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How To Fix Dev Error 6146 in Modern Warfare 2

Are you stuck with the dreaded Dev Error 6146 in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2? Here's how to fix it!
How To Fix Dev Error 6146 in Modern Warfare 2

Error codes are inevitable in online games, and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 is no exception. Following the release of the Season 1 reloaded update, many COD players are reporting an unusual Dev Error 6146, with those playing on console among the more vulnerable users.

As a result, users are flocking to the internet to find a potential fix for Modern Warfare 2 "Dev Error 6146" issue. While the developers are actively working to patch such issues, we’ve got you covered with a bunch of troubleshooting methods.

Modern Warfare 2 - Dev Error 6146 Code Fix

How To Fix Dev Error 6146 In Modern Warfare 2
How To Fix Dev Error 6146 In Modern Warfare 2. (Picture: Activision)

If you ever run into such an error, there’s a good chance that the Modern Warfare 2 servers are experiencing technical problems. Therefore, you should check the server status to see if all the servers are operational. If the servers are fully functional, then you follow these troubleshooting methods to fix the 6146 error code.

Run Modern Warfare 2 as Administrator

One of the effective ways to fix the Modern Warfare 2 Dev Error 6146 code is by running the game as an Administrator. This option provides all the privileges that the program requires to run properly. Here are the steps to run the game as an administrator:

  1. Right-click on the Modern Warfare 2 icon.
  2. Select Properties, and navigate to the compatibility tab.
  3. Click on the checkbox that says, “Run this program as an administrator.”
  4. Tap on the “Apply” button, and close the window.

Verify Game Files on Steam (PC)

Verify Game Files
Verify Game Files. (Picture: Steam)

Another way to fix this error is by reinstalling the game to repair the corrupted files. If you have installed the game through the Steam launcher, then we advise verifying the game files via these steps:

  1. Restart your computer and launch Steam
  2. Next, click the gear icon from the game’s Library page.
  3. From the drop-down menu, select Properties.
  4. Select the Local Files tab.
  5. Finally, click the “Verify integrity of game files” button.

Now, the Steam client should start verifying the game files and repair the corrupted ones to fix the error.

Restart your router

Network-related errors portray an inferior state of server connectivity that occurs majorly from the client side. If you face the Dev Error 6146 code and the developers have not reported any issue, then the best possible fix is rebooting your router.

The solution is relatively self-explanatory and fixes other common errors as well.

Contact Activision Support

If the above fixes don’t seem to work for you, reaching out to the Activision support team is your last hope. On top of that, the website also provides some helpful tips and links to help you try to navigate problems. So also make sure to browse the list of articles on Activision's blog for your other issues.

So that's everything you need to know about fixing dev error 6146 in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2.

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