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14 Common Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Problems & Fixes



This is how you fix Call of Duty: Modern Warfare problems on Xbox One, PS4 or PC so that you can get into playing without waiting for Activision or Infinity Ward to deliver another update or fix a problem. There are many known issues and Activision is working on updates to fix some of these issues.

This guide covers everything from Call of Duty: Modern Warfare installation and download problems to missing pre-order bonus items and what you can do to fix Modern Warfare Lag and connection issues. Even when you see Call of Duty: Modern Warfare error codes, there is a good chance that you can do something to fix the problem. Unfortunately, there will be some issues that require a server update, hotfix or Call of Duty: Modern Warfare update.

Even if you buy Call of Duty: Modern Warfare on disk, you need to install 100GB of updated before you can play. These are massive updates that will take a long time for many users to download. You need to install these before you can play, but the upside is you get some fixes.

Activision pushed out a 1.05 update for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare. There is a known issue with Call of Duty: Modern Warfare crashing on the Xbox One. Activision is working on this, and will likely need to push out an update soon to fix it.

Additional items that Infinity Ward is working to fix include,

  • footstep audio
  • claymore interaction and feedback
  • player battle chatter in one life modes
  • spawns

Infinity Ward is working on more updates for Modern Warfare. Specifically, they are looking to fix the crashes on Xbox One, PS4 and PC. On Reddit, the Infinity Ward Senior Communications Manager shares a little about this process.  She also says, “We have a few updates going out over the next few days. I don’t want to give an exact time and date as we’re wrapping up testing on a few more things.”

As you can see in the video above, there are some maps where certain spawns have a major advantage over the other side, almost to the point of game breaking.

We’ll show you how to fix Call of Duty: Modern Warfare problems that can stop you from joining a party with your friends, starting on ranking up through the new Officer Ranks system and enjoying the single-player campaign so that you can focus on enjoying Modern Warfare.

How to Fix Slow Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Downloads

No matter what system you play Call of Duty: Modern Warfare on, there are big downloads. Digitally, you’re looking at over 100GB and even on a disk, there are about 87GB of downloads according to early reports. If you experience slow Call of Duty: Modern Warfare downloads, you can try a few things to fix the problems.

The first thing you can try is pausing the download on your system, waiting a few seconds and restarting it. You can also try restarting your console and even restarting your router and modem if speeds are slow on other devices in your house. Here’s how long the Modern Warfare download takes.

Fix slow Modern Warfare Downloads.

Fix slow Modern Warfare Downloads.

On the PS4 go to the Downloads section. Pause the download and wait 5-10 seconds. Now resume the download. This fixes many slow download issues very quickly.

Xbox One players can go to My Games & Apps, highlight the Queue and then press the controller button with three lines and choose pause installation. Wait 5-10 seconds and then resume the installation and download.

On PC, you may need to pause the download in, restart the app or restart your computer to speed up downloads.

If you have an ethernet cable, run that to your device and plugin for faster than over WiFi connections. You can also avoid playing other games while Modern Warfare downloads. Microsoft says, “To provide the best gaming experience, background downloads are constrained while a game is running. To remove download constraints from games or apps being installed, you can either wait for the Xbox One to suspend the running game, or you can force games to close ”

How to Fix Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Installation Problems

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare install error low storage.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare install error low storage.

Three common Call of Duty: Modern Warfare installation problems are not having enough space, a frozen install and not seeing the pre-load option. This is a large game, so you will likely need a lot of space to download and them some additional space to install it.

You need to clean up space on your device by deleting old games, or you should invest in an external drive for your system. You can pick up a 4TB drive on Amazon for under $100.

If your Call of Duty: Modern Warfare installation is frozen, use this guide on how to get it started again. It takes a little bit, but you’ll need to do it to start playing.

For users that don’t see an option to pre-load Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, you need to go to your library on the console and then choose to download the packs. On the PS4, search your library for Modern Warfare and you will see these packs. Press X to see the packs and then download the ones you want.

How to Fix Missing Content Errors

Some users are seeing problems with not being able to play modes and seeing an error saying they don’t own the content or the content is missing. If this happens, you need to go to the store on Xbox or PS4 and look for the rest of the packs for Modern Warfare. 

Select these packs and then download the rest of the game. This may take a while, but it will solve the problem. To complete this, restart the console and then you should be able to play.

How to Fix Modern Warfare Dev Error 6144

On the Xbox One, some users will see the Modern Warfare Dev Error 6144. This happens when the game attempts to join a match in progress. This is a known issue, that they are working on fixing, but if you see this, you can get back to playing quickly.

Activision recommends backing out of multiplayer and starting again.

How to Fix Dev Error 6065, 6066 and 6068

On PC, you may see one of the following error codes; 6065, 6066 or 6068. This is causing freezing or hanging and a GPU crash. They are fixing this in an upcoming patch, but you can get around it by running VRAM under maximum or running the game with default settings.

How to Fix Memory error 21 1749

On all systems, you may see the Memory error 21 1749 which happens when you play multiple matches of Ground War in a row. If you see this more than once, you need to restart the game.

How to Fix Call of Duty: Modern Warfare PC Problems

There are a few Call of Duty: Modern Warfare PC problems that are specific to playing on a computer. You need to use guides to solve these problems. Many times you will need to update drivers, and in some cases exclude Call of Duty: Modern Warfare from antivirus software. Activision recommends;

  • Try doing a Scan and Repair: Repairing Blizzard Games
  • Ensure you have the latest drivers and Windows updates applied.
  • Try doing a reset of the graphics settings back to their default settings.
  • Disable any services or applications that may interfere with the game: Closing Background Applications
  • Reboot your computer in case you have pending installs.

They also offer specific fixes for Comodo and Bullguard antivirus users.

Some other fixes for PC Modern Warfare problems include;

  • If you use Razer Synapse, install the latest driver.
  • Try enabling ASLR on windows if you disabled it previously and the game won’t start.
  • Disable NZXT CAM, MSI Afterburner or Razer Cortex as they conflict with the game.

For the best experience, you should be on Windows 10 build 1709 and you will want to install the latest graphics card drivers for the best experience.

If you can’t install Call of Duty: Modern Warfare on PC, you may need to choose a different drive and manually make a folder to install the game to. Switching the drive fixed the problem for one user.

How to Fix Missing Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Pre-Order Bonuses

If you didn’t get your Call of Duty: Modern Warfare pre-order bonuses for Black Ops, you need to make sure that you entered your code and redeemed it. If you didn’t do this, you won’t get the items.

Here’s a full look at the pre-order bonuses and what to do if you are missing your code or there is a problem.

How to Fix Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Connection Problems

How to fix Call of Duty: Modern Warfare connection problems.

How to fix Call of Duty: Modern Warfare connection problems.

If you can’t connect to Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, you need to check if the Modern Warfare servers are offline. This is can be common during busy times and during the first weeks after release. This is where you should look to see if the Modern Warfare Servers are down. Look at the section for your console or PC to see if it is green, or if there are known issues. If there is an issue shown here, you can only wait for a fix.

In cases where the servers are online and you cannot play, check with your online services like Xbox Live or PSN using the links below.

If you still have issues, you should try to restart your router and possibly your modem. You may also want to try a wired connection to solve some issues. If you cannot plugin, you may need to upgrade to a better wireless router like the Netgear Orbi or look at a whole home wifi system. Another thing to try is exiting the game and looking for a new lobby to join. Sometimes this is enough to get you into a game that works.

You can also change settings on your console and router based on which gaming system you are using. Here are more detailed guides;

You may also have issues if you don’t haven open NAT. You can use these guides to fix NAT issues on Xbox One. And you can use this guide to fix PS4 NAT problems.

Other steps you can take include making sue UPnP is turned on in your Router settings. You can also check into Port Forwarding using this guide more from Activision

If that fails, you may need to turn off port forwarding and then assign your PS4 or Xbox One’s static IP to your router’s DMZ. Activision says that once you test it, you should remove it from the DMZ. If you are on a college campus, you may need to contact your local network administrator as they may be locking down some of the ports needed to play online.

How to Fix Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Lag

If you experience Modern Warfare lag, there are some things you can do about it. If lag is too bad, you might not be able to play and when it is minor, you may lose gunfights. There are three indicators of lag in a Call of Duty game;

  • Rubber banding – Your character is running toward a destination and then jumps back to where it was a few seconds prior.
  • Stuttering – An effect that makes your character appear to freeze and skip ahead while moving.
  • Hit marker delays – When it appears you have landed several shots on an enemy, yet the enemy is able to kill you with fewer shots fired back.

There are several things you can do to fix Modern Warfare lag on your own. the best thing to try is switching to a wired connection. You can buy a long ethernet cable on Amazon fairly cheap and even installing in your wall if you own your home is pretty easy.

You can also check your router settings. Log into your router. This varies by model, and look for any Quality of Service settings. Once in this area, look for PSN, Xbox Live or a option. Many routers include these services with an easy to turn on setting that prioritizes them over other things on your network.

Perform a speed test to see if you are getting a fast enough connection with a low ping. This will let you see if you need to talk to your ISP for help in speeding up your connection.

How to Fix Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Crashes & Freezing

If Call of Duty: Modern Warfare crashes or freezes, you may see the error code CE-34878-0 on PS4 or you may see a random string of letters and numbers. There are some things you should try.

  1. Fully quit the game.
  2. Restart your console.
  3. Check for updates.
  4. Make sure the console isn’t overheating.
  5. Clear the cache.

If this issue is widespread, you will likely see a hotfix, patch or update arrive quickly.

How to Fix PC Graphics Menu Options

If you are on PC and you can’t open the Graphics menu, you need to delete the local config file on your PC. To do this, open Documents, Open the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare folder and then delete the Players menu.

How to Fix Call of Duty: Modern Warfare COD Points Problems

Missing Call of Duty Points in Modern Warfare? They just aren't live yet.

Missing Call of Duty Points in Modern Warfare? They just aren’t live yet.

You won’t see Call of Duty Points, COD Points, in Modern Warfare yet. Even though there are Bonus Call of Duty Points with the Operator Enhanced Edition of the game.

Activision has not activated these yet. They will turn on Modern Warfare COD Points at a later time. While they didn’t mention a specific date, expect these to go live near the Battle Pass release later this year.

How to Fix Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Account Problems

With Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, you need to log into your Activision /Call of Duty account in addition to your Xbox Live or PSN account. This is how you will cross-play with players on other systems.

You need to log in with your email address and password for Activision. If you have a problem, you may need to break out your phone or laptop and reset the password so that you can login.

You can change your Activision display name online, and you should be able to do this in the game. Some users report not being able to save. If you run into this problem, you should close the tab, log back in and try again.

Known Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Issues

Issue Description
I think I got the wrong weapon for completing a challenge.
– All platforms
We’ve identified graphical errors with the final reward for completing the Weapon Master and Well Equipped challenges.

The Urban Defiler pistol awarded for completing the Weapon Master challenge is marked as an Epic (purple) weapon when it is, in fact, a Rare (blue) weapon.

The Judgment shotgun awarded for completing the Well Equipped challenge is marked as a Legendary (orange) weapon when it is, in fact, an Epic (purple) weapon.

I can’t see the requirements to unlock the Commando camo for the .357.
– All platforms
We’re aware that the Commando camo requirements aren’t listed.
My MK2 keeps reloading even after it’s full.
– All platforms
We’re investigating an issue where reloading a weapon continues past full capacity.
I’m running into graphical glitches during the Captive mission in Campaign.
– All platforms
We’re investigating instances where textures, lighting, and shading isn’t rendering properly at various points during the Campaign.
I earned Killstreaks in a match, but they don’t appear in the HUD.
– All platforms
We’re investigating an issue where players earn Killstreaks in a match, but there is no indicator of earning them in the lower right corner of the screen.
I was killed by an enemy whose gun wasn’t even pointed at me.
– All platforms
We’re investigating instances where an enemy’s weapon appears to be pointing in different directions though it is actually aimed at its target.
I didn’t get my XRK Weapons Pack.
– Xbox One
We’re currently investigating issues with the delivery of the XRK Weapons Pack included with all digital editions of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare.

Please note: The base versions of the XRK Weapons need to be unlocked through progression before they can be added to a Loadout and used in game. However, be sure to check the Armory for your XRK Weapons. The XRK M4 Weapon Blueprint is listed under Assault Rifles, and the XRK .357 is listed under Handguns.

I didn’t get my Operator Pack.
– Xbox One
We’re working to resolve an issue with the delivery of the Operator Pack included with the Operator, Operator Enhanced, and Physical Precision editions of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare.
I’m getting a message that says my GPU driver version does not meet the minimum requirements.
– PC
Please check out Updating Video Card Drivers on a PC to be sure that your drivers are up to date.

If your drivers are up to date, be sure to try the following:

  • If you’re using multiple monitors, try unplugging a monitor, launching the game, and then plugging the monitor back in.
  • Disable your integrated/onboard graphics card.
I’m experiencing issues with my console crashing.
– Xbox One X
We’re working to resolve an issue that is causing crashes on Xbox One X.
My installation progress bar doesn’t seem accurate.
– All platforms
This is a graphical issue where the progress bar shows a lower percentage even though the download is being completed.
I’m getting Memory error 21 1749 when playing matches.
– All platforms
We’re currently investigating instances that cause Memory error 21 1749 after playing consecutive Ground War matches.

Workaround: If the error persists, try restarting the game

I’m getting a Dev Error 6144
– Xbox One
We’re working to resolve an issue prompting Dev Error 6144, which can occur for players in a match when another player attempts to join a Multiplayer match that’s in progress. If this occurs, back out of Multiplayer and try playing again.
I’m getting Dev Error 6065/6066/6068.
– PC
We’ve identified an issue that is causing hang crashes on the GPU, particularly during Campaign cutscenes. These crashes will be addressed in an upcoming patch.

Workaround: Try running VRAM under maximum and/or run the game with the default settings.

I can’t get into the Graphics menu.
– PC
We’re actively working to fix an issue where selecting the Graphics menu on PC takes you back to the main menu.

Workaround: Delete the local config file on your PC.

  1. Open Documents.
  2. Open the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare folder.
  3. Delete the Players folder.
I can’t activate RTX.
– PC
Make sure your version of Windows and your video card drivers are up to date. RTX requires running Windows 1809 and above.

Learn more about Updating Video Card Drivers on a PC.

Be sure to check out the Minimum and Recommended System Requirements for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare on PC.

The progression on my launcher isn’t tracking
– All platforms
We’re investigating an issue where launcher progression is only counting XP from enemy kills and not from destroying Killstreaks.
I have a progression bar that isn’t tracking properly.
– All platforms
We’re investigating an issue where several progression bars tracking Camos, Missions, and Challenges are not displaying the correct progression. This is only a graphical issue; you’re still earning your progress.

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  1. Eden Schlaff

    05/28/2021 at 4:45 am

    My guns will not show on my screen in COD MODERN WARFARE but the rest of the graphics will. How do I fix this?

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