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What to do if Modern Warfare 2 keeps crashing

Nobody likes a game crash.

You sit down at your console after a long day of work, the squad is waiting for you in Discord, and you open up Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 for some grinding with the homies.

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And then it crashes.

Nothing sucks more than a game crash, especially if you’re in the middle of a heater and racking up kills on noobs online. But it happens, and sometimes there’s nothing you can do about it. Other times, there is.

In the earliest hours of MW2, players on all platforms are reporting crashing problems, especially on PC. This is disappointing since MW2 has been built for next-gen and the PC almost feels like an afterthought thanks to its myriad of issues.

Here’s what to do about those pesky crashes in MW2.

What to do if MW2 keeps crashing

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Keep in mind that the game only just launched and bugs are going to pop up. There are likely going to be some crashing issues, server lag, and other problems as the game is tested by millions of players for the first time. Activision and Infinity Ward will continue working on the game and fixing its issues throughout launch and the months afterward.

On launch day, the PC version of MW2 is especially dealing with some annoying crashing problems, with the error code suggesting to use the Scan and Repair feature.

You can try running Scan and Repair on PC and see if it fixes the issue. That’s the only real suggestion offered by official sources right now. Players on console are also having crashing problems, and Infinity Ward says it might have to do with playing in a party.

If you’re continuing to have crashing issues while playing in a group, you might have to run some solo games until the problem is fixed. It seems as though the issue is rather widespread, so an official fix might need to be released by the developers before the problem is squelched.

Stay tuned to Call of Duty, Infinity Ward, and Activision’s social channels for more information about what’s currently hampering the launch of the franchise’s next big title.


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