How to fix ‘timed out while signing into online platform’ in MW2

The solution to the time-out issue.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 is a multiplayer first-person shooter not immune to technical difficulties. While some are related to in-game bugs, others will prevent you from entering the game in the first place. One of those issues is "timed out while signing into the online platform" when there's no internet connection (even during the match!). Here's how to fix this problem so you can play MW2.

How to solve 'timed out while signing into online platform' in MW2

It seems that "timed out while signing into online platform" in MW2 is a glitch connected to Xbox and PC (Steam) platforms. Follow these instructions to solve the problem on your PC:

  • Reboot your computer.
  • Open Steam - It's essential to open Steam before starting MW2.
  • Start the game - To be sure, start the game from its Steam page.

Related: How to fix 'Scan and Repair' error in MW2

As for Xbox, your only option to solve 'timed out while signing into online platform' is to restart the machine and rooter. If this doesn't help, you can write to MW2 customer support or wait until developers resolve the issue via update. This issue is just one of many bugs happening, like Modern Warfare 2 operator not changing, so be patient until these errors get ironed out.

For more information on Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, check out MW2 Meta Weapon Tier List on Pro Game Guides.

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