Outer Worlds – Game Keeps On Crashing – The Outer Worlds has been out for a few hours, I’ve been playing it. The world is beautiful, the RPG tone has been set correctly, there are a lot of things to do. Huge story mode and the best part, the stupid choices that we can make.
As expected the game is not perfect and has its flaws, for some, it’s lagging, some are encountering the game pass error and some are not even able to play. The game has only been announced so fixes might take a few more hours, the developers are looking into the problems. Expect a hotfix to be released soon, which should take care of all these issues.
The Outer Worlds – Game Keeps On Crashing Fix
While trying to launch the game, I had three instances of crashing on my Ryzen 1600 with 1080ti.
- Ryzen 1600 with 1080ti – Crashed on Character Loading Screen
- 8700 with Nvidia RTX 2060 – Crashes right after launching the game
- i5 9600 with Nvidia RTX 2060 Super – Unable to get past the title screen
There are two ways you can fix this
Start with capping your FPS to 60. Someone in the comment section had success with doing this. If you are facing crashing issue in the last mission of the game, shoot the enemies while standing outside the door. Don’t enter until all enemies are eliminated.
Method 1 – Turn off Overclocking
If you’re facing the crashing issue with your game, then I’d recommend you to check for any overclocking related apps running. 9 out of 10 times, the problem is caused by MSI Afterburner or the Zotac Firestorm. Turning them off or toning down the overclocking settings should fix the problem.
There are videos on YouTube that you can check if you are having trouble turning any of these things off.
Method 2 – Reinstall The Game
Reinstalling the game fixed the issue for me in one instance where there was no overclocking involved. You can check if it works for you.
If both of these are not working for you then I’d recommend you wait for the hotfix that the developers will be pushing. It might take a few hours or days, but we don’t really have any other option apart from waiting. Seems like this is only happening with the Xbox game pass owners.