Edit: This post has been updated on April 2, 2020 with more current information
Hey there everybody,
In order to separate out the issues we’ve seen today with Modern Warfare installations, we’re making multiple threads to direct players to. We’re tracking three different issues at this time.
- Game updates (not fresh installations) are larger than expected (80+ GB)
- Slow or stuck game downloads
- BLZBNTAGT00000840 or BLZBNTAGT000008A4 errors <- You are at this thread
If you’re having one of the other issues, please visit the other thread.
As for the download errors, there are a couple different things causing these problems at the moment. Primarily, our Content Distributing Network is intentionally reducing download speeds to help with internet demands. You can see more at that link.
Some of these errors can be resolved by following the troubleshooting here for BLZBNTAGT00000840 or here for BLZBNTAGT000008A4, as they are not all related to the issue we are investigating. If you are currently having this problem, we recommend trying those steps first if you haven’t yet.
If you still find that your download is throwing errors, some players can work around this by using their mobile phone data or a VPN (if it is legal in your country.) Please be advised that we do not support VPNs or mobile tethering directly - so you’ll need to look up how to do this online. Allow the download to progress some, then swap back to your normal connection.
The alternative is to simply leave the download running overnight when it is not peak hours for gaming if at all possible. As the world around you goes to sleep, the CDN bandwidth throttles are being lifted, resulting in better download speeds.
We’ll keep you posted as we get more information on this situation.