How To Fix Error Code “Wolters Francis” In Modern Warfare…

You want to play MW2, but instead an error code appears: Wolters Francis. Don’t worry, this is one of the common and easy to fix errors so we can get you back online in no time.

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So you just got the error code Wolter-Francis? Let us help you. | © Activision

Modern warfare 2 has now been introduced to the world. Some claim it’s changing Call of Duty too much, but there’s one part of CoD that will always stay the same: junk servers. And this week’s recurring issue is the Wolters-Francis error code. Here is a quick overview of what causes this error and a guide on how to fix the Wolters-Francis error code.

What causes the Wolters-Francis error?

The error is caused by an error verifying your account with the Call of Duty servers and we can usually trace this back to one of the following reasons:

  • The Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 servers are down.
  • You are not connected to the internet.
  • You do not have the latest version of the game installed.

This is a common and uncomplicated error code, but there are a few things we can do to fix it.

How to Fix Wolters Francis Error?

Start by identifying which of the three causes above applies to your case, and then follow our advice. You can check what is causing your error by following these diagnostic steps:

  1. First check whether The Call of Duty servers are down via this article. If they are ok, go to the next step.
  2. Check your internet connection by trying to access the PlayStation Store, Xbox Store, or another website from your PC’s browser. If you can connect to the internet, the elimination process will let you know that you don’t have the latest version of the game installed.

If the Call of Duty servers are down, you have no choice but to wait and see. But if the problem is your internet or the build version of your game, then read on.

No Internet connection

If your console or PC isn’t connecting to the internet, try the following troubleshooting steps:

  1. Turn your PC, PlayStation, or Xbox off and on again.
    • To turn an Xbox off and on again:
      • Press and hold the Xbox Power button for 10 seconds.
      • After the console is completely powered off, unplug the power cord.
      • Wait a moment and plug the cable back in.
      • Restart the Xbox.
    • To power cycle a PlayStation:
      • Press and hold the PlayStation power button until you hear two beeps.
      • Unplug the console’s power cord.
      • Wait 10 seconds and then plug the console back in.
      • Restart the Playstation.
  2. Reboot your router by unplugging it, plugging it back in, and waiting five minutes.
  3. Reset your router by pressing the small button, usually located on the back of the modem.
  4. Connect your PC or console to the internet using another network or a LAN cable to see if it is your local network or the Wi-Fi receiver itself.

In most cases this worked, but we’re concerned that if it doesn’t you may have a more serious issue and should contact your ISP.

Wrong version of Modern Warfare 2

Incomplete updates or an outdated game can also often lead to connection problems. So check on your PC or console if you have updated MW2 to the latest version.

Check for an update on PC (

  • Open and go to Modern Warfare 2
  • Click the gear next to the Play button.
  • Click Check for Updates
  • If that doesn’t work, click “Scan and Repair”

Check for an update on PC (Steam)

  • Open Steam and right click on Modern Warfare 2
  • Go to “Properties” → “Updates”
  • Make sure the setting is set to “Always keep this game up to date”.
  • If no update is available, go to “Local Files”.
  • Click here on “Check game files for errors”

Check for an update on PlayStation or Xbox

  • Close Modern Warfare 2
  • Go to your games library
  • Locate MW2 and click Options
  • Click Check for Updates on PlayStation or Manage Game → Downloads on Xbox

If you’ve updated the game, connected to the internet, and the Call of Duty servers are live, you should have fixed the Wolters-Francis error. So back in and keep leveling the best weapons in MW2!

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