Are you experiencing COD Warzone 2.0 crashing issues on PC? Several factors can cause this issue such as an outdated GPU drivers, corrupted game file, or your computer does not meet the system requirements. To fix COD Warzone 2.0 crashing issue, you will need to perform several troubleshooting steps.
Call of Duty Warzone 2.0 is a free to play Battle Royale game developed by infinity ward and raven software and is published by Activision. It is now available to download for free on the Steam store. Call of Duty Warzone 2.0 features a new map Al Mazrah and you will Join up with your squad and enter a vast battlefield in the Republic of Adal’ metropolitan area and rural outskirts. Build your armament and get a tactical advantage by finding supply boxes and completing contracts. Enter the brand-new objective-based sandbox mode to control your own experience in the warzone while gathering items for your Call of Duty Warzone 2 inventory.
Fixing Call of Duty Warzone 2.0 Crashing issues on Steam and Battle Net
One of the issues that you will experienced on this game is the crashing issues. This can be a frustrating experience especially if you are in the middle of the COD Warzone 2.0 match and the game crashes.
Here’s how to fix crashing issues in Call of Duty Warzone 2.
Fix #1 Check System Requirements
The first thing you should do if you are experiencing crashing problem with the game is to check if your computer can run the game. If your computer does not meet the recommended requirements then your computer should at least meet the minimum requirements. If your computer does not meet either the requirements then COD Warzone 2.0 will be constantly crashing. Below are system requirements of the game.
OS: Windows 10 64 Bit (latest update)
Processor: Intel Core i3-6100 / Core i5-2500K or AMD Ryzen 3 1200
Memory: 8 GB RAM
Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 or AMD Radeon RX 470 – DirectX 12.0 compatible system
DirectX: Version 12
Network: Broadband Internet connection
Storage: 125 GB available space
OS: Windows 10 64 Bit (latest update) or Windows 11 64 Bit (latest update)
Processor: Intel Core i5-6600K / Core i7-4770 or AMD Ryzen 5 1400
Memory: 12 GB RAM
Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 or AMD Radeon RX 580 – DirectX 12.0 compatible
DirectX: Version 12
Network: Broadband Internet
Storage: 125 GB available space
Fix #2 Update Graphics Drivers
Call of Duty Warzone 2 is a recently released game, you will experience crashing issue if your computer is using an outdated GPU drivers. It is recommended that you install the latest graphics drivers for your GPU since it will contain optimizations for the game. Aside from the optimizations, the latest drivers also include performance improvements, graphical issues fixes and bug fixes.
Time Needed : 3 minutes
Updating Graphic Drivers
- Simply type Device Manager in the search bar on your desktop and then click the Device Manager icon that appears in the results.
This will open the device manager.
- Click the Display adapters icon.
The list of display adapters will be expanded.
- Right-click the GPU card you are using to play and then select Update driver.
This will allow you to update your driver.
- Choose Search automatically for drivers.
This will search online for any new driver version and install it on your computer.
If your GPU on your PC is an NVIDIA GPU, you can also download driver updates for your GPU in GeForce Experience software since they have game ready driver for Call of Duty Warzone 2 and for AMD users, you can also download GPU driver on the Radeon software. You can also manually download the driver on your graphics card manufacturer.
You should also make sure that the dedicated graphics card is your preferred graphic processor when playing COD Warzone 2.0. Users of NVIDIA can change to their preferred GPU through NVIDIA control panel.
Changing preferred graphics processor
- Open the NVIDIA panel.
- Navigate to 3D settings > Manage 3D settings.
- Open the Program settings tab and select your game from the dropdown menu.
- Select Preferred graphics processor for this program from the second dropdown menu. Your NVIDIA GPU should appear as “High-performance NVIDIA processor”
- Save your changes.
After you have installed the latest GPU drivers, try to check if you still experience random crashes.
Fix #3 Close Other Background Processes
Different programs are running in the background of your PC while you play COD Warzone 2.0 could be the cause of the crashing issue because there are too many resources that are being by different programs. Close the other programs that you don’t need when playing the game if you want to have more additional resources, such as RAM and CPUs. COD Warzone 2.0 needs to have more resources since it is a CPU and graphics intensive game.
Closing background processes
Step 1: Right click on the Start menu then click on Task Manager.
Step 2: Click on More details found at the bottom left part.
Step 3: Click on the Processes tab.
Step 4: Right click on the apps running and select End task on task manager.
Fix #4 Temporary Disable Antivirus Software and Windows Firewall
Two reasons for the crashing problem with COD Warzone 2.0 are because of an antivirus software that constantly scans the game folder for viruses then making it as potential threats and a firewall that blocks the game. To find out if that is cause for making the game crashes try playing the game while temporarily disabling your antivirus program. If the game doesn’t crash, add it to your antivirus’s exclusion list. Also make sure that the firewall has the game permitted as well. Don’t forget to turn your antivirus program back on.
Turning off antivirus software
Step 1: Press Windows Start menu key.
Step 2: Click Windows Settings.
Step 3: Click update & security.
Step 4: Click Windows Security.
Step 5: Click Virus and Threat protection.
Step 6: Click Manage settings.
Step 7: Turn off real-time protection.
Adding the game to the antivirus exclusion list
Step 1: Press the Window key.
Step 2: Click Settings.
Step 3: Click Update & Security.
Step 4: Click Window Security.
Step 5: Click Virus & threat protection.
Step 6: Click Manage setting.
Step 7: Click Add or remove exclusions.
Step 8: Click Add an exclusion.
Step 9: Click Folder.
Step 10: Locate and select the game folder.
Adding as an Exception through Firewall
Step 1: Type Firewall in the search bar on your desktop and then click the icon that appears in the results.
Step 2: Choose Allow an app or feature through Defender Firewall.
Step 3: Scroll down until you find Sonic Frontiers, then check all boxes.
Step 4: Click the OK button.
Try to check if the performance issues has been fixed.
Fix #5 Update Operating System
The next thing to do is to update your OS to the latest version. These updates will usually have improvements, security patches, DirectX updates, and bug fixes that will fix the COD Warzone 2.0 crashing issues you are experiencing. Make sure your OS is up to date.
Step 1: Right click the Start button.
Step 2: Select Settings.
Step 3: Select Windows Update found on the bottom left menu of the new window that appears.
Step 4: Select Check for updates to update to the latest version.
After you have updated the operating system to the latest version, try to see if it fixes the random crashes.
Fix #6 Disable Fullscreen Optimizations
Fullscreen Optimization was created to provide gamers the best of both FSE and borderless windowed mode. This will enable COD Warzone 2.0 to occupy the entire screen, support overlays, and navigate between tabs quickly. Sometimes the crashes you are experiencing with COD Warzone 2.0 can be cause by fullscreen optimizations compatibility issues. One of the potential solutions is to disable fullscreen optimizations and try to check if the game will not crash after you have disable it.
Disabling fullscreen optimizations
Step 1: Go to COD Warzone 2.0 executable file and right-click the game exe file, and click Properties. This will let you go to Compatibility tab.
Step 2: Click on the Compatibility Tab and checkmark the checkbox beside Disable Full Screen Optimizations.
Step 3: Click Apply and OK.
Try to check if the game will now run properly.
Fix #7 Repair Game Files
You will experience crashes if any one of the game files in the installation folder of COD Warzone 2.0 is corrupted or has missing files. Use the repair tool from the Steam client to verify integrity the game files and see if any files need to be fixed or if your COD Warzone 2.0 is on Battle Net application, you can use the repair tool. The servers will immediately download, install, and replace any corrupted and missing files found.
Repairing corrupted game files for Steam users
Step 1: Open Steam client.
Step 2: In your Steam launcher, click Steam Library.
Step 3: Find COD Warzone 2.0 then right-click it and select Properties.
Step 4: Choose the Local Files tab
Step 5: In the Local Files tab, Click Verify integrity of game files. This will repair files
Repairing Corrupted Game Files On Battle Net
Step 1: Open Battle.net application.
Step 2: Go to COD Warzone 2.0.
Step 3: Click the Settings or Gear icon.
Step 4: Click Scan and Repair. This will begin scan repair.
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