How Do I Fix Dev Error 6036, 6068, 6065, 6178 on Modern Warfare?

Call of Duty Modern Warfare

If you spend a lot of time playing Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, you may have seen errors that make the game unplayable. These errors can be annoying because they ruin your gameplay. Some of the common errors in COD Modern Warfare include 6068, 6036, 6065, and 6178.

These errors aren’t peculiar to you; they happen most of the time. They are caused by many reasons, some of which are unknown. However, it may have to do with corrupted game files or interference from 3rd party programs.

Have you been looking for solutions to these errors? If you have been looking for a way out of these problems, you are in the right place. In this article, we will talk about the common ways of fixing the dev errors on Modern Warfare.

How To Fix Dev Errors on Modern Warfare (6036, 6068,  6065, 6178)

As I mentioned, many of the errors in the game are likely to be caused by corrupted game files, so repairing the folder of the game or reinstalling the game can help.

Here are some of the effective ways to fix the dev errors on Modern Warfare:

1. Run the Game as Administrator

One of the ways to resolve the errors is to run the game as an administrator. Some files need admin access to run properly so these errors will not occur when you launch Call of Duty as an administrator.

Follow these steps to launch COD as an administrator:

  • Open the launcher.
  • Open the Call of Duty page.
  • Select Options.
  • Go to Show in Explorer.
  • Right-click the ModernWarfare.exe and click on Run as administrator.
  • Launch Modern Warfare and try checking if the error has been resolved.

2. Disable Your AntiVirus Software

Your antimalware and antivirus software programs can cause the error codes on Modern Warfare. If you have any antivirus installed on your device, consider turning it off for a while and see if you can still see the errors.

If you don’t want to disable your antivirus, there are other things you can do to stay protected while playing video games.

3. Scan and Repair

One of the common causes responsible for the errors in Modern Warfare is corrupt game files. Scanning and fixing these game files and helping resolve any missing or corrupted files. If the other solutions above don’t work for you, don’t hesitate to try out this method.

  • Open the launcher.
  • Click on the Call of Duty tab.
  • Select Options.
  • Select Scan and Repair.
  • Tap on Begin Scan.

Wait until the process is completed. Now check to see if Modern Warfare is working properly.

4. Disable Overlay Programs

Game overlays can create problems for games, especially if your PC or computer isn’t strong enough to run the game. Therefore, closing some programs can stop the errors from happening. Common overlays include MSI Afterburner, AMD Overlay, Discord Overlay, Game Bar, and Nvidia GeForce Experience.

Below are the steps to disable AMD Overlay:

  • Press Alt+R to open the overlay. 
  • Click on Settings.
  • Tap on Preferences.
  • Under General, tap the toggle to turn off In-Game Overlay
  • Check Call of Duty to see if the error is gone. 

Here’s how to disable the Game Bar:

  • Make sure that the Call of Duty program is closed.
  • Press the Windows key on your keyboard.
  • Type Settings.
  • Select Gaming.
  • If enabled, tap the toggle to turn off the Enable Xbox Game Bar for Things option.

To disable Nvidia GeForce, follow the steps below:

  • Make sure that the Call of Duty program is closed.
  • Launch GeForce Experience.
  • Select General from the options in the left-hand menu.
  • Toggle off the In-Game Overlay.
  • Save changes and check if the issue is fixed.

To disable the Discord Overlay, you must do the following:

  • Ensure the Call of Duty program is closed. 
  • Open Discord.
  • Select User Settings (which is the cog icon). 
  • Select Game Overlay.
  • Toggle off the Enable In-Game Overlay option.
  • Check Call of Duty to see if the error is gone.

5. Check the Graphics Card Drivers

Updating your graphics card drivers is a great way to resolve the errors in Modern Warfare.

Here’s how to update your NVIDIA drivers:

  • Launch NVIDIA GeForce Experience.
  • Click on the Drivers tab.
  • If there are new drivers available, you will see them in the top-right area of the screen.
  • Tap on DOWNLOAD
  • After downloading the drivers, select Express Installation.
  • Restart your PC and confirm if the game is working correctly.

Follow these steps to update AMD drivers:

  • Right-click on the Desktop option.
  • Select AMD Radeon Settings.
  • Select to System.
  • Go to the Software tab.
  • Select Check for Updates.
  • Click on Express Update.
  • Click on Proceed.
  • When you are done, restart your PC and try running Modern Warfare.

6. Set Priority as High

Most times, setting the Call of Duty system to high priority can help get rid of the errors caused by hardware inadequacies.

To do this, follow these steps:

  • Right-click the Taskbar and select Task Manager.
  • Select the Details tab.
  • Right-click Modern Warfare.
  • Select Priority, and click on High.
  • Launch the Modern Warfare game and check if the error has vanished.

7. Use PC Screen Only

Another factor responsible for errors in Modern Warfare is multi-display setups. Therefore, to fix this issue, you must enable the PC screen-only option. Follow the steps below to do this:

  • First of all, make sure Modern Warfare is closed.
  • Select the Notification Tray icon in the Taskbar.
  • Select Project.
  • Select PC screen only.

8. Force a New Update

By deleting the data folder, you can force the game to update itself. Follow the steps to make the game update itself:

  • Make sure Modern Warfare is closed.
  • Go to the location or folder where the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is stored. This folder is usually stored at C:\Program Files (x86)\Call of Duty Modern Warfare
  • Delete the Data folder.
  • Run the Modern Warfare game from the launcher.
  • You will see an error message on the screen notifying you that the game is corrupted. Tap the Update option. 

9. Check Windows Update

An outdated Windows version can also cause errors in Modern Warfare. You can check if your Windows needs an update by performing the following steps:

  • Press the Windows key.
  • Type Updates in the search bar.
  • Select Check for Updates.
  • Select Check for Updates again.
  • If there are available updates, download the latest one.
  • Complete the installation.
  • When you are done, restart your PC and see if the game is running correctly.

10. Adjust The Game Settings

Most of the errors in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare including Dev Error 6036 and 6068 are caused by using too many system resources. Some settings are known to cause issues, therefore, tweaking these settings can help fix the problem.

11. Reduce Graphic Settings

You can tweak and lower the graphic settings through the steps:

  • Launch Modern Warfare.
  • Select Options.
  • Select Graphics.
  • Adjust every option to the lowest setting.

12. Tweak Problem Settings

Follow the steps below to display the problem settings:


  • Launch Call of Duty.
  • Select Options.
  • Select Graphics.
  • Click on Disabled for Sync Every Frame (V-Sync).

Ray tracing:

  • Launch Call of Duty.
  • Select Options.
  • Select Graphics.
  • Disable DirectX Raytracing from the Shadow & Lighting option.


  • Launch Call of Duty.
  • Switch to the Account tab. 
  • Select Crossplay.
  • Select Disabled


  • Let’s say you own a G-Sync-compatible monitor and an NVIDIA graphics card, right-click the desktop.
  • Select NVIDIA Control Panel.
  • Select the Display tab.
  • Set up G-Sync.
  • Uncheck Enable G-Sync.

When making this change, look carefully and follow them step-by-step to see if any setting is out of place.

13. Reinstall The Modern Warfare Game

Due to the large size of the game files, the last and final solution to fixing the game errors is to reinstall it. Follow these steps to reinstall your game:

  • Launch
  • Select Call of Duty: Modern Warfare.
  • Click on Options.
  • Select Uninstall Game.
  • Restart your PC.
  • Launch
  • Click on the Install Call of Duty: Modern Warfare option.
  • After installing the game, run the game and see if the error has been solved.

How To Fix Error 6068 in Modern Warfare

The Dev Error 6068 is one of the annoying errors in Call of Duty. There are several ways to fix this issue which we can’t disclose here. If you have been seeing this error on your screen, check this article to fix Dev Error 6068 in COD.

How To Fix Error 6036 in COD Modern Warfare

It’s quite unclear why Error 6036 happens but the cause could be third-party interference or corrupted game files. Regardless of the reason for the error, a good way to fix it is by disabling the cache spot and cache sun shadow settings.

Many players have successfully resolved the Dev Error 6036 by disabling these settings. Here’s how to do it:

  • Launch Modern Warfare.
  • Select Options.
  • Select the Graphics tab.
  • Scroll down to Shadows & Lighting.
  • Disable both Cache Spot Shadows and Cache Sun Shadows.
  • Restart the game and check if the error is gone.

How To Fix Error 6065

The Dev Error 6065 causes crashing issues in COD: Modern Warfare. If you have this issue, you should be familiar with this notification message “DirectX Encountered an Unrecoverable Error: Dev Error 6065”. This error can be caused by corrupt game files and it can also be traced to the graphical settings.

1. Disable G-Sync

If you use NVIDIA, disabling G-Sync can help fix this issue. This article has already shown how to do this.

2. Disable Full-Screen Optimization

The full-screen optimization settings are a common cause of errors in games. You can check if this setting is responsible for the Dev Error 6065 in games. Here’s what to do:

  • Launch client.
  • Select Call of Duty.
  • Click on Options.
  • Select Show in Explorer.
  • In Windows Explorer, right-click ModernWarfare.exe.
  • Select Properties.
  • Go to the Compatibility tab.
  • Check Disable full-screen optimizations.
  • Click on OK.
  • Open the game and see if the error has been solved.

How To Fix Error 6178

The Dev Error 6178 can be traced to the graphical settings, especially texture settings.

1. Increase Texture Quality

Some users have been reported to have solved this problem simply by adjusting the texture settings.  

Therefore, increasing the texture resolution to medium or high can help fix Dev Error 6178 in COD Modern Warfare. Here’s how to do this:

  • Launch Modern Warfare.
  • Select Options.
  • Select the Graphics tab.
  • Scroll down to Details & Textures.
  • Set Texture Resolution to Medium/High.

It is important to note that this problem can be traced to instability in VRAM usage. If this above method doesn’t work for you, you can consider increasing the setting until the VRAM usage bar is almost full.

2. Windows Pagefile is Disabled/Insufficient

If you have been seeing Dev Error 6178, enlarging or enabling the Windows Pagefile can help fix it. The Pagefile helps manage RAM usage. That said, here’s how to enable or enlarge the pagefile:

  • Press Windows + R on your keyboard to open the Run box. 
  • Type in sysdm.cpl and select OK.
  • After pressing OK, the System Properties window will open. 
  • Click on the Advanced tab.
  • Select Settings under the Properties section. 
  • Select the Advanced tab.
  • Select Change under Virtual Memory
  • Unselect the Automatically manage paging file size for all drivers feature. 
  • Select the Drive you want to save your game.
  • Click on Custom Size
  • You can change the Initial size and Maximum size depending on how much RAM you have. Ideally, Microsoft recommends you have around 1.5 times and 3 times the amount of RAM on your PC or computer. Set the Initial size to the ‘Currently allocated’ amount you see at the bottom of the window. After doing that, set the Maximum size settings to three times the amount of RAM you have on your computer. That is, if you have 8GB of RAM, set it to 24576.
  • When you are done, click Apply and check if that fixed the error.


After reading this article, you can use any of the solutions provided to fix the Dev Errors in the Call of Duty Modern Warfare game. Let us know if any of the solutions work for you. In the same vein, do not hesitate to share this guide with your friends and gamers in the Modern Warfare community who are looking for solutions to common Dev Errors.

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