How to Fix Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 DirectX Unrecoverable Error?


How to Fix Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 DirectX Unrecoverable Error?

Dhruv Bhatnagar
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The highly anticipated Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 is finally out. However, many players are running into the DirectX Unrecoverable error.
If you are facing the DirectX Unrecoverable error, here is a list of fixes you can try to deal with the issue.

In the current modern gaming era, playing any video game that launches smoothly without any game-breaking issues feels like a rarity. Often, they’re loaded with problems like crashing and black screen issues. Even if those are avoided somehow, it’s not unusual to face performance issues that cripple your system.

The release of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 continues this trend, and players are dealing with some major launch issues. Players are running into an issue that reads ‘DirectX Unrecoverable Error.’ 

If you’re wondering how to fix Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 DirectX Unrecoverable Error, we’ve got you covered. In this article, we’ll take a look at the process of fixing this error. 

How to Fix Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 DirectX Unrecoverable Error?

Modern Warfare 3: How to Fix DirectX Unrecoverable Error?

Here’s a list of general solutions that can help you resolve DirectX Unrecoverable Error in Modern Warfare 3 –

  1. Restart Your PC

  2. Make sure your GPU is properly seated, and cables are secure.

  3. Update your operating system and graphic card drivers. 

If that doesn’t fix the issue for you, here are some specific issues that can help you deal with the issue –

1. Verify Game Files on

If you haven’t done it already, you should try verifying your game files. It’s the first thing you should try whenever you face any bug, as it ensures that any corrupted or missing game file is repaired and re-downloaded. 

2. Reset In-Game Settings

If you’re still dealing with the error, you should try resetting your in-game settings. To do this, open a file browser and head to the Documents folder. After that, find the ‘Call of Duty’ directory and find the ‘Players’ Folder. You need to rename the ‘Players’ folder or delete it permanently. The game will recreate the folder with default settings.

3. Check for Compatibility Issues

You might be facing the error due to compatibility issues. Make sure that no other programs are running in the background, especially those that interact with the MW3, like overlays from Discord, Steam, or Origin. Applications such as the FPS counter can also lead to the issue, so make sure to close them before launching the game.

4. Right GPU Settings

If you’re playing on a gaming laptop, you most probably have an integrated GPU and a dedicated one, which can cause issues. Head to your system settings, open display, and then graphics. Make sure MW3 is listed. If it is, then click on Options and set it to High Performance. 

5. Turn off XMP

Intel’s XMP can be the reason behind DirectX issues in MW3. You need to head to your system’s BIOS and disable XMP in the settings there. 

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