Warzone 2 is fun, especially the new DMZ split mode, but for some players. Frequent crashes cause losses. “This is the sixth time I’ve lost all my stuff,” lamented one DMZ player on Reddit. (opens in new tab)after downtime And they were far from the only Warzone players who saw the message. Recently horrified “This application has stopped working unexpectedly” error.
“Yesterday we played four games and in each of them one was broken,” one player replied.
“happened with [me] At least three times a night,” another said.
This Call of Duty: Warzone 2 crash issue doesn’t seem to happen only to players with weird PC configurations or outdated drivers. Personally, I’ve experienced a few crashes in Modern Warfare 2 multiplayer. And the volume of complaints on Reddit indicates that there is a truly prevalent problem here.
“Is there any PC Warzone/DMZ player who doesn’t experience daily downtime?” asked one poster. (opens in new tab).
The Modern Warfare 2 and Warzone 2 updates released yesterday addressed two specific causes of the crash. According to the patch notes (opens in new tab). One mistake involved deploying a parachute. And another issue is related to Windows focus mode. Infinity Ward also said in those patches that “Will continue to improve stability,” but crashes due to common issues are not recognized otherwise outside of the general Activision support page. (opens in new tab).
Future Call of Duty: Warzone 2 updates will be detailed by Raven Software, according to Infinity Ward, which indicates that it will focus on communications around Modern Warfare 2. I’ve asked both of them for their opinions about the issue. downtime which seems to affect both. Games and I will update this post if I hear back.
In the meantime, players are sharing the tweaks they’ve made in an effort to prevent crashes. The general form of advice is: ‘I tried it and I don’t know if it does anything. But since then I haven’t broken down. Is this possible?’ Here are some of the most common suggestions I’ve seen. which may or may not do what they want But it doesn’t hurt either:
- Try using the “Verify Integrity of Game Files” button in the game properties. (for Steam users)
- Update your graphics drivers (I know, I know, they say this every time).
- Turn off overlays, for example from Steam, GeForce Experience, or Discord (I’ve seen some players reporting that this works for them).
- Try windowless display mode instead of full screen.
Call of Duty: Warzone 2 currently has a user review rating of . “Mostly Negative” on Steam, and technical issues are often mentioned in negative reviews. Dissatisfaction with Warzone 2’s technical state doesn’t necessarily discourage interested parties from trying it out. I haven’t had any crashes since the first few days after launching. And it works fine on my Core i5-9600K and Nvidia RTX 2070 Super. It’s free, so the worst case is that you find a problem and leave a pending patch.
Infinity Ward and Raven Software are likely to say more about outages in the coming days or weeks—I don’t think such common complaints won’t be accepted forever. We will continue to monitor the situation. But if you don’t hear from us Look for updates on the Call of Duty blog. (opens in new tab)Official Warzone 2 Trello Board (opens in new tab)Or the Steam updates section for Modern Warfare 2 and Warzone 2. (opens in new tab).