How To Fix CoD Modern Warfare Install Suspended Error | PS4

Are you getting install suspended error when playing CoD Modern Warfare? Worry not as this issue is easy to fix. The best thing that you can do is to ensure that you install all the different parts or packs before playing again. 

If you’ve already installed the full parts of the game but the error persists, the cause may be entirely something else. In this article, we’ll show you the possible solutions that you can try.

What happens when you get CoD Modern Warfare “Install Suspended” error?

Many PS4 users have been reporting that they’re getting “install suspended” error when installing Call of Duty Modern Warfare. This issue appears unique to the PS4 console as no similar issue has been detected for PC or Xbox versions of the game. 

The error appears when trying to load Modern Warfare, or when trying to install a DLC. 


In some cases, the install suspended error was also reported in the middle of a campaign, special ops mode, or multiplayer.

Causes of Install Suspended error on CoD Modern Warfare

The main reason for the install suspended error appears to be running the game while other game packs are incomplete. Call of Duty Modern Warfare is packaged in multiple parts and playing the game while there’s a missing pack or part can trigger the issue.

Install suspended error does not mean that your PS4 is broken or the game files are damaged. It simply means that you are trying to play a part of the game that is not installed yet.

A few users continue to experience install suspended error even after having completed the installation of the packs though. In this case, the cause may be due to corrupted game files. You may need to re-install the game to fix the error.

Solutions CoD Modern Warfare Install Suspended Error

If you are getting install suspended error when playing CoD Modern Warfare, try doing the solutions in this list.

  1. Download and install the complete game packs or add-ons.

    This is the easiest way to fix install suspended error. Here’s what you need to do:
    -Go to your PS4 Home screen.
    -Highlight the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare game.
    -Press D-pad or the left stick down to view the game information.
    -Scroll down to PlayStation Store and select it.
    -Select Add-Ons. This will allow you to see if there are add-ons that are yet to be downloaded. Make sure that you install all the necessary packs for the game.

  2. Delete saved game data.

    As long as you have the complete add-ons and packs for Modern Warfare, the install suspended error should not appear again but if your PS4 continues to show it, the next good thing that you can do is to delete the saved game data.
    Keep in mind that doing this step will permanently delete your game progress in the campaign to be sure to back up your game data ahead of time. 
    Follow these steps to access the System Storage and delete game data:
    -Open the Settings menu at the top of the dashboard.
    -Select Storage, then select System Storage.
    -Select Saved Data.
    -Choose a game to access the game’s saved data.
    -Press the Options button and select Delete.
    -Choose the saved data files to delete, then select Delete.

  3. Re-install the game.

    If CoD Modern Warfare error won’t go away at all, even after installing all the necessary packs or add-ons and deleting the your saved game data, there may be an issue with the game files. In this situation, you should consider deleting and re-installing the game.
    To delete a game on your PS4:
    -Go the Home screen.
    -Select Library.
    -Find and highlight the game you want to delete.
    -Press Options button on the controller.
    -Select Delete.
    -Confirm by selecting OK.

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