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Fix Call of Duty: Vanguard Fatal Error Code 0xC000005 (0X0) N

Fix Call of Duty Vanguard Fatal Error Code 0xC000005 (0X0) N

Vanguard open beta is drawing near and the early access beta is in progress, but users are met with an old error from previous COD titles like Black Ops. We first saw the Fatal Error Code 0xC000005 (0X0) N in Black Ops and while some changes on your end can fix the problem, we know that it’s possible the error is due to poor optimization or a problem with the game.

Back in Feb 2021, a large number of users suddenly started to get the error, which was subsequently patched by the devs. While the patch did not fix the error for everyone, it did seem to help a lot of users. With that info, we speculate that the current Call of Duty: Vanguard Fatal Error Code 0xC000005 (0X0) N may also be due to poor optimization. As the game is still in beta, issues such as these can be expected. After all, the purpose of the beta is to identify and hammer issues such as these prior to the release of the game.

But, that does not mean there is nothing you can do about the error. There is a range of fixes you can apply to give you a fighting chance with the game before the open beta closes.

How to Fix Call of Duty: Vanguard Fatal Error Code 0xC000005 (0X0) N

The Vanguard Fatal Error Code 0xC000005 (0X0) N comes with the error message, “Unfortunately, the application has unexpectedly stopped working. Trying a ‘Scan and Repair’ might resolve the issue.” It goes without saying that the scan and repair do not help to resolve the problem for most users. But, you should try it nonetheless as the fatal error can be caused by corrupted files.

Before you begin with the guide, you should know there is no universal fix for the Vanguard Error Code 0xc0000005 (0x0) N. While one fix might work for a user, it may fail for the other. So, hopefully, with some luck, you can fix the error. Before you try anything else, I am assuming you have updated the GPU driver and the Windows operating system. Here are some solutions you can try to fix the error.

  1. A weird fix that seems to work for some players is to reduce the friends on the Battle.Net client and bring that down to around 150. Although it’s a weird fix, we have seen this fix work for so many games before, it’s worth trying. It may not work for everyone, but if you are ready to risk it to play the game, do it.
  2. Update the GPU Driver and the Windows OS to the latest available version.
  3. Disable the Overlay in software such as Discord, GeForce Experience, etc.
  4. Do not overclock. OC can be one of the main causes of the fatal error. If you are using any software to overclock, terminate those applications such as MSI Afterburner, RivaTuner, etc.
  5. Reset the PC. It’s another drastic step that worked for some users, so try it at your own rick. Simply search Reset on the Windows Search and you will get the option Reset this PC. Go and perform the steps.

We have just the three solutions at the moment. This post will be updated in the next 24-hours, so do check back soon.  

Harsh Clif
He is caught in a loop between writing about games and playing them. It's a vicious cycle. Although he's biased towards PC, you can occasionally find him on the PS5. He does not own an Xbox Consoles but plans on getting one soon.

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