The Shaders in the Call of Duty franchise are sort of an infamous feature. They were first seen in Modern Warfare, and installing them was worst experience with the game, and that’s not an understatement.
For some reason, they get stuck majority of the time and forces players to wait enormous amounts of time before entering the game. Unfortunately, they were implemented in the newest addition Cold War too, and players are getting the same issues.
How to Fix Infinite Shader Installation – COD Black Ops Cold War
After a long download and installation of the game, you launch it to get the shader install prompt. Unlike Modern Warfare, Cold War actually can be played before the shaders can be installed.
But that is no way anything useful. I mean technically you can play the game but you might experience performance issues during gameplay.
Nevertheless, enough about Activision’s shortcomings. Let’s get to the actual fixes for the infinite shader installation in Black Ops Cold War:
- Launch Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War.
- Go to your Settings.
- Navigate to Graphics and scroll down to the bottom.
- Click on Reset Shaders Compilation and then click Restart.
- Once you do this, quickly quit the game and then launch it again.
- Wait until the Shaders get installed.
What To Do If They Freeze Again?
If that installation runs for the whole eternity, then you can simply reset the process by going to the campaign mode and when prompted that shaders are getting installed, click Play Anyway.
Once you do this, they will be paused for a while. To start it again, quit the campaign mode. The download should continue from where it left off.
However, you can still have the shaders installation stuck. If you do, quit the game, go to the saves folder and rename your profile by adding a word like “old”.
This will reset all settings. Launch the game after this, and if the shader installation is still stuck, repeat the process from above. Good luck!
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