Modern Warfare 3 Disk Read Error / Disk Unreadable

Was excited to play MW3 after the midnight release, just to get home and it say unreadable, or not even recognize that I have a game in the console at all.  Went to the store the next day, replaced the disk with a brand new copy and the same thing happens.

Before I continue I want to get this across, DO NOT post telling me to do the disk reading trouble shooter, I'm not the average idiot on here that can't do some research before he posts something, I've tried everything.

Both copys would not work on my console, but work on my friends'.  Both copys were completely clean, scratch free, out of the box straight into the console.

From what I see this is a problem affecting a LOT of players (since theres already an unbelievable amount of forum posts about it on here and almost any other major Xbox forum).

So all I'm wondering is what the fix by Microsoft/Activision/IW will be and when will we get it?

Will it be soon or should I just grab a PS3?  Not paying for online service for a working game is sounding a lot better than paying for online service for a game that barely works right about now.  Especially when Microsoft is going to tell me to pay just as much as a new PS3 to "fix" my Xbox that plays every other game perfectly fine.

 

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Last updated July 4, 2018 Views 595 Applies to:

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I'm having the same problem. I even returned my copy, got it exchanged, was exited to finally play a working version of the game and not be continuously interupted in my online match. then 20 minutes in after I finally find a match- ERROR: Disk unreadable.

Now this is becoming intolerable. If there isn't a fix soon, i will never buy an Activision, Infinity Ward, or Sledge Hammer product again. I've already warned my friends about these Disk errors that everyone seems to be getting. This problem was even featured on IGN news clip.

You guys need to fix it. Fix It Now.

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I am having the same issue, I called Microsoft and they told me it's disc format issue and they going to charge me $100 to fix this issue. Need firmware upgrade to read new format. this sucks because on game box it doesn't say need xbox firmware upgrade.

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i want answers my xbox is sayin unsupported disk but worked fine 10 hours ago mw3 has *** up everything not 1 game will work are our xboxs goin 2 b fixed 4 free because this is all microsofts fault with this update i wont 2 play anygame but i cant what can i do at home 2 get it 2 work

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I submitted a ticket to Activision support and just got my answer to the question " Why will all my other games apart from MW3 work on my machine. I just keep getting unreadable disc ect"  The answer..... have you tried blah, blah, blah...system cache..... uninstall update.... exactly the same answers we already know. It really is a waste of time.

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I'm getting the same problem. Up until 11/16/11 MW3 was working fine, then I keep getting random game errors. Anyone know how I can fix this or what I else I could do about it?

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1. Get a USB that has enough room to download MW3 to it.

2. Download gamer profile and MW3 to USB.

3. Take out HD.

4. Put disc in tray (need to have disc to recognize ownership)

5. Enjoy not having disc unreadable error!

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I've tried everyone's suggestions . But still has all same problems . Everything is pointing to  ad disc themselves so far ! Could be  bad batches of em . Or some are worse than others ?? I felt no ridge like one guy below talked of but that could been one batches prob!

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I reinstalled it and got the Disc Unreadable error again. Tried it again and now it's been working fine.

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I'm having the same problem on what and I have gone thorugh 2 disks. I have an elite frommthenlast year they were manufactured but that shouldn't be a problem, all Xbox games should work on all 360's!

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this happened to me to wth is the solution is it our xboxs or what

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