How to fix Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War DirectX Error

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We’ve already seen that the Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War is having too many issues of errors and bugs from the launch. Recently some of the users have reported DirectX related errors, which are quite annoying as they don’t appear with a proper disclaimer.

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Generally DirectX or Direct3D is basically used by Windows for visualization and other graphical processes. It ensures that most of the games run smoothly on your PC with ease.

How to Fix Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War DirectX Error?

There are couple of reasons possible that can actually cause the DirectX error on Windows such as outdated DirectX, an outdated release of game launcher, missing files from the game, outdated graphics drivers, and what

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Method 1: Check System Requirements

If you’re not sure whether your machine is capable of running the game at minimum requirements, I’ll definitely recommend you to check the minimum system requirements once ๐Ÿ‘‡ .

Ref: Minimum Recommended System Requirements Black Ops Cold War – Activision

Method 2: Use Additional Command Line Arguments

  • Open Blizzard Launcher (Battle.net) ๐Ÿ‘‰ Select Call of Duty: BOCW from the left pane.
  • Next, click on Options (โš™) next to the game tab ๐Ÿ‘‰ Choose Game Settings.
  • Click on the checkbox of the “Additional Command-Line Arguments“.
  • Append the following command line and go back to gameplay.
-d3d11
  • You’re Done.

Now restart your PC to check whether the problem is fixed or not. If not, make sure you removed the previously appended command line before proceeding to the next method.

Method 3: Scan and Repair Game Files

It quite unlike that most of the games went through some of updates and Windows Firewall protection scans. If that’s the case, then it is possible that some of the games files may either get corrupted or get deleted without any notification. So, I’ll recommend you to scan the game files using Blizzard Launcher and fix any unknown errors with ease. Follow the steps to do so: ๐Ÿ‘‡

  • Open Blizzard Launcher (Battle.net) ๐Ÿ‘‰ Select Call of Duty: BOCW from the left pane.
  • Next, click on Options (โš™) next to the game tab ๐Ÿ‘‰ Click on Scan and Repair.
  • Click on Begin Scan and wait for the process to complete.
  • Once done, close the Blizzard Launcher, Restart your PC, and check whether the problem is solved or not.

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Still getting issues, here’s the next method ๐Ÿ‘‡.

Method 4: Check for Windows Updates

An outdated Windows OS can cause multiple troubles to users many time. Hoping you’re using Windows 10, obviously, make sure you’re atleast running Windows 10 v1903 with latest cumulative updates available for that version.

Checking Windows 10 Build:

  • Press “Win+R” and type- “winver” to know the exact build of Windows installed on the system.

Updating Windows 10 Build:

  • Go to “Start Menu” ๐Ÿ‘‰ Click on “Settings
  • Now, go to “Update & Security
  • Click on “Check for Updates” ๐Ÿ‘‰ If any updates are available, simple “Download & Install” them.
  • After finishing installations, restart your computer.

After reboot, check for the Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War getting DirectX error again or solved. If not fixed, please proceed to the next one ๐Ÿ‘‡.

Method 5: Updating GPU Drivers

  • Go to “Start“, and start typing “Device Manager” and click on it for search results.
  • Go to Display Adapters ๐Ÿ‘‰ Right-Click on the graphics card & select “Update Drivers“.
  • Select “Search for the drivers automatically“, if there’s any update available, it will be downloaded automatically.
  • After finishing the updates, don’t forgot to reboot your PC to change effects.
  • That’s all. Check for the error fixed or not.

Another One ๐Ÿ‘‡.

Method 6: Disable Windows Defender & Firewall

Turning off the Windows Defender and Firewall Protection temporary on your PC to check whether it is Windows Defender causing the DirectX error or not.

Method 7: Completely Reinstall Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Game

if none of the above solutions worked on your game installation. I will highly suggest you reinstall the whole game from scratch to fix the issue. Follow the steps to do so:

  • Go to the Start menu and search for Uninstall a program and click on it from the search result.
  • Find Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War game on the list.
  • Right-click on the game and select Uninstall/Repair.
  • If prompted, confirm the process and follow the on-screen instructions to complete the removal process.
  • Once all done, restart your computer.
  • Now visit the ๐Ÿ‘‰ Blizzard Launcher.
  • Search for the ๐Ÿ‘‰ Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War game and download/install it.
  • After installation finishes, run the game and check whether the issue is fixed or not (It should be running fine without any issues actually).
  • That’s all!

I hope you guys will like the guide and it was helpful for you to fix the issue for DirectX in Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War error. Feel free to contact us for any additional queries.

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