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How to fix the Modern Warfare 2 voice service unavailable error

Dave Irwin>Published at 10:08 ET on Oct 28, 2022>Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2Have your received the Modern Warfare 2 voice services unavailable..

How to fix the Modern Warfare 2 voice service unavailable error

Dave Irwin >Published at 10:08 ET on Oct 28, 2022 >Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2Have your received the Modern Warfare 2 voice services unavailable error message? This message can cause significant problems for multiplayer games where communication is crucial to win.

You could have many reasons for the Modern Warfare 2 Voice Service Unavailable error. This could be due to an issue with Modern Warfare 2, your antivirus software, or your in-game settings. There are some ways to fix the problem if it is the former, but these are often less than ideal.

Modern Warfare 2 Voice Service Error

We'll get into more detail about each point in a moment, but here's a list of all the possible ways to fix the Modern Warfare 2 voice-service unavailable error on the PC version.

You can check if the microphone is muted on both the headset and in-game.

Are you muted?

Although it may seem obvious, microphones can sometimes do unexpected things without warning. You've probably experienced a Zoom meeting where you started talking and then someone said 'you're muted.' This is a good example of how temperamental microphones can get. This is especially true if the microphone you use is high-end and has a button that automatically mutes it.

Check the settings of your game. Make sure you change your microphone device option from 'Default System Device to' so you don't get interrupted. This will ensure that your connection doesn't get interrupted if you plug it in to another device, such as the PlayStation 5 Controller. To access the settings, you can open the in-game launcher. Scroll down to the voice chat settings by clicking on the audio option. You can now check if your microphone is working and what your voice chat settings are, including your recording mode.

Are you sure that it is on and off again?

You can also try closing and reopening Modern Warfare 2. However, if this doesn't work or isn't working, the immortal words all IT professionals might be the solution. Turn off your computer and turn it on again after about 30 seconds. This will allow the system to restart, possibly fixing the problem. In safe mode, check to see if the problem persists

If the problem persists, your settings could be to blame. If the game crashes, try running it in safe mode to see what happens. This version of the game uses default settings so you can check if any settings have been changed that might be interfering with your voice chat.

Make sure you are reviewing your firewall and antivirus settings

Even in safe mode, those who are experiencing this error will need to look elsewhere for solutions. Your firewall or antivirus software is the first place to look. This may block your microphone automatically. Many protection software will prompt you to accept access to the program when it considers it potentially dangerous to your computer. You'll need to go into your antivirus/firewall software and change some settings if it doesn't. Add Modern Warfare 2 in your firewall software's exceptions list and check if it helps.

Update your drivers

If this doesn't work, check to see if your graphics card or microphone has received firmware updates from their manufacturers. To get the latest graphics drivers, use GeForce Experience (Nvidia graphic cards) or AMD Radeon upgrade tool (AMD graphics card). Try a clean installation of your graphics card driver drivers to verify that it works.

Many higher-end microphones now have launchers that allow you to easily download updates. Make sure you have them installed. You may need to open the Device Manager and locate your microphone under the Audio inputs or outputs tab. Then, right-click on your microphone. You will see an option to upgrade drivers.

Test with other software

If none of these options work, you can test your microphone to see if there is a problem in Modern Warfare 2 and/or your microphone setup. Try to find someone who can test your microphone using Discord. You can speak to them on Discord if you are able. This is the best option. Before you proceed, make sure to turn off your microphone settings in Modern Warfare 2.

Although it isn't perfect as you can only speak to your friends and not the whole team, it is better than nothing. This won't work with everyone's setup. It's especially not if you're playing Modern Warfare 2 Crossplay. However, some PlayStation 4 users have also reported problems with audio continuity, so it is possible to use an alternative service.

Activision Support will assist you and help you wait.

It's worth calling Activision Support if it is still not working after all this. You should detail each step taken. They may be able help with any additional steps specific to your setup. This Tweet shows that you are not the only one who may need help in this matter.

It becomes a waiting game at this point. This problem affects many people so any solution to the Modern Warfare 2 voice services not available error is likely to be found sooner than expected. You may want to tweak your Modern Warfare 2 settings while you wait to see if the best options are available for you to play the FPS game. Practice with the best Modern Warfare 2 guns. It is important to be able to communicate well and draw quickly.