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Fix Black Ops 2 Unhandled exception caught error in Windows PC

Some gamers on their Windows 11 or Windows 10 gaming rig are reporting encountering quite a number of issues/errors with the Call of Duty franchise – like Call of Duty Warzone Freezing or Crashing, COD Vanguard keeps freezing or crashing, and not to mention the infamous COD Modern Warfare DEV ERROR 6068, 6606, 6065, 6165, 6071. In this post, we identify the causes as well as offer the solutions to fix the Black Ops 2 Unhandled exception caught error in Windows 11/10.

The two most known culprits to this particular error are;

  • Improperly installed important libraries such as Visual C++ and DirectX.
  • Incompatibility with new versions of Windows OS.

What is Unhandled exception caught?

If you encounter an unhandled exception caught error on your Windows 11/10 computer, it simply means the error occurs when the application code does not properly handle exceptions. For example, when you try to open a file on disk – it is a common problem for the file to not exist because the file could have been deleted, corrupted or infected by malware/virus.

Fix Black Ops 2 Unhandled exception caught error

If you’re faced with this issue, you can try our recommended solutions below in no particular order and see if that helps to resolve the Black Ops 2 Unhandled exception caught error that occurred on your Windows 11/10 system.

  1. Install Visual C++ and DirectX from within the Game’s root folder
  2. Run the Game in Compatibility Mode
  3. Delete and Verify Game Files

Let’s take a look at the description of the process involved concerning each of the listed solutions.

Before you try the solutions below, check for updates and install any available bits on your Windows 11/10 gaming computer and see if the error in hand reappears.

1] Install Visual C++ and DirectX from within the Game’s root folder

Some users often skip these installations during the initial game install process, but it’s possible that the game works best when its own libraries are installed. So, to determine if this is the case here, you can Install Visual C++ libraries and DirectX version from within the Game’s root folder and see if the Black Ops 2 Unhandled exception caught error that occurred on your Windows 11/10 system will be resolved.

Do the following:

  • Start Steam on your gaming PC.
  • Switch over to the Library sub-section.
  • Locate Black Ops 2 in the list of games you own in your library.
  • Right-click on the game entry and choose Properties.
  • Navigate to the Local Files tab.
  • Click the Browse Local Files button.

Note: If you have the standalone version of the game, you can locate the game’s installation folder manually – right-click the game’s shortcut on Desktop or anywhere else and choose Open file location from the menu.

  • In the game root folder, locate and open the redist folder.
  • In the open folder, locate the file named vcredist_x86.exe.
  • Now, run the executable file and follow the on-screen instructions to install Visual C++ Libraries.
  • In the same manner, still within the folder, run the executable file named dxsetup.exe and follow the on-screen instructions to install DirectX.
  • Restart PC once done.

On boot, check if the issue is resolved. Otherwise, see if installing the latest version of Visual C++ redistributable package and the latest version of DirectX from Microsoft helps or try the next solution.

2] Run the Game in Compatibility Mode

Run the Game in Compatibility Mode

The game Black Ops 2 – COD is a legacy game. And as already pointed out, it’s possible with every new Windows 11/10 update, the game is set further back from being fully compatible with the new OS version/build. In this case, to resolve the issue in hand, you can run the game in compatibility mode for older versions of Windows.

To run old game or software in Compatibility Mode on your gaming PC, do the following:

  • Start Steam on your gaming PC.
  • Switch over to the Library sub-section.
  • Locate Black Ops 2 in the list of games you own in your library.
  • Right-click on the game entry and choose Properties.
  • Navigate to the Local Files tab.
  • Click the Browse Local Files button.

Note: If you have the standalone version of the game, you can locate the game’s installation folder manually – right-click the game’s shortcut on Desktop or anywhere else and choose Open file location from the menu.

  • In the game root folder, right-click the game’s executable (both single and multiplayer) and choose Properties.
  • Navigate to the Compatibility tab.
  • Now, check the Run this program in compatibility mode for option.
  • Choose Windows 7 or 8 from the drop-down menu.
  • Click Apply > OK.

Now, check if the issue is resolved. If not, you can run the Program Compatibility Troubleshooter and see if that helps or try the next solution.

3] Delete and Verify Game Files

Verify Game Files

For PC gamers that have purchased the game via Steam, this solution will work for you by deleting and verifying game files. With this method, you can save time reinstalling the game by simply downloading missing or broken game files.

Do the following:

  • Repeat the steps above to access the game root folder.
  • In the open folder, locate and right-click the t6mp.exe file for the single player (depending on which one crashes).
  • Choose Delete from the context menu.
  • Exit File Explorer.
  • Next, navigate over to the Library tab in Steam.
  • Locate Black Ops 2 in the list of games you own in your library.
  • Right-click on the game entry and choose Properties.
  • Navigate to the Local Files tab.
  • Choose the Verify Integrity of Game Files option.

Your game’s installation will now scan for missing or corrupt files and will also redownload the executables you have deleted above. Once the procedure completes successfully, you can try re-launching the game and see if the crashing still occurs.

Related post: Fix Connection Interrupted error in COD Black Ops Cold War

How do you fix Black Ops 2 when it won’t launch?

If Black Ops 2 won’t launch on your gaming PC, to fix the error, you can try the following suggestions:

  • Reinstall the game.
  • Verify the integrity of the game cache.
  • Delete the iw6mp64_ship.exe file.
  • Delete the configuration files and revert to default settings.
  • Install the Beta drivers for your graphics card.
  • Use dedicated instead of built-in graphics.

Hope you find this post helpful!

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