How to Fix Call of Duty Modern Warfare Remastered Out of Memory Error

Not to be confused with my last blog post on Modern Warfare 2 remastered, this one requires some slight tweeks to get it working. Sadly after the years this game has been released on PC, this issue still isn’t fixed. But I have a fix for you!

  • Extract the above players2 zip to your Call of Duty Modern Warfare remastered install directory, in my case this would be F:\SteamLibrary\steamapps\common\Call of Duty Modern Warfare Remastered
  • Launch the game

Issue here seems to be that this game will not create the configuration files in the install directory… why? Lord knows, but it throws this error because it assumes there isn’t enough space to write to the disk. Which of course is incorrect.

Shoddy incorrect error messages and bugs that have existed since years ago, shame on Infinity Ward.

The big difference between Modern Warfare and Modern Warfare 2 is that Modern Warfare 2 required the step with getting the Blizzard Account ID. Since this game was released on Steam, that isn’t required.


FIX: Out Of Memory Error. You are Probably Low on Hard Disk Space. (12) Modern Warfare 2 Remastered

Quick fix on this error. To be clear I tried the following solutions:

  • Safe Mode with Networking
  • Creating a players2 folder in the install directory
  • Launching just the exe
  • Reinstalling the game
  • Reinstalling

None of these worked. However this solution worked for me. First download the zip file below

  • Extract this to your Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 Remastered install directory, for me this is here. C:\Program Files (x86)\Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 Campaign Remastered
  • You should now have a players2 folder in that directory along with a Data folder and a main folder
  • Go inside the Players2 folder and rename the folder in there to your Blizzard Account ID. You can find this by going here:
  • Open Dev Tools (Right click Inspect Element)
  • Go to Application
  • Inside the application window go to Local Storage
  • Click the
  • And follow the screenshot to find your account ID.

Once you have your account ID, rename the folder called 125568351 to whatever your blizzard accountID is. You should see it in the bottom left of my screenshot. This is inside the players2 folder and your game should now launch. If the game asks do you want to launch in safe mode? Click no. If the game asks if you want it to auto detect video settings, also press no. Sometimes if you press yes it’ll still fail to launch!

There seems to be an issue with Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 Remastered creating this folder. Hence why it complains about disk space as I presume that’s just the default error it gives when it cannot create a folder or a file.

Many thanks to the reddit user /u/itsyuka for finding this fix! All credit goes to them.