Fix Modern Warfare 2 ‘Friend request locked’ Error

Mycle Ahir
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Modern Warfare 2, the critically acclaimed first-person shooter game, is still widely played today by many gamers worldwide. However, players have reported encountering a frustrating error called the ‘Friend request locked’ error, which prevents them from adding friends in-game. In this article, we will discuss the potential causes of this error and the possible solutions to fix it.

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How to Fix Modern Warfare 2 ‘Friend request locked’ Error

Although the issue is known to developers, still there are no official solutions released yet. There are a few solutions available from the users on forums. The solutions are working and verified by users. These includes: 

Restart the game

One of the first things to try when encountering this error is to restart the Modern Warfare 2 or Warzone 2 application. Often, this simple step can resolve minor issues and glitches that can cause the ‘Friend request locked’ error. If this doesn’t work, try adding friends from the Call of Duty Companion App. You can download the app on your smartphone, and it allows you to add friends to your in-game friend’s list.

Send Friends Request Through Activision

Another solution is to log into Activision with your respective platform, Once you’ve logged in, ask your friend to send you a friend request through the Activision network. Once you receive the request, this should unlock the friend request option within the game. If it doesn’t work, you can try accepting a friend request from the MW2 options menu instead. To do this, press the pause button in the MW2 or Warzone 2 menu to bring up the sidebar options. Navigate to the third tab, Notifications, and from these notifications, you’ll see any pending friend requests.

Verify game Files

If none of the above solutions work, then it might be worth trying to verify and repair the game files. To do this, navigate to the game library, right-click on Modern Warfare 2, and select Properties. From there, select the Local Files tab and click on the Verify Integrity of Game Files option. This will scan your game files and fix any corrupt or missing files.

Restart Device

Another step to try is to restart the device. Often, a simple restart can resolve minor issues and glitches that can cause errors like the ‘Friend request locked’ error. Lastly, make sure you check for updates regularly.

Update to the latest version

Developers often release updates and patches to fix bugs and errors, so updating your game can resolve any issues you might be experiencing.

With a bit of patience and persistence, you can successfully overcome this error and enjoy the game with your friends.

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Mycle is an enthusiastic computer science student who is passionate about all things tech. In his free time, he can be found playing his favorite games like FIFA and Free Fire, always on the lookout for new and exciting games to try. When he's not gaming, Mycle enjoys troubleshooting computer and game-related issues, using his technical skills to solve problems.
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