Modern Warfare 2 Connection Failed Puget - Altus Error: How to Fix
While Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 has been out for quite some time, many players still continue to experience connection issues in the game. One such connectivity error is the Modern Warfare 2 connection failed Puget - Altus one that somehow made it into the game from the beta. This was extensively reported during the open beta and it has once again reared its head in the last couple of weeks. If you see the connection error code Puget - Altus, you are not the only one and therefore you don’t have to worry.
On 9th January, one wrote, “I kept getting error Puget - Altus for about two weeks and it kept failing to ‘download player data from Platform.’ I uninstall the game and now I can’t re-install. Now it just loads ‘Please wait’ forever. What is happening??? @Activision @InfinityWard #mw2 #ModernWarfareII”
Another user tweeted, “@CallofDuty are the servers down for PS5? I keep getting connection failed. ( Reason: PUGET-ALTUS)”
While there is not just one method that could work, there are some workarounds and possible fixes that you can try to solve the Modern Warfare 2 connection failed Puget - Altus error.
What is Puget - Altus and How to fix in MW2?
Modern Warfare 2 Connection Failed Puget - Altus error is a very common error and it pops up when you try to launch the game. The error message reads the following:
Unable to access online services. [Reason: PUGET - ALTUS]
This error means there could be two different problems. It could either be a client-side issue or a server-side issue. If it is indeed client-side you can fix it easily. However, if it is server-side, you cannot do anything.
Here are all the possible fixes:
Check the server status by heading to the page.
Restart your router
Power cycle your gaming console by unplugging it, pressing and holding the power button for 10 seconds, waiting for about two minutes, and then turn it back on.
Change the DNS Servers
Here’s how you change DNS servers. The best server for gaming is usually Google’s. The servers are primary – 184.108.40.206 and secondary – 220.127.116.11.
Click the Guide button
Go to All Settings and Network > Network settings
Head to Advanced settings and DNS Settings
Go to Manual and input the Google DNS addresses 18.104.22.168 and 22.214.171.124 in primary and secondary fields and restart the console.
Go to Settings and Network & Internet
Change adapter options and select the network, right-click and choose Properties
Now click on Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) and go to Properties
Enter Google DNS 126.96.36.199 and 188.8.131.52
Restart your PC
Go to Network in Settings and go to Set Up Internet Connection
Now choose ‘Set Up Manually’ and choose Wi-Fi or LAN
Under DNS Settings, enter primary DNS as 184.108.40.206 and secondary DNS as 220.127.116.11