Beenox, the developers of the PC versions of Call of Duty, and NVIDIA have confirmed that the latest GPU drivers for NVIDIA cards are causing various stability issues in the recently released Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2.
The latest driver release, 526.47, reportedly causes Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 to crash on PC. The issue is currently being investigated by NVIDIA, but in the meantime Beenox has recommended that all PC gamers with NVIDIA GPUs use driver version 516.59 or 522.25, as these are much more stable driver versions for Modern Warfare 2.
After the issue was confirmed by Beenox, an NVIDIA representative contacted PC Gamer, also confirming the issue. In an email, NVIDIA said, “Yes, there is a bug reported for this game and we are working on a fix.” The company went on to express, “this is specifically why our latest Game Ready Driver was not promoted or recommended for this title in the first place”. PC Gamer noted that the email sent to them by NVIDIA did not give a time frame on exactly when a fix will be deployed for the problem.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 launched on Friday, October 28 after players were able to jump into the campaign a week before release when pre-ordered digitally. Fans are still patiently waiting for the latest iteration of Warzone, which Activision has confirmed will launch on November 16 alongside the brand new mode for Modern Warfare 2, DMZ.
Xbox and PC players were left disappointed by the launch of Modern Warfare 2, as it quickly became clear that cross-play was permanently enabled on the platforms. It is unclear whether or not this was intentional, as PlayStation users have the option to disable the feature. More details on the story can be found at the link below.
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