you down as you run. They have great aim and brutal efficiency, so don't feel bad if you get picked off. Some players have reported having higher success by throwing smoke grenades, making it harder for the snipers to see them.

If this does not work, or you cannot make it to rope without getting shot down, you may need to restart the mission. This can be frustrating, but it typically will fix the 'can't rope down' bug during this mission. Lastly, if you still can't fix the issue, you may need to restart Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 entirely.

For more information on Call of Duty, check out Best MW2 STB 556 Loadout – Attachments & Class and All Field Upgrades and how they work in MW2 on Pro Game Guides.

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