According to some users, Hades keeps crashing or freezing on their Windows 11/10 computers. As the user reports, on some occasions, the game crashes at startup, whereas, sometimes, it freezes during gameplay and then crashes. Whichever scenario is applicable in your case, there is a solution for you in this article.
Fix Hades keeps crashing or freezing on Windows PC
If Hades keeps crashing or freezing on your computer, use the solutions mentioned in this post to resolve the issue.
- Disable all the background processes before launching the game
- Disable Steam Overlay
- Change the game’s Launch Option
- Verify game files
- Update Graphics Drivers
- Install the latest version of DirectX and Microsoft C++ Redistributable.
Let us talk about them in detail.
1] Disable all the background processes before launching the game
Take this as a general suggestion rather than a solution, the first thing you should do is check if there are ton of apps running in the background. To do the same, open Task Manager, and check the Processes tab. If there are a lot of apps running in the background taking a lot of your resources, right-click on each of them and then select End Task. Once you are sure that no resource-hogging app is running in the background, launch your game and see if you can notice the performance gains.
2] Disable Steam Overlay
For some users, the issue is caused merely by the fact that Steam Overlay is working on top of the game. This is pretty understandable as Steam Overlay is not compatible enough to run alongside all the games. To disable Steam Overlay, follow the prescribed steps.
- Open Steam.
- Click on Steam > Settings.
- Click on the In-Game tab and untick Enable the Steam Overlay while in-game.
- Finally, click Ok and close the Settings window.
Now, you can launch your game and see if the issue is resolved.
3] Change the game’s Launch Option
One of the most common causes of this issue is the sound engine of the game. To fix the issue in this case, we need to set a different Launch Option. Follow the prescribed steps to do the same.
- Open Steam and go to your Library.
- Right-click on the game and select Properties.
- Make sure that you are on the General tab.
- In the Launch Option field, type /AllowVoiceBankStreaming=false.
- Close Steam Settings after making appropriate changes.
Finally, launch the game and see if the issue is resolved.
4] Verify game files
Hades may also crash if your game files are corrupted. Now, there could be various factors leading to the corruption of these files, but to fix this, we are going to deploy the Steam tool to repair these files. To do the same, follow the prescribed steps.
- Launch the Steam app.
- Click on the Library tab.
- Right-click on Hades and then select Properties.
- Click on Local Files > Verify integrity of game files.
- Launch Epic Games
- Go to your Library.
- Click on the three dots next to Hades and then click on Verify.
After scanning and repairing game files, check if the issue is resolved.
5] Update Graphics Drivers
If you are running on an older version of your GPU driver, there is a chance that it is not compatible with the game. Also, there can be bugs in your GPU driver that can only be resolved by updating. Whatever the case is, keeping your Graphics drivers up-to-date is good practice. To do the same, follow any of the mentioned methods.
- Download and install Windows Optional and Driver Updates from Windows Settings.
- Launch the Device Manager to update your driver.
- Download the latest version of the GPU driver from the manufacturer’s website.
- Use one of the mentioned freeware to update your drivers.
Hopefully, this will do the trick for you.
6] Install the latest version of DirectX and Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable
Both DirectX and Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable are required to run your game. They provide an environment for the game to run. More often than not, these tools are preinstalled on your system, or get added during the installation processes of the game. However, sometimes, they get deleted or don’t get updated for a long time forcing the game to crash or have performance issues. Either way, our best bet is to install the latest version of DirectX and Microsoft C++ Redistributable. After updating the drivers, check if the issue is resolved.
Hopefully, these solutions will resolve the issue for you.
System Requirements to install Hades
Make sure that your computer meets the following recommended system requirements to run Hades.
- Operating System: Windows 7 SP1 or later
- Processor: Dual Core 3.0 GHz+
- Memory: 8 GB RAM
- Graphics: 2GB VRAM / DirectX 10+ support
- Storage: 20 GB of available space
If your computer matches the system requirements mentioned above, Hades should run perfectly fine on your computer.
Read: Fix Game Stuttering with FPS drops in Windows
Why does my PC freeze when a game crashes?
It is pretty normal for a PC to freeze when a game crashes; usually, a game will crash when a tremendous amount of load is put on your CPU, Memory, or/and GPU, so the system takes a little time to adjust itself, and all its components. However, if your computer freezes when you close an app, then check the post to resolve this issue.
Why does game keep crashing on PC?
There are a ton of games released in a year, and it is not possible for the developer to optimize them on all the computers with different specs and manufacturers. This lack of optimization is one of the most common reasons why a game would crash on your computer. Also, before downloading a game, we recommend you read the system requirements. You can check our post to know more reasons why a game crashes on your computer, along with remedies.
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