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How to Fix MW2 Campaign ‘Steam Connection Timed Out’ & ‘Xbox Too Early’ Errors

Players who obtained Early Access to the MW2 Campaign are experiencing errors when they try to launch the application. Thankfully, players have already been able to find a few fixes found that can quickly solve this issue.

The Modern Warfare 2 Campaign Early Access just went live earlier today, but for some reason, Xbox and Steam users are receiving an error when they try and launch the game.

Here’s how to quickly fix the error and ensure you can play Modern Warfare 2 Campaign early.

How to Fix MW2 Campaign ‘Steam Connection Timed Out’ Error

Steam should now be working for everyone. It may prompt you do an additional download before you're able to launch it properly.

To fix the ‘Steam Connection Timed Out’ Error on Steam, you need to restart the Steam Client and relaunch it until you can download the necessary Content Packs for MW2.

To do this, follow these steps:

  • Right-Click on the Steam App Icon at the bottom of your screen.
  • Choose “Exit Steam.”
  • Once Steam has completely closed, relaunch the program.

Here is what you will see if you encounter this error:

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How to Fix ‘Display Name Not Allowed’ on Steam

If you keep seeing the “Change Activision ID” screen when launching Modern Warfare 2, then your best bet is to restart the game, and it might not appear the next time you launch it.

This error prompts players to change their display name before entering MW2. Here is what it says:

“Your current display name is not allowed. Please choose a new Activision Account name. Changes to your Activision account require a restart.”

This is what that may look like:

So if you’d rather not change a name you’ve had for years, then the best thing to do is quit and relaunch the game.

But some users have reported success by using the following method:

  • Uninstall Steam and MW2
  • Reinstall Steam first
  • Then Reinstall MW2

This should allow you to launch the game without changing your Display Name.

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How to Fix MW2 Campaign Xbox ‘You Are Too Early’ Error

Before launching MW2, you need to make sure that Campaign 1 and Campaign 2 are both fully downloaded and properly installed. If not you may keep experiencing issues.

To fix the MW2 “Xbox Too Early” Errors, you must ensure that the Campaign file has been properly installed from the Manage Game and Add Ons screen.

To do this, follow these steps:

  • Open the “Manage Game and Add Ons” screen.
  • Choose the pre-load for “Modern Warfare 2” from the list of options.
  • There won’t be any add-ons, but you should see options for the following:
    • Campaign
    • Multiplayer
    • Co-op
  • Make sure that the Campaign is downloaded onto your Xbox.

This should fix the error code the next time you try to launch the game.

If you are still having issues, then some users have also reported success with the following methods:

  • Change your Time Zone to the US.
    • Press the “Guide” button( Xbox Icon) on your controller.
    • Choose “Profile and System” from the options.
    • Open the “Settings” option on your Xbox.
    • Head to the “Time” setting.
    • Choose the “Time Zone” setting and choose a US Time Zone.
      • PST
      • EST
  • Restart your Xbox a few times and keep trying to relaunch MW2.

Here is what you’ll see if you encounter this error:

“You’re too early – We know you really want to get started, but you’ll have to wait a bit longer. Check Microsoft Store for the launch date.”

This is what the error looks like on Xbox:

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