Common Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare (PC) Bug Workarounds

So the new Call of Duty is out, titled Advanced Warfare, and has some interesting new features. Its even been getting some praise in the PC gaming circles for being a rather good PC port this time around, complete with an FOV slider. That said, the game, like all forms of software these days, is not without its share of bugs. While some are content to wait for a patch from Activision, us members of the PC Master Race have started to find workarounds for the most common issues.

Mouse Skipping

So mouse acceleration is still a thing for some reason, and as usual its causing issues in a video game..go figure. The first method to deal with “mouse skipping” in Call Of Duty: Advanced Warfare is to download MarkC’s mouse acceleration fix. If you’re still having issues with mouse skipping go into your mouse’s software and reduce the polling rate to 125/250mhz.

This should fix it, but if for some reason it doesn’t, you need to find config_mp.cfg located in your “\Steam\SteamApps\common\Call of Duty Advanced Warfare\players2” folder and edit the following settings.

  • seta cl_mouseAccel “0”
  • seta r_elevatedPriority “0”
  • seta in_mouse “2”

The last one enables raw input from your mouse device. Hopefully future patches allow for this to be simple changed via the options menu. 

Graphics Issues


No surprise here, like most new games, as SLI isn’t exactly functioning properly with it. There is a possible fix for the Nvidia 344.48 drivers which you can find here on the Steam community forums. Also some are saying that the Call of Duty: Ghosts profile should work for Advanced Warfare. If neither of these work you’re stuck waiting for a patch.

Texture Issues

For issues with texture errors try disabling Cache Spot Shadow Maps and Cache Sun Shadow Maps in the settings. It has been reported that this provides a significant performance boost as well as fixing issues with low-res textures.


For issues with stuttering disable Shader Preload. It isn’t clear why this would cause stuttering but it seems to and people have reported a reduction or complete elimination of gameplay stutter using this fix.

System Errors

CPU Error

Your CPU does not meet the minimum requirements for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare

If you’re getting this error there is a modified EXE you can download and try. I’ve not yet been able to verify it with any close sources but posts on online forums seems to indicate that it works just fine. You can download the modified EXE from here. Remember to rename your original EXE to something with a .bak so that you can easily replace this should it not work. Otherwise just delete the exe and have Steam check your local files and it should redownload the original file.

Memory Error

Some people are reporting that memory errors can be fixed by turning off your systems page file and then reenabling it. Its still largely unconfirmed but it is simple enough to do and worth a try. 

Wait for a patch

If none of these fixes worked or a specific one failed well you can always try the tried and true method and wait for a patch, or start playing with stuff yourself if you feel confident enough. I usually just stalk various gamer forums in the hope someone smarter than I finally figured out something that worked. That said a patch should be forthcoming.

Did any of these fixes work for you?  Let us know in the comment section below! Also be sure to follow @APGNation for more gaming news and reviews.


Jeremy Effinger
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I am 26, a bibliophile, an amateur chef, and a gamer. I've gamed on the NES, SNES, PS1 and PS2 platforms, before switching to PC as my primary gaming platform. These days I tend to fill my gaming time playing Dota 2, and various RPGs of the WRPG or CRPG variety. I also enjoy the occasional shooter, open world game, 4x strategy games, stealth, and turn based games. I'm also an avid table top gamer and have been playing the same campaign weekly for the last four years.

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