Saturday, February 24, 2024

How To Fix Error Code 0x887a0005 In Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 [Solved]


Recently, several issues got reported related to a first-person shooting game Call Of Duty: MW 2/Warzone 2. In this guide, we will discuss the Modern Warfare 2 Error Code 0x887a0005, which occurs due to third-party overlays, insufficient permission, or maybe overclocked components; however, apart from these reasons, the error code 0x887a0005 depends on different factors in different scenarios.

Why is Error Code 0x887a0005 Occurring?

As mentioned above, if Modern Warfare 2 does not have the required permissions, you might get the Error Code 0x887a0005. Moreover, any third-party applications running in the background can interrupt the gaming experience. If the player doesn’t have the texture downloading feature disabled, there is a high chance that it is causing the game to crash. Any driver issue, especially graphics-related, can also cause this issue. Any damage to the shader cache can also cause some significant issues.

Apart from all these culprits, many more culprits cause Error 0x887a0005. Let’s discuss troubleshooting methods for fixing Error 0x887a0005 in Call Of Duty: MW 2/Warzone 2.

Fix #1: Disable In-game Overlays

In-game overlays for third-party apps can also result in a sudden game crash. Mostly Discord and GeForce Experience are observed to cause this issue. Any interference in the game process providing in-game overlay might lead to a crash. Here’s how you disable an in-game overlay.


To disable in-game overlay in discord, head to its client and open ‘User’s Setting’ from the gear icon. Navigate to the location ‘Game Overlay > Enable in-game overlay’ and disable it.

GeForce Experience:

Open the GeForce Experience application on your system, and from the top right corner of the screen, you’ll see a gear icon. Click on the gear icon, go into Settings, and use the slider next to the ‘In-game overlay’ option to disable overlay. After that, launch Modern Warfare 2, and error code 0x887a0005 won’t bother you again.

Fix #2: Delete cache(shader)

As you open Call of Duty: MW 2/Warzone 2, the game performs shader optimization, and its relevant cache is stored locally on your system’s memory, protecting it from performance issues. As discussed before, this cache could be corrupt. Hence, deleting it would be a great option so that the game optimizes the shaders again.

Right-click Modern Warfare 2 in Steam library > Manage > Browse local files. A new explorer window will open with MW2 game files. Search for folder ‘shadercache”, open it, and delete all the files in it. Launch COD MW2 and it’ll perform shader optimization. Once complete, play the game, and error code 0x887a0005 won’t pop up again.

Fix #3: Optimize Game With GeForce Experience

Players can also optimize their game to enhance their experience; this can be done by using the GeForce experience. It sets up the best settings possible depending on your PC. Open GeForce experience > select Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare ll > click on Optimize. Doing this will set optimal settings for the game’s graphical options. This will fix the Modern Warfare 2 error code 0x887a0005.

Hopefully, these methods will fix the error code 0x887a0005 for you. In any case, none of them works, you can try repairing some gaming files, running Steam and as admin, disabling an XMP profile, and even try reinstalling the graphic driver (for AMD cards, use AMD Clean Uninstall Utility). If you are facing errors and issues with other PC games or your PC, then also see our hub for commonly occurring PC errors and their fixes.

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