MW2 Beta PC Crashes – Error Code 0x00001338 Potential Solution

PC gamers have reported frequent crashes during the MW2 beta, preventing them from playing matches.

Modern Warfare 2 Beta has just gone live on all platforms, and players are already experiencing issues preventing them from launching the game.

Here’s everything we know about the issues currently plaguing PC players in MW2 Beta.

PC Players Experience Constant Crashes in Modern Warfare 2 Beta

PC gamers are having issues with the MW2 beta due to the error code “0x00001338 (10509) N), which causes their games to crash constantly.

This error can occur when you start the game, during a match, or even after an hour or two of gameplay.

MW2 is currently in its second Open Beta weekend, but it’s the first on PC and Xbox One/Xbox Series X|S. So far, it looks like both weekends are following similar patterns.

The first weekend of the open beta had PlayStation gamers scrambling to play a few matches before the servers crashed.

Now, PC gamers are experiencing the same issues. Downloading the game will go fine, but once it’s time to log into a server, the game will crash completely.

Here is the error message you may encounter while playing MW2 Beta:

Unfortunately, there is currently no official fix for the issues, and Call of Duty has yet to comment on them.

PC MW2 Beta Weekend 2 Crashing Possible Solutions

Some players report fewer crashes once they update their drivers on PC. To update your drivers on PC, you will need to follow these steps:

  • If you are using an NVIDIA graphics card:
    • The easiest way to update drivers is through the GeForce Experience program. If you already have it installed on your PC, follow these steps; otherwise, you can download the application from the NVIDIA website:
      • Launch the GeForce Experience program on your PC
      • If you are not logged in to your account, the program will ask you to log in
      • Once this process is complete, click the “Drivers” button in the top left corner
      • Now click on “Check for updates” on the right side of the screen
      • Finally, if there is a newer version of your drivers, the download button will appear = Click “Download”
      • After the download is complete, click “Quick Install” for regular update (recommended); If you need a custom installation for any reason, click
      • “Custom Install”
      • Please note that your screen may flicker during the installation process.
      • Let the installation finish, and now your drivers should be updated to the latest version
  • If you are using an AMD graphics card:
    • The easiest route to update your drivers with AMD is to install the AMD Software Utility, which you can download from the AMD website, once installed follow these steps:
      • Start the AMD software
      • Once the program loads, under the “Startup” tab, you will see a “Driver and Software” section on the right side. Click “Check for updates”.
      • If there is a new update, click “Download”
      • Once the download is complete, click “Install” this will open another installer window
      • Follow the installer instructions by clicking “Install”
      • Please note that your screen may flicker during the installation process.
      • Click “Restart” if the installer asks for this option after the drivers are installed

Follow these steps and you might be able to resolve your PC crashing issues during the Modern Warfare 2 beta!

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