The latest installment of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare has been experiencing issues with its installation process. Many players report that during the first installation, the game sticks at the “installing shaders” step. This guide will give you a few tips on how to fix the “installing shaders” error.
But even if you manage to install the game, the bug can return and pop-up during gameplay, which can be fixed only when Activision releases an official fix to the problem.
Method 1: Restart Installation
Many players whose installation process got stuck at the “installing shaders” stage report that a simple restart of the installation helped.
Here’s how you can do it efficiently:
Cancel the installation
Go to Battle.net launcher
Select Modern Warfare
Click on Options tab
Press Scan and Repair
Install the game
This simple solution should help you go through the “installing shaders” step a second time. Hopefully, you won’t get stuck again.