If you’re having issues whereby Textures or Maps are not loading in Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, Modern Warfare, Vanguard, or Warzone on your Windows 11 or Windows 10 gaming PC, then this post is intended to help you with solutions you can apply to resolve the issue on your system successfully.
This issue indicates a graphics-related problem which could be that it is insufficient memory resources, or they are missing, preventing the in-game graphics from properly loading the content. The following are the known reasons you may experience this issue on your gaming PC.
- Outdated graphics drivers.
- The game files are corrupt.
- Incorrect graphics settings are in use.
- Game cache files issues.
- The dedicated GPU is not in use.
- The GPU is overclocked.
- Background running apps conflict with the game.
Warzone Textures or Maps not loading on PC
If you’re experiencing game textures issues, such as textures flickering on and off, textures and curves of objects taking forever to render, etc., or generally if the Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, Modern Warfare, Vanguard, or Warzone game is just unplayable on your Windows 11/10 gaming rig due to Textures or Maps not loading or glitches, then the suggestions we have presented below in no particular order should help resolve these issues.
- Switch to your dedicated GPU (if applicable)
- Change the graphics & in-game settings
- Remove Multiplayer Pack 3 and/or Uninstall Compatibility Data Packs
- Update your graphics driver
- Delete the game cache files
- Repair corrupt game files
- Reinstall the problematic COD game
- Stop overclocking your GPU (if applicable)
- Contact Activision Support
Let’s see these suggestions in brief detail. Before you proceed, make sure Windows is updated, and then try running the problematic Call of Duty game with admin privilege and see if that solves your problem. Sometimes, a quick reboot will also improve your situation.
1] Switch to your dedicated GPU (if applicable)
Modern games are demanding and graphics-intensive which requires many GPU resources. If you have more than one GPU, an integrated and a dedicated one, it could be that the game is running with the integrated GPU. In this case, you can disable the integrated GPU via Device Manager or BIOS so that the system defaults to the dedicated GPU. Alternatively, you can manually switch your GPU to the dedicated one depending on the hardware manufacturer as described below.
- Right-click a space on your desktop and select Nvidia Control Panel.
- Navigate to 3D Settings > Manage 3D Settings.
- Open the Program Settings tab and choose the affected COD game from the dropdown menu.
- Select the preferred graphics processor for this program from the second dropdown. Your NVIDIA GPU should show as a High-performance NVIDIA processor.
- Save your changes.
- Right-click a space on your desktop and select Radeon Settings.
- Navigate to Preferences > Additional Settings > Power > Switchable Graphics Application Settings.
- Select the affected COD game from the list of applications.
If the game is not in the list, click the Add Application button and select the game exe file from its installation directory. Then, select it.
- In the Graphics Settings section, assign the High-Performance profile to the Call of Duty game.
Once you have completed these steps, your game should now run with the dedicated AMD or NVIDIA GPU as the case may be. You can now launch the game to see if the Textures or Maps not loading or glitches issue persists. If so, continue with the next solution.
2] Change the graphics & in-game settings
This solution requires you to change the graphics & in-game settings for the CoD game. Do the following:
- Launch the game.
- Go to Settings > Graphics tab.
- Now, find and disable the On-demand Texture Streaming option.
- Next, under the Shadow & Lighting section, disable the Cache Sun Shadow Maps and Cache Spot Shadow Maps options.
- Save your changes and exit.
In addition, if you’re running an older GPU, the following are texture settings that you should use while playing Call of Duty:
- Streaming Quality: Low
- Texture Resolution: Low
- Texture Filter Anisotropic: Low
- Particle Quality: Low
- Bullet impacts and sprays: Disabled
- Tessellation: Disabled
3] Remove Multiplayer Pack 3 and/or Uninstall Compatibility Data Packs
Investigations revealed that this issue will likely be encountered by PC gamers that have the Multiplayer Pack 3 for Modern Warfare installed on their gaming computer. In this case, reportedly, what worked is to remove this obsolete pack from your game to get the maps working again. This won’t have any negative impact on your game performance.
Some players also mentioned that they had to remove additional packs to get certain game modes working in COD MW. So, If after removing the Multiplayer Pack 3, the issue persists, then you can try removing the MP2 Pack along with Compatibility Data Packs 1 and 2. Keep in mind that you need to remove the MP2 Pack and not the Multiplayer 2 Pack from your game. If you remove the wrong pack from the game, you’ll have to reinstall the pack. So, double-check the pack name before removing it from your game. Once done launch the game and see if the issue is resolved. Else, proceed with the next fix.
4] Update your graphics driver
Most graphics-related issues you may encounter while gaming is commonly associated with outdated graphics driver as the GPU, or your graphics card has the most impact on your gameplay experience. So, you can make sure your graphics driver is updated on your gaming rig using any of the following options.
- You can manually update the graphics driver via Device Manager if you have already downloaded the .inf or .sys file for the driver. or update the driver via Command Prompt.
- In Windows Update, you can as well get the driver updates in the Optional Updates section.
- You can download the latest version of the driver from the graphics hardware manufacturer’s website.
- Automatically update your drivers using any of the free Driver Update Software for Windows 11/10 PC.
5] Delete the game cache files
Outdated or corrupted cache files can also be the culprit to the issue. To rule out this possibility, you can try clearing the game cache files to see if it fixes your problem. To perform this task, follow these steps:
- Open Task Manager.
- In Task Manager, end the task or kill the Blizzard Battle.net application, and any Blizzard Battle.net and Blizzard Update Agent processes.
- Next, press the Windows key + R to invoke the Run dialog.
- In the Run dialog box, type the environment variable below and hit Enter.
- At the location, delete the Battle.net and Blizzard Entertainment folders. This will not affect your game data.
Now, relaunch your COD game and see if the issue is resolved. If not, continue with the next fix.
6] Repair corrupt game files
If your COD game files are corrupted, you’ll likely encounter issues including rendering issues. In this case, you can verify the integrity of the game files to repair any corrupted or damaged game files.
7] Reinstall the problematic CoD game
At this point, you should completely uninstall the game from your system and install it again. If you have any game packs installed for the COD game, make sure there aren’t any duplicates before you launch the game and see if the issue has been resolved. If not, continue with the next suggestion.
8] Stop overclocking your GPU (if applicable)
In as much as PC Overclocking has several benefits which generally boost the system’s performance — this reconfiguration of factory settings is mostly applied to GPU, RAM, and CPU to experience faster speed than the default settings. In some cases, you may experience issues with the hardware that has been overclocked, in this case, the GPU. So, if this is the case, then you can stop overclocking the GPU which is in contrast to underclocking the GPU, both to optimize the GPU for playing games and other purposes and see if that solves your problem. Otherwise, continue with the next suggestion.
9] Contact Activision Support
If at this point, even after you have exhausted the suggestions offered in this post, the issue persists, then it’s likely the problem could be game server-related or something else. In this case, you can contact Activision Support and see what additional assistance they can give, including information on the possible game server undergoing maintenance.
Any of these suggestions should work for you!
How do I fix Textures not loading in Sea of Thieves?
If Textures is not loading in the Sea of Thieves game on your gaming console, you can hard reset the console – press and hold the power button down until the console turns off, disconnect the power cable from the back and turn off at the mains. Now, wait for 2 minutes and then turn on the console. This action will clear your cache. If the issue is on your gaming PC, then the suggestions we have provided above in this post are applicable.
How do I make CoD look better on my computer?
For the best Call of Duty gaming experience, you need to make sure your display settings are for your PC and monitor based on the following settings:
- Aspect Ratio: Automatic (16:9)
- V-Sync Gameplay: Off – V-Sync on can cause increased latency.
- V-Sync Menu: Off
- Custom Frame Rate Limit: Custom
- Display Gamma: 2.2 (sRGB)
- Brightness: Preference
- Focus Mode: Off