MW3 Beta Keeps Crashing on PC – How to Fix


    Wondering why the Modern Warfare 3 open beta keeps crashing mid-game or at launch on your PC? The MW3 open beta is here, and a common problem you may encounter while playing the game is the crashing issue. This issue can occur for various reasons such as incompatible hardware, outdated drivers, corrupted game files, or conflicting software. Therefore, we have provided a detailed breakdown of all the effective ways to prevent Modern Warfare 3 beta from crashing on PC.

    How to prevent MW3 Beta from crashing on PC

    Below are some ways to fix crash issues in Modern Warfare 3 beta:

    • Check your system requirements
    • Update graphics driver
    • Update Windows
    • Check game files
    • Contact Activision Support

    Check your system requirements

    To run Modern Warfare 3 beta without crashing issues, you must first ensure that your PC meets the following minimum system requirements:

    • OS: Windows 10, 11 (64-bit)
    • Processor: Intel Core i5-6600 or AMD Ryzen 5 1600
    • Graphic card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 or AMD Radeon RX 580
    • video memory: 6GB
    • RAM: 16 GB
    • DirectX: 12
    • Hard drive space: 65 GB SSD (25 GB with Call of Duty HQ installed)

    If your system does not meet these requirements, you may need to upgrade your hardware to play.

    Update graphics driver

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    If you continue to experience crashing issues while playing MW3 beta, a possible reason could be incompatible drivers. To avoid this, make sure you have the latest drivers by visiting your GPU manufacturer’s websites (for example, AMD, NVIDIA, or Intel) or using third-party software like Driver Booster to check for updates.

    Update Windows

    An outdated operating system could cause random crashes in the game. Therefore, keeping Windows updated can improve your computer’s performance by fixing errors and resolving compatibility issues. To check for Windows updates, go to Start menu >> settings icon >> Update & security >> Check for updates.

    Alternatively, you can also access Windows Update settings by searching for “Windows Update” in the Start menu search bar or by going to Control Panel > System and Security > Windows Update.

    Related: MW3 Beta Weekend 2 Patch Notes

    Check game files

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    Video games often crash when one of the game files is missing or corrupted, and the MW3 beta is no different. Instead of reinstalling the game, checking the game files is the best way to rule out this case.

    Follow these steps to verify game files on

    1. Open the desktop app on your PC.
    2. Click on Call of Duty in the library section.
    3. Click the Options button (represented by a gear icon) located next to the Play button.
    4. Select Scan and Repair from the drop-down menu.
    5. Click Start Scan and wait for the process to finish.

    Contact Activision Support

    If none of the above methods work, contacting Activision support may be your only chance to fix the problem. The support team can check the log files to find out why the MW3 beta keeps crashing on your PC. To submit a support ticket, go to this link and log in with your Call of Duty account.

    Stay tuned to Pro Gaming Guides for more Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 content. In the meantime, check out our article on All Modern Warfare 3 Beta Maps, Ranked (MW3).


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