Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War – How to Fix Frequent Crashes on PS4, PS5, PC, and Xbox

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Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War is a first-person shooting game. The game was released in 2020. It is developed by Treyarch and Raven and published by Activision. The game released on PlayStation, Xbox, and Microsoft on November 13th. It serves as the sixth installment in the Black Ops series, and the seventeenth installment in the overall Call of Duty series. Like its predecessor, the game consists of campaign, zombie, and online mode as well.

There are several bugs and issues in Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War. Recently many updates and patches have been rolled out by Activision to solve these nuisances but the issues don’t seem to get resolved. Players have been facing several issues now and then. The recent bug that players have been seeing is that the game suddenly crashes or freezes.

One major reason for crashing is poor software optimization. You can have the latest system upgrade but the memory allocation in software can’t keep up with the hardware. As a result the game often crashes. The developers will soon roll an update to fix this crashing issue in Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War. Until then try the following steps to get your issues resolved:


1) Try Reinstalling Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War on PlayStation and Xbox

We all know that sometimes the simplest and easiest fix produces the best outcome. The method of ‘Turn it off and on’ works in most cases and got some magic to it. We will use the same fix for the call of duty as well. Sometimes while downloading the game, corrupted files and data can also be a part of the package. You may not know or feel, but these bugs cause games to crash or perform poorly in online mode.

You can’t get rid of these files easily. The best way to clear such files is to delete the game from the system and reinstall it again. This might be a huge step considering the filesize of the game. But trust us this step might help you get your issues resolved in Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War and enjoy. You might want to thank us later.

2) Rebuild your database on PS4, clear cache on Xbox

If your game still crashes after reinstalling, you might want to rebuild the game database. It happens that sometimes your system memory can become corrupted causing problems in online game connectivity and performance issues as well as online connectivity.

Rebuilding your game database on the console is another effective method to enjoy a smooth gaming experience. Through this method, you can remove any bugs and issues with the memory of the system. It ensures smooth performance for the game. Follow the steps below to rebuild your database on your PS4 and PS5:

  • Turn of your Playstation.
  • Boot your console in safe mode by long-pressing the power button until you hear a beep sound.
  • Select the ‘Rebuild Database’ option from the list.

This will take your console in the rebuilding process and you might have to for some time. Once finished you can restart your game and this time hopefully the issue gets fixed. On Xbox, you might want to clear the system cache in order to resolve this issue. For this, press and hold the power button until it powers down to clear the cache.

3) On Xbox, try clearing the Alternate MAC Address

If the game still crashes after reinstalling or clearing cache it may be a network issue causing problems. You can try clearing the MAC address to solve the issue. For this follow the steps below to clear the MAC address on Xbox:

  • Press the Xbox button and move to the System Tab
  • Scroll down and select Settings
  • Scroll down to Network  
  • Select Network Settings
  • Scroll down and select Advanced Settings 
  • Scroll down and select Alternate MAC Address 
  • Select the Clear button
  • Select the Restart button

Also read: How to Fix UI Error in Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War

4) On PC try updating your drivers

Whether you are an AMD or NVIDIA user, you may know the importance of game drivers. These drivers help to accelerate the performance of the game. Your driver may not be updated to run the latest game version.

To enjoy the game with the best experience, you may need to update it to the latest settings. Although the drivers have an automatic update option, you might have turned it off. You can either switch back to automatic updates for your drivers or can manually download from AMD or Nvidia app or their homepage. To download the driver updates manually, follow the links below:

Update NVIDIA Graphics Card now

Update AMD Graphics Card now

5) Repair Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War on PC using Windows repair tool

You can also try to repair the damaged files on your PC using the Windows 10 repair tool. This method helps to repair any corrupted or damaged file in your system. To do this, follow the steps below:-

  • Press the Windows button at the lower-left corner.
  • Search for your game, in your case, it would be the ‘Black Ops Cold War’ app.
  • Right-click on the game app.
  • Select App Settings.
  • Click on the Repair button.

6) Disable V-Sync on PC

V-Sync stands for vertical sync. It’s the graphics technology that synchronizes the frame rate of your game to the refresh rate of your monitor. Unfortunately, sometimes V-sync reduces the input responsiveness of your system while gaming, which can cause your computer to crash and disrupt the gaming experience. To disable v-sync, follow the steps below:-

  • Go to your Call of duty main menu
  • In the bottom right corner of the main menu, click Settings.
  • Select Graphic and make sure Gameplay VSync and Menu V-Sync are Disabled.

After disabling them, try launching your game and hopefully, the issue will get fixed and you can enjoy your game.

Hopefully, the above fixes will stop the Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War from crashing. If you have any questions or ideas, do contact the Activision support team or raise your concern on Twitter. Hopefully, the developers will soon roll out an update or patch to fix the issue.


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