The launch of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 hasn’t been the easiest for PC players, especially those who use Nvidia GPUs. The latest drivers from Nvidia are making Modern Warfare 2 less stable. Fans are reporting screen flickering. FPS drops, stuttering, texture bugs, crashes, and more.
What did fans get to see in Modern Warfare 2
Fans got a sneak peek at the game during the beta testing phase, which ended on September 26. Then, a week before the official release of Modern Warfare 2, the Early Access campaign began.
Back then, gamers loved how well the game ran on PCs and how well it was optimized. If you haven’t updated your Nvidia graphics driver yet. You might want to wait: Until call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 crashes. Moreover, it was all because of a bug in the driver, which Nvidia has confirmed.
What was tweeted by the studio?
The first time we heard about the problem was from Beenox, which is in charge of the PC version of Modern Warfare 2. The studio tweeted, “We’ve noticed that Call of Duty: MW2 isn’t as stable with the latest NVIDIA drivers 526.47.” “Right now, we think you should stick with the 516.59 or 522.25 drivers.
We’ve noticed that the latest NVIDIA drivers, 526.47, make Call of Duty #MWII less stable. We think you should keep the 516.59 or 522.25 drivers for now. The date is October 27, 2022.
In an email sent to PC Gamer later, Nvidia said there was a problem. “Yes, there is a bug report for this game, and we are working on a hotfix,” a representative wrote. “This is exactly why we didn’t promote or recommend our latest Game Ready Driver for this game in the first place.”
What problems did all gamers face?
Ironically, many people who talk about problems on Reddit say that they’ve updated the latest drivers to fix crash problems. One Redditor says that after a crash, Steam makes you wait for a long download before it lets you start the game again, even though it’s not downloading anything.
Usually, the first step in troubleshooting is to update the graphics drivers. However, in this case, it seems to make the problem worse.
Nvidia didn’t say when the hotfix would be ready, but the current Game Ready Driver is still listed as 526.47, which is the broken one. For now, it’s best to stick with what you have, even if it’s a little wonky. If you’ve already updated and want to go back, nvidia.com has instructions on how to do that (opens in a new tab).