Black Ops Cold War Error Code 887a0005: How to Fix

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Call of Duty Black Ops: Cold War has been out for almost a month now and COD fans are loving every bit of it. However that hasn't stopped them from facing a number of issues that have been popping up in the game's short lifespan. One of these is the game-breaking bug known as Error Code 887a0005.

A number of people, mainly PC players, have been made victims to this annoyance, which has been causing their games to crash or "blue screen" as it is often called. This has primarily been noted to happen for people who have been trying to grind out Cold War's highly popular zombies mode. Not to worry though because we have a few tips and tricks that you can use to stave off this pest of a bug.

Black Ops Cold War Error Code 887a0005: How to Fix

Here is how you can deal with Error Code 887a0005 in Black Ops Cold War. Note that you don't need to necessarily do all of these in order to fix your game, but these should be able to remedy the situation.

Option 1: Scan and Repair Game Files

The Error Code most likely means that there is an integrity issue within your game's files. In order to fix this you will have to scan and repair the game files in order to deal with any corruptions.

Here is how you can do that:

  • Go to your Blizzard client and click on the Call of Duty Black Ops: Cold War tab.
  • Go to Options and select Scan and Repair from the drop down menu.

Once it has finished the Scan and Repair launch the game and see if that has solved it. If not then try this next option.

Option 2: Install All Windows Updates

It could be a case that your Windows operating system is simply out of date. Microsoft recently put out a new update for Windows 10, 20H2, which includes some new security patches and so forth.

Here is how you can do that:

  • Press Windows + I on your keyboard to open the Windows Settings application. Then click Update and Security.
  • Click Check For Updates and the download should commence.
  • Repeat this process until it says "You are up to date."

If your game is still crashing after you have done this step then proceed to the next option below.

Option 3: Update Your Graphics Driver

There is a good chance that this error is being caused by a faulty or outdated Graphics Driver. If you haven't updated it for a long time, do so now.

There has in fact been a new Graphic driver update that was put out by NVIDIA and AMD that was optimized specifically for Black Ops: Cold War.

You can update your graphics card manually or automatically.

Option 4S: Try to Disable HAGs (GeForce 10 series or later/Radeon 5600 or 5700 series)

When Microsoft launched Windows 10 they introduced a new feature called Hardware-Accelerated GPU which s supposed to improve overall application performance. However some PC experts believe that this could very well be what is causing the game to crash so much.

Here is how you can disable it:

  • Right Click an empty area on your desktop and select Display Settings.
  • Select Graphic Settings.
  • Click the Change graphic default settings under Default Settings.
  • Turn off HAGs Scheduling.

If after all of that your game still keeps crashing then try the last option.

Option 5: Try to Disable In-Game Ray Tracing.

There is good chance your GPU could be overloaded by the shear amount of data that is being produced by Black Ops Cold War. According to some COD gamers, the Ray-Tracing can make the game feel unstable at times.

Here is how you can disable Ray-Tracing for Cold War:

  • Launch Cold War and Open the Settings tab.
  • Go to the Graphics tab and disable all three of the options under Ray-Tracing.
  • Restart the game and test it out.

These are all of the possible solutions you can use to fix your PC copy of Call of Duty Black Ops: Cold War.