Unfortunately, it seems like the PC port of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II is not very stable. The multiplayer component of the game just went live, and we’re already seeing lots of reports of unexpected crashes. We’ve compiled a list of community suggests to potentially fix any problems you might have, so here’s how to fix COD MW2 crashing PC!
COD MW2 PC Crashing Fixes
Often times, when a big triple A game launches on PC, we never know if the port is going to be any good or not. COD MW2‘s PC port seems to be on the lower quality side, but thankfully the community is already chiming in on some potential fixes.
Update your GPU Drivers
The first thing you should always try when a PC game has unexpected crashes is to check the drivers for your graphics card. You can do this easily through NVIDIA GeForce Experience if you have an NVIDIA graphics card, or AMD Software: Adrenalin Edition if you have an AMD card.
If you haven’t updated your GPU drivers in a while, this will sometimes do the trick, especially if the latest drivers have been optimized for the game in question. It’s always worth a shot to try this first, before anything else.
Disable NVIDIA Reflex and Texture Streaming
If you can at least get into the game before it crashes completely, we’ve got a reputable fix for you to try. A few players have reported that this fix worked for them, so hopefully it works for you too.
Go into the game’s graphic settings and find the settings for NVIDIA Reflex and On-Demand Texture Streaming. Disable both of them once you find them, and test it out to see if you still get any crashes.
Force Full Screen
A random solution going around on the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II Subreddit is to set the display mode to full screen, and not windowed or borderless. This is a general tip that applies to just about any game, and though it may not do anything, it might help with the game’s performance.
Run the Game as Administrator
It might help to also run the game with admin rights. To do this, you’ll need to locate the game’s executable, right-click it, and enable run as administrator. If own the game on Steam, there’s a shortcut that will take you to the game’s installation directory if you right-click the game in your library.
Disable Program Overlays
Some players have reported that disabling application overlays will help with the crashes. When we say overlays, we mean stuff like Discord’s Shift + ` overlay or Steam’s Shift + Tab overlay. If you have an NVIDIA card, you might also have GeForce Experience’s overlay running.
Those are all the suggestions we’ve round up for potentially fixing COD MW2 crashing on PC. If you’ve tried things not listed here that have worked for you, please let us know what you’ve done in the comments below!