Fix Call of Duty Warzone Dev Error 5761

March 26, 2020 By Playerunnon
Fix Call of Duty Warzone Dev Error 5761

We have talked a lot about the deviation errors with Call of Duty Modern Warfare and Warzone. From what we observed, there is no pattern or specific fix that addresses these errors. While one fix can work for a user, it might not work for the other. Hence, here are all the error guides on all the various dev errors 6323, 6065 & 6066, 6068, 6178, and 6328. As Warzone crosses 30 million users, we know you must be aggravated stuck with the Dev error 5761, not being in the game and the lack of support from Activation.

The error message appears as “DEV ERROR 5761” “DirectX encountered an unrecoverable error” indicating that the problem must be with the graphics card or the DirectX. The error 5759 is also accompanied by the same message which leads us to believe it belongs in the same class of error. Although the error 5761 is not as widespread, 5759 is and that gives us some hints on the solutions.

Here are some fixes you can try to resolve the error.

Fix 1: Update the GPU

Both Nvidia and AMD released an update for their graphics card on 19th March that has a hotfix for a range of Call of Duty errors. If you are still using the outdated or old driver, install the latest drivers either by directly downloading from the official website or the GeForce Experience for Nvidia users. Under most circumstances, the dev error 5761 will be fixed by updating the drivers. It’s recommended that you perform a manual install i.e. go to the manufacturer’s websites and download the latest copy and install. Once the install is complete, restart the PC to apply the changes and play the game.

Fix 2: Perform Scan and Repair

For users playing the game using the Battle.net client, you may want to use the Scan and Repair tool. This function within the application allows you to identify and fix minor bugs with the game. With any luck, the Scan and Repair will remove the 5761 error with the game. From the Home of Battle.net Launcher > click on the game Warzone from the list > click on Settings > select Scan and Repair. Let the process complete and try playing the game.

Fix 3: Consider Upgrading the System GPU

One of the most common reasons for dev error 5761 is your system does not meet the minimum system specifications, particularly the graphics card. If you get this error message “Your GPU driver version does not meet the minimum specification” paired with the error code, it’s worthwhile to first check the minimum and recommended system specifications for the game.

Recommended System Specifications for 60 FPS

  • Operating System – 64-bit Windows 10 with the latest patch
  • CPU – Intel Core i5-2500K or AMD Ryzen R5 1600X processor
  • RAM – 12GB
  • HDD – 175GB
  • GPU – NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 / GTX 1660 or Radeon R9 390 / AMD RX 580
  • DirectX – 12

Minimum System Specifications

  • Operating System – Windows 7 64-Bit (SP1) or Windows 10 64-Bit
  • CPU – Intel Core i3-4340 or AMD FX-6300
  • RAM – 8GB
  • HDD – 175GB
  • GPU – NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670 / GeForce GTX 1650 or Radeon HD 7950
  • DirectX – 12

If your system does not meet the recommendation, upgrade the system and reinstall the game from scratch, the dev error should resolve. 

Fix 4: Disable Integrated Video Card and Secondary Display

We do not know the exact reason why the second monitor causes a problem with the game but dislodging it has resolved the dev error 5761 for several users. Additionally, you may also have to disable the integrated video card on your system.

For some reason, disabling the integrated video card (usually Intel) can fix the dev error with COD Warzone. The process to accomplish this is straightforward. Follow the below steps:

  1. Press Windows + X and select Device Manager
  2. Expand Display adapters and select the integrated video card [Intel(R) HD Graphics]
  3. Right-click and choose Disable device.

Fix 5: Disable Game Optimization Software

If you are using GeForce Experience or the MSI Afterburner to optimize the game settings, it might be causing the problem. The fix is simple disable or uninstall the program to fix the error. You can do this either from the Task Manager or via services.msc.

The Windows Game Bar could also be a suspect that’s causing the issue, so it worth the try to disable it to fix Call of Duty Modern Warfare Warzone 5761 error. Here are the steps you can follow.

  1. Press Windows + I and click on Gaming
  2. Go to the Game bar tab
  3. Toggle off the On switch right under the Game bar
  4. Next, got to the Captures tab and toggle off the Background recording

Once done with the above steps, try launching the game.    

Fix 6: Disable Steam and Discord Overlay

Steam and Discord overlay are important features of both the software; however, in these particular situations, these functions of the programs could be causing the dev error 5761. To resolve the error, simply disable them and check if the error occurs.

Disable Steam Overlay

  1. From the Steam client Home Screen, click on Steam
  2. Click on Settings and select the In-Game from the menu
  3. Uncheck Enable the Steam Overlay while in-game
  4. Click OK to save the changes.

Disable Discord Overlay

  1. Launch the Discord app and click on the gear icon at the bottom.
  2. Under App Settings, select Overlay
  3. Toggle on the Enable in-game overlay
  4. Click on the Games tab
  5. Select Call of Duty: Modern Warfare: Warzone
  6. Toggle off the overlay.

Now launch the game and check if the error is fixed.

Fix 7: Update Windows

While having an outdated Windows is never recommended, in the past Windows update has been known to cause problems with the game. Having said that, a lot of users were able to resolve the dev error 5761 by simply updating the Windows. However, a word of warning though, it might prompt other dev errors to appear. But, if you are in a fix and game is already not responding you may want to try this solution.

The COD Warzone error 5761 or any other dev error is a headache if you are caught in it. We hope the above fixes can help your case. It has for a large number of users who faced this error.