Fix: COD Warzone Keeps Crashing Issue on Windows PC

Playing Call of Duty: Warzone is always being fun. Over the years, COD enhance its user experience in its games, and for any other gaming venture, it cannot be easy to compete with the level of Call of Duty. Unfortunately, however, constant crashing and errors in Warzone spoil this classic game day by day. So for me, it’s quite surprising; users are complaining that the COD Warzone keeps crashing on Windows PC after the recent update.

It is quite frustrating, especially when you are in the middle of an intense battle. But, now the main question arises that is there any fixes available? Of course, we have some temporary fixes with us as there is no official fix available currently. So, until the developer provides any permanent fixes, you can rely on these fixes. Now, here’s how to fix COD Warzone crashing after the recent update on Windows PC.

Fix: COD Warzone Keeps Crashing Issue on Windows PC

How To Fix COD Warzone Keeps Crashing Issue on Windows PC

Unfortunately, the reasons behind the crashing are not specific. However, as already told, if you are still not updated with the recent update, do not update your game now. Instead, wait for some time until they provide any new update in which they claim to fix this issue.

But, if you have already updated it and have no other choice, then let’s look over the fixes of the COD Warzone crashing problem. But, hold on! Before we move towards the procedure to fix this error, first check your PC specs and compare them with the minimum system requirement for the Warzone:

Minimum System Requirements:

  • CPU: AMD FX-6300 or Intel Core i3-4340
  • RAM: 8 GB
  • Operating System: Windows 7 or later
  • GPU: AMD Radeon HD 7950 or NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670 / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650
  • P-SHADER: 5.0
  • V-SHADER: 5.0
  • DISK SPACE: At least 175 GB
  • DEDICATED VRAM: Minimum 2048 MB

Recommended System Requirements:

  • CPU: AMD Ryzen R5 1600X Processor or Intel Core i5-2500K
  • RAM: 12 GB
  • Operating System: Windows 10 with latest service pack
  • GPU: AMD Radeon R9 390 / AMD RX 580 or Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 4GB / GTX 1660 6GB
  • P-SHADER: 5.1
  • V-SHADER: 5.1
  • DISK SPACE: 175 GB

So, these were the minimum and recommended system requirements for Call of Duty Warzone. You can cross-check if your device maintains the requirements. However, if you find that your device meets all the requirements, follow the methods we describe below to get rid of the crashing issue.

Method #1: Verify the Integrity

Corrupted or missing games files could be the culprit of COD: Warzone crashing. Therefore, it’s necessary to verify the integrity of the game files by following the below-given steps:

  • First of all, you have to run the Blizzard client.
  • Now, click on the Call of Duty: MW> Options
  • After this, select Scan & Repair from the drop-down menu.
  • Now, click on Begin Scan.

After verification gets completed, restart the game and check if the crashing issue has been fixed or not. If not, then try other fixes given below.

Method #2: Close Unnecessary Background Programs

Apps or programs running in the background unnecessary consumes lots of your system resources. Also, it can conflict with COD Warzone. Therefore, you should close the unnecessary programs using Task Manager App.

  • At first, right-click in the Taskbar (on any empty place)
  • Now, select Task Manager from the list
  • After this, choose all the programs you want to close and click on End Task

Note: Do not close programs about which you don’t know.

Method #3: Lower the Graphics Settings

Recently, a new feature has been patched in the Warzone known as Texture Streaming. However, some players have blamed this feature for crashing on COD Warzone. Therefore, we suggest you should disable the Texture Streaming feature. Moreover, to improve the game’s smoothness, lower other graphics options and disable V-Sync as well.

Method #4: Shift to DirectX 11

We noticed that for some players, Warzone keeps crashing with a particular DirectX error. Therefore, all those players should shift to DirectX 11 to run the game stable. You can follow the following steps to switch to DirectX 11:

  • The first step is to launch the Blizzard Client
  • Now, select Call of Duty: MW and then click Options
  • Select Game Settings and then check the Additional Command Line Arguments.
  • Now, enter-D3D11 in the textbox
  • Then, hit the Done button to save the changes

After the process gets completed, restart the system and refresh it well. Then launch the COD: Warzone again to see if the crashing has been fixed or not.

Method #5: Update the Graphics Driver

Keeping graphics drivers up-to-date is necessary on the to-do list. To Update Graphics Driver manually, follow the following steps:

  • Visit your graphics card manufacturer’s official website.
  • For Nvidia graphics users: Nvidia official site
  • For AMD graphics card users: AMD website
  • Now, download the latest version of your graphics driver and install it.

There is also one method using which you can update your GPU driver. For that, you require to hover over to the Device Manager and expand the Display tab. Then, right-click on your GPU name and select the Update option from the drop-down menu. You can also use third-party websites to update your graphics driver automatically. After updating, check if COD: Warzone is still crashing or not.

Method #6: Disable Overlay

Despite having numerous benefits, the overlay feature is known for its capacity to cause crashing problems in the game. So, disable it during the gameplay. Here’s how to disable GeForce Experience overlay. However, if you have already disabled it, then go to the below method.

  • The first step is to open the GeForce experience
  • Now, you have to click on the settings icon in the upper right corner.
  • Disable In-game Overlay by toggling it off.

Method #7: Increase Virtual Memory

Still, COD: Warzone keeps crashing during gameplay? Virtual memory plays the role of additional RAM in case your computer gets low on memory. But if it’s not sufficient to handle COD: Warzone then, a crashing issue will occur. So, to increase the Virtual Memory, you can follow the following steps:

  • Type Advanced System Settings in the Search bar and click on it.
  • Now, under the Performance Section, click on the settings
  • After this, you can click on the Advanced Tab> Change
  • Then, unmark the Automatically manage paging file size for all drives
  • Choose the C drive and fill the circle next to the Custom size
  • Now you have to enter the initial size and max size following the amount of RAM on your PC.
  • Finally, click the OK button.

Now, relaunch COD Warzone and check if it still keeps crashing or not.

Method #8: Rename the game file

Last but not least. You can also try to rename the game file. For instance, change the ModernWarfare.exe file into ModernWarfare.exe1. I know this is weird; however, it can fix the problem as many users report that their crashing issue gets fixed automatically after doing this.

Method #9: Run the Warzone With Admin Rights

To run the Warzone with admin rights, you have two options. For the first one, you can directly go to your desktop and right-click on your Warzone’s shortcut icon. Then, from the appeared drop-down context menu, select the Run as Administrator option.

For the second option, you need to right-click on the shortcut icon and select the Properties option from the appeared drop-down menu. Now, when you are in the Properties window, select the Compatibility Tab and tickmark the box located next to the Run as Administrator option. Once did this, hit the Apply button and click on OK. Now, whenever you run the game, it open with admin right.

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Additional Fixes: 

If any of the above fixes won’t work for you and you are still getting the crashing issue while playing the Call of Duty Warzone, then we recommend you some other additional fixes, or we say bonus fixes that you can use to fix the crashing error on Windows PC. So, let’s take a look at additional fixes:

  1. You can disable your Antivirus and Firewall while playing the game as sometimes your Antivirus considers your game as a third-party threat because of its resource consumption activity.
  2. If you are using Overclocking, we suggest you disable it or stop it while playing Warzone.
  3. However, if nothing helps you, the last option you left is to uninstall and reinstall the game again on your Windows PC. But, remember we only recommend this only if you have no other option left as this will cost you a lot of data unless you have an unlimited data plan.
  4. If none of the given methods works, then it’s time to contact the Activision support team and ask them for further assistance to help you fix the crashing issue.

So, that’s how you can fix the Call of Duty Warzone that keeps crashing after the recent update on Windows PC. We hope that developers may release some permanent fix to this problem as soon as possible. Until then, follow the above-given methods to fix COD Warzone keeps crashing issue. If you have further doubts, use the comment box below. Also, if you are new here and have any suggestions for us, go to the contact us section and tell us your valuable suggestion.


Marcos Hamilton
  • Marcos Hamilton
  • Macros is a techno freak who loves new gadgets and always keen to know about the latest games and everything happening in and around the technology world. He has a massive interest in Android and streaming devices.

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