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How to Fix Modern Warfare 2 Not Saving

Is Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 not saving?

Is your MW2 game progress or settings not saving?

If so, your game progress will be lost every time you close the game.

As a result, you need to restart your campaign progress.

In this guide, you’ll learn how to fix Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (MW2) not saving game progress, campaign mode, or settings.

Why is my MW2 progress not saving?

Your MW2 progress is not saving because you didn’t allow the game on your antivirus.

If you don’t allow the game on your antivirus program, it cannot make certain file changes.

This includes the Windows Defender Firewall and Windows Security.

If you don’t allow the game on your antivirus or firewall, it will fail to save your progress.

As a result, your campaign progress might be lost and you’ll have to restart it.

How to fix Modern Warfare 2 not saving

To fix Modern Warfare 2 not saving, you need to allow the game in your antivirus program.

This includes allowing it in Windows Defender Firewall and Windows Security.

If all else fails, you can contact Activision support here: https://support.activision.com/.

Fix 1: Allow the game on Windows Security

  • Open the Windows settings > Privacy & Security > Windows Security > Virus & threat protection > Manage ransomware protection > Allow an app through Controlled folder access > Add an allowed app > Browse all apps > select the cod.exe app > Open.
  • Add the rest of the .exe apps to the Controlled folder access.

Fix 2: Allow the game on Windows Defender Firewall

  • Open the Control Panel > System and Security > Windows Defender Firewall > Allow an app or feature through Windows Defender Firewall > Change settings > Allow another app… > Browse… > select the cod.exe app > Add.
  • Add the rest of the .exe apps to your Firewall.

Further reading

How to Find the File Location for Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2

How to Fix The Activision Account Could Not Be Linked in Modern Warfare 2

How to Fix Error Code 0x00001338 in Modern Warfare 2

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