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How to Fix “Timed out waiting on playerstats” in Modern Warfare 2

Are you getting a “Timed out waiting on playerstats” error in Modern Warfare 2?

Here’s the second part of the error, “Reason: NIAMEY – KINSER”.

The error happens after the game takes too long to load your stats.

You’ll then be given a couple of options—Retry or Quit to Desktop.

In this guide, you’ll learn how to fix “Timed out waiting on playerstats” in Modern Warfare 2 (MW2).

What does “Timed out waiting on playerstats” mean in MW2?

Timed out waiting on playerstats MW2

“Timed out waiting on playerstats” in MW2 means that the game took too long to load your stats.

When that happens, it’ll time out and you have to restart the game.

Many users are complaining about the error online.

Here’s a tweet by @toastedsoldier, “Anyone else getting the timed out waiting on playerstats error? Reason NIAMEY – KINSER”.

Many users replied to the tweet saying that they are getting the same error.

Apparently, MW2’s servers are overloaded at the moment, so there might be connection issues.

How to fix “Timed out waiting on playerstats” in Modern Warfare 2

Run Modern Warfare 2 as an administrator

To fix “Timed out waiting on playerstats” in Modern Warfare 2, you need to restart Battle.net and run the game as an administrator.

Running the game as an administrator should fix most crashes in MW2.

Here’s how to run MW2 as an administrator:

  1. Restart the Battle.net app.
  2. Select MW2 > Settings > Game Settings.
  3. Copy the “Install Location”.
  4. Open the File Explorer and paste the “Install Location”.
  5. Open the “_beta_” folder.
  6. Right-click “cod” and select “Run as administrator”.

If the game still crashes, repeat the steps above and select “Run as administrator” again.

If you’re promoted to run the game in safe mode, select “Yes”.

Here’s the prompt, “It appears that Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II did not quit properly the last time it ran”.

If the game still crashes after you’ve run it in safe mode, you need to end the task for the Battle.net app from the task manager and re-open it.

Lastly, launch the game from the Battle.net app as normal.

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