Call of Duty: Infinity Ward Investigating Gunsmith Crashing Issue After Update

If your game is crashing after trying to save a custom weapon in the Gunsmith, you're not alone.

Today, a minor update for Call of Duty Modern Warfare II and Warzone 2.0 was rolled out to address some bug fixes and crashes. Unfortunately, the small patch introduced another issue that is causing some players’ games to crash when they visit the Gunsmith menu and try to save custom weapons.

Call of Duty MWII and Warzone 2.0 Gunsmith Crashing Issue

Luckily, Infinity Ward responded quickly to the gunsmith crashing issue and tweeted that they are aware of the issue. Here’s what they had to say:

“We’re currently investigating an issue where saving custom weapons in Gunsmith can crash the game for console Players and kick PC Players to the previous menu.”

It goes without saying that many players who experienced this bug were frustrated, so it’s nice to see Infinity Ward is keen on rolling out a fix for it as soon as possible. Those interested can track the bug on the public Trello board.

Call of Duty Modern Warfare II & Warzone 2.0 Patch Notes (January 30)

In case you missed it, here’s a rundown of the Call of Duty Modern Warfare II and Warzone 2.0 patch notes for January 30:



  • This update contains several fixes to reduce the number of known crashes. We continue to prioritize increased stability and crash fixes across all platforms.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue that showed Weapon Decals and Stickers as blocked.
  • Fixed an issue where using Spotter Scope could cause target markers to persist when aimed down sights with a Weapon.
  • Fixed an issue allowing the Sentry Gun to be placed inside a tank to eliminate enemies.
  • Fixed an issue where Gun Screens weren’t showing correctly on the Gunsmith UI tile.
  • Fixed an issue in the Gunsmith where Players could be kicked back to the main menu when creating a custom knife.
  • Fixed an issue in Gunsmith that could cause knife variants to display incorrectly.
  • Fixed an issue that prevented some Players from saving a custom mod while trying to select a Camo.
  • Fixed an issue causing some Players to crash when dismissing a notification.
  • Fixed some issues Players were having with accessing and leaving the Firing Range.

Navigation Improvements

  • Addressed various issues with the Social menu to improve navigation and functionality.
  • Fixed an issue preventing some users from navigating through the Friends/Recent tab after scrolling over the top row.
  • Fixed an issue where Calling Card previews are not displaying correctly in the challenge completion animation.
  • Fixed a UI issue causing text overlap in the After Action Report.

Warzone 2.0

Bug fixes

  • Fixed an issue where deploying a Recon Drone near water could cause some Players to lose movement.


  • Fixed an issue causing the Rewards section of the Faction Mission menu to display incorrectly.
  • Addressed a number of issues impacting the functionality and navigation of equipping and previewing Insured Weapons.
  • Fixed an issue where Players could not access Gunsmith to change camos when equipping a Launcher in an Insured Weapon slot.

See the Call of Duty blog for the full patch notes.