Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War “Compiling Shader” Crash Prevents Players from Enjoying Multiplayer and Warzone Modes on PC, PS4, PS5 and Xbox Series X | S. It is incredibly frustrating to crash or have the Compiling Shader meter stuck at 3/4. Fortunately, there is a solution. Here’s how to stop and fix the Black Ops Cold War “Shader Build” crash.
How to fix the Black Ops Cold War “Compiling Shader” crash
Black Ops Cold War’s message “Compile shaders to optimize performance during gameplay” is painful for players to read, as it means waiting a long time before playing multiplayer or Warzone. Sometimes it can take forever and never end. This happened in Modern Warfare and is happening again in the new Call of Duty for 2020.
Black Ops Cold War Compiling Shader PC fix
- Go to the Settings menu.
- Select “Graphics”.
- Select “Restart Shader Compilation”.
This is particularly effective for solving the 3/4 “shader build” problem, where the installation hangs before finishing.
Black Ops Cold War “Compiling Shader” PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X | S Fix
- Restart the game.
- Restart the console.
- Reinstall the game. (Last resort.)
- Reinstalling the game on a faster next-generation SSD could help speed up the download and installation of build shaders.
Console users are more limited here and are more dependent on developers fixing the problem.
It’s frustrating to see issues that used to be problems in Modern Warfare now making their way all the way to Black Ops Cold War. Hopefully, the new developer, Treyarch Studios, can do some magic to permanently fix the problem with a post-launch patch. Cross those fingers!
In the meantime, check out Game Revolution’s Black Ops stutter and lag fix guide, which details how to improve frame-rates on PC and consoles.
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