Three days after launch, Activision disables Modern Warfare 2 family sharing on Steam

Three days after its debut on Steam, Activision has disabled family sharing in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (opens in new tab). The change was made without notification, but SteamDB (opens in new tab) indicates that the feature was switched off at 12:21 ET on October 31.

Steam’s family sharing feature was fully implemented in 2014 and as the name suggests, enables users of a shared computer—”family members and their guests,” as the family sharing Steam page (opens in new tab) puts it—to have their own saved games and achievements on a single digital copy of a game. It’s a pretty generous system, allowing up to five Steam accounts to access shared games on multiple devices.