How do I fix Call of Duty WW2 error code 36896?

Alton Alexander
By Alton AlexanderUpdated on June 4th, 2022

There is currently no information on Call of Duty WW2 error code 36896. It is possible that this error code is caused by a connection issue, a problem with the game files, or a software conflict.

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1. Restart your computer and try launching the game again

  1. Press the "F8" key multiple times during startup to access the boot menu
  2. Choose "Reboot" and press ENTER
  3. Choose "Restart now" and press ENTER
  4. Choose "Yes to restart" and press ENTER
  5. Choose "Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2" from the list of games and press ENTER
  6. If the game launches and you receive the error code 36896, try the following steps: a. If you are using a wired connection, try changing your router's network settings to try and fix the issue. b. If you are using a wireless connection, try turning off your wireless card and turning it back on. c. If you are using a 3rd party software program to play the game, try uninstalling and reinstalling the program.

2. Verify your game files through Steam

  1. Launch Steam and sign in.
  2. In the Library tab, select your game folder.
  3. Right-click on the game and select Properties.
  4. In the Properties window, click on the Local Files tab.
  5. Under the Local Files heading, click on the Verify Files button.
  6. Steam will scan your game folder for any errors and fix them if they are found. If there are any errors that cannot be fixed, you will be notified and will need to download and fix the errors yourself.

3. Delete your Steam Shader Pre-caching folder

  1. In the Library tab, select the Shader Pre-Caching folder.
  2. Right-click on the Shader Pre-Caching folder and select Delete.
  3. Confirm that you want to delete the folder.

4. Update your graphics drivers

  1. To start, open the Windows 10 Start menu and search for "update drivers".
  2. Click the "update drivers" option that appears.
  3. Click the "Browse my computer for driver software" button.
  4. In the "Find my drivers" window, click the "Browse" button.
  5. Locate the folder where your graphics drivers are stored.
  6. Double-click the graphics driver file to open it.
  7. Click the "Update driver" button.
  8. If the "Update driver" window asks you to select a version of the graphics driver, select the version that is most recent.
  9. Click the "OK" button.
  10. Restart your computer.

5. Change your operating system's language settings

  1. Open the Start menu and type “cmd”.
  2. When cmd appears in the search results, right-click on it and select “Run as administrator”.
  3. If prompted, provide your administrator password.
  4. At the command prompt, type “set LANG=en_US.UTF-8” and press Enter.
  5. Type “exit” to close the command prompt.

Some users might also have success with the following opitons:

  1. Try launching the game in Windows Safe Mode.
  2. Disable your antivirus software temporarily.
  3. Delete the iw6mp64_ship.exe file and try launching the game again.
  4. Reinstall the game.