How to Fix Call Of Duty Black Ops Cold War Black Screen Error

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War is based on a true story when a period of time in the second half of the 20th century. The rivalry between the United States and the USSR lead to World War III. The game is available on the platforms across PS4, Xbox One, PC, including the next-generation console. A number of players are reporting that they’re encountering the Call Of Duty Black Ops Cold War Black Screen Error.

If you’re also one of the victims and want to quickly fix this issue by yourself then stick to this post. Luckily there are a couple of fixes that should resolve the issue easily.

How to Fix Call Of Duty Black Ops Cold War Black Screen Error

How to Fix Call Of Duty Black Ops Cold War Black Screen Error

The main reason might be that your system might not be matching with minimum system requirements, which is quite necessary to run the game without a problem. Here are the minimum system requirements of the game:

  1. Windows 7 or higher 64-bit operating system.
  2. Intel Core i3-4340 or AMD FX-6300 processor.
  3. 80 GB of available hard disk space.
  4. 8 GB of RAM.
  5. GeForce GTX 660 2GB / GeForce GTX 1050 2GB or Radeon HD 7950 2GB graphics card.
  6. DirectX 11.

For more in-depth system requirement details, check here. To check what system configuration you have, follow the steps below:

  • Visit Settings go to Start > Settings > System > On the left panel, click on About.
  • Here you can see the PC specifications. Additionally, click on the System information on the right side > Check the graphics card information.

Check DirectX Version

  • Press the Windows + R keys for Run dialog box > Type dxdiag and press Enter to open the DirectX Diagnostic Tool.
  • Under the System and Display tab, you’ll find out all the hardware configuration-related info along with the DirectX version, DirectX hardware feature level version, etc.

Update Windows Build and GPU Drivers

Also, an outdated GPU driver can also cause the problem, so make sure you’ve updated the GPU drivers. To do that:

  • Click on Start > Type Device Manager and click on it from the search result.
  • Once the Device Manager interface opened, click on the Display adapters (arrow icon) to expand the drop-down list.
  • Next, right-click on the graphics card > Select Update driver.
  • Click on Search automatically for drivers.
  • If there is an update available, it will automatically download and install the driver on the system.
  • Once done, restart the computer and try running the game again.

Additionally, you’ll also have to check for Windows OS build updates.

  • Click on Start > Settings > Update & Security > Check for updates.
  • If there is any update available, click on Download and Install.
  • Once done, restart your system to apply the changes.

Scan and Repair Game Files

Missing or corrupted game files can also be the reason for the black screen problem, so repair the damaged game files should work for you. Here’s how you do that:

  •  Launch the Blizzard launcher ( > Click on Games and open the Black Ops Cold War game page > Click on Options > Choose Scan and Repair.
  • Let the process complete and once done, restart your PC.
  • Finally, try running the game and check for the issue.

Adjust Game Settings (Fix Black Ops Cold War Black Screen)

  • Try to modify some game graphics settings like turning off the V-Sync from the in-game options.
  • Then go to the Nvidia Control Panel > Manage 3D Settings > Turn on the Vertical Sync option for the game. You can also adjust/tweak some other options from the Global Settings if you want.
  • If in case, your CPU is already unlocked, then use any third-party overclocking tool and reset to defaults.
  • Restart the computer and check for the issue again.

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Hrishi is a B.S.E IT/Sales graduate from Mumbai who went on to work in neither of those fields in the end. It happens. He's a freelance writer, loves to travel, experiencing the things with that money which surprise him. Hrishi loved to watch anime, movies and listening to music but this doesn't mean he's a hikikomori. He always believes that there's so much in those things that we miss out on every day.

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