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Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War - How to fix crashing and fatal error issues on PC?

Published: 06:35, 16 October 2020
Updated: 10:48, 19 October 2020
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If you are one of the people who pre-ordered Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War to get early access to beta but still can't enjoy the game because of the annoying crashing and fatal error codes, here are a couple of fixes that may help with that.

Yesterday, Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War beta officially kicked off for those who pre-ordered the game. We and many other players jumped straight into the action but just like with every beta, Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War is not perfect and has some issues that are preventing players from enjoying the game.

If you are experiencing random crashes on PC there are a couple of solutions that you can try. Keep in mind that the game still crashes for some players even if they complete these steps:

  • Download latest drivers for your graphics card
    • Make sure your GPU drivers are up to date. Ideally, you want to use DDU for clean driver uninstall. 
  • Check your GPU temperatures
    • Call of Duty will melt your GPU and can often crash when the temperatures are high.
    • Set your GPU fans to a higher speed to cool your GPU better.
  • Lower the graphics settings and set your render scale at 80 per cent
    • In graphics options, try lowering the settings to medium and set your render scale at 80 per cent.
  • Force DX11 in Battle.net 
    • Select Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War in Battle.net launcher.
    • Select Options then Game Settings.
    • Check "additional command line arguments" and add the following: -d3d11.
    • Click Done and you are ready to go.
  • Change display language to English
    • Go to Windows Language Settings.
    • Switch from your language to English US as the display language.
    • This is especially important if you are using Nordic languages.

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We hope that with these fixes you will at least manage to reduce the number of crashes. It is worth noting that these are just temporary fixes and until Treyarch release an official patch, the game will probably still have a lot of issues, as it is a beta after all.

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