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How to fix Call of Duty Error Code 0x887a0005 in MW2

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Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 is a highly popular FPS game with an extensive multiplayer experience. With a massive player base engaging in online multiplayer matches, it's common for issues to occur, particularly those related to internet connectivity. This may leave you wondering how to solve these problems, such as the 0x887a0005 error in Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2.

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How to fix the 0x887a0005 Error Code in Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2

The 0x887a0005 error code for Modern Warfare 2 typically occurs on PC. Call of Duty Vanguard players may recognize this error from that game, but it also appears in Modern Warfare 2. There are a few things you can try to solve this problem. Here is how to fix the Modern Warfare 2 0x887a0005 error code.

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  • Open Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 in Administrative Mode
    • Right-click Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2
    • Select Properties
    • Choose Compatibility
    • Select Run this software as administrator
    • Press apply and launch Modern Warfare 2
  • Update your Drivers from the GPU manufacturer's website
  • Uninstall and reinstall Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2

We recommend trying the first two solutions first. Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 has a massive file size, so reinstalling it will take quite some time. The long wait to reinstall it is better than not being able to play at all, though. With luck, you'll be back in Modern Warfare 2 in no time. If you continue to have issues, contact the Activision support team for further solutions.

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