I started up Steam today to play some Modern Warfare 3, and finally play for more than 10 minute increments... Regardless the reason for me playing, the game would not start- and notified me:

"This game is currently unavailable. Please try again at another time."

My internet connection is working perfectly, as I am posting this question. Are the servers under maintenance, or have I somehow done something wrong?

  • hi just started having the same problem. it's not just you. i'm hoping it's because activision is making the multiplayer less laggy but we'll see haha
    – user14770
    Nov 19, 2011 at 3:21

2 Answers 2


This is actually a pretty common Steam issue. You might want to check out this help topic on the Steam support site.

  • Ah, yes, never heard of this before. I tried a few things, and I got one to work. Thanks!
    – Ian Cordle
    Nov 19, 2011 at 3:55

I know this might be a bit late, but the other thing that worked for me was to just update modern warfare 3, it was 4.5mb and after that the game ran perfectly.

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