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Fix Black Ops Cold War Error Code 3107840166

Fix Black Ops Cold War Error Code 3107840166

A lot of players during beta and after the release are encountering the Black Ops Cold War error code 3107840166. Although, the error was sparse during the Alpha, it has become widespread with the release of the game. Those who encounter the error, usually see it after every few games. We have a range of solutions you can try. Scroll down for more.

Fix Black Ops Cold War Error Code 3107840166

After the recent release of the first-person shooter Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War, users quickly realized the game was bugged as they encountering a variety of error, the most common among them is the error code 3107840166. Here are the solutions you can try to fix the error.

Fix 1: Restart the Network Hardware and the PC

A mysterious solution that fixes most game errors. Users who encountered the error report that a simple restart of their system and network hardware fixed the problem. We realize this is a temporary fix and you may encounter the problem again. It works for people who desperately want to get back into the game.

To perform the fix, turn off your router or modem, and the PC. Unplug all the power cords from both the network hardware and the PC isolating them from power supply. Press and hold the power button on the router for 10 seconds to drain all power and for the device to reinitialize. Wait for a few minutes or a bare minimum of 30 seconds and reconnect the power cord and start the devices normally. Now, start the game and check if the error still appears.

Fix 2: Tune-down the Game Settings

Limiting the FPS to 60 instead of a flexible FPS can also be solution to this problem. So, until there is a fixed released by Activation, you can do the following to play the game.

  1. Limit the FPS to 60
  2. Rotate the texture from the top to bottom

Fix 3: Run the Game on Fullscreen Borderless and Enable V-Sync

As we browsed through forums investigating the Black Ops Cold War Error Code 3107840166, we found a number of users who resolved the error by setting the game to Fullscreen Borderless and Vsync set at 60Hz. There is no technical explanation to this fix, for some reason these settings have proven to skip past the error.

You can set this setting only via the game, so follow the below process to replicate the fix when you encounter the error. However, this fix only works when you try to join the multiplayer lobby and not the error that arise during startup.

Fix 4: Disable All Origin Services

For a vast majority of users, this error occurred when launching the game from Origin. After thorough investigation and clue from users, we discovered that the culprit were two Origin services. By disabling these services, the users were able to resolve the Black Ops Cold War Error Code 3107840166.

If you encounter the when trying to play the game from the Origin store, here is the steps you can follow for the fix.

Note: Disabling these two services will not hamper the game experience; however, it will prevent the game from auto-updating. So, enable the services every once in a while to receive updates.

Here are the steps to follow.

  1. Open the Run dialogue box by pressing Windows Key + R simultaneously.
  2. Type msconfig and hit enter.
  3. Click on the Services tab.
  4. Check Hide all Microsoft services. This will hide all the Microsoft services and make the list short, which will allow you to easily locate the Origin services.
  5. Located the Origin services – Origin Client Service and Origin Web Helper Service.
  6. Uncheck both the services, click on Apply and OK.
  7. Restart the PC.

If the problem persists, move to the next fix.

Fix 5: Disable Crossplay

Sometimes Crossplay may be the cause of the problem. A few users who took on themselves to find the solution discovered that disabling Crossplay in the game resolved the error. Here is how you can disable Crossplay in COD Modern Warfare.

  1. Go to the Options Menu.
  2. Click on the Account tab.
  3. Disable Crossplay.

Fix 6: Install Nvidia Studio Driver

If your gaming rig is running on an Nvidia GPU, simply installing the Nvidia Studio driver instead of the Game Ready driver can fix the problem. As we explored various forums to find a resolution to this problem, we came across a number of users who resolved this error by simply installing the other Nvidia driver.

Our guess is that the Studio drivers have some hotfix that addresses this issue. However, this is not yet a fully-tested driver, so you may encounter other errors with COD or other games. Regardless, if you want to give it a try, here is how you can do it.

If your system does not have the GeForce Experience, you need to download and install it first. Click on the link to download the latest version of GeForce Experience.

  1. Install the GeForce Experience.
  2. If you don’t have an account, follow the onscreen instructions to register and sign-in.
  3. Click on DRIVERS on the top-right corner.
  4. Then, click on CHECK FOR UPDATES on the top-left corner.
  5. Click on the three-dots next to CHECK FOR UPDATES and toggle-on Studio Driver.
  6. Now the Studio driver should be available for Download, click on the DOWNLOAD button in green.
  7. Once the download is complete, choose EXPRESS INSTALLATION and follow the on-screen prompts to complete the installation. (If prompted grant administrative privileges).
  8. After the installation completes, restart the system and check if the Black Ops Cold War Error Code 3107840166 is not visible anymore.

Fix 7: Scan and Repair with Battle.net Desktop Client

The Battle.net desktop client is a useful resource to fix minor problems with the game and often it’s the minor fix that works. So, let’s utilize the Scan and Repair feature of the Battle.net client. Here is how you can do it.

  1. Open the Battle.net client using the desktop shortcut.
  2. Open the game Black Ops Cold War by clicking on the icon.
  3. Click Options > Scan and Repair > Start Scan.

Wait for the process to complete and check if the Error Code 3107840166is still visible or not.

Fix 8: Delete Battle.net Cache Files

Another fix for Battle.net users that related to corrupted game files. If your game files have been corrupted that can be a possible cause for Error Code 3107840166. Users who removed the cache files from Battle.net resolved this error for good. Here is how you can navigate to the Blizzard Entertainment folder and delete the cache files.

  1. Close all the games running in Battle.net.
  2. Open the Run dialogue by pressing Windows Key + R.
  3. Type %programdata% and hit enter.
  4. Open the folder named Blizzard Entertainment andgo to Battle.net > Cache.
  5. Press Control + A, right-click and select Delete
  6. Ensure every item in the folder is deleted.

Fix 9: Force the Game to Run on DirectX 11

Switching back to DirectX 11 to play the game has worked for a lot of users. DirectX 11 is more stable version, but you will have to sacrifice some features which DirectX 12 brings; however, not extreme. So, let’s force the game to run in DirectX 11 mode. Here are the steps.

  1. Open Battle.Net Client on the PC.
  2. Open the game COD Modern Warfare
  3. Go to Options
  4. Check Additional Command Line Arguments and type -d3d11
  5. Exit and try playing the game.

Once you have performed the above steps, restart the computer and the Black Ops Cold War Error Code 3107840166 should have disappeared.

Tim Blisz
I am an avid gamer who loves to write about games. When not writing, I like to cook and play first-person shooter video games.

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