Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 has been a buggy mess since its full release almost a week ago, with many players regretting buying the game at all. From compulsory 100 GB updates to game-breaking bugs, it seems the game really has been a total mess all around, bringing it to number 16 in Steam250’s list of worst-rated games. If you are one of the unfortunate people who have bought it, you too might have noticed a few of these bugs, one of which is the COD: Modern Warfare 3 ‘Chastise’ error code.
This bug seems to be happening when players try to access additional content, and it seems to be prevalent on consoles, especially on the PS4 and PS5. Players are really frustrated due to this, especially after spending hundreds of dollars on the console, plus the heavy price tag for the game itself. And we understand; we would be too, which is why we have brought you a few fixes for the issue. Be sure to read this article until the end to learn how to get rid of this error code in the game.
COD Modern Warfare 3 (MW3) Error Code Chastise: Is there any fix yet?
The ‘Chastise’ error code is displayed in-game when there is a problem with license verification. Basically, the game cannot verify if you own the license for the content you are trying to access. Fortunately, the player base has come to the rescue, as many affected players have shared a bunch of effective workarounds to deal with the problem. Well, we have listed some of them for you to try:
Use the correct account –
Make sure you are using the account on which you have purchased COD MW3. If you are not using the right account, this issue is bound to occur as the game isn’t bought on that account.
Restore Licenses –
If you are on a PlayStation console, you need to restore your console’s licenses to get rid of the error code in COD MW3. For this, head over to the PlayStation console’s settings menu, and find the Account Management option. Select it, and click on the Restore licenses option. This restores all of your licenses across the console, which seemed to work for a lot of people.
Check Server Status –
This issue can also occur if the game’s servers are down. So, you must visit the official Activision Online Services page to get the latest updates on the game’s server status. Well, if the servers are down, consider trying again after some time.
Set your current account as primary –
You can also try setting the account you are currently using as the primary account through the account preferences tab in the settings on your console. Doing so might fix the issue.
Close the game and restart your system –
If the above solutions do not work for you, you might want to try closing the game and shutting down your system, then restarting it. This method worked for many who encountered the error code in previous COD games, so we suggest you give it a try too.
Log in/Log out –
In case the issue still persists, consider logging out and then logging in with your primary account on your console. While doing this, ensure that all other accounts associated with your console are logged out. After this, try launching the game and checking if the issue persists.
And those are the workarounds you can try, which might help you get rid of this issue in COD MW3. If you found this article helpful, make sure to visit Android Gram for more such content. Also read: COD Modern Warfare 3 (MW3) Lost Connection to Host Issue: Is there any fix yet