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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare - How to fix Dev Error 6068, 6065 and 6165?

Published: 16:33, 12 December 2019
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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare often suffers from Dev Error codes 6068, 6065 and 6165. These can be pretty annoying so let's see how you can get rid of the gremlins.

If you're playing Call of Duty: Modern Warfare regularly, the chances are high that you've encountered one of the several annoying issues that can be game-breaking. If you often get Savannah error code, make sure to check out for that but if Dev Error codes 6086, 6056 and 6165 are the ones that are preventing you from playing the game, stick around as we have a few, potential solutions for the problem.


  • Run the game as administrator
    • Open Modern Warfare window in, select options and click Show in Explorer
    • Open Modern Warfare folder and find ModernWarfare file (black icon)
    • Right-click on the icon, Properties and then select the Compatibility tab
    • Tick Run this program as an administrator
    • Do the same for launcher
  • Disable performance monitoring software
    • Nvidia or AMD overlay
    • MSI afterburner metrics
  • Set your graphics card to stock clocks 
    • If you've overclocked your graphics card, try returning the clock speeds to default
  • Lower your graphics settings 
    • For some reason, Modern Warfare can be extremely unstable if the graphics settings are set to max. Try lowering some of these to medium as that helped us with a lot of issues.
  • Reinstall the game
    • The fix of all fixes. Have you tried turning it off and on again? Jokes aside, this one is pretty easy and usually works most of the time.
  • Scan and Repair
    • Scan and Repair is a really helpful tool that quickly analyses the game files and re-downloads the missing ones. A true life-saver. 

Dev Error 6165 

Dev Error 6165 usually happens in the menu screen but it can also occur during matches. At the moment, the reason for this error code is unknown but players have discovered that rolling back to older GPU driver can help with the issue. Of course, this is not a perfect solution but at least you'll get to play the game until Infinity Ward release an official fix.

Dev Error 6068

This one is probably the most common error code of the three. You can try several methods to get rid of it:

  • Update Windows
  • In the options menu, set game window to Borderless
  • Set Call of Duty: Modern Warfare to High Priority in Task Manager

Dev Error 6065

Infinity Ward are yet to fix this one and it appears that 6065 is the trickiest one as most of the fixes simply don't work on every PC. Here are some of the fixes that you can try: 

  • First, try running the game on default settings. 
  • If that doesn't help, set a custom frame rate to 60 or whichever number is easily achievable for your system. Some players report that setting the framerate to 100 solved this issue. 
  • Turn off both Cache Spot and Cache Sun shadows in graphics options
  • Lower your graphics settings

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