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Call of Duty 4 for xbox 360

Everytime I go to play Call of Duty 4 online via my 360 I get error messages saying either game session timed out, or need a network connection for these sessions. I've played a lot of other games online and never had a problem so I know it's not my internet connection or my xbox live account it good. I ran the test to test connectivity and everything passed. It's very frustrating though. Anyone else with this problem?

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  • Anonymous Dec 30, 2007

    i,m having the same problem evertime i go on to any game its doing this, but when i check the connection its fine,

  • Anonymous Dec 30, 2007

    it says unable to join game session.

  • Anonymous Dec 31, 2007

    Same when i try and join it says Notice unable to join game session

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  • Anonymous Dec 31, 2007

    same thing here "no session available" and i dont have a connection when im clearly signed in cuz i can talk to friends
    i hope its fixed soon im getting withdrawal

  • sassyjesi431 Dec 31, 2007

    I think the problem is Xbox live because when I take COD4 out of the xbox I can't connect online, but the minute I put Call of Duty 4 back in I automatically reconnect to xbox live. I really hope they fix this problem soon because COD4 is an awesome game.

  • Dack9 Dec 31, 2007

    Every time I try to join a game, I am faced with the error messages "Unable to join game session." "You need an active internet connection to join the game." or the match almost starts and it says "Game lobby closed." Once i managed to join a game, but within a few seconds I had "network connection error" and it dropped the session.

    Worked fine yesterday, and I have changed nothing, both my computers and my 360 all run on the same router with no trouble at all, even in other xbox games.

    Very frustrating.

  • Anonymous Dec 31, 2007

    Same issue - I think it is time to take this junk back to the store - I am extremely disappointed in buying this console. What a waste of $$$ I am sending out a warning email to my corporation (9000 employees) and letting them all know my experience.

  • Jukes21 Dec 31, 2007

    How the hell do you update playlist data for call of duty 4?. ive tried everything and nothing is working. Im starting to think if i should replace it with a ps3.(noooooooooooooo).

  • scottysmad88 Jan 01, 2008

    i have the same problem but i have it on halo 3 aswell but everything seems fine untill it gets 2 7pm the itall goes funny.

    any one got the same ?????

  • rusker86 Jan 02, 2008

    Everytime i go into the game it tries to find players then kicks me out before the game starts.

  • sassyjesi431 Jan 02, 2008

    Don't know if anyone has noticed but it seems to get worse after about 4pm, don't know if thats when more people log on or what, but thats when we have the problem here, last night all we got were "game session ended" Very annoying, if it keeps happening they are going to lose A LOT of people as customers.

  • Anonymous Jan 02, 2008

    Mine worked fine for a day and a bit,then all of a sudden whenever i go into a game i always get game lobby closed all the time,SUCKS!!! i play gears of war all the time totally fine. why give us an amazing game and not let us play,its plain cruel!

  • Anonymous Jan 02, 2008

    every day about 5:00 pm it starts saying game lobby closed

  • Anonymous Jan 02, 2008

    me too I can get into a game every 6 or 7 attemps...

  • Anonymous Jan 03, 2008

    i cant connect to xbox live when playing call of duty but yet when i put gears of war in xbox live works fine cod is one of the best games out there and i love playin it and it sucks when its down i hope they fix it

  • Anonymous Jan 03, 2008

    this happens to me all the time. i was playing earlier today, around 2:30 and it was fine, never got disconnected from a game. now i cant even play one game.

  • dollywig Jan 03, 2008

    i`ve had the same problems tested my xbox live setting said that nat was strict so reset my hub go it to say open still wont work so set up home hub with fixed ip address still no joy so emailed activision told em the score see what happens

  • Anonymous Jan 03, 2008

    After 6 UK time forgot tring to play on line on cod 4 Microsoft servers clearly can't cope with the amout of people connect. You thought for the money we pay that could they could delve into the very deep pockets at host some more servers!!!

  • carlos47 Jan 03, 2008

    Yeah man EVERY TIME. i get into the lobby with other players and its starts ticking away and then it just throws me out n says 'Game lobby closed'. Ive given up on it now its going on ebay

  • dmitz Jan 03, 2008

    lately it has been not letting me join games, i get he serching for potential matchups and it usually never finds one and kicks me out of the lobby or I join a game and it says that matchup message but the teams never get divied up and the game never starts. There are so many problems with this stupid system and its games, ive never been so fusterated with a system before

  • Jugglebug Jan 03, 2008

    Yeah, same here. When I am in a lobby, the game will also behave oddly, such as starting the countdown before the minimum players join the game, showing all gamertags but mine as 'matched player', finishing the countdown but then stalling while allowing players to move in and out of the lobby, before telling me the lobby is closed. Often, it will allow me to join a game, and then suffer incredible lag, tell me that the connection is interrupted, then boot me, saying that the server is timed out. The symptoms are very irregular, but do seem worse later in the day. Older CoD games work fine, however, so its probably a service overload problem.

  • Anonymous Jan 04, 2008

    Just spent an Hour trying to get online, was fine warlier in the day...useless....Call of duty need to address this

  • Asha-D Jan 04, 2008

    Yeah i'm having this problem too except its usually around 9-10pm GMT, I'm in the UK so I'm guessing this is when a lot of americans might be logging on. I'm not sure but its getting very annoying, I'm sure infinity ward will fix it. I'm just glad the franchise is back where it belongs with the right developer. Lets hope it stays there.

  • Anonymous Jan 05, 2008

    getting notice game lobby closed, wont start the game

  • pb7075 Jan 05, 2008

    When i wake up in the morning call of duty works fine, and then if i try to play anytime in the evening it always says unable to join game and i cant do anything.

  • leehatton Jan 05, 2008

    same problem 4 hours :-(

  • Anonymous Jan 05, 2008

    Dissapointed to be paying for such a poor service. Might consider the PS3 instead.... The problem isn't with everyone's consoles or internet connection, it's down to Microsoft not having the infrastructure in place to cope with the demand, ridiculous considering the cost of 10 accounts per annum could buy a server! I personally think that the game lobbies should be restricted by region and have specific servers dedicated to a specific country; perhaps if you acheive more XP and gain more rank, then you can go on other servers and to different countries to play. Just an idea Microsoft....

  • jamietest Jan 05, 2008

    I have the same problem. Definitely seems to be related to times of day where there is heavy traffic to the site in general, but then you have people all over the world playing all the time. I hope they up the capacity, because this sucks. I've wasted hours over the last month just clicking find match and getting the error message "unable to join game session", which is the most unhelpful error message ever.

  • Anonymous Jan 05, 2008

    First time I've had it today and what a joke, cant beleive microsoft have not got enough servers. I think each country should have a server and u can join which ever one you like.

  • Anonymous Jan 06, 2008

    This is Horrible and very frustrating, just trying to get into a match with my new .50 cal ;[

  • RokkenRednek Jan 06, 2008

    im gettin a problem thats almost similiar........ i can join games, or even become the host, but then the game kinda freezes, and all the people in the lobby get booted, and replaced with other players... even when a match starts, it kicks everyone but me, and then new people join.... just to repeat the process, im not sure what kind of problem this is, but it is very annoying

  • R865 Jan 07, 2008

    As soon as i get in a game it says game lobby closed and kicks me out.

  • Anonymous Jan 07, 2008

    Same problem here. Even if a game starts, it cuts off and I get booted out. Especially bad in the evening and on the weekend when the most people are logged in to the game. Looks like they need more servers or something. It's enough to make me quit playing, after hours of frustration.

  • Spectrum8 Jan 07, 2008

    It also says "unable to join game session" for me. I can play halo 3 online with a bit of lag but not call of duty 4 for some reason. I hope it works soon before my gold trial runs out because it would help me decide if i want xbox live or not (online call of duty 4 would be amazing).

  • humey15 Apr 01, 2008

    I'm getting the same problems, i can be playing for 2 minutes or 20 minutes then i get (error no connection) really annoying. I wish someone knew how to fix this.

  • Anonymous Apr 21, 2008

    It says i have to have an active network connection which i can play halo and my messenger is still signed in but cod4 wont connect

  • at williams Apr 29, 2008

    everytime i go onto call of duty 4 i can play 1 game but then if i leave the game lobby it says u must have an active network connection, wen i do its bull.

    does any 1 now how to sort it out?????

  • butt an May 03, 2008

    Evertime I play Call of Duty 4 online, I get into a match but then half way through it says connection interuption. i know its not my connection or my Xbox becouse everyother game works fine. I love call of duty so please help me

  • H0BJ0B May 04, 2008

    Every Time I Play A Match. ( WHich I Can ) Afterwards I Exit The Lobby And it says. It is unable to connect. I then have to re-connect to xboxlive

    and then i lose my rank.

    PLease help me!!!

  • Fab24911 May 13, 2008

    I log on fine pick a game, start playing and about half way to a game I get the error message (Connection interupted), kicks me out of the game, into the lobby. So I pick a game again and the same thing over and over. Ive called xbox live to see if they could help, Ive reset my modem, that wasnt the problem, Ive been told to wait for a day or two that maybe the server was full, that did not help, Xbox walked me thorugh a hard drive maintenence to see if that would help, It did nothing, and now they want me to try connecting my 360 on someone elses house to see if the problem persists. PLEASE HELP. I must admit Im getting very frustrated.

  • G3ner1C May 15, 2008

    when i leave the party i have been playing with i get an error message saying i am not connected to xbox live forcing me to sign out and sign back in and when i have signed back in any stats or xp that i have got is lost. i have got to rank 31 4 times before getting kicked back to 30

  • jimmy hayes May 22, 2008

    when i get into a game i lag majorly then when the game is done its says u must have a connection to play online

  • jimmy hayes May 22, 2008

    i can get into a game but when im in a game it lags like crazy and when i get out of the game it says i must have a online connection to connect its only been happening since my bro got his ps3

  • sam_mcnugget Jun 27, 2008

    i have the same problem as you jess, have you found out how to get rid of it yet??

  • PanDemic55 Jul 01, 2008

    Hey, look i have the same problem...

    You see, when I play a game online and when I leave a game, i always get this message on my screen

    'You must have a active network connection to play online or sytemlink'

    And my expierence and rank doesn't change or save...

    Can anyone PLEASE help me, it's VERY annoying!

    Hope one of you can help me!



  • trevor23 Jul 21, 2008

    When i test my network connection everything is fine. When i put in COD 4 and start playing i lag like crazy. It keeps showing a picture that shows a plug out of the socket or whatever. It says something like inaccurate connection or something like that. everythin gup into gameplay is fine. But it won't stop lagging. I have reset my rouer, modem, xbox, internet. i've unplugged everything but it still lags and won't work. It'll let me play but every second it lags it puts me on the other side of the map.

  • connerr Aug 10, 2008

    Everytime I go to play Call of Duty 4 online via my 360 I get error messages saying either game session timed out, or need a network connection for these sessions. I've played a lot of other games online and never had a problem so I know it's not my internet connection or my xbox live account it good. I ran the test to test connectivity and everything passed. It's very frustrating though. Anyone know how to fix it?

  • berzerker Sep 15, 2008

    hi there i get to the game lobby of cod 4 and find match and join with no problems ,but if i try to join a game in session or accept a friends invite it always comes up with a message saying can not connect to host.please can anyone help me,thanks ,stu

  • lilroot21 Mar 16, 2009

    ill play cod 4 for and after about an hour i keep getting the connection interuption error. i check my connection and its fine. very frustrating!

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@$^&!! hell i have the problem tooo!
i get soo fustrated its realy annoying my rank 4 then i get up to rank 9 must have an active connection rank goes back to 4!! if anyone finds out the solution add me on hiijjjjjjk!! please helpppp!!!

Posted on Aug 23, 2008


My problem is that when i start playing a live game i will get a weird jitter then it will start getting really weird, i will run towards a car or something then i will run to the car again it repeats every motion i make is it a lag or something CAN ANYONE TELL ME HOW TO FIX THIS PLEASE!!!! IM DESPERATE

Posted on Aug 21, 2008


Im getting pissed off with it too dont worry !!!!!

Posted on Aug 19, 2008

Turn on xbox - fine
put in cod4 - fine
get into party lobby - fine
start game - fine
game finished - fine
go back to party lobby - NOT FINE "you must have an active internet connection to play on Xbox Live"
thats my problem


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This isnt a solution
turn on xbox - fine
put in cod4 - fine
get into party lobby - fine
start game - fine
game finished - fine
go back to party lobby - NOT FINE "you must have an active internet connection to play on Xbox Live"
thats my problem

please message bak asap!!

Posted on Jun 27, 2008

Turn on xbox - fine
put in cod4 - fine
get into party lobby - fine
start game - fine
game finished - fine
go back to party lobby - NOT FINE "you must have an active internet connection to play on Xbox Live"
thats my problem

Posted on Jun 19, 2008

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Ive got e the same problem  when i leave a my rank resets or i lose xp iv found a solution to keep your rank its a bit enoying but at leastyou can keep your rank. when you get in a game instead of quiting out at the end of the game just sighn out and when you sighn back in again your xp should have staid the same it worked on me hope it works for you let me now how it goes.

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I am having the same problem with playing several games, then i log out and it says that i need an active network.Then it doesnt record my sucks big cahonas(balls)!!!

Posted on May 10, 2008

Im havin the same problem. im at rank 16 and i rank up n i get d/c. its well annoying cuz im not gonna b able 2 rank up cuz i lose my rank and points :(

Posted on May 03, 2008

I don't have a sollution, I have the same prob, I keep losing points.

Posted on May 02, 2008

This isn't exactly a solution, but more of a problem of the same lines. I'll start playing a game on xbox live (cod4 specifically), and i'll get disconnected from the game and xbox live after about 4-7 minutes of play. this is getting really frustrating.

Posted on Feb 16, 2008

Basicly COD4 is a nuts game and they need to sort it out NOW!

Posted on Feb 15, 2008

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I found out recently that it might not just be Call of Duty 4 thats causing the problem. Xbox Live is having some serious problems due to an influx of 700,000 new subscribers over the holiday period. It's bad that they haven't upped the server capacity I know but to make up for it apparently they plan on giving all xbox live gold users a few xbox live arcade game. Not bad really.

Posted on Jan 07, 2008

I phoned microsoft about the problem, cuz i've been getting the same thing on other games too and at one point not even connecting on the dash, but when i test the connectivity everything is fine. the person who i spoke to at microsoft said "its a problem with x-box live, and they are working 24/7 to try to resolve this. it is a problem which started x-mas 07" looks like were all going to have to grin and bare it for a while because by the sounds of it they aint got a clue whats up with it.

Posted on Jan 03, 2008

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Have some patience. give these guys a break. do you know how stressful it can be when something is wrong and you have absolutely no idea what it is and alot of people depend on it? just calm down, its not the end of the world and im sure they will fix it soon

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