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Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War – My Game is Not Launching or is Crashing on PC

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My Game is Not Launching or is Crashing on PC

If you are having trouble launching your game on PC or are experiencing random crashes, Please thoroughly attempt all steps.



Minimum System Requirements

Confirm your PC build is actually capable of running the game.


The game’s minimum requirements are:


Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War PC minimum system requirements

  • OS: Windows 7 64-bit (SP1) or Windows 10 64-bit (v.1803 or higher)


  • CPUIntel Core i3-4340 or AMD FX-6300.


  • GPUNvidia GeForce GTX 670 / GeForce GTX 1650 or AMD Radeon HD 7950.


  • RAM: 8GB.


  • HDD: 50GB (multiplayer-only) or 175GB (all game modes), at launch.



Administrator Account

Log in to Windows 10 with a local Administrator Account. This fixes the majority of cases reported.



Check for Updates to Windows 10

Always ensure that you have the latest updates to Windows 10 by clicking Start and typing ‘Updates’ in the search box.


Here is the updated Windows assistant:


Once you’ve updated, perform a complete shutdown and restart your machine.



Microsoft Store and UWP game reset

Make sure all to set your game to the highest priority in Task Manager.


Windows > Settings > type Apps & Features > title > Advanced Options > Reset



Deactivate Windows Defender

  • Open Start. . …


  • Open Settings. . …


  • Click. Update & Security. …


  • Click Windows Security. This tab is in the upper-left side of the window.


  • Click Virus & threat protection. …


  • Click Virus & threat protection settings. …


  • Disable Windows Defender’s real-time scanning.


  • Set game priority to high


  • Turn off any overlays



Turn off any extra Power monitoring software

Some players reported that disabling tuning software such as RivaTuner and MSI Afterburner fixed game crashes. 


  • MSI DragonCenter


  • RyzenMaster


  • Gamefast from Dells Killer Control Center


  • Any software installed that may be adjusting or monitoring power settings


Then, make sure that your Power settings are correct


  • Control Panel > Hardware and Sound > Power Options


  • Change to High Performance


  • Perform a Full Shutdown (not restart).


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