In the heat of becoming the best selling game of all time, it seems that Modern Warfare 2‘s immense popularity has caused a bit of a strain on its servers, as attempts to join a game online are currently proving futile for eager gamers.
Infinity Ward have commented by saying that these issues should be addressed in a forthcoming firmware patch scheduled for release by this Friday for the PS3, but there has been no word for the 360 as of yet. Until then, it seems that players will have to suffer the hardship of racking up the hours in the single player campaign mode instead.
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Edit: the issue has reportedly been resolved for the PS3, meaning you can now play online but still have to wait for the upcoming patch for party play.