Call of Duty is a first-person shooter video game franchise published by Activision. The first game was launched back in 2003 and currently there plenty of parts available of this franchise including the recently released Call of Duty Warzone (Online Battle Royale) game. Now, talking about the Call Of Duty PC game, one error is quite common to most of the players such as Dev Error code. There are plenty of error codes that appear on the COD. But here we’ll talk about How to Fix Call of Duty Dev Error 6238.
Whether if you’re playing the Modern Warfare game or Warzone game on your Windows computer, this particular dev error occurs during the game launch or in the game lobby as well. Now, if you’re also experiencing a similar issue on your Windows PC/Laptop while waiting in the game lobby or during the game launch, then you should follow all the troubleshooting guides below.
Table of Contents
- 1 How to Fix Call of Duty Dev Error 6238
- 1.1 1. Disable Origin Services
- 1.2 2. Update Graphics Drivers
- 1.3 3. Reinstall Graphics Drivers
- 1.4 4. Scan using sfc for any missing file
- 1.5 5. Disable Nvidia Overlay (GeForce Experience)
- 1.6 6. Disable AMD Overlay to fix Call of Duty Dev Error 6238
- 1.7 7. Install Nvidia Studio Driver
- 1.8 8. Reinstall the COD Game in Another Drive
How to Fix Call of Duty Dev Error 6238
As we’ve already mentioned that some COD MW players have tried upgrading or rolling back graphics drivers, updating the Windows version, set CPU usage to normal, disabling the overlays, verifying game files, etc. But nothing works. However, the mentioned steps should work on all Call of Duty games.
Now, before heading over to the steps, make sure to restart your system properly and check for Windows updates as well. Then you will also need to check for the internet connection stability and speed. Now, you can follow some possible workarounds below in order to fix this Dev Error 6238.
1. Disable Origin Services
Sometimes, the EA Game Launcher (Origin) error can also cause game crashing. Most of the users have reported that they’re facing Dev Error 6238 issues while trying to launch the game from Origin. There are two Origin background services that can be disabled and restarted on the computer to fix this particular issue.
In order to do this, follow the steps below:
- Press Windows key + R buttons > A Run dialog box will appear.
- Now, type msconfig and hit Enter.
- In the System Configuration screen, click on the Services tab.
- Click on Hide all Microsoft services > Now, you will see only third-party services.
- Click on the Manufacturer column > Scroll down the list & uncheck Origin Client Services and Origin Web Helper Service.
- Then click on Apply to save changes.
- Next, restart your computer and launch the Call of Duty game.
If the issue still persists, then follow the next method.
2. Update Graphics Drivers
For the Nvidia graphics card users, the GeForce Experience app needs to be installed and updated on your Windows computer from the Nvidia official site here.
While the AMD graphics card users can easily install and update the latest AMD Drivers from here on their Windows PC.
3. Reinstall Graphics Drivers
If the above method doesn’t work for you, make sure to reinstall the graphics drivers on your computer to check whether the issue has been solved or not.
- Click on the Start menu > Then type the Device Manager on the search box and click on it.
- Next, right-click on the graphics card name and select Uninstall.
- Reboot your Windows PC.
- Then Windows will attempt to reinstall the driver automatically. If not, you will need to manually install the compatible graphics drivers for your respective graphics card/brand.
- Finally, restart your computer.
4. Scan using sfc for any missing file
You can run the System File Checker option on Windows 10 to find and repair corrupted or damaged system files. Check the guide: How to Run System File Checker in Windows 7/8/10 [Sfc/scannow]
5. Disable Nvidia Overlay (GeForce Experience)
All the overlay options offer plenty of useful features but these features always run in the background that consumes memory a lot and may occur Dev Errors or mostly graphical issues as well. So, if you don’t use these features, then you should disable the Nvidia GeForce Experience Overlay.
6. Disable AMD Overlay to fix Call of Duty Dev Error 6238
In order to disable the AMD Overlay options, follow the below steps:
- Just right-click on the desktop.
- Select AMD Radeon Settings.
- Click on the Preferences option.
- Go to the Advanced and turn off Anti-Lag, Chill, Boost, image sharpening, Enhanced Sync, etc.
- Click on Save changes and confirm it.
- Now, restart your computer and try running the game to check whether the issue is solved or not.
7. Install Nvidia Studio Driver
If you’re facing issues with your Nvidia graphics then you should install the Nvidia Studio driver from the GForce Experience App. Because the regular game-ready graphics driver may not work that well sometime.
- Open the GForce Experience page from the web browser on your PC and download the app.
- Double-click on the app as an administrator to open and follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation process.
- In the GForce Experience interface, sign in with your account.
- Once signed in, click on the Drivers.
- Then click on the 3-dot menu icon (Action menu).
- Now, choose the driver preference to Studio Driver.
- Click on the Download button to start the downloading process.
- Wait for complete download and click on Express Installation. Follow the on-screen prompts to install properly.
Now, restart your computer and check whether the issue is fixed or not.
8. Reinstall the COD Game in Another Drive
If nothing works for you, there is another possible solution to fix this Dev Error 6238 issue completely. You will just need to uninstall the existing game properly by following the steps below:
- Go to the Control Panel > Uninstall a program.
- Once done, reboot your system.
- Now, reinstall the Call of Duty game on your PC in another drive (disk storage).
- For example, if you’ve installed the game on C drive previously, you will need to reinstall it on D/E drive this time.
- Once done, restart your computer again and launch the game as an administrator.
- Log into your account (if required) and start playing your most favorite game again.
That’s it, guys. We hope this guide was useful to you and now you can play the COD game on your PC smoothly at least without the Dev Error 6238 issue. If you’ve any queries, you can comment below.