When you get Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 / Warzone DirectX error with the "DirectX encountered an unrecoverable error" message on startup, and your game won't launch, don't worry. This guide will show you how to fix the "DirectX encountered an unrecoverable error" issue.
The error message:
"DirectX Error. DirectX encountered an unrecoverable error. Check the readme for possible solutions."
If you encounter the same problem, check out these solutions now.
#1 Delete the "players" folder
You might be able to fix the DirectX error by removing the "players" folder in the Documents on your system. To do this, follow the steps below.
- Navigate to C:\Users\%UserName%\Documents\Call of Duty
- Right-click on the "players" folder.
- Select Delete
#2 Reinstall the GPU driver with DDU
The COD MW2/Warzone DirectX error might be caused by the corrupted or outdated graphics driver. In this situation, AMD, NVIDIA, and Intel users should reinstall the GPU driver with DDU (Display Driver Uninstaller), the most powerful driver removal utility. To do this, you can follow this guide: How to Reinstall GPU Drivers With DDU
#3 End unnecessary background applications
Sometimes, there are chances that your Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II or Warzone 2.0 (Battle Royale & DMZ) may not be able to run properly due to the programs running in the background, and you may get the "DirectX encountered an unrecoverable error" at startup.
In that case, you can disable the applications running in the background on your Windows PC. Such as RTSS Rivatuner Statistics Server, MSI Afterburner, Razer Synapse, EVGA Precision XOC, etc...
To close the applications, you can use the task manager and end tasks. Or you can perform a clean boot in Windows 10/11.
#4 Temporarily disable OC
Sometimes overclocked GPU, CPU, or RAM on the PC might cause COD games to crash. It is better to turn off OC temporarily. To stop overclocking on your system, you can check the official website of your motherboard and graphics card.
That's it, guys! I hope this guide helped you to fix COD MW2 Warzone DirectX Error.