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 installations are larger than expected (Up to 171 GB)
- Slow or stuck game downloads <- You are at this thread
- BLZBNTAGT00000840 or BLZBNTAGT000008A4 errors
If you’re having one of the other issues, please visit the other thread.
For the people experiencing slow downloads, 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.
That said, not all players are having the slow download issue, and while these steps do not work for everyone, they do work for some. Some players are able to fix the problem with the troubleshooting in this article, so please follow this first before trying anything else.
We suggest that you 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 relaxed, resulting in better download speeds. Be advised that not ALL of these are due to bandwidth caps, so you should try the troubleshooting article above if the situation does not improve at night.
We’ll keep you posted as we get more information on this situation.