(Fixed) COD Black Ops Cold War – Compiling Shaders Bug

Last Updated on September 30, 2021

You must have come across the message “Compiling shaders to optimize performance during gameplay” while playing COD Black Ops Cold War. This is not something new, every single COD game has this and it is only supposed to happen once in a while. The bug existed in Modern Warfare as well and it drove a lot of people crazy since it took very long to complete.

Problems aren’t exactly new for AAA titles, problems are known to arise since developers can’t test the games on a huge set of machines. The configuration of every PC is so different that the developers cannot actually test everything. That’s why developers take reports and push patches in the following days. The game has just released and it will take a while for the devs to take care of the issues.

In this article, we will talk about fixing this issue so that you don’t come across it again and again

COD Black Ops Cold War – Stuck on Compiling Shaders Bug

Note: The issue can happen due to multiple reasons, one could be your computer not giving enough resources to the game or the other could be your PC not having enough resources. Before trying out the fix given below, make sure you have turned off memory/CPU hogging applications (chrome for example).

How To Fix Compiling Shaders Bug?

  • Launch Call of Duty Black Ops: Cold War
  • Go To Settings > Graphics
  • Scroll towards the end
  • Click on “Restart Shaders Compilation”
  • Wait for the process to complete and restart your game.

If this doesn’t fix your issue, just start a multiplayer game, quit, and go back to the main menu. This will resume the optimizing shader process.

The Compiling shaders to optimize performance during gameplay thing is supposed to take a while. The weird thing is when it happens again and again. I hope the fix given above helped you out, if not then I’d recommend you wait for the developer to fix this issue.

If nothing works for you, you might have to go with verifying the game files or maybe reinstalling the game.

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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.

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My favorite games are Destiny 2, Warframe, COD Cold War, and Minecraft.

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