How to Fix Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Beta Crashing on PC

The Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 beta is now underway. If you're jumping into the Modern Warfare 2 Xbox and PC beta, this is probably your first time looking at Activision's upcoming game. While the beta is exciting, some users have noticed issues with their PC client crashing. Luckily, you can do some things to get your game back up and running and minimize those crashes.

Modern Warfare 2's beta has a lot of content for players to dig into, but if you keep crashing on PC, you can't really enjoy it. Since the beta's release on Thursday, many players have reported the game crashing to desktop, with error codes like 0xC0000005 (0) N popping up. This issue can be fixed several ways, all of which are outlined below.

If you're running into error 0xC0000005 and seeing Modern Warfare 2 crash on PC, then there are a couple of things you can try to fix the error. One of the easiest is to run the game as an administrator and then limit the menu's framerate. Some games in the past have had similar issues, where the framerate in the menu gets so high it causes the game to crash out. Many players have reported some success fixing their crashes with this solution.

Another possible solution is to play the Modern Warfare 2 beta in fullscreen. Playing games in Window Borderless or even Windowed has become a popular option for many PC gamers. But, some games can experience issues when you aren't running them in exclusive fullscreen mode. If you're experiencing crashes in the beta, try playing the game in fullscreen mode and see how it holds up.

If that doesn't work, another possible solution is to ensure that your graphics card drivers are up to date. If you've been holding off on updating your Nvidia or AMD graphics drivers for a while, now is a good chance to download the latest stable update and see if it resolves the crashing you've been experiencing.

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Players can jump into the "Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2" beta on PC, Xbox and PlayStation this weekend. While the beta is exciting, some users have noticed issues with their PC client crashing. Activision

If the options listed above don't work for some reason, then you can move on to tweaking in-game settings. Even if you're running a powerful computer, changing some settings like Shader Quality can also help stop the game from crashing. Head into the game's graphics settings, set the Shadow Quality to low, and see if it makes a difference.

Finally, one solution that many have recommended is turning off Nvidia Reflex and On-Demand Texture Streaming. Both these options offer more optimization for the game. However, they can also cause issues, and many players have reported success disabling these features in the Modern Warfare 2 beta.

Now that your game is up and running again, you can unlock the MP5, one of the strongest guns in the game. There are also plenty of killstreaks and scorestreaks to unlock as you play.