Call Of Duty Modern Warfare 2 Crashing [FIXED]

A definitive guide which covers fixes for all the common crashes, errors, and bugs in Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2.

Here we go again! Another AAA title is out and with it comes a flood of errors and crashes. Players have waited for a whole long year for the Call Of Duty Modern Warfare 2, only to face tons of performance issues mid-game and on launch. Most of these MW2 problems are present on PC. To cater to the needs of the gaming community, we have lined up plenty of solutions for various Call Of Duty Modern Warfare 2 Crashes, Issues, and Errors.

Key Highlights
  • COD Modern Warfare 2 can crash at any time, and there are many errors that can make it crash.
  • This guide addresses all of the usual problems that most of the players might face with COD Modern Warfare 2.
  • If you are stuck at connecting,” have the party leader remake the lobby or just get out of the quick-play mode, and press play on any of the other modes.
  • For the “disconnected from steam” error, use these fixes:
    • Try to disable the “texture streaming” feature from the game, and then clear the web browser cache from steam.
    • You should verify the integrity of your game files.
  • If you have run into the Travis Rilea error, do a complete restart of Steam and your game. Additionally, make sure you have an open NAT type and use a wired connection instead of WiFI.
  • Hueneme Concord error solutions:
    • Clear your Cache from whatever system you are using. You can also try running COD Modern Warfare 2 with a VPN.
    • Try playing the game with an alternative internet connection. If that is not possible, open some new ports from your router settings.
  • To fix the dev error 356, you can try to scan and repair your game files. Additionally, use the restart shaders optimization option from within the game.
  • For the “status installing” error, reboot the game after picking the “go offline” option and going into the campaign mode.
  • If you are experiencing launch issues, try these solutions:
    • Run the game as an admin, and also update your Windows and GPU drivers to the latest version
    • If it still does not get fixed, reinstall the game entirely.
  • In case you are getting crashes mid-game, get rid of any unnecessary overlays, repair the game files, and try enabling the parallax effect option in the game settings.
  • Roll back your NVIDIA drivers if you are experiencing any sort of screen flickering bugs, and make sure your PC meets the minimum hardware requirements.

Modern Warfare 2 Stuck At “Connecting” 

Players have encountered a new in-game bug in Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2. We have already covered various errors in this guide which talks about crashes and blackouts. However, the ‘Stuck at “Connecting“‘ error occurs when you’re searching for a game in Call of Duty MW2 Multiplayer. When players load up the game and enter the Quick Play mode and search for a match, the game begins to connect to a lobby.

However, the game seems to get stuck in a loop when the icon reads ‘Connecting‘. Players reported online that they waited for lengthy periods yet the game continued ‘Connecting’ to a lobby. Many gamers tried fixing the issue by restarting their consoles, systems, and game. The problem, however, kept returning again and again. 

As of right now, there isn’t any fix that totally kills the Connecting Error in Modern Warfare 2. Although, we have found some easy workarounds to avoid the error for a temporary period. You don’t need to restart anything, and our method is way quicker than the ones you’d find on the internet. Here are all the Fixes for the stuck at ‘Connecting’ error in Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2.

  1. If you’re in a party, then ask the Party Leader to disband the squad and then re-invite them. Doing so has fixed the Connecting Error in Quick Play for many players. If you are the party leader, then you can perform the step yourself.
  2. The Second method is the one we have tried the most and found successful every time. Regardless of the fact, if you’re playing alone or are at a party. Simply back out of the Quick Play mode and pick any other mode (Ground War or Invasion), press Play, and let the game connect and search for a lobby. Once it clears up the ‘Connecting‘ section and begins searching for a match (with an indicated ping), simply back out. Now go back to the Quick Play mode and Press play.

If you follow the second method, then your COD Modern Warfare 2 will easily bypass the Connecting Stuck Error. It will no longer get stuck at the Connecting loop in Multiplayer mode. With that, the in-game connectivity bug shouldn’t concern you anymore for a while. If you run into the error again simply follow the above-mentioned steps until Infinity Ward releases a patch fix.

Modern Warfare 2 Disconnected From Steam Error

Adding to the list of Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 performance issues on PC, we have the ‘Disconnected from Steam Error‘. Getting disconnected mid-game or while causing chaos on the field can be quite annoying. Recently, there have been a lot of reports submitted online by players. Claiming that they kept facing the issue on Steam while playing MW2. 

It is to be noted that gamers who bought and launch the game through arent facing such issues. The Disconnection error is only exclusive to the players who are playing Call of Duty MW2 from Steam. Luckily, we have done the tough work for you and found some authentic fixes for the Disconnected from Steam error on MW2. 

The methods to fix the game are quite straightforward and easy to perform. Some of these solutions were also used in prior errors in Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2. With that said, let us dive right into it and help you fix yet another connection error in Modern Warfare 2.

Disable Texture Streaming

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On-demand Texture streaming [Image Credit: eXputer]
Texture Streaming can be way too much load for many systems. AAA titles are already pretty bulky to run when you have a moderate PC. Recently, a lot of games have implemented high-end graphic settings which enhance the visuals of the game at the cost of extra bandwidth or CPU usage.

Similarly, Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 has included the ‘On-Demand Texture Streaming‘ feature in its settings. It allows players to load up textures while they play the game. This can lead to unannounced crashes if your system is unable to handle the pressure. Therefore it is best to turn this feature off and then run the game. As per our findings, a lot of players have found this fix fruitful against the ‘Disconnected from Steam’ error on Modern Warfare 2.

Clear Steam Web Browser Data

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Clearing web browser data Steam [Image Credit: eXputer]
Clearing Steam Web Browser Data‘ was another common solution we found among the Call of Duty MW2 forums online. You perform this step by simply venturing into the Settings of your Steam engine. While you’re at it, Clear the Download Cache, which is capable of fixing many other performance issues in COD MW2.

Once you open up Steam, click the ‘Steam‘ option in the top left corner. From the drop-down menu pick ‘Settings‘. You will now see the Settings window appear in front of you, go to the ‘Web Browser‘ category and click ‘Delete Web Browser Data‘. Similarly, choose the ‘Downloads‘ option in Settings to ‘Clear Download Cache‘.

Other Fixes

Above we mentioned some common fixes that many players claimed were successful against the MW2 Steam error. You can also try out the following basic troubleshooting steps for Disconnected from Steam error in Modern Warfare 2.

First up you should Verify the Integrity of the game files on Steam. You can do this by right-clicking on Call of Duty MW2 from your library and choosing ‘Properties‘. After that pick ‘Local Files‘. Finally press the tab which reads ‘Verify Integrity of game files‘. Other than that, you can also try running Modern Warfare 2 as an Admin. Or you could also disable background apps and in-game overlays to allow your PC to focus on MW2 solely. 

Call Of Duty Modern Warfare 2 Travis Rilea Error

Connection issues seem to be the new norm with Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2. Maybe it’s the server traffic or your own internet connection. Either way, it is never nice to get hit with a connectivity error in MW2. While we’re at it, let us talk about the recent Travis Rilea Connection Failed Error that a lot of players are facing while playing Call of Duty MW2.

It is worth mentioning that the Travis Rilea error can also be caused by server problems from the back end. Hence, it is best that you check Activision, Steam, PSN, and Xbox Server Statuses before trying to fix the issue.

Luckily, the Travis Rilea Modern Warfare 2 error is quite easy to fix and isn’t causing as many problems as some of the other errors are. With that said, here are some quick fixes you can run on your system to eliminate the connectivity issue.

Fixes For Travis Rilea Error In MW2

According to Reddit, the Connection Failed Error seems to be linked with Steam. The Travis Rilea issue in Modern Warfare 2 should be resolved if you totally shut down Steam from your PC and end it through the task manager before restarting the engine. Many people claimed that a safe full restart of Steam fixed the issue for them. Other than that you can also restart your game and see if that makes a difference as well.

Secondly, we would recommend you check your Internet’s NAT Type as well. If your Internet is set at NAT Type 2 or 3, then that could also lead you to connectivity issues in games like Call of Duty MW2. The best setting to go for is NAT Type 1 (Open), as it allows you to join servers without any hiccups. 

Lastly, it’s best to run the game on a wired internet connection. Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 can face a lot of connectivity issues if you’re playing it on Wifi. So, if possible, switch your connection to wired and let your Modern Warfare 2 flow at full speed without any connectivity issues like the Travis Rilea Error.

Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 Hueneme Concord Error 

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Connecting to Server in MW2 [Image Credit: eXputer]
Another common issue that players are facing is the Hueneme Concord Error in Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2. Unlike the other errors we have mentioned in this guide, the Hueneme error has nothing to do with your system or specifications. It is rather linked to your internet connection and Call of Duty servers. Hence fixing the issue can be a bit tedious.

Fortunately, we have collected some top-tier tried and tested methods that have the potential to fix the Hueneme Concord error. However, you will need to remain patient while pulling them off since some of the methods consist of technical steps.

Trying to locate the cause of the problem behind connectivity issues can be tricky and tiresome. However, you don’t need to dive that deep into it. With that said, here are some of the best methods to fix the Hueneme Error in Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2.

Clear Cache

The most common fix for the MW2 Hueneme Concord error that we’ve found and tried ourselves is by clearing the cache on your PC or gaming console. It won’t take long and can be done in a matter of minutes (except for on PlayStation). With that said, here is a quick rundown of how you can clear the cache on your respective platform. 

Players who have bought and downloaded Call of Duty MW2 on Steam can clear the cache by launching the engine. Click on the ‘Steam‘ button on the top left corner and choose ‘Settings‘ from the drop-down menu. Then go to ‘Downloads‘ and click the ‘Clear Download Cache‘ option, and you’re done!

If you’re playing through the engine, then you need to access the ‘%ProgramData%‘ folder through the Run app. After that, choose and delete the Blizzard Entertainment folder. Doing so will clear the cache on the engine.

Xbox users will first need to fully shut down their console from the ‘Sleep Mode & Startup‘ settings. After that, unplug your system and then restart it after a while. Once the Xbox is up again, head towards the ‘Network Settings‘ and click on ‘Advanced Settings‘. Now pick the ‘Alternate MAC Address’ and click Clear.

PS4/PS5 users need to enter Safe Mode in order to clear the cache on the console. You can enter the Safe Mode by turning your PS off and then holding down the Power Button for up to 7 seconds until you hear Two Beeps. In the Safe Mode menu, click the ‘Rebuild Database‘ option and then choose ‘Clear Cache / Rebuild Database‘.


For the vast majority of players, turning on a VPN has been successful. But it’s merely a short-term solution since switching servers can be a nuisance because of the lag. Even though it’s a mediocre approach, it nonetheless solves the Hueneme Concord problem in MW2 and is by far the most effective solution discovered so far.

A VPN connection is rather simple to make. Low-quality VPNs obviously do not work well with video games, though. As a result, you must have access to software like NordVPN or ExpressVPN if you intend to use the strategy. Open the appropriate VPN provider, then choose a location close to where you are right now. Doing so will keep your latency at a minimum.

Other Fixes

Other than the fixes we have mentioned above, there are some other makeshift solutions to fix the Hueneme Error in MW2. We will keep these solutions brief, although you can find more information in our in-depth Hueneme Error Fix Guide. With that said, you can try out the following methods if the VPN and Clearing Cache don’t work for you.

First and foremost, try switching your Internet Connection. You can disconnect from the internet your system is connected to right now and then try linking up with either your mobile’s hotspot or another connection provided by a different ISP. Since the issue is caused because of connectivity issues, the change of connection can potentially eliminate the Hueneme Concord Error in MW2.

You can also set up Port Forwarding to open up new ports for your console or PC. The port forwarding method is very technical; to pull it off, you will first need a Static IP Address and then head to your Router’s Settings through the browser. Locate the Port Forwarding section and enter the relevant TCP or UDP (mentioned in our full Hueneme Error guide).

Call Of Duty Modern Warfare 2 Dev Error 356

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How to verify the integrity of game files [Image Credit: eXputer]
One more issue that a lot of gamers on PC have been facing is the Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 Dev Error 356. The error has occurred right on launch and even during playthroughs for many people. We searched around the Internet and found out that the error was caused by problems in the main directory files of the game.

Hence, you will need to perform some basic steps while trying to fix Dev Error 356 in Call of Duty MW2. If these do not work out for you, then you can also try tampering with the bandwidth speeds of your Internet. With that said, here is a quick coverage of how you can fix Dev Error 356 in MW2.

Since the problem arises from bad or corrupt files in Modern Warfare 2, the first thing you should do is Verify the Game Files through the respective engines. Starting off, open Steam launcher and then go to your Library. From here, choose ‘Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2‘ and right-click on it, and pick the ‘Properties‘ option. After the properties open up, choose the ‘Local Files‘ option and then click ‘Verify Integrity of game files‘.

On the other hand, if you’re using then here are all the steps you need to follow. Firstly, open the engine and go to the ‘Games‘ tab and choose ‘Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2‘. Now find the Settings icon next to the blue ‘Play’ button. Press the settings icon and choose the ‘Scan and Repair‘ button from the drop-down menu.

There you have it, a quick run-through of how you can verify and repair Call of Duty MW2 files on Steam and If the error continues to appear, then you can also try playing the game after connecting to a VPN.

Other than that, there is one more makeshift fix for the MW2 Dev Error 356. The final fix can be done by restarting the shader cache settings in the game. You can find the option in the Graphics Settings within Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2. Once there, click on the ‘Display‘ tab and choose the ‘Restart Shaders Optimization‘ option. 

Call Of Duty MW2 “Status Installing” Error

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Status Prompt in Call of Duty MW2 [Image Credit: eXputer]
Adding to the list of errors we have come across a new one in Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2. After its full release, many people were facing the Status Installing Error while trying to get into the Multiplayer mode in MW2. Unlike the previously mentioned error, this bug was faced by gamers playing MW2 on PC, PS, and Xbox.

After loading up Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2, people were seemingly stuck at the “Status: Installing” prompt. The bug kept people out of the Multiplayer mode for an indefinite time which was of course annoying for many players. Fortunately, after scrounging through the internet we came across some legit fixes. Applying these methods will make you overcome the error in Call of Duty MW2. 

On the other hand, Infinity Ward has recognized the issue and addressed it on social media. Hence, players can expect an update, sooner or later, which will fix the Installing bug in MW2. With that said, for now, you can use the following methods to fix the Installing issue on COD MW2.

The First method is as follows:

  1. Reach the ‘Status: Installing‘ bug after launching Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2.
  2. Cancel the prompt by pressing the relevant button on your platform.
  3. Back out from the menu until you reach the first menu screen of MW2.
  4. Start the game by pressing ‘X/A‘.
  5. A Status prompt will open up, however, cancel it yet again.
  6. Choose the ‘Go Offline‘ option.
  7. Click on the ‘Resume Game‘ in the Campaign mode, but once it loads up quit the game.
  8. Now go back to the first screen and load the game once again.
  9. The game should work properly now without any bugs.

As for the PS5 Players, you can try another method which is as follows:

  1. Close the Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 on your PS5.
  2. Then press the ‘Select‘ button on top of the MW2 icon.
  3. Choose ‘Manage Game Content‘ from the drop-down menu.
  4. From the list of Packs & Files, Delete the Multiplayer and Co-op packs.
  5. Reinstall them again and then launch Call of Duty MW2.

Now the error should be gone for good. These makeshift fixes may be a bit tiresome, but they seem to fix the Installing Multiplayer error in Call of Duty MW2.

Call Of Duty Modern Warfare 2 Not Launching

First up, we have included the most common issues currently faced by a lot of gamers. On PC, players have been facing constant crashes when trying to launch Modern Warfare 2. For some of them, the screen turns black whenever they open up COD MW2 and after a while, it crashes. While others do not even reach the black screen, the game doesn’t load up at all for them. 

Regardless of which category you belong to, the fixes for these issues are quite similar. Fortunately, for PS and Xbox players, the crashing at launch issue is non-existent so far. With that said, let us dive into the mix of things and present to you all the fixes you can try if COD MW2 is crashing at launch for you.

How To Fix MW2 Launch Issues?

There are plenty of general fixes you can try out to allow MW2 to run smoothly on your PC. At times we don’t really know where the issue lies exactly. Therefore, it is best if you go through all of these fixes because there is a chance that one of them might suit your system and solve the MW2 crashing problem. 

Without further ado, here are the multiple solutions for Call of Duty MW2 crashing at launch on PC.

Run The Game As An Administrator

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Run MW2 as an Admin [Image Credit: eXputer]
In recent years, starting games as an Administrator has been a common remedy for many games. The aforementioned technique is frequently used by PC gamers whenever they encounter an issue. As a result, it’s probable that starting Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 as an administrator will prevent it from crashing. 

Many features that would frequently be disabled by the PC system will receive high-priority clearances if the game is run as an administrator. Hence, before you try anything else, follow the steps we have mentioned below.

  1. Choose the Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 shortcut icon on your PC.
  2. Right-click over it to get access to its drop-down menu.
  3. Select Properties from the list of options.
  4. In the Properties menu, pick the ‘Compatibility‘ option.
  5. Locate the ‘Run this program as an administrator‘ option and click the small tick box next to it.
  6. Apply the change and close the Properties window.

With all of that done, double-click on the COD MW2 icon to run it as an administrator. Now the PC will give the game high-level clearances against restrictions which could potentially fix your Modern Warfare 2 issues on PC.

Update Windows

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Windows Update [Image Credit: eXputer]
If you are playing Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 on an old version of Microsoft Windows then there is a strong possibility that your game may be crashing because of that. Most gamers keep their systems updated although that’s not the case for everyone. The rest of the people do not routinely update their PC by regularly going to the Updates Section. Not updating your PC regularly can cause you a lot of trouble one of them being Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 crashing on startup.

Therefore, to enjoy a smooth MW2 experience you should initially check if your PC’s Windows is up to date. You can easily check any recent updates by accessing your PC’s ‘Updates‘ settings. You may do that by using your search bar to look up Updates and then selecting the ‘Check for Updates‘ tab or you may access your Settings menu by pressing Windows+I, then selecting the Update & Security option.

From here, simply click the ‘Check for Updates‘ button to let your system search for any new updates. If there are any updates available, then allow your PC to install them. Once everything is done, restart your PC and try rerunning COD MW2 through the engine.

Update GPU Drivers

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Updating GPU Drivers [Image Credit: eXputer]
Being an avid gamer, it is important to keep your GPU driver up to date. Doing so will allow you to run the latest games with ease. If you have outdated GPU drivers then there is a high chance that you may face various types of bugs, errors, and issues in Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2. Hence, make sure that the latest version of your GPU driver is installed on your system.

Before we proceed further, we would like to point out that many Nvidia users have been facing screen stuttering issues because of the latest driver. Read on to find out more about it and how installing an older Nvidia driver version on your PC will resolve the problem.

With that said, let us now walk you through the process of how you can update your GPU drivers on your PC. We would recommend that Nvidia users first read the section further down below which covers the ongoing issues with the drivers. As for AMD users, you can easily visit their official website and download the latest driver according to your Graphic Card.

Another way to quickly check whether there are any available updates for your GPU drivers, you can go to the ‘Device Manager‘ window on your PC. Search for it on your PC’s search bar and then expand the ‘Display Adapters‘ option and choose your equipped GPU. Right-click on it and choose the option which reads ‘Update Driver‘.

After you choose to update your driver, a new prompt will pop up. Here choose the option to automatically search for updates. If there are any possible updates, then the PC will proceed to install it for you. Once everything is done, try running Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 once again to check if it resolved the issue.

Reinstall The Game

If the game continues to crash on launch, you could try out some of the other solutions we have mentioned below to avoid crashes and other various issues. However, if all else fails your last resort should be to reinstall the whole game on your PC. To do that you must cleanly uninstall COD MW2 from your PC and manually delete all the leftover files. 

You can quickly uninstall Call of Duty MW2 from your PC through Load up the engine and choose the game from the Library. Now click the Settings icon next to the Play button. From the expanded menu, choose the option of ‘Uninstall‘ to completely remove the game from your system.

After clearing it up, log back into your and install Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 again. Having a fresh installation could end up fixing the launch-up errors in the game. 

Call Of Duty Modern Warfare 2 Crashing Mid-Game

Another frequent problem that many players are having is that Call of Duty MW2 keeps crashing for them mid-game. These gamers are not facing any issues while launching the game on their PC, PS, or Xbox. However, once they get to the main menu or play a multiplayer match, the game instantly crashes. 

One of the most common MW2 errors faced by players on PC was the ‘game_ship.exe‘ error. The Modern Warfare 2 subreddit was filled with users complaining about the error. Many people pointed out that the issue was not caused by Steam or Blizzard. Therefore, you don’t need to ponder about the engine you are launching the game from.

Meanwhile, a minority of PS and Xbox players also faced mid-game crashes while playing Call of Duty MW2. Although, the consoles didn’t present any error prompt box, which lead to confusion and annoyance among these people. Luckily, we have the right fix for you regarding these MW2 crash bugs on PC and other gaming consoles.

How To Fix MW2 Crashes?

There seem to be a few possible solutions to fix the MW2 crashes on PC. Whereas, the PS and Xbox players simply need to restart their console or place it where there is ample airflow. These steps should fix the midgame crashing issues for you, if it does not then you should try reinstalling the game. 

With that covered, we can now move towards some detailed steps for our PC users out there. The MW2 crashing could be the cause of many things but since your system is loading up the game that means that the issue lies within the game or the engine itself. 

So here are all the solutions for Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 Crashing Issues, including the ‘game_ship.exe‘ and ‘scan and repair‘ errors on PC.

Disable Overlay Apps

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Discord Overlay Settings [Image Credit: eXputer]
The first simple step you can perform to fix the problem is by disabling any overlay apps you have running in the background. Most of the time, especially with newly launched games, overlay apps can come into conflict with the game’s file. This could be one of the reasons why MW2 keeps crashing for you on your PC.

Some of the most common overlay apps include Discord, Steam, Xbox Gamebar, and GeForce Experience. If you’re running any of these on your system then proceed to read on how you can turn their overlay features off, as it could ultimately fix the Call of Duty crashing issue. 

Some of these apps can put an additional load on your PC which will cause performance issues for Call of Duty MW2. To turn them off, you can open up the respective application and go to its settings. For Discord, you can go to the settings and click on the ‘Game Overlay‘ option. From here untick the box which reads ‘Enable in-game overlay‘.

As for the rest of the software, you can find the Overlay option in the General Settings. You can then proceed to turn them off to improve the performance of Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2.

Scan & Repair

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Scan & Repair option [Image Credit: eXputer]
If you’re already well accustomed to the engine then you’d be similar to their ‘Scan & Repair‘ feature. For those who are new to the engine, the scan and repair feature is similar to the ‘Verify Integrity of game files’ on Steam. It lets the user allow to find any broken or corrupt files inside a game. 

Sometimes these broken files can cause major issues in a game. Hence, it is likely that your Call of Duty MW2 on the PC could have some bad files which need some fixing. Such files can cause crashes, bugs, and lags in MW2. The good thing about the ‘Scan and Repair’ feature is that it not only points out the problem but also fixes it too.

So, if you’re facing mid-game crashes while trying to play Call of Duty MW2, then try running the Scan and Repair feature. Here are all the steps that you need to follow.

  1. Open up the engine on your PC.
  2. Choose Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 from your Games Library.
  3. Click the ‘Settings‘ icon located next to the big ‘Play‘ button.
  4. From the drop-down menu, choose the ‘Scan & Repair‘ option.
  5. A prompt box should pop up now, choose ‘Begin Scan‘.

After you have followed all the steps mentioned above, sit back and relax. Your PC will now take some time to fully scan the Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 game files, after which it will fix any issues it finds. Once the scan and repair are complete, restart your system and then try your luck by running MW2 to check if it still crashes.

Parallax Effect

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In-game Settings [Image Credit: eXputer]
A lot of PC gamers have faced an MW2 crashing issue, where a prompt box appears with the statement which reads, ‘Unfortunately, the application has unexpectedly stopped working. Trying a ‘Scan and Repair’ might solve the issue.’ 

The problem is that many people who faced this crash error tried using the ‘Scan and Repair’ feature. However, it didn’t seem to solve the issue. Luckily, we found the solution on how you can fix the scan and repair error in MW2 on a PC. The steps are simple and will require you to open the Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 in-game settings.

  1. Open on your PC
  2. Choose Call of Duty MW2 from the library and run it.
  3. Go to the in-game Settings.
  4. Choose the Interface sub-option inside the settings tab.
  5. Scroll down until your find the ‘Parallax Effects‘ and turn it Off.

This simple fix will make the ‘scan and repair’ error go away on your PC. Once you’re all done, simply restart MW2 and then wreak havoc without any worries about your game getting crashed.

Call Of Duty Screen Flickering Bug On PC

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Rolling Back GPU Drivers [Image Credit: eXputer]
Apart from all the crashes and bugs, a lot of players on PC have also been noticing screen flickers while playing MW2, which is usually followed by the game crashing. The issue has been exclusively experienced by Nvidia users. 

Gamers with Nvidia graphic cards have noticed constant issues with the display of Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2. If you’re also experiencing this issue, then don’t panic. The problem isn’t with the GPU or your Screen, however, your GPU drivers are the reason why the game isn’t running properly. 

It seems like the latest Nvidia GPU driver is not fully supporting Call of Duty MW2 right now for many gamers. Fortunately, there is an easy fix that you can perform to head clear of this Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 bug. All you need to do is Roll Back your Nvidia drivers on your PC. Here are the simple steps.

  1. Search for ‘Device Manager‘ on your PC.
  2. Locate ‘Display Adapters‘ and expand it to reveal the GPU installed on your system.
  3. Choose your Nvidia Graphic card and double-click on it.
  4. Now choose the ‘Driver‘ tab from the properties menu.
  5. Choose and click on the third option which reads ‘Roll Back Driver‘.

If the above method does not work for you, then you can also download an older version of your GPU driver from Nvidia’s website. For now, it seems like Nvidia 516.59, 522.25, and 526.47 Drivers work fine with Call of Duty MW2.

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System Requirements

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Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2: System Requirements [Image Credit: eXputer]
If you’re facing performance issues while playing Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 on your PC, then there is a possibility that your hardware isn’t strong enough. MW2 is a high-demanding game and requires some serious power in order to run smoothly. Hence, it should be understood that low-tier and some mid-tier PCs won’t be able to run the game.

Lags, stutters, and FPS drops are some common issues that you might face if your PC isn’t good enough. Not only that, but your system could also heat up or unexpectedly shut down because of the heavy load being imposed on it. So to make sure all of this doesn’t happen to your PC, it is important to go through the System Requirements of Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2.

Recommended Requirements

  • OS: Windows 10 64-Bit (latest update) / Windows 11 64-Bit (latest update) 
  • Processor: Intel Core i5-6600K / Core i7-4770 / AMD Ryzen 5 1400
  • Memory: 12 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX / AMD Radeon RX 580
  • DirectX: Version 12
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 125 GB available space

Minimum Requirements

  • OS: Windows 10 64-Bit
  • Processor: Intel Core i3-6100 / Core i5-2500K / AMD Ryzen 3 1200
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 / AMD Radeon RX 470
  • DirectX: Version 12
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 125 GB available space

If by any chance your system does not meet the Minimum Requirements for Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2, then you should first upgrade your PC before downloading the game. Or you could also purchase it and play it on any console if you can. 


With that, we reach the end of our Error Fix guide. We hope you found the answers you were looking for to fix the Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 Crashing issues on PC and other gaming consoles. We did our best to cover some of the most common errors that players are facing around the globe.

By following our advice, your problem regarding COD MW2 should now be fixed. If your system isn’t below par, you can then proceed to log in to the game and queue up for the Multiplayer servers. To learn more informative things about Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 stick around at eXputer!

Update: The COD MW2 Travis Rilea Error is now heavily occurring as well, check out out fixes.

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Haider Khan

PC gaming geek with three years of content writing experience - covering Video Game Settings, and errors across all devices.

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