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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare - how to fix Season 3 slow update issue

Published: 18:28, 08 April 2020
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The Season 3 for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is finally here, but some PC players are unable to enter the game due to the update's extremely slow download speed. Read on below to see what you need to do to resolve this issue once and for all.

Activision have finally released the Season 3 update for their wildly successful Call of Duty: Modern Warfare title. Lots of new content has been added to the seemingly ever expanding game, including a bunch of things for Warzone - the free to play, battle royale mode.

To be more precise, two new weapons have been added to the game: the Renetti handgun and SKS marksman rifle, as well as three new 6v6 multiplayer maps, one of which is Talsik Backlot - described as a reimagined Backlot from Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare. Furthermore, the eagerly anticipated Quads mode has finally been introduced to Warzone, allowing players to team up in squads of four to take part in this exhilarating mode.

Now, while downloading the Modern Warfare Season 3 update is an absolute breeze on consoles, some PC players have been experiencing problems with downloading patches and updates from the game's client. The issue is usually described as the download refusing to start for no apparent reason which renders players unable to update and enter the game.

Performing the basic fixes, such as changing the game's region in hopes of initiating the download or scanning and repairing the game's files through the client, does not work for most of the players affected by this issue, ourselves included.

However, we have stumbled upon a fix that managed to do the trick for us. Namely, thanks to a YouTube channel called Area 2020, we were able to start and complete our download at full speed. The short video guide states that the first thing you need to do while your download is sitting frozen, is click on the Pause button, then go to the Settings screen, scroll down and set your download speed to 100 KB/s.

Infinity Ward A Juggernaut player with a minigun in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare multiplayer. Killing a Juggernaut is a legitimate nightmare.

Then you just have to wait until the download starts at the speed you set it to - however, if it for some reason fails to start, simply pause and resume the update, and that should get the process going.

Let the update run for a few seconds, and while it is still downloading, open the Settings screen again and set the download speed to 0, which is the equivalent of your Internet connection's maximum speed. This will allow your download to run at full speed and so the roughly 13GB update should be completed in no time, provided that you have a fairly fast Internet connection speed.

And that is all you need to do to fix your slow update issue for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare. All you have to do now is log into the game's action-packed world and get your killstreak game on.

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