How To Fix Modern Warfare “Dev Error 12169”?

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  • In this article, we are going to share the details about “Dev Error 12169” with Modern Warfare.
  • As per the users’ complaints “Dev Error 12169” mainly occurs with the ground war and invasion. And as per our research, the error is coming because of some kind of bug in the game or Activision is having some problem on its end.
  • Below we have listed some workarounds, we will suggest you to try them, but in case you get the error even after trying these workarounds then you should wait for some time till Activision takes some action to fix this problem.

Modern Warfare "Dev Error 12169"

Fixes For Modern Warfare “Dev Error 12169”


Fix 1: Power Cycle Your Gaming Device

We know that this error is not device-related and coming from the game’s end but one user has strangely shared on Reddit that power cycling his console helped him fix the issue. So in case you didn’t reboot your console yet then we will insist you to try this.

  • Power off your gaming console.
  • Then disconnect your gaming console from the power source.
  • Then wait for around 5 minutes.
  • Then power on the console.
  • Then relaunch the game and check if the error continues.
Modern Warfare "Dev Error 12169"

Fix 2: Are You Playing Ground War Map

In case you are playing the ground war map then it’s possible that this error is specific to this map. Many users have shared having this error when playing the ground war map, so we will suggest you to try any other maps to check if they are playable. In case you didn’t receive the error with other maps then you can choose to play them while Activision fixes the issue.


Fix 3: Some Other Common Workarounds

  • Restart your gaming device and check if you need to update the game or your gaming device. In case you find any pending updates for the game or your device then consider installing the updates and check for the error.
  • Next, you can try connecting over a mobile hotspot connection. In case the error is coming because of any of your network settings then you will not receive the error when connected to the Hotspot. And if it fixes the issue then you should try troubleshooting your network or you can contact your ISP.
  • If you still receive the error when connected to the Mobile Hotspot connection then we will suggest you to check Activision’s service status to find if there is something wrong on their end.

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