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Call of Duty: Warzone 2.0 Technical Issues Solved

 Crashes, freezes, low FPS, server errors, and more

Call of Duty: Warzone 2.0 Technical Issues Solved

At the start of the long-awaited relaunch of the "Royal Battle" from the developers of Call of Duty, players have encountered a lot of bugs. Warzone 2.0 sometimes crashes on certain graphics settings or won't launch on some systems. In this article, we have collected all common technical problems and provided proven solutions for them.

What kind of computer is needed for Call of Duty: Warzone 2.0 (system requirements)

Call of Duty: Warzone 2.0 has 4 official system requirements at once. We studied the tests of the game on different hardware at different resolutions and came to the conclusion that they are pretty close to the truth.

Call of Duty: Warzone 2.0 Technical Issues Solved

Minimum system requirements (1080p @ 60 FPS, low preset):

  • Operating system: Windows 10 (64-bit only!).
  • Processor: Intel Core i3-6100 / i5-2500K / AMD Ryzen 3 1200.
  • Video card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 / AMD Radeon RX 470.
  • Video memory: 2 GB.
  • RAM: 8 gigabytes.

Recommended system requirements (1080p @ 60 FPS, high preset):

  • Operating system: Windows 11 x64.
  • Processor: Intel Core i5-6600K / i7-4770 / AMD Ryzen 5 1400.
  • Video card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 / AMD Radeon RX 580.
  • Video memory: 4 GB.
  • RAM: 12 gigabytes.

"Competitive" system requirements (1080p @ 100+ FPS, high preset):

  • Operating system: Windows 11 x64.
  • Processor: Intel Core i7-8700K / AMD Ryzen 1800X.
  • Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti / AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT.
  • Video Memory: 8 GB.
  • RAM: 16 gigabytes.

Ultra Specs (4K @ 60 FPS, High Preset):

  • Operating system: Windows 11 x64.
  • Processor: Intel Core i7-9900K / AMD Ryzen 9 3900X.
  • Video card: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 / AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT.
  • Video memory: 10 GB.
  • RAM: 16 gigabytes.

Call of Duty: Warzone 2.0 won't launch on Windows 7

The game is not designed to run on Microsoft operating systems older than Windows 10.

If you have Windows 10, and the game still does not start, then try installing all the latest updates.

Shaders are not installed when starting the game

Make sure the drive where the game is installed has enough free space. There must be at least 50 gigabytes left after installing the game.

Call of Duty: Warzone 2.0 crashes without an error

Most likely some game files are corrupted. Try running data recovery:

  1. Launch the app.
  2. Select Call of Duty: Warzone 2.0 in the left pane of the window.
  3. Click LMB on the drop-down list "Settings" (to the right and above).
  4. Click LMB on the "Check and Repair" item.
  5. In the window that opens, click "Start scan" and wait for it to complete.

If you are playing on Steam:

  1. Launch Steam ;
  2. Go to the "Library" section.
  3. Right-click on the game name ( Call of Duty: Warzone 2.0 ) in the list on the left and open the properties.
  4. In the Local Files tab, click Verify Integrity of Game Files.
  5. Wait for the process to complete.

Disabling NVIDIA Reflex in the game's graphics settings may also help.

Game crashes with error 0x0c000142 / 0x0c000005

Run Windows System File Checker. To do this, press the keyboard shortcut Windows + R, and then in the window that opens, type "sfc /scannow" (without quotes). After the check is complete, restart your computer.

Error 0xc000007b / Crash with Error 0x887A0005 Fix in Call of Duty: Warzone 2.0

  1. Reinstall or update NVIDIA drivers. It is advisable to do a clean install to reset unsuccessful settings.
  2. If the crashes or errors have not stopped, then try installing an older version of the drivers.

"Not enough memory" error

Your PC is running out of RAM. The best solution is to increase the amount of RAM to at least 8 gigabytes. Increasing the swap file probably won't help. Also, be sure to close your browser before launching any game. Especially if it has a large number of open tabs.

Call of Duty: Warzone 2.0 crashes with error 0x0000005(0) / 0x00001338

Delete the C:\Users\Username\Documents\Call of Duty\players folder and restart your computer.

Can't connect to server/servers don't work

This happens if the game servers are overloaded, or technical work is underway. Just try again after a while (sometimes the next day). You can find out the status of the servers at the following link.

The resolution does not change in the game / the image goes beyond the screen

This error can occur if screen scaling is enabled in Windows. You can compensate for this in the following way:

  1. Find the cod.exe file in the game folder.
  2. Go to properties and go to the "Compatibility" tab.
  3. Click the "Change high DPI settings" button.
  4. In the "Override scaling mode..." option, select "Application".

Call of Duty: Warzone 2.0 slows down / lags/freezes/optimization problems / graphical artifacts

Check if your PC meets the system requirements
See See "What kind of computer do you need for Call of Duty: Warzone 2.0" above.

Update your video card drivers

Visit the graphics adapter manufacturer's website:

  • NVIDIA GeForce: The site will select the appropriate drivers for you. Just click "Search" and then "Download Now". After the download is complete, run the downloaded file and follow the instructions in the installer.
  • AMD Radeon: Scroll down to Search for your product and select your graphics card under Graphics. Click the Submit button. On the opened click LMB on your version of Windows and click "Download". Once the download is complete, run the downloaded file and follow the instructions in the installer.
Important: Be sure to restart your computer after updating your drivers.

Turn on high performance for graphics card

For NVIDIA GeForce owners:

  1. Open the NVIDIA Control Panel by right-clicking on the desktop.
  2. Select Manage 3D Settings from the list on the left.
  3. Switch to the Software Settings tab in the main screen and select Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (2022) from the dropdown list under 1. Select a program to configure "(if the game is not in the list, then add the appropriate button next to it).
  4. In the list below, find the "Power Management Mode" feature and toggle it to "Preferred Maximum Performance Mode".

For owners of AMD Radeon and AMD processors:

  1. Open Radeon Settings by right-clicking on the desktop.
  2. Go to the "System" section.
  3. In the "Switchable Graphics" category, set the graphics card with "maximum performance" as the main one.
  4. Click Accept.

Disable NVIDIA Reflex

This will help reduce the load on the processor but slightly increase the input lag.


This will reduce performance but will get rid of possible graphical artifacts.

Re-optimize shaders

This will help get rid of friezes if you did not wait for the shaders to be installed on the first run.

How to adjust the graphics in Call of Duty: Warzone 2.0 / how to increase the frame rate

Optimal settings for a weak PC, close to the minimum system requirements:

  • Video mode: exclusive.
  • Screen refresh rate: maximum available (60 / 144, etc.).
  • Screen resolution: native display resolution (1920x1080 / 2560x1440 etc.).
  • Dynamic resolution: disable.
  • Screen format: automatic.
  • Vert. sync. (game): disable.
  • Vert. sync. (menu): enable.
  • Maximum frame rate: 60.
  • Configurations: optional.
  • Zoom/Sharpness: FidelityFX CAS.
  • Anti- Aliasing: SMAA T2X
  • Smoothing quality: normal.
  • Video memory scale: 85.
  • Texture resolution: medium.
  • Anisotropic filtering: high.
  • Detail of nearby objects: low.
  • Detail of distant objects: low.
  • Detail rendering distance: shorter.
  • Particle quality: high.
  • Particle quality: minimum.
  • Bullet tracks and drawings: enable.
  • Shader quality: low.
  • Tessellation: disable.
  • Terrain detail memory: minimum.
  • On Demand Texture Display: Disable.
  • Volumetric lighting quality: low.
  • Indirect physics model quality: disable.
  • Underwater glare: disable.
  • Shadow map resolution: normal.
  • Screen Space Shadows: Low.
  • Point source shadow quality: low.
  • Buffering local shadows: disable.
  • Spotlight Shadow Buffer: Low.
  • Particle Lighting: Low.
  • Background light shading: static.
  • Screen Space Reflections: Low.
  • Static Reflection Quality: low.
  • Dynamic weather effects: low.
  • NVIDIA Reflex Low Latency: Disable.
  • Depth of field: disable.
  • Global blur effect: disable.
  • Weapon Motion Blur Effect: Enable.
  • Grain: 0.00.
  • Viewing angle: 75.
  • Field of view of the sight: dependent.
  • Weapon Field of View: Wider.
  • Field of view for transport: wider.
  • Camera swing (first person): minimum (50%).
  • Camera swing (3rd person): minimum (50%).

Sound issues in Call of Duty: Warzone 2.0 on Windows 10

  1. Open the Windows Control Panel.
  2. Go to the Hardware and Sound section.
  3. Open sound settings.
  4. Select the default device (there should be a green check next to it) and go to its properties using the button below.
  5. In the "Advanced" tab, select the default format "16 bits, 48000 Hz".

Game freezes / DXGI_ERROR_DEVICE_HUNG error / black screen

Perhaps the problem is overheating of the video card. Check if the fans of her cooling system are blocked by adjacent wires. If everything is in order with this, then try resetting the overclocking: go to the MSI Afterburner application and click the Reset button (if such a program is not installed, then the video card most likely did not overclock).

Write in the comments if you know other ways to solve technical problems in Call of Duty: Warzone 2.0!