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Not able to online with Call of Duty 4 on PS3

When signing in mutliplayer/online on ps3 for COD4, the box "Downloading game settings" pops up and then it just freezes!!!!

I have to restart the PS3 again.

Would appreciate your assistance.

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  • jeff451 Dec 07, 2008

    We have the similar issues at my house. The playstation does not freeze - I can quit the game and go to the internet and browse other sites. Connection issues seems to be with the C.O.D. 4 list of active games.



    Problem continues even after reboot of PS3. Only way to fix is to reboot my router.



    Any assistance would be appreciated.

  • dnb_general Feb 04, 2009

    whenever i try to play cod4 online the same thing happens. 'Dowloading Game Settings' appears and it just freezes. My brother has exactly the same problem with his ps3, although both he and i have had it working once, since the trouble started by leaving it with the message 'dowloading game settings' then restarting it several times. Im extremely vexed as it was working fine for so long. Both my brother and i have been through the multiplayer game once and unlocked the prestige mode. Maybe this could of affected it?

  • Loudbymusic1 Feb 08, 2009

    it keeps "downloading game settings" and freezes. help

  • Anonymous Feb 19, 2009

    i load everything else fine but when i try to get int the game list menu it takes about 45 mins to loads the selection. I have had the game since it first came out and i have never had this issue. Do i need to buy a new disc ?

  • Anonymous Feb 25, 2009

    i can't download updat 1.3 for call of duty 4. and i cant play online

  • Anonymous Feb 26, 2009

    Same thing happens here says Downloading game settings then freezes. Can't get into game even after reboot

  • Anonymous Mar 02, 2009

    how can we fix this

  • Humberto Colon Mar 20, 2009

    I have the same problem also. I reset my system, my router, my network connections and everything just cause it just happened out of nowhere and still the same problem. But i can still play my MLB The Show 09 online so i think there is something to the bad software disc theory.

  • kingjoe01 Mar 20, 2009

    no not at all

  • Anonymous Apr 10, 2009

    same thing just got the game and same issue

  • JOJO m Apr 13, 2009

    Yea, I am having the same problem. I click on Play Online and it just sits there for ever saying Downloading Game Settings. I sat there for like 25 minutes and it still did nothing. Not even any of the buttons on the controller will work,not even the PS button that usually works from any screen. I had to completely turn off the system.

  • Anonymous Apr 16, 2009

    same as described previously

  • Anonymous May 08, 2009

    having the same problem as everyone else!

  • pronga May 17, 2009

    same thing as above

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Your router reset router

Posted on Jan 03, 2009

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    your router reset router

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Cod4 is a poorly made software disc. it sucks. I have waited 3 hours to load to the main menu of multiplayer. It is a poor software company that makes these discs.

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Try getting a better connection

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