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How to fix MW3’s Fetching Online Profile error

If you can't get into the game because of Modern Warfare 3's frustrating Fetching Online Profile error, here are some ways you can fix it.

If you’re jumping on to MW3 after a big update, only to find that you can’t play because of MW3 and Warzone’s Fetching Online Profile error, don’t panic. There are things you can do to fix this, and I’ve got the details.

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Look, there’s nothing more frustrating than encountering an error when all you want to do is play CoD. We’ve all been there, and it just sucks. If you’re in this boat, don’t lose hope just yet, because there are a few things you can try to get around this.

Unfortunately, many are suffering from this issue with the start of MW3 Season 1 Reloaded, locking players out of the game.

MW3’s Fetching Online Profile explained

Simply, MW3’s Fetching Online Profile error stops you from getting into multiplayer. When you boot up the game, you’ll see the game through a couple of stages, one of which is fetching your Online Profile. This is all the information linked to your account, like your rank, games played, and wins.

Unfortunately, if your game can’t fetch your Online Profile, you won’t get into the game. Many are sitting and waiting for this task to be completed, only for it to fail and leave them stuck.

MW3’s Fetching Online Profile error: Solutions

Thankfully, there are a few different ways to address this problem:

  • Restart your game: Look, it’s always the easy answer, but there’s a reason it’s always recommended. If nothing is happening, just close your game and restart it.
  • Restart your console or PC: If restarting the game doesn’t work, try restarting the entire system. You never know, it could just fix everything, and you’ll never really understand why.
  • Restart your internet: If you can’t find anything wrong with your game or system, the next step could be to restart your internet. It’s worth running a speed test to see if your speeds are being hampered by an issue too.
  • Check you’re on the latest version of MW3: Issues with your Online Profile can pop up if you’re trying to play an old version of the game. Especially on update days, it’s worth making sure you have the latest patch downloaded, or that the update download has completely finished.
  • Check CoD’s social media: Take a look at Call of Duty’s social media pages and see if there is an on-going issue that is locking players out of the game.
  • Reinstall the game: If all else fails, and you absolutely cannot get into the game at all, try a full reinstall. It’s possible a file has corrupted in your download that is causing the issue.

If absolutely none of the above works, you’ll need to get in touch with Activision Support and see if there is anything they can do to help you.


Now that you (hopefully) have your Online Profile error fixed, check out the best MW3 Ranked Play loadouts.

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