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Modern Warfare 2 - Can you Fix The Display Name Not Allowed Bug?

Here’s what you need to know about the Display Name not allowed bug in Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 and if it can be fixed.
Modern Warfare 2 - Can you Fix The Display Name Not Allowed Bug?

Although Modern Warfare 2 has received highly positive reviews since its recent release, the game still has a few bugs to iron out. One bug that has players a tad frustrated recently is the "Display Name not allowed" bug, and if you're unaware of this bug, then keep reading.

Below we will walk you through everything we know about this bug and its possible fixes if you have been facing it or if it appears at any point in the future. So without further delay, let's jump right in. 

Modern Warfare 2 - What Is the Display Name Not Allowed Bug

Some players have experienced the display name bug, where they log into the game for the first time only to be informed that their display name is not permitted. Their display names do not violate any of the restrictions on what a display name can be, yet this still occurs.

Modern Warfare 2 Can you Fix The Display Name Not Allowed Bug refuses players display names
This bug causes players to get locked out for having invalid display names even though the names do not violate any restrictions. (Picture: Activision)

It appears that random players are experiencing this error, so there's no discernable pattern as to who it affects from what we know. The bug may appear and prevent you from using your display name, even if you've used it in prior Call of Duty games for years.

Modern Warfare 2 - Can you Fix The Display Name Not Allowed Bug

While there is no definitive fix for the bug at this time, players are strongly advised not to change their display names. The majority of impacted usernames have not been found to violate Activision's terms of service, and the bug is likely to persist even if you attempt to change your name, resulting in you being stuck without your old username and the same problem.

Modern Warfare 2 Can you Fix The Display Name Not Allowed Bug No fix as of yet but try the restart and wait and see
For now, there is no official fix for this bug, but we advise that you do not change your display name and try restarting your system as we wait for Activision to rectify the issue. (Picture: Activision)

Right now, it may be safer to use the old-school method of turning it off and back on again. Try restarting the game or your system to see if that resolves the issue. However, for the time being, it is best to wait it out until Activision sorts the issue out on their end, as it is a server-side issue. 

For now, that's everything you need to know about the username not allowed bug in Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2. But be sure to check back here soon for more updates on this bug, as Activision addresses it and hopefully puts out a patch to resolve it soon. 

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