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How to Fix “The application has unexpectedly stopped working” in Modern Warfare 2

To fix “The application has unexpectedly stopped working” Modern Warfare 2, you need to update your graphics can and verify the game files.

You can also try disabling overlays/conflicting programs and repairing/verifying the game files.

Modern Warfare 2 features an unparalleled worldwide conflict that returns the Task Force 141 Operators.

There are highly classified missions, infiltration tactical ops, and more.

Infinity Ward provides state-of-the-art gameplay with revamped gun handling, an advanced AI system, a new Gunsmith, and many other graphical innovations.

MW2 has multiple modes like a single-player campaign, multiplayer combat, and a co-op story special Ops experience.

In this guide, you’ll learn how to fix “The application has unexpectedly stopped working” Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (MW2) crash handler.

Fix 1: Update your drivers

Fix 2: Repair/verify the 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.

Fix 3: Allow Modern Warfare 2 in your antivirus

  • Open the Windows settings > Privacy & Security > Windows Security > Virus & threat protection > Manage ransomware protection > Allow an app through Controlled folder access > Add an allowed app > Browse all apps > select the Modern Warfare 2 app > Open.
  • Open the Control Panel > System and Security > Windows Defender Firewall > Allow an app or feature through Windows Defender Firewall > Change settings > Allow another app… > Browse… > select the Modern Warfare 2 app > Add.
  • Turn off Real-time protection: Open the Windows settings > Privacy & Security > Windows Security > Virus & threat protection > Manage settings > Real-time protection > Off.

Fix 4: Disable overlays/conflicting programs

  • Go to your Steam library > right-click Modern Warfare 2 > Properties > Enable the Steam Overlay while in-game > Disable.
  • Open Steam > Steam > Settings > Downloads > Clear Download Cache.
  • Unplug the Logitech or Thrustmaster racing wheel.
  • End the task for the MSI Dragon Center or Razer Synapse.
  • Close all of your tabs to free up RAM and relaunch the game.

Further reading

How to Fix Modern Warfare 2 Stuck on Installing

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

How to Fix Error Code BLZBNTAGT00000960 on Battle.net

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