Warzone is lit, but we have also received many reports that the game stops working after displaying a Dev Error 5573. If you happen to be on the same boat, don’t worry. Based on feedback, we’ve put together some working fixes down below. Try them and get back to the field right away.
You might not need to try all the fixes. Simply work your way down until you find the one that gives you luck.
- Verify the integrity of your game files
- Install all Windows updates
- Update your graphics driver
- Perform a clean boot
- Rebuild your settings
PC & Console
- Change to Windowed mode
- Switch to another account
- Switch to Modern Warfare operators
- Switch loadouts or cosmetics
Fixes for PC gamers
If you encounter the issue on your computer, try these solutions.
Fix 1: Verify the integrity of your game files
The dev error might suggest an integrity issue, meaning that some files within the game folders are missing or corrupted. To make sure there’s nothing wrong with your game files, you need verify their integrity:
- Open your Battle.net client.
- From the left menu, select Call of Duty: MW. Click Options and select Scan and Repair.
- Click Begin Scan. Then wait for the checking to complete.
Now you can launch Warzone and check if the error code reoccurs during gameplay.
If this method doesn’t help you, check out the next one below.
Fix 2: Install all Windows updates
To avoid possible compatibility issues, you need to make sure your system is up to date. By default Windows 10 will ask you to install patches on a regular basis, but you can also check for updates manually:
- On your keyboard, press Win+I (the Windows logo key and the i key) to open the Windows Settings app. Click Update & Security.
- Click Check for updates. Windows will then download and install the available patches. It might take some time (up to 30 mins).
Once you’ve installed all the system updates, restart your PC and check if the problem persists.
If the issue remains, you can try the next fix below.
Fix 3: Update your graphics driver
There’re multiple reports suggesting that the dev error 5573 is graphics-related. In other words, it could indicate that you’re using a faulty or outdated graphics driver. If you don’t remember when was the last time you checked for drivers update, definitely do it now.
You can update the graphics driver manually: go to the manufacturer’s website (NVIDIA/AMD), search your model and find the correct installer. But if you don’t have the time, patience or computer skills to update your GPU driver manually, you can, instead, do it automatically with Driver Easy:
- Download and install Driver Easy.
- Run Driver Easy and click the Scan Now button. Driver Easy will then scan your computer and detect any problem drivers.
- Click Update All to automatically download and install the correct version of all the drivers that are missing or out of date on your system.
(This requires the Pro version – you’ll be prompted to upgrade when you click Update All. If you don’t want to pay for the Pro version, you can still download and install all the drivers you need with the free version; you just have to download them one at a time, and manually install them, the normal Windows way.)
Once you’ve updated all your drivers, restart your PC and see if Warzone crashes again.
If the latest drivers didn’t help you, simply continue to the next fix.
Fix 4: Perform a clean boot
In order to further rule out any possible interference, you need to perform a clean boot to make sure your system is free of compatibility issues. It means you need to start your PC with only the essential software and services.
- On your keyboard, press Win+R (the Windows logo key and the r key) at the same time to invoke the Run box. Type or paste msconfig and click OK.
- In the pop-up window, navigate to the Services tab and check the box next to Hide all Microsoft services.
- Uncheck all the services EXCEPT those belong to your hardware manufacturers, such as Realtek, AMD, NVIDIA, Logitech and Intel. Then click OK to apply the changes.
- On your keyboard, press Ctrl, Shift and Esc at the same time to open Task Manager, then navigate to the Startup tab.
- One at a time, select any programs you suspect might be interfering, and click Disable.
- Restart your PC.
Now you can join a match and see if the error pops up again.
If this trick doesn’t do the trick for you, move on to the next one.
Fix 5: Rebuild your settings
Some gamers verified that deleting the user config files will cause the game to reset and thus solve the issue. You can try the same using the following steps:
- On your keyboard, press Win+R (the Windows logo key and the r key) to open the Run dialog. Type or paste %USERPROFILE%\Documents and click OK.
- Delete all files inside the folder named Call of Duty Modern Warfare/Call of Duty. (Leave the folder empty.) Then launch Warzone and check if the problem persists.
If this trick doesn’t give you luck, simply continue to the cross-platform solutions below.
Fixes for PC & console
The following fixes apply to both PC and console.
Fix 1: Change to Windowed mode
According to the feedback, changing in-game settings to Windowed mode could be a potential fix for the crash. So you can try this and see how things go.
To do this, go to OPTIONS > GRAPHICS. Under the DISPLAY section, set Display Mode to Windowed.
If changing the display mode doesn’t solve your problem, you can try the next method.
Fix 2: Switch to another account
According to some, the Dev Error 5573 only appears on certain accounts. So if possible, you can switch to another account, then check if the crash happens again. If the problem disappears, you can contact the Activision support for further troubleshooting regarding your account.
If the issue lingers on, take a look at the next solution.
Fix 3: Switch to Modern Warfare operators
If you’re using an operator from Black Ops Cold War, you can try another one from Modern Warfare. Some users reported that the error disappeared when using operators that are not from Black Ops Cold War. It’s unclear whether it’s just a glitch or a compatibility issue.
Fix 4: Switch loadouts and cosmetics
Aside from operators, it’s reported that certain loadouts or cosmetics are the one to blame. So if you’re using any of those, try to switch or simply unequip them and see how things go.
So these are the fixes for your Dev Error 5573 in Warzone. If you have any questions or ideas, feel free to talk to us in the comments.