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Since the game’s release, players have been encountering countless connectivity issues and bugs in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. While sometimes the game will simply crash after the initial loading screen, other times you won’t be able to play the game. due to unresponsive shader optimization progress. This guide focuses on dev error 11642 and some possible solutions for this problem.
How to fix dev error 11642 in Modern Warfare 2
Players may encounter Dev Error 11642 in MW2 when trying to start a Private Match. If found, this bug will prevent you from playing custom games and will crash the game once you enter matchmaking. The following troubleshooting tips may fix dev error 11642 for you:
- Queue for a public match first– Before entering a private match, queue up for a public match in MW2 Multiplayer. Several players have reported that this solution works most of the time. You don’t even have to enter the match, just queue up the Quick Play playlist and leave the lobby once a match is found. Alternatively, you can play a match just to make sure the fix works.
- Set an unlimited FPS limit: In the Graphics settings for MW2, you will find the Custom Frame Rate Limit option. Change this setting to Unlimited if you haven’t already.
- change smoothing: If the above fixes still did not resolve the issue, please change the Anti-Aliasing setting to SMAA T2x.
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These were some of the methods that should probably fix MW2 development error 11642 on your PC. If you are still facing this issue, you can implement other general solutions such as scanning and repairing game files from the game client (Battle.net or Steam), updating your graphics driver, restarting your device, and reinstalling the game as a last resort.
Stay tuned to the pro gaming guides for more Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 and Warzone 2 content. In the meantime, head over to our article on the best Chimera loadouts and attachments in Warzone 2.