Modern Warfare 2: How to Fix Error Code 0x887a0005

A common 0x887a0005 Error Code has been troubling the MW2 Community since its launch on PC. This article will discuss why it occurs and how you can fix it.

Modern Warfare 2 is a long-awaited title in 2022. After the massive success of its predecessor MW 2019, players have been pretty excited to get their hands on this AAA title game. And after a series of beta testing, the MW2 is officially released on PC, PS, and XBOX.

However, like any other game, the launch of MW2 hasn’t been smooth. Currently, MW2 is facing lots of bugs, glitches, and stability issues preventing players from enjoying the game. When millions of players try a new game immediately after launch, things like such are expected.

Recently, many players have complained about a peculiar Error Code 0x887a0005 that is making players pretty frustrated. This error code comes up for some users while booting the game, and for others, it pops up in the middle of the game.

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What is Error Code 0x887a0005 in MW2?

The 0x887a0005 Error Code is a PC-exclusive error. It may occur due to several reasons, including corrupted game files and graphics driver issues. However, some people also said that running MSI Afterburner or Instant Replay from GeForce Experience is causing the 0x887a0005 Error in MW2.

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How to Fix Error Code 0x887a0005

Typically, verifying or repairing the game files should fix Error Code 0x887a0005. However, sometimes it may require more than verifying or repairing to fix this issue in MW2. In that case, updating Graphics drivers to the latest one or rolling back the drivers to the previous working one would be the optimal solution.

Even after that, the error may still be present and show from time to time. If that occurs, turning off third-party applications from your computer may help you eliminate this issue.

Here’s a step-by-step guide:

  • Verify or Repair game files:
    • For users, go to MW2> Click Gears/ Settings icon> Select Scan and Repair.
    • For Steam users, go to Library> Right-click on MW2> Properties> Local Files> and select Verify integrity of game files.
  • Update your graphics drivers:
    • For Nvidia users, Go to your GeForce Hotfix Driver Version 526.61> Download and Install.
      • If the driver doesn’t solve the issue, roll back to 516.59 or 522.25 drivers.
    • For AMD users, Go to AMD Drivers and Support page> Select Product type> Series> and specific version and press Submit. Download and install the latest driver from the list.
  • Turn off MSI Afterburner and Nvidia Instant Replay:
    • According to u/Rob-Gaming-Int, turning off MSI Afterburner and Nvidia Instant replay has significantly reduced game crashing and 0x887a0005 Error Code. So, try restarting the game after turning both MSI Afterburner and GeForce Instant Replay off.

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Following these steps should completely prevent your MW2 from getting the 0x887a0005 Error Code. However, if you still face crashing issues after following all these steps, you should contact Activision support and wait for them to release a permanent fix for the Campaign crashing issue.

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