Fix: 38 Files Failed to Validate And Will Be Reacquired MW2 or Warzone 2

Are you getting “38 Files Failed to Validate And Will Be Reacquired” on COD: Modern Warfare 2?

Did files validation failed in MW2 for you?

Are you not able to verify files in Steam in your PC?

As many players getting error when they trying to verify the integrity of file on Steam.

The full error players are getting “38 Files Failed to Validate And Will Be Reacquired”.

When I trying to verify the integrity of file in Steam, I was getting “33/38/39 Files Failed to Validate And Will Be Reacquired” error.

In this guide, we will discuss why 38 Files Failed to Validate And Will Be Reacquired error occurred and how to fix it.

Why 38 Files Failed to Validate And Will Be Reacquired Error Occurred in MW2?

38 files failed to validate and will be reacquired error occurred in MW2 because of corrupted or missing game files.

For some players Nvidia drivers version 526.47 was also cause of this error.

According to BeenoxCODPC, They noticed some stability issues with the latest NVIDIA drivers 526.47 on MW2 or Warzone.

For now suggested you keep the 516.59, or 522.25 drivers.

Also, 38 files failed to validate error occurred if antivirus program is interfering with the files.

If you are using old version of COD: Modern Warfare 2 can cause files failed to validate error.

How to Fix 38 Files Failed to Validate And Will Be Reacquired in MW2?

To Fix 38 Files Failed to Validate And Will Be Reacquired in MW2, Use Nvidia drivers version below or above version 526.47.

But Don’t use Nvidia drivers version 526.47.

Also, you need to allow the MW2 game in your antivirus program, Windows Defender Firewall and Windows Security.

Also, Keep update MW2 or Warzone 2 to latest version if available because Updated version having all bug fixed where were to support team.

After doing all these if you are still not getting 33/38/39 Files Failed to Validate error then either contact support team or wait for next version/ patch of the game.

You can contact support team here: https://support.activision.com/modern-warfare-ii

Fix 1: Install Nvidia drivers Version below or Above 526.47

  • Go to https://www.nvidia.com/en-us/geforce/drivers/.
  • Now, Either download latest version which is higher then 526.47 or check for version below 526.47
  • Tap on “Download” button and After that installation process will begin.
  • Tap on “Custom (Advanced)”.
  • Do “Perform a clean installation”.
  • Now, Follow all the on-screen instructions
  • After that Launch Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2.

Fix 2: Allow MW2 Game in Window Defender

  • Go to Window Settings
  • Go to Privacy & Security
  • Now, Go to Windows Security
  • After that select Virus & threat protection
  • Select Manage ransomware protection
  • After that Allow an app through Controlled folder access
  • Tap on Add an allowed app
  • Browse all apps and add all .exe app including cod.exe in Controlled folder access.

Fix 3: Allow MW2 Game in Windows Security

  • Go to Control Panel
  • Tap on System and Security >
  • Go to Windows Defender Firewall
  • Now, Allow an app or feature through Windows Defender Firewall
  • Browse all apps and add all .exe app including cod.exe in Controlled folder access.

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