If you’ve been browsing the extensive multiplayer menus in Activision and Infinity Ward’s latest Call of Duty title, you might’ve attempted to access the in-game store before being throw out with an error message. Here’s everything you need to know about what’s going on surrounding the Modern Warfare 2019 store unavailable issue.
How to reach the Modern Warfare 2019 in-game store
First things first, if you’re just looking to locate the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare storefront, here are the exact steps you need to take after booting up the game:
- Select “Multiplayer” from the main menu
- If it pops up, close the “Message of the Day”
- Navigate to the rightmost tab labeled “Store”
Why can’t I access the Modern Warfare 2019 store?
After following the above steps, players will be forcibly removed from the store tab and the following error message will be displayed: “The store is currently unavailable.” Although this initially might seem like a Modern Warfare glitch, those that attempt to access the store on PlayStation 4 are offered a little bit of extra context on the situation.
A PS4 system message will appear in addition to the in-game message implemented by Infinity Ward and Activision, and this player notification reads as follows: “There is no content. It might not be for sale yet, or might no longer be for sale.” The start of the second sentence tells us what we need to know, as Modern Warfare‘s storefront has not yet been implemented.
In time, through the implementation of free post-launch updates, the store will be populated by premium cosmetic items that players can optionally choose to buy (or not). It’s been confirmed that the game will not feature loot boxes, so any items that you desire should be directly purchasable without relying on random chance. Modern Warfare will feature a battle pass system, however, so it’s possible that the availability of select items will be directly tied to whether or not you have that.