- Mouse lag in Black Ops Cold War can occur due to various reasons, but there are several methods that you can use to fix this issue.
- Disabling certain mouse pointer settings could feasibly fix mouse lag issues for some players.
- Adjusting report rate settings and updating your drivers is another way to fix this problem.
- You can also fix Cold War mouse stutter by adjusting your mouse settings accordingly.
Quite a few COD: Black Ops players have reported mouse input issues. Some players have posted on forums about mouse lag for Black Ops Cold War.
How can I fix mouse lag for Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War?
1. Update mouse and graphics card drivers
First, try updating mouse and GPU drivers with driver updater software. Driver updater software will show you if there are more up-to-date drivers for your mouse and graphics card available.
Then you can quickly download and install the latest drivers with the driver updater utility.
Some of the most common Windows errors and bugs are a result of old or incompatible drivers. The lack of an up-to-date system can lead to lag, system errors or even BSoDs.To avoid these types of problems, you can use an automatic tool that will find, download, and install the right driver version on your Windows PC in just a couple of clicks, and we strongly recommend DriverFix. Here’s how to do it:
- Download and install DriverFix.
- Launch the application.
- Wait for DriverFix to detect all your faulty drivers.
- The software will now show you all the drivers that have issues, and you just need to select the ones you’d liked fixed.
- Wait for DriverFix to download and install the newest drivers.
- Restart your PC for the changes to take effect.
Drivers will no longer create any problems if you download and use this powerful software today.
Disclaimer: this program needs to be upgraded from the free version in order to perform some specific actions.
2. Adjust Black Ops’ mouse settings
- Launch the Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War game.
- Open the settings screen within Black Ops.
- Select the Keyboard and Mouse tab shown directly below.
- Set the Mouse Filter and Mouse Acceleration values to 0.
- Disable the Mouse Smoothing setting if it’s not already.
- Experiment with different Sensitivity bar values to see if you can reduce mouse lag with that option.
After making these adjustments, check if mouse lag is gone in Black Ops Cold War.
3. Disable the Realtek Audio process
- Right-click the taskbar to select Task Manager on its context menu.
- Scroll down the Processes tab to Realtek HD Audio Manager.
- Select Realtek HD Audio Manager, and click the End task button.
- If your PC has a NVIDIA High Definition Audio Manager process, right-click that and select End task.
- Then exit Task Manager.
4. Plug your mouse in a different USB port
Plug your mouse into a different USB port on your desktop or laptop. If you have other non-essential USB devices plugged in to your PC, such as flash drive or camera, unplug all of them.
Plug your mouse into a USB 2.0 port if it’s currently connected with a USB 3.0 slot.
5. Disable the USB power-saving mode
- Click the magnify button on Windows 10’s taskbar to open a search box.
- Type the keyword Control Panel into the search box.
- Then click the Control Panel search result.
- Click Device Manager in the Control Panel window.
- Double-click Universal Serial Bus controllers to expand that category.
- Double-click USB Root Hub to open its properties window.
- Select the Power Management tab in the snapshot directly below.
- Then deselect the Allow this computer to turn off this device to save power checkbox.
- Press the OK button to exit the window.
Start the game again and check if the mouse lag still appears in Black Ops Cold War.
6. Disable mouse pointer options
- First, open the Control Panel as outlined for the first three steps of resolution five.
- Select Mouse to open the window in the shot directly below.
- Click the Pointer Options tab.
- Deselect the Enhance pointer precision checkbox if selected.
- Uncheck a selected Display pointer trails checkbox.
- Click the Apply option to save the settings.
- Press the OK button to close the Mouse Properties window.
Note: If you’re utilizing a Logitech mouse, also disable its Smart Move feature. You can disable Smart Move on the Mouse Movement tab within the Logitech SetPoint settings software.
7. Change the mouse’s report rate
- First, open your mouse settings software.
- Open the mouse options within the software.
- Then look for report (or polling) rate sensitivity options within your mouse software like the ones in the screenshot directly below.
- Select a report rate value of 250 or lower.
- Save your selected settings, and close your mouse configuration software.
This is a pretty simple solution, but it might help you fix the mouse lag in Black Ops Cold War.
8. Change the mouse’s batteries
If you’re utilizing a wireless mouse, consider changing its batteries. Replace them with a new, fresh set of brand-name batteries. Make sure the batteries are correctly seated within the mouse.
9. Disable the ATI HotKey Poller service
- Press the Windows and R keyboard keys at the same time to launch the Run accessory.
- Type this command in Run’s text box:
- Click OK to open the Services window.
- Double-click the ATI HotKey Poller service if you can find it. You probably won’t be able to find it if your PC doesn’t have any ATI Catalyst drivers installed.
- Select Disabled on the Startup Type drop-down menu.
- Press the Apply button to save the new setting.
- Click OK to close the ATI HotKey Poller Properties window.
The resolutions above could feasibly resolve mouse lag in Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War and other games for some players.
You can also contact an Activision agent at the Activision Support site if you still need more potential fixes for mouse lag in COD: Black Ops.