[Updated] Modern Warfare 2 'Campaign' reportedly crashing for many players (workarounds)
New updates are being added at the bottom of this story…….
Original story (published on October 21, 2022) follows:
Developed by Infinity Ward and published by Activision, Modern Warfare 2 is the ninth installment of the Call of Duty franchise and a sequel to COD: Modern Warfare.
The game is currently available in beta, and it will be released for everyone on October 28. It can be played on different platforms including Xbox, PlayStation, and Microsoft Windows.
Since the game is in beta, many players have encountered several bugs with it in the recent past such as not receiving beta codes on Xbox, getting stuck on checking for updates, and more.
Modern Warfare 2 Campaign crashing
And now, many Modern Warfare 2 players are reporting (1, 2) yet another issue with the video game where the campaign is crashing for them.
Here are some reports for reference:
The new MW2 Campaign is looking good so far in my eyes but its non stop crashing for me. Also Warzone is effected by this for some reason. Dunno if its down to the servers cus my pc is literally far above requirements to run. Please fix @InfinityWard (Source)
Not able to continue the MW2 campaign because it keeps crashing repeatedly in the same spot after I clear out the 2nd garage on Recon by Fire #MW2 (Source)
Fortunately, we have come across some potential workarounds that may help you temporarily fix this issue. You can check them out below.
EDIT: Fix is to turn any settings that have to do with cache to on. Lowering other settings as well. Ram test had zero errors. Overwatch 2 crashed A LOT, but after an update it completely stopped – I think it may be poor optimization on IW’s side.
For the record my relevant specs are:
– 3080 Ti (not overclocked)
– Ryzen 7 5800x (not overclocked)
– 32GB DDR4 @ 3200mhz (not overclocked) (Source)
A YouTuber has suggested some troubleshooting steps to fix the crashing issue on COD: Modern Warfare 2. You can check it out below.
If the aforementioned workarounds aren’t helping you fix the crashing issue, then you can also try restarting the mission as it has reportedly worked for some of those affected.
Unfortunately, support hasn’t yet acknowledged the issue with COD: Modern Warfare 2 Campaign crashing. And we hope that devs fix it soon since players can’t access the game.
Rest assured, we will keep an eye out for the latest developments and inform you as and when anything noteworthy comes up.
Update 1 (October 24, 2022)
10:18 am (IST): A Redditor has suggested that they have managed to fix this issue by restarting the mission in safe mode.
I put it in safe mode and than restarted the mission. Not the cp but the mission. Worked like a charm (Source)
Update 2 (October 26, 2022)
04:15 pm (IST): Here’s another workaround that can potentially help fix the crashing/performance issues during the second mission.
just power through that hall way, go inside the room and SHOOT THE LAPTOP PLAYING HASSAN’S RECORDING!! As stupid as this is, it actually fixes it my FPS jumps back to a stable state.
Update 3 (October 27, 2022)
05:05 pm (IST): Completely removing the display drivers using a tool named DDU (Display Driver Uninstaller) and then reinstalling the latest drivers helped fix the crashing problem for some players.
i also had random crashes and reinstalling with DDU fixed it so far.
I used DDU and it fixed the issue I was having.
Update 4 (October 28, 2022)
06:27 pm (IST): Some players are now reporting (1, 2) that they are facing crashing issues when trying to play party. Luckily, support team is already aware of this issue and currently investigating it.
We’re aware of some players experiencing crashes when partied up. Please stay tuned as we investigate the issue. (Source)
Update 5 (October 31, 2022)
09:59 am (IST): Infinity Ward support has confirmed that they have released an update to fix the crashing issues with the game. Hence, players should see some improvements in gameplay after installing this update.
Update 6 (November 01, 2022)
05:54 pm (IST): According to Modern Warfare 2 Trello board, the issue where the game is crashing when partied up will be resolved in a future update.
Update 7 (November 3, 2022)
05:12 pm (IST): According to Modern Warfare 2 official Trello board, the issue where players experiencing crashes when partied up has now been resolved.
Update 8 (November 4, 2022)
02:13 pm (IST): Fresh reports on Twitter suggest that the Campaign is once again crashing for many Modern Warfare 2 players.
Update 9 (November 7, 2022)
02:24 pm (IST): In a recent acknowledgment, COD Japan support said that they are still investigating the crashing issues with the game and asked those affected to contact support for a solution.
We apologize for the inconvenience. We are continuing to update the freeze issue. Sorry to trouble you about the solution, but it is difficult to support on Twitter, so I would appreciate it if you could contact our support. (Source) (Translated)
Update 10 (November 8, 2022)
03:48 pm (IST): According to COD Japan, a server update was released for COD: Modern Warfare 2 to improve stability. However, it apparently didn’t resolve the crashing issue as fresh reports (1, 2) are still coming in.
Update 11 (November 9, 2022)
01:43 pm (IST): COD Japan support has listed some possible causes of the crashing issues with Modern Warfare 2 on PC.
Below is a list of common causes of crashes on PCs, according to customer support and tech. Please refer to it. It will be a series of tweets.
1. Use many overlay functions2. No Chipset update 3. 4. GPU thermal outages. No BIOS update (amd often) (Source)
Update 12 (November 10, 2022)
17:03 pm (IST): One of the Redditors suggests keeping the cursor or character active at all times to avoid crashing.
i lowered my graphics from extreme to balanced and it has been more stable, i also realised if u leave the screen idle it’ll crash like if u pause or just stand still, it’ll crash, just gotta move the cursor non stop ig
Update 13 (November 11, 2022)
12:56 pm (IST): According to fresh reports (1, 2, 3), the recent update has made the crashing issue even worse.
Also, it’s worth noting that the new NVIDIA drivers were released around the same time. That means it could be an issue with the drivers as well.
07:09 pm (IST): As per the official Trello board of Modern Warfare 2, the issues where players are experiencing crashes when partied up and game freezing, stuttering or lagging have been resolved.
Update 14 (November 14, 2022)
06:51 pm (IST): COD Japan on Twitter is now asking those affected to contact support for crash-related problems. Here’s how to get in touch and report the bug.
We are unable to respond to crash-related problems here, so please feel free to contact our support team. (Source)(Translated)
Update 15 (November 15, 2022)
02:51 pm (IST): One of the Redditors seems to have found a workaround for the constant campaign crashing issue. It involves turning off Nvidia DLSS.
Update 16 (November 16, 2022)
05:08 pm (IST): COD: Japan support has suggested a workaround that might help you fix crashing issues on PC. You can check it out below.
If the PC version of MWII is unstable and crashes frequently, please check the installation folder. The default installation destination for Battlenet and Steam is ProgramFiles (x86), but there are reports from users that setting this in ProgramFiles results in stable startup. (Source)
Update 17 (November 17, 2022)
06:08 pm (IST): Some Modern Warfare 2 players say that the ‘Campaign’ keeps crashing even after the Season 1 update (1,2,3).
Update 18 (November 23, 2022)
06:45 pm (IST): Infinity Ward has fixed an issue with Modern Warfare 2 in the Season 1 update where PlayStation Store icon remain stuck on screen after a network error.
Update 19 (December 01, 2022)
03:59 pm (IST): Infinity Ward has confirmed on their official Trello board that they are currently investigating the issue causing multiple crashes on PC.
Update 20 (December 15, 2022)
01:08 pm (IST): The long-awaited Modern Warfare 2 Season 01 Reloaded update is here, but multiple players report that it also brought a constant crashing issue (1, 2, 3, 4).
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