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How to fix Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Error Code 38

Modern Warfare’s Error Code 38 preventing you from queuing into matches can be frustrating, but luckily, fixing the issue is quite simple.

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare’s Error Code 38 has caused matchmaking issues since its release and has returned in Warzone Season 5. But although frustrating, the fix is often simple.

Although the previous CoD games are often left to gather dust once the franchise moves on to the next blockbuster installment, the new joint progression system has kept Modern Warfare alive. For those who prefer the realistic feel of Infinity Ward’s engine, want to level up the best Warzone weapons, or progress the Season 5 Battle Pass, Modern Warfare will continue to track your progress, keeping the game alive and well.

Modern Warfare players recently have had to deal with Error Code 65538 and Diver Error 6 Code, and Dev Error 6034 continues to be a problem. On top of that, players are still suffering from Error Code 38, but luckily, the fix is usually simple.

How to fix Error Code 38 in Modern Warfare

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Check for a pending update

As Warzone is still tied to Modern Warfare and they’re launched from the same client, sometimes the most recent updates don’t automatically download. Launching an out-of-date version of the game can cause many problems, most notably Error Code 38.

To check if Modern Warfare is up to date on PlayStation and Xbox:

  1. Close Modern Warfare.
  2. Navigate to your Game Library / My Games and Apps.
  3. Find Modern Warfare / Warzone.
  4. Press the ‘Options’ button.
  5. Select ‘Check for Update’ (PlayStation).
  6. Select ‘Manage Game’ then scroll down to ‘Downloads’ (Xbox).
  7. If an update is available, install the update.

Once this update is installed, you should be able to play Modern Warfare without seeing Error Code 38.

Fully restart your console

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If an update isn’t showing, it’s worth fully restarting your console. This will either fix the problem or make the missing update show up.

To hard restart Xbox consoles:

  1. Hold down the power button until the Xbox completely shuts down.
  2. Release the power button.
  3. Disconnect the power cable.
  4. Wait five minutes.
  5. Plug the power cable back in.
  6. Turn your Xbox back on.

Completely restarting the PlayStation is much simpler:

  1. Hold down the power button for 5 seconds until the PlayStation completely shuts down.
  2. Wait a few seconds.
  3. Press and hold the power button until the PlayStation turns back on.

Restart your internet router

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If Error Code 38 still persists, it could be something to do with your internet. If possible, you should always make sure you have your console connected to the router with an ethernet cable, as this will alleviate Packet Loss and Packet Burst, as well as give you a more reliable connection.

Before you connect to your console with an ethernet cable, you should restart your router to fix any problems with your connection. After you’ve restarted your router and connected an ethernet cable, launch Modern Warfare and hopefully, Error Code 38 will be gone.

What is Modern Warfare’s Error Code 38?

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When trying to boot up Modern Warfare or join a match, console players can sometimes be hit by Error Code 38, completely preventing them from playing the game.

This usually occurs around the time of updates and can often be caused by the update not installing properly. Or, if it occurs long after the update, it could be through a client-side console problem.


If none of these solutions work, we recommend submitting a ticket to Activision Support, who will be on hand to help deal with the issue.

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Modern Warfare players furious as new update makes graphics even worse

Issues with Modern Warfare’s graphics are leaving players furious as they look to enjoy the game ahead of MW2.

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With Modern Warfare 2 on the horizon, players have gone back to experience everything Modern Warfare has to offer, but graphics issues are resulting in a frustrating ordeal.

Both Cold War and Vanguard arrived after 2019’s Modern Warfare, yet players continue to enjoy the Infinity Ward-developed Call of Duty title. The game is beloved by fans of the franchise and many are flocking back to Modern Warfare ahead of Modern Warfare 2‘s October 28 release date.

Unfortunately, the quality of the game has taken a major dip with recent updates practically breaking Modern Warfare’s graphics. Not only are players furious with the storage demands of these recent updates, but they’re not pleased with the visual issues that have appeared.

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In case you missed it, Modern Warfare 2 will be the Infinity Ward-developed direct sequel to 2019’s Modern Warfare. In an attempt to get a taste of what’s ahead, players have returned to Modern Warfare as the style of play and feel will be similar to Modern Warfare 2.

Previously, issues have been plaguing PlayStation 5 players as the game was rendered unplayable. Fans of the game called out the lack of dev support for the title. Although it’s only natural that the devs focus on delivering a polished Modern Warfare 2 experience, players are disappointed with the current state of Modern Warfare.

Players were shocked by the continued updates for the game that came with a massive download size. In addition, it seems the graphic issues that have appeared as a result of the updates are having a negative impact on players’ perception of MW2: “This just made me not want to purchase mw2.”

Some players questioned if the game was beyond repair at this point with comments like, “this looks like things just got deleted to me, unplayable,” and “another update that further destabilizes the matrix.”

While it is understandable that the devs prioritize the new title, one player suggests that these issues could lead to the poor perception of MW2: “I gotta say, this event is giving a more negative feedback response from the community.”

It’s unfortunate that CoD fans are unable to enjoy the game to build hype for MW2. With the devs focused on the new title, most players agreed that the state of Modern Warfare would not improve, but we’ll keep you posted if it does.


For more, check out the one rumored feature that CoD players would be thrilled to discover in Modern Warfare 2.

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Modern Warfare players slam state of “unplayable” game on PS5

Modern Warfare players have hit out at the condition of the game on PS5, after visual issues have left the game “unplayable.”

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Modern Warfare players have hit out at the current condition of the game on PS5, after visual issues and glitches have left the 2019 CoD title “unplayable.”

Despite being nearly three years old, 2019’s Modern Warfare has still retained a healthy player count. With Vanguard failing to make a big impact with the community, those looking for an alternative to Warzone have flocked back to Infinity Ward’s last release.

However, since Modern Warfare is no longer the main focus of the devs, who are gearing up for Modern Warfare 2 later in 2022, fans have been growing frustrated with the condition the game is in.

A number of bugs and glitches have cropped up, and the game appears to be completely broken on PlayStation 5.

Reddit user BchLasagna uploaded a clip on August 7 simply titled: “The state of Modern Warfare on PS5.” It showed the beginning of a Ground War match on Krovnik Farmland, but the map was unrecognizable due to severe visual issues.

Textures on many of the map’s key features had failed to load in, leaving the game looking like a mess. The ground had no grass or detail on it, while trees were replaced with floating blobs of green and brown.

The Redditor added that it “stayed like this the entire game,” ruining the match for everyone in the lobby.

Other players on PS5 have reported similar issues, while some claimed it was actually affecting gameplay. “It’s not even just a visual issue, you sink into the ground and can’t see anything. Makes it unplayable basically,” said Ram5673.

Meanwhile, many replies called out the devs for allowing Modern Warfare to reach this state, especially since the game worked fine when it was the current CoD release. “This game has been crapped all over by the devs. It comes very low on their priorities,” replied Zimifrein.

It’s no surprise that with Modern Warfare 2 set to drop very soon, Infinity Ward’s focus is mostly on the sequel. However, the players that still enjoy Modern Warfare regularly will be hoping to see the problems on PS5 solved sooner rather than later.


For more on Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, check out how to fix error 5476 and which packs you need to download for its multiplayer.

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How to fix frustrating Modern Warfare textures not loading glitch

Here’s a simple trick that you can use to fix the Modern Warfare glitch that prevents the game’s textures from loading.

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Modern Warfare players are frustrated with a strange glitch that prevents textures from loading, but luckily there’s a way for you to get around this problem.

It’s fun to hop into a game of Modern Warfare and challenge your enemies for supremacy on the battlefield, but players’ enjoyment of the game can be quickly ruined by strange glitches that pop up.

One issue that’s plaguing Modern Warfare players is a glitch that causes the game’s textures to not load properly. While this can be frustrating, there’s a simple trick that will let you fix the problem.

How to fix Modern Warfare textures not loading glitch

Reddit user ‘swoelie’ shared a screengrab in the Modern Warfare subreddit, and the image showed that the textures on the map’s ground didn’t properly load in. This problem is commonly faced by PS5 users.

One of the commenters then shared a solution to this problem, and it involves the On-demand Texture Streaming feature that allows you to stream higher resolution textures when playing Modern Warfare.

Here’s how you can fix the textures not loading glitch:

  1. Open Settings in Modern Warfare
  2. Go to the General tab
  3. Select Details & Textures
  4. Enable On-demand Texture Streaming
  5. Start a match
  6. Quit the game
  7. Disable On-demand Texture Streaming

The user made it clear that it doesn’t matter if your on-demand textures are already on or off, just follow these steps and your textures will load properly on your PS5 when you hop back into a match.

In the replies, other commenters reported that this method has been successful for them, and it’s one you should try out until the developers implement an official fix. However, if you turn off the game then you’ll have to do this again.


For more Modern Warfare, check out the best campaign as voted by Call of Duty fans and the Classic MW villain leaked for Warzone & Vanguard.

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