Call of Duty Black Ops: Cold War – Fix Fatal Error

Last Updated on November 12, 2020

Call of Duty Black Ops: Cold War – Fix Fatal Error: COD BOCW is yet another hit title from Activision. The game has finally released the users have started facing the Fatal Error. In today’s article, we will find out how to get rid of this issue.

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 – Fix Fatal Error

You will get a Fatal Error message whenever your game crashes randomly or something happens that isn’t supposed to. Here are a few error codes that are known to us:

  • Fatal Error – Error code: 5387836043
  • Fatal Error – Error code: 3107840166
  • Fatal Error – Error code: 2346936734
  • Fatal Error – Error code: 140717380511801

The exact information about these error codes is not known; one thing that we know is that these issues are related to server connection, the internet or your computer.

How To Fix Black Ops Cold War Fatal Error

Below are a few steps you can follow to get rid of the problem:

Fix Your Internet Connection

One of the errors given above is related to a problematic internet connection. Make sure your connection is working fine, you can perform a check by typing “ping -t” in your run command box. If the connection is not stable, try switching to a wired connection.

Change Windows Language

Some user on Reddit had posted that changing their default Windows Language fixed the issue for them. Just set your operating system language to Windows (United States) and Voila.

In case you are already running your OS in English, then you can switch to English (United Kingdom). After doing that, log out and log-in.

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.

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.

These are a few things that you can do to fix the fatal error issue in Cold War. Share this article with your friends if it helped you out.

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Written by Vikas

Hey, I am Vikas. I have been writing about computing and gaming since I was 16. My work has been featured on IGN, Kotaku, MSN, and Forbes, to name a few. I love playing PC games (especially online multiplayer ones). Professionally, I have worked as a Brand Enabler and hold a computer science degree. 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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