Call of Duty Modern Warfare is one of the best CODs to release in recent memory. However, the game isn’t perfect as players are reporting errors and issues with the game. A lot of PC players are experiencing High CPU Usage or 100% CPU Usage issues with Call of Duty Modern Warfare. Here is how to fix it.
Modern Warfare 100% CPU Usage Fix
High CPU usage is an issue with Modern Warfare and can create problems like stuttering and restricting players from performing their tasks on their PC. Before we start with the fixes, if you are playing Modern Warfare 2019 on a 4 Core/4 Thread CPU, then wait a bit after launching the game. The game uses a lot of CPU resources at launch and causes problems with 4 Core/4 Thread CPUs. Wait a bit after launch and it should normalize.
In case Modern Warfare is using 100% of your CPU or most of it all the time, then here is the fix. Go to C:\Users\ YOUR NAME \Documents\Call of Duty Modern Warfare\players and open “config.cfg” and “config-C7XXXXXX.cfg”. Look for “setcl 895653276” in both of these files and check the resolution in front of this line. Chances are, the resolution will be higher compared to your display. Change this resolution to your display’s native resolution and save the changes. This will reduce the CPU usage.
If the resolution isn’t the reason for the high CPU usage, reportedly COD Modern Warfare 2019 sets its priority to high by default which causes the CPU usage to increase. To fix this, start the game and then open the Task Manager > Details tab. Right-click on the game’s process and set priority to “Normal”. This should normalize the CPU usage.
That is all for our Call of Duty Modern Warfare 100% CPU Usage Fix.