Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War – Crash at Startup Fix

Last Updated on November 12, 2020

How to fix COD Black Ops Cold War – Crash at Startup Fix – Many users are facing the crashing issue. In this article, we will find out how to fix this issue.

Call of Duty is one of the most anticipated titles of this year, the game is expected to do really well for Activision similar to every COD title. The game has finally released, along with the release we’ve encountered a huge number of bugs that are running the gaming experience for everyone.

Similar to every AAA title, Black Ops Cold War also suffers from performance-related issues. People have started complaining about the same on the forums and Reddit threads. Developers are actively looking into the issues and should be pushing out patches to fix them shortly. Until then, you can use this article to fix your problems for a while.

Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War – Crash at Startup Fix

Fix for PS4

The error code for crashing on PS4 is CE-34878-0. The official documentation on the Sony website mentions that this happens only when the device fails to offer the required power input, the application crashes.

The official fixes for this mentioned are:

  1. Close the application, install the latest System Software and game updates and restart the system.
  2. If you have upgraded the Hard Disk Drive (“HDD”) in your system, please re-install the original HDD.
  3. If the error occurs again, back up your saved data, and then go to Settings > Initialisation and choose Initialise PS4.
  4. If the error occurs with every application, or as soon as the application starts, please contact PlayStation Support.

How To Fix Black Ops Cold War Crash at Startup on PC

Update Device Drivers

Whenever a new game makes it’s arrival, especially when it’s a AAA title, Nvidia is known for pushing their optimized updates for the best performance with their graphic cards. I am not sure about AMD because I’ve never used an AMD card. Below are the links for downloading the latest drivers.

Since this is a AAA title, I am sure Nvidia will be pushing an update with compatibility for this game. Make sure to keep an eye on your device driver updates.

Repair Call of Duty Black Ops: Cold War

If you still haven’t been able to successfully fix your game, the last resort would be repairing or reinstalling the game. To repair the game, follow the steps given below:

  • Launch Launcher
  • Select Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War
  • Click on the Options Gear
  • Select “Scan and Repair”
  • Let the launcher do it’s job, if something’s missing or broken, the launcher will download and fix it

Launch the game and your issue should be fixed.

Disable Full-Screen Optimization & High DPI in Windows 10

Full-screen optimization and DPI settings come pre-configured with Windows 10. These are known for causing trouble with games leading to several issues. To disable:

  • Locate the game installation
  • Find the .exe file of the game
  • Right-click > Properties > Compatibility Tab
  • Tick the “Disable Full-Screen Optimizations” tab
  • Now, click the “Change high DPI settings” button
  • Tick “Override high DPI scaling behaviour” and select “Application” from the drop-down menu
  • Save Settings.

Update Windows

The recent couple updates were weird and broke a lot of games, to fix those issues, Windows has already pushed out hotfixes and you can download them right away. If you are running an older version of Windows, I’d recommend you to download the updated version.

There was also an update that caused windows to use up a lot of RAM for its search bar’s function called Cortana. This also has been fixed, you just have to update.

The tweaks given above should be able to fix your issue, but if for some reason you are still having problems head here and report it to the devs.

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Written by Vikas

Hey, I am Vikas. I've had a longstanding passion for computing and gaming for over a decade now. With a computer science degree under my belt sparking my initial interest in the industry from a young age, you'll often find me immersed for hours in the latest PC titles, especially enjoying multiplayer online games, while also enjoying sharing my insights and reviews. My work has been featured on IGN, Kotaku, MSN and Forbes to name a few. In my spare time, I read books and play with my cats. You can read more about me here. My favorite games are Destiny 2, Warframe, COD Cold War, and Minecraft.

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