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How to Fix 0x887A0005 in Modern Warfare 2

Are you getting a “0x887A0005” error code in Modern Warfare 2?

If so, the game will crash when you try to play the campaign mode or multiplayer.

Here’s the full error message, “Allow Steam to verify the game files the next time you start the game”.

Followed by, “The process will take a few minutes but it might solve your current issue”.

In this guide, you’ll learn how to fix the 0x887A0005 error code in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (MW2).

Why am I getting the 0x887A0005 error code in MW2?

You’re getting the 0x887A0005 error code in MW2 because there’s an issue with the latest Nvidia drivers (version 526.47).

According to @BeenoxCODPC on Twitter, they mentioned that there are stability issues with the latest Nvidia drivers.

They recommend keeping the 516.69 or 522.25 drivers until Nvidia or MW2 fixes the issue.

Many players are complaining about the error code.

“@InfinityWard Are you guys working on the crashing that is error code 0x887a0005? I’ve tried everything and it’s still crashing. My PC can run almost every other game with high graphics”.

“@CODMW2022 Is there a fix for error 0x887a0005? I’m losing my mind trying to fix this and can’t play the campaign”.

How to fix 0x887A0005 in Modern Warfare 2

To fix 0x887A0005 in Modern Warfare 2, you need to roll back your Nvidia drivers to 516.69 or 522.25.

If you don’t have the option to roll back your drivers, you need to do a clean installation on either one of the versions.

You can also try to verify the game files on Steam or Battle.net.

If all else fails, you can contact Activision support here: https://support.activision.com/.

Fix 1: Roll back your Nvidia drivers

  1. Search for “Device Manager” using Windows Search and open it.
  2. Expand “Display adapters” and select your GPU.
  3. Go to the “Drivers” tab and select “Roll Back Driver”.
  4. Launch Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2.

Note: If you don’t have the “Roll Back Driver” option, follow the next fix (fix 2) to install the old Nvidia drivers.

Fix 2: Do a clean Nvidia installation to 516.69 or 522.25

  1. Go to https://www.nvidia.com/en-us/geforce/drivers/.
  2. Search for your driver version.
  3. Download Driver Version: 522.25.
  4. Click on “Download” and run the installation.
  5. Select “Custom (Advanced)”.
  6. Select “Perform a clean installation”.
  7. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation.
  8. Launch Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2.

Fix 3: Verify the integrity of game files

For Steam:

  1. Navigate to your Steam library.
  2. Right-click Modern Warfare 2 > Properties > Local Files.
  3. Click on “Verify integrity of game files”.
  4. Launch Modern Warfare 2.

For Battle.net:

  1. Navigate to your Battle.net library.
  2. Select “Modern Warfare 2”.
  3. Click on the settings icon.
  4. Click on Scan and Repair > Begin Scan.
  5. Launch Modern Warfare 2.

Further reading

How to Fix Voice Chat Not Working in Modern Warfare 2

How to Fix Lag, Stuttering, or FPS drops in Modern Warfare 2

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