Warzone 2.0: How to Fix Crashing on Startup (PC)

Warzone 2.0 just got released, and it is already facing a crashing issue on startup, making players worried and annoyed.

Warzone 2.0 and Modern Warfare 2 are two of the long-awaited titles of 2022. Modern Warfare 2 has been a massive success for Activision and Infinity ward. Additionally, this MW sequel is the fastest-selling title in the CoD franchise history.

After observing MW2’s success, players are hoping for great things from Warzone 2.0. Like its prequel, Warzone 2.0 is also a free-to-play Battle Royale game. However, Activision also added a new game mode: DMZ, a new map, and new vehicles to spice things up.

However, like the MW2, Warzone 2.0’s launch hasn’t been smooth. Currently, Warzone 2.0 is facing many bugs, glitches, and stability issues, preventing players from enjoying the game to the fullest. When millions of players try a new game immediately after launch, things like such are expected.

Recently, many players have complained about a peculiar crashing issue on startup that is making players quite frustrated. Even after verifying the game files, this issue doesn’t seem to resolve.

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Why is Warzone 2.0 Crashing on Startup?

Unfortunately, the reason for Warzone 2.0 crashing on startup has not yet been detected. For some players, the game is not launching at all; for others, it is showing an “Application Has Unexpectedly Stopped Working” error.

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This problem occurs even after repairing/ verifying the game files. So, players are pretty frustrated with it.

How to Fix Warzone 2.0 Crashing on Startup

To fix Warzone 2.0 crashing issues, you should first try to verify the game files from Steam or Battle.net. However, most players have complained that verifying or repairing the game hasn’t resolved their startup crashing issue in Warzone 2.0.

It may sound odd, but for most people, simply restarting the PC has miraculously solved the crashing issue of Warzone 2.0. The crashing stopped after simply restarting the PC. However, if you’ve already tried restarting your PC, then you may want to follow the further steps:

  • Check for the latest GPU drivers and update them.
  • Check if your internet is having connectivity issues.
  • Run the game as administrator.

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Following these steps carefully should fix the startup crashing issue in Warzone 2.0. However, if you still face constant crashing after following all these steps, you should contact Activision support and wait for them to release a permanent fix.

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