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How to Fix Dev Error 6068 – Easy Ways

Dev Error 6068 is a notorious bug plaguing many gamers from playing Call of Duty: Modern Warfare. You may find this error popping up on your screen as soon as you launch the game using Battle.net or while you are in between the action. It’s not fun to have your screen getting crashed when you are all pumped up for virtual warfare. 

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Dev Error 6068 can be caused by many reasons. Some of the most probable ones include corrupt DirectX installation, outdated Windows drivers, non-optimal GPU settings, and mostly software-related issues. To troubleshoot this problem, you may require to perform one or more methods depending on what works in your case. So if you are frequently encountering the Dev Error 6068, it’s time to get rid of it. 

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How to Fix “Dev Error 6068” for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare

Before you try your hands on the advanced methods, we advise you to follow these common solutions below.


Update Windows and GPU Drivers 

Since Dev Error 6068 also indicate the likeliness of outdated or broken graphics drivers, updating both Windows and system drivers should be the first step in troubleshooting the issue. 

To install the latest updates on your Windows OS, type “updates” in the search bar given at the bottom-left of the screen. From the appeared results, click on “Check for updates” and tap on the “Download” button if you find any updates available for your device.  

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Next, you can update the graphics drivers using the Windows automated option or manually downloading and installing the latest drivers from your GPU manufacturer’s website. 

If you want Windows to determine and install the best graphic drivers available for your device, follow the steps mentioned below:

  • Press “Windows + X,” then select “Device Manager” from the list.
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  • Under “Display adapters”, right-click on the graphic card option and select “Update driver.” 
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  • Click on the first option that says “Search automatically for drivers,” and Windows will do the task.
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In some cases, this method may not give the intended results, so you’ll have to download the graphics drivers using the manufacturer’s website.

After updating Windows and all the latest drivers, if you still can’t play Modern Warfare without stumbling across the error, you might want to try these methods that seem a bit advanced but can do the job effectively. 


Run Battle Net as Admin

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare requires administrative access to perform certain functions and operations. By granting it the admin privileges, we might fix the error if it is behind the scene causing Dev Error 6068 to pop up.

  • Right-click on the battle.net client and select “Properties.” 
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  • Click on the “Compatibility” tab and check the “Run this program as an administrator” option.
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  • Click on “Apply” and then “OK.”

To check if it works for you, reboot your computer and then launch Modern Warfare. 


Modify the VideoMemoryScale Value

The VideoMemoryScale option allows us to change the amount of VRAM the game utilizes. As we know, Modern Warfare is a demanding game that uses resources heavily, so lowering down its VRAM value could be effective in resolving the error.

Prior to making any changes in the settings, open Task Manager and kill all the running processes related to Modern Warfare. 

  • Open “File Explorer” and navigate to the “Documents\Call of Duty Modern Warfare\players” path using the address bar.
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  • Find the “adv_options.ini” file and open it using Notepad.
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  • Next, locate the line “VideoMemoryScale” and change its value to 0.5 or 0.55.

Lowering the VRAM usage will give more room for the game to function smoothly, thus increasing its stability and possibly fixing Dev Error 6068. 


Use DirectX 11 for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare

DirectX 12 is a newly adapted API for gaming and is said to be the most robust API in the scene. However, lately, it has become somewhat a common theme for the platforms causing Dev Error 6068. There could be an array of reasons for that, but let’s not get into it.

Many users have fixed the error by simply switching back to DirectX 11, a more stable API for Modern Warfare. 

  • Open the “Battle.net” client and click on the “Options” icon.
  • Select “Game Settings” and then choose Modern Warfare from the drop-down menu.
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  • Check the “Additional command line arguments” option.

  • As soon as you check it, a text box will appear in which you’ve to type the command line “-D3D11” (excluding quotation marks.)
  • Save the changes and then close the Battle.net launcher.

Now, restart the program and see if the game is working now. If not, reboot your PC and try again. 


Scan & Repair the Battle Net App

As the name implies, the scan and repair option looks for the corrupted and missing game files and fixes them. This feature can save you from the hassle of reinstalling the game and deleting the files manually from the drive. Performing this method has helped many users troubleshoot the Dev Error 6068, so it might also help you.

  • Open “Battle.net” and select Modern Warfare.
  • Click on the “Options” – the gear icon usually located at the left-hand side of the screen.
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  • Choose “Scan and Repair” from the menu and tap the “Begin Scan” option.
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This scanning process will take some time, depending on how fast your PC is.


Disable Fullscreen Optimisations

By disabling this feature, you can also fix the FPS drops and resolve the lag or input delay issues.

  • Right-click on the battle.net icon and select “Properties.”
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  • Next, go to the “Compatibility” tab and check the “Disable full-screen optimizations” box.
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  • Click “Apply” and “OK”

Set the Priority to High

As we know, Modern Warfare puts a heavy load on the system to function at its best, giving it most of the CPU and GPU resources by setting its priority high in the Task Manager might help in some cases. 

  • To open up the Task Manager, press “Ctrl+Shift+Esc”
  • Click on the “Details” tab, then right-click on the Battle.net process once you locate it. 
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  • Select “Set priority” and tap on “High.”
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Switching Graphics Card to High-performance Mode

GPUs are designed to offer the best visual experience to the users, but have you ever tried utilizing its potential for enhancing your gaming performance? Making these minor changes on the card settings has turned out to be helpful for many users who were earlier facing errors.

But before you do that, make sure you have the latest graphics drivers installed on your device so you don’t run upon other issues. Depending on your GPU manufacturer, the steps would be different. For instance, here we have detailed the instructions for AMD and NVIDIA cards.

For AMD GPUs:

  • Go to “AMD Radeon Settings” or open “Control center.”
  • Click on “Preferences” and then select “Radeon Additional Settings.
  • Open  “Switchable Graphics Global Settings” and select “High Performance.”
  • And lastly, hit “Apply” to save the changes. 

For NVIDIA GPUs:

  • Open the “NVIDIA control panel” and click on “Adjust image settings with preview.”
  • Now, tap on “Use my preference emphasizing” and drag the slider all the way to your left.

Tweaking Graphical Settings

Non-optimal graphics settings tend to put devices under heavy stress that oftentimes lead to errors and crashing of the app. Disabling or lowering down some of these settings provides more breathing room to the system, and as a result, this may hopefully eliminate the Dev Error 6068. 

Disable Ray tracing: Head over to the COD: Modern Warfare, click on “Options,” and select “Shadow & Lighting.” Now “Disable” the Raytracing. 

Disable Overclocking of CPU/GPU: If you are into overclocking, try reducing the clock speed or reset CPU/GPU to its stock speeds and see if it solves the problem for you.

Disable Crossplay: Launch Modern Warfare, click on “Options,” and select the “Account” tab. Find the “Crossplay” on the list, and set it to “Disabled.”

Disable G-Sync: Navigate to the “NVIDIA control panel” on the left pane, tap on the “Display” option to expand the list, and then select “Set up G-Sync.” Now, uncheck the box that says “Enable G-SYNC” and hit the “Apply” button at the bottom to save changes.   

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Disable Overlay apps: Deactivating overlay features such as Nvidia’s GeForce Experience, AMD Overlay, Game Bar, and Discord Overlay mainly helps in dealing with performance issues, including different gaming errors. So if you are currently using any of these overlay apps, try disabling them and see if that makes the Error 6068 go. 

Also, make sure to close any or all resource-eating apps that might be running in the background.

Conclusion

If you have tried all the methods given above, and nothing seems to go in your way as the Dev Error 6068 persists in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, we advise you to seek Activision support. As a last resort, raising a support ticket should bring some clarity to your case. 

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