Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2


How to Fix Screen Flickering in Modern Warfare 2

Abhimannu Das
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A new Nvidia driver update is available that should fix the screen flickering issue in Modern Warfare 2.
Players should check Nvidia GeForce Experience to download the latest driver update.
It is also recommended to update Windows 10/11 in case you have not updated in a long time.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 was plagued with a screen flickering bug and it turns out that there was a problem with Nvidia’s graphics drivers. The issue was affecting PC players who were playing the game on Nvidia graphics cards. If you are still facing the issue, you should check your Nvidia GeForce Experience app to ensure you have the latest graphics card drivers which have resolved the screen flickering issue in Modern Warfare 2.

Fixing screen flickering in Modern Warfare 2

To fix the issue, you need to have Nvidia GeForce Experience installed. While Windows automatically updates your Nvidia graphics card drivers, they are typically a version or two older to ensure stability. If you want access to the new driver that released on 2nd November, here’s what you need to do: 

  1. Search for Nvidia GeForce Experience in the Start menu in Windows

  2. Click on the first result.

  3. Click on Drivers.

  4. Click on Check for Updates or Update.

  5. Wait for the download to complete and click on Install.

  6. Click on Next until the installation is complete.

You also have the option of downloading the hotfix directly. GeForce hotfix display driver version 526.61 can be downloaded directly from Nvidia’s update. This hotfix addresses the following issues:

  • [Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II] Flashing corruption can be seen randomly while playing the game.

  • VTube Studio may crash to black screen.

  • GPU stuck in P0 state after exiting certain games. 

Click here to download the GeForce hotfix display driver for Windows 10 and Windows 11.

You may also face issues if you are running an old version of Windows 10 or 11. In addition to updating your graphics card drivers, you should also update Windows.

  1. On your keyboard, press the Windows logo key and type check. 

  2. Click Check for updates.

  3. Follow the on-screen instructions so that Windows Update will automatically download & install the latest DirectX for you (included in the updates).

You should no longer face screen flickering in Modern Warfare 2. If you are still facing issues, reach out to Activision’s support platform for more assistance.

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Abhimannu is a PC esports writer at AFK Gaming. With over seven years of experience in esports journalism, he has worked on a myriad of games and their ecosystems including Valorant, Overwatch and Apex Legends.

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