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Adept I

Blocky artifacts in reflective surfaces on Cold War.

Hi All,

I am at my wits end here with this strange graphical error which I am experiencing playing call of duty cold war. I have had a 5700 XT and 4 different AIB 6800XTs cards that have all had this exact issue. I have took some screenshots from the map Raid however this issue is effecting many other maps. Its visible on most windows or reflections including water etc. I have done absolutely everything I can think of to try to fix this issue to no avail. It is a LOT worse in game when you are in motion as the square like artifacts are not static and they shift to different positions when you move about on the map.

Please anyone who plays cold war multiplayer with a 5000 or 6000 series graphics card, could you please boot up a private match on raid and check if you are experiencing this issue too. I have asked friends who have Nvidia graphics cards and they don't have this issue and I have also asked friends who are on Xbox and Playstation and they don't have the problem either. Which is leading me to believe that this issue solely happens on AMD graphics cards. I have done/tried the following; 

Cleaned my drive and fresh install of windows.

Reinstalled Cold War, booting the game in D3D11. Re installed shaders.

Removed AMD drivers using DDU. 

Updated my motherboard to the latest version.

Tried all of the amd presets, a manual OC and underclock etc.

Used a DP and HDMI cable. Also tried a different display.

Tried every single graphic setting in the games menu. 

Freesync on/off.

This is pretty much the only game I play at the moment so I cannot test other games however like I have said I have had many amd cards and they have all had this problem. I have also upgraded my cpu and motherboard and power supply so I am pretty sure those aren't the culprit.

If anyone has any ideas or can shed some light on what exactly is this graphics problem I would really appreciate it.

Below are the screenshots;

Raid 1.pngRaid 2.pngRaid 3.png

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Journeyman III

Re: Blocky artifacts in reflective surfaces on Cold War.


I am having the same issue/s. I also get the sky blacking out and random blocks appearing on the screen.

Just changed from an RTX3070 card that had zero issues. Now on a RX 6800 XT, have tried pretty much everything you have. I just ran DDU and uninstalled the game. If this doesn't work I'm taking the card back to where I bought it.

Bit of a joke considering it was almost $2000 AUD.