How to fix Black Ops Cold War game crash on PC

Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War players are reporting a wide variety of errors such as Error 3107840166, Error Code 887A0005, Error Code 0xC0000005, Server Shutdown, and more. Cold War crashes are another issue that PC players are facing.

According to players, the game just randomly crashes while playing. For some, the error message pops up completely, for others, no error message appears.

In this guide, I will help players solve the crash issue in Black Ops Cold War game.

Black Ops Cold War - How to Fix Crash on PC

How to Fix Black Ops Crashing in Cold War

There are a number of reasons why Black Ops Cold War could fail. The reason could be the GPU, some third party tool is interfering with the game, or running the game on DirectX 12.

The following are fixes for a game crash during the Cold War.

Fix #1

Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War uses the DirectX 12 API and doesn’t give players the option to switch to DirectX 11. DX 12 can be the reason for the game to crash, but there is one way to switch to DirectX 11 and prevent it from randomly crashing while playing.

To fix the Cold War crash, open the Battle.net client, select Black Ops Cold War, Options, Game Settings, Additional Command – String Arguments. Add -d3d11 and click Finish.

Launch the game and it will run on DX11 and won’t crash again.

Fix #2

If the DirectX fix didn’t work for you and you’re using any language other than English for Windows, the game might crash. I know it sounds a little funny, but it happens.

If you are using a different language, go to the Windows language settings and change the language to English (United States). This will prevent the game from crashing.

Fix #3

If you are using third party tools and software like MSI Afterburner or any RGB software it may conflict with the game and cause it to crash.

Disable any third party software you are using with the GeForce Experience Overlay and the issue will be fixed.

Fix #4

If the above fixes didn’t help, then our GPU might be causing Black Ops Cold War to crash. Either the GPU is overclocked or it’s old and can’t handle the loading of the game.

Revert your GPU frequency back to default if it is overclocked or factory overclocked. If the GPU is old, use MSI Afterburner to decrease the GPU clock speed.

Start by dropping your GPU clock by 50MHz, and ideally you won’t have to drop it more than 200MHz.

If you don’t want to mess with the GPU clock speed, limit the FPS to 30 as this will greatly reduce the CPU and GPU load and solve the Black Ops Cold War crashing issue.

If you’re experiencing other bugs in Black Ops, check out our guide to bugs and fixes for the game.

If you are facing errors and issues in other PC games or on your PC, also visit our hub where you will find common PC errors and their fixes.

How to Fix Black Ops Cold War Crash on PC

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