Are you experiencing the Status Installing and Dev Error 11153/6036 glitch in MW2 that prevents you from continuing the campaign? Don’t worry, you’re not alone and we’re here to help.

Modern Warfare is only a few days out and players are eager to get their hands on the full product. But right now fans can play the entire campaign if they pre-ordered a digital copy early.

However, after a recent patch, many players have reported a glitch that causes a status bar to become stuck and either Dev Error 11153 or Dev Error 6036 to appear.

How to Fix the Status Installing Glitch & Dev Error 11153/6036

Infinity Ward has said that a new update is available that fixes this glitch. All players need to do is to update their game and make sure to restart it.

If your game is still stuck on installing after updating to the latest version, then close your application and load it up again.

However, if you’re still experiencing the Status Installing stuck and dev error glitches for whatever reason, there are a handful of solutions you can try.

PS5 In-Game Settings Fix

Twitter user @bracken_piggot discovered a fix that seems to circumvent these glitches on PS5, and all you need to do is head to your settings. Follow these steps to do so:

  • First, make sure you have the most recent update installed as well as both Campaign Packs
    • To update your game on PS5, simply hit the Options button on MW2 and select “Check for Updates”
  • When you get the error notification in MW2, hit the Circle button to go back to the main menu
  • From there, hit your Options button, which will open up a tab on the right
  • Hit R1 to move to the settings and then select any settings option
  • Next, back out of the settings menu (with Circle), and it’ll take you to the start screen
  • You should be able to log in and access the campaign now

You can also check out the video posted to their Twitter account that showcases how you fix the Status Installing and Dev Error glitches.

PC MW2 Reboot & Game File Verification Fix

This error can be solved on PC by restarting and rebooting the game or verifying the game files on Steam or

Before trying any big fix on Steam or, it is worth restarting Modern Warfare 2 and rebooting it. To do that, simply follow these steps:

  • Close out of the game from the main menu
  • If this doesn’t work, you can open Task Manager (which can be found by pressing ctrl, alt, and delete at the same time) and then force close it

Additionally, you can try verifying your game files on Steam or It is a very easy process to do and won’t take much time.


  • Open Steam
  • Right-click on MW2 in your library
  • Go to Properties and select “Local Files”
  • Once you’ve done this, you’ll need to choose “Verify integrity of game files”
  • Wait for Steam to complete this process
  • If you want, you can also restart Steam
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  • Open the launcher
  • Select MW2 in your library
  • Click on the cogwheel found next to the “Play” button
  • Select “Check for Updates”
  • Wait for that process to be completed

If that does not work, you can also try to repair Modern Warfare 2. To do this, just follow these simple steps:

  • Open the launcher
  • Select MW2 in your library
  • Click on the cogwheel found next to the “Play” button
  • Select “Scan and Repair”
  • Wait for that process to be completed

If neither of these fixes work, it’s best to uninstall and reinstall Modern Warfare 2 to give you a fresh, working version of the game.

PlayStation / Xbox Reboot & Reinstallation Fix

To try and fix the issue on either PlayStation or Xbox, you will need to restart the game. This is easy to do and will only require the following steps.

  • Head back to your home screen by either pressing the PS button or the Xbox button
  • Select MW2 and then press the Options (PlayStation) or Menu (Xbox) button on your controller
  • From the options, choose “Close Game”

If this doesn’t work, then you can try restarting your console. It may seem like an obvious fix, but it does work for some people.

Finally, if neither of those options works, then you can try and completely uninstall and then reinstall Modern Warfare 2.

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Infinity Ward is yet to respond with an official fix. So, if you don’t want to completely uninstall your copy of Modern Warfare 2, it may be worth waiting for their response.

What is the Status Installing Glitch & Dev Error 11153/6036 in MW2?

Dev Error 11153 and Dev Error 6036 are error messages that resulted from a recent patch, appearing before a never-ending status bar in MW2 and preventing players from accessing the campaign.

Infinity Ward put out this patch before the game’s launch on Friday, 28 October 2022.

The Dev Error 11153 and Dev Error 6036 messages in mw2

This is not the only error to be affecting players in Modern Warfare 2 right now. Some gamers also suffered from the NIAMEY – LEE Data Corrupt Error, that fortunately, now has a definite fix.

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