Most reports poured in from players reporting that they were facing a common issue when trying to install Call of Duty: Modern Warfare for the very first time. During installation it stops halfway with the configuration showing “install shaders”. Now how can you get around this “install shaders” setup? This article will actually walk you through it. Just read this article to know all about Modern Warfare Shader Installation Error – Fixed. Let’s get started!
Now one point to keep in mind is that this problem can also occur during gameplay. So until Activision comes up with the final fix for this bug. We’re going to make some adjustments to make sure the game keeps running. We’ll tell you what to do in both scenarios: when it crashes during installation or when it also appears as a bug during gameplay.
Modern Warfare shader installation error – Fixed
Now if you don’t know what to do when your installation gets stuck on ‘install shaders’. Then just follow the simple steps mentioned below.
- First, completely cancel the current installation.
- Just open the Battle.net launcher.
- Choose “Modern Warfare” and click on the options tab.
- Tap Scan and Repair.
- Finally, choose to install the game.
Your game should now install without any issues along the way. If you get stuck again, try repeating the steps mentioned above.
During the game
Now the message as well as the shader installation issue may also appear during gameplay. One way to resolve this issue is to reduce the overall video quality to low or medium, preferably low actually. Until Activision releases the official patch, this could be your fix in order to keep playing the game. But if you like high definition in your games and can’t compromise on video quality, it there is another workaround.
- In the game, simply head to the campaign menu.
- Tap the option that says I understand.
- Now just start a story mission.
- Tap the Pause installation option.
- Now return to the gameplay with the video quality of your choice.
The problem with this fix is that it is not a permanent fix. It also delays the appearance of the error message on the shaders. So in order to make sure that you don’t get the error, you need to follow the above steps every time you open the game. It can be a bit awkward to do every time, and sometimes you can forget to do that too. So hopefully Activision will take a look at the issue and come up with a permanent fix for this soon as well.
In the meantime, however, you can try the following:
- “Scan and repair” your Call of Duty: Modern Warfare files via the Battle.net launcher
- Uninstall the game and then do a new reinstallation as well
Since installing the shader takes a long time with each occurrence, the one-time long wait to reinstall the game and potentially fix the issue is worth it in the long run. Note that this is not a guaranteed solution, but also
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