If you're looking to fix V Rising crashing on your PC, then this is the guide for you.
As a brand new game, V Rising is riddled with bugs and errors. Even if you somehow manage to get past the annoying V Rising server error, the clan is full error, or authentication error and actually start playing the game, there are chances that it will crash.
If V Rising crashing is disconcerting to you, fret not! The good news is that we're here to help you fix V Rising crashing on your PC. Let's get you back in the game!
How To Fix V Rising Crashing On PC
V Rising crashing on your PC isn't just a one-off error. It's actually a common occurrence when playing the game. For some gamers, it runs fine for about 15-20 minutes and then crashes to the desktop. While for others, it crashes on launch to a black screen then it reboots their PC.
If you are one of the unlucky ones who experience a crashing issue with V Rising, you can follow our troubleshooting tips to get rid of the issue once and for all. Assuming that your PC meets the system requirements for the game, let's get into fixes.
But before we begin, make sure your Windows, graphic drivers, Direct X and Steam client are up-to-date.
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Install the latest patch
The developers released Patch 0.5.41448 for the V Rising game on May 25, 2022. This patch includes fixes to several bugs and errors that had been reported by the players. Install the latest update and see if the issue is fixed.
Run as administrator
When you run the game as an administrator, the program is launched with the original unrestricted access token. It means the program will be able to perform some actions that it wouldn’t normally do otherwise. Oftentimes, it will fix the issue.
Disable Steam Overlay
Some reports have suggested that disabling the Steam Overlay can fix this issue. Disabling the Steam Overlay can certainly give you a much-needed improvement in average FPS. To do that:
- Launch Steam client
- Click on Library and right-click on V Rising
- Select Properties and uncheck Enable the Steam Overlay while in-game.
Terminate third-party programs
You may have many third-party programs running in the background that are using your computer resources. Programs like Discord, Chrome, and Firefox consume too much of your memory, so it would be a good idea to terminate them all. Also, give V Rising high priority via Task Manager.
Limit your FPS via the NVIDIA Control Panel
NVIDIA Control Panel allows you to cap your PC’s framerates either for all games on your PC or just for specific games. This reduces screen tearing in games and saves battery power. To set a maximum FPS:
- Right-click on the desktop area and select NVIDIA Control Panel.
- Select Manage 3D Settings under 3D Settings on the left side of the window.
- Click the Program Settings tab at the top of the list of settings.
- Under Select a program to customize, choose V Rising.
- Look for the Max Frame Rate option, and set it to 60.
Don't overclock your GPU
While in theory overclocking your computer can boost performance, on occasion it can do the opposite, as well as damage your hardware. If you are experiencing crashes when you start a dedicated server, this fix will definitely help. You can also try lowering the performance settings on the game, to see whether this resolves the issue.
Verify the integrity of game files
It is possible that corrupted or damaged game files are causing the game to crash. If that's the case, you can compare the files on your computer with the ones on the Steam servers to see if they match. To do that:
- Right-click on the game in your Library and select Properties.
- Then, select LOCAL FILES from the left pane and select Verify integrity of game files...
- Wait for the process to complete. Once completed, launch the game and see if the issue persists.
If the problem still exists, you can try the nuclear option, which is to uninstall and reinstall the game. If none of these fixes works, then reach out to the developers for further help and advice. You can either contact them on Twitter or send a mail to email@example.com.