Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War players have experienced major crash issues on the Xbox Series X, but it seems that a solution may have been discovered by a poster on Reddit. According to user EmadBella, crashes can be predicted through frame rate issues that start at the beginning of a match, in addition to the controller rumbling not working. According to the poster, players can prevent the game from crashing by pressing the controller’s Home button until the system shutdown prompt appears. Players must then press the “B” button to return to the game, and should then notice that the framerate problems and rumble are back to normal. As a result, no crash will be experienced!
The entire Reddit post from EmadBella can be found embedded below.
Fix for Cold War Crashing on Xbox Series X from r / XboxSeriesX
In the comments to the post, several users agreed that this tactic seemed to solve the problem, and prevented the game from crashing. The whole “repair” should take a few seconds at most, and should at least be worth a try for anyone who starts encountering problems when a match begins. Obviously, this is still not an ideal solution, and players do not have to go through these efforts, but until Activision and Treyarch come up with a permanent solution, it can be of great help! In his honor, Treyarch is well aware of the issues surrounding the game on the Xbox Series X hardware, and seems to be working hard on a solution.
The crashes on the Xbox Series X have been well known since the game was released in November. A Reddit poster claimed that the problem was so bad that it actually broke the Xbox Series X console. If this solution works as well as posters claim it does, this could be a big sigh of relief for gamers who are worried about having to send their systems back to Microsoft for repair!
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War is now available on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X and PC. You can check out all of our previous coverage of the game here.
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