How To Fix Crashing in Lies of P

Last Updated on September 18, 2023

The mature Gothic world of Lies of P arrives today, but some early players are experiencing crashes on launch. As an action RPG veteran, having Lies of P crash mid-battle would ruin the tense experience.

So, I’ve investigated ways to prevent crashes and instability. Follow my optimization and troubleshooting guide below to slash through Lies of P at launch without crashes or freezes hampering your adventure.

Here are some crash and stability issues players have encountered:

  • Random crashes to the desktop
  • Game freezing
  • Save file corruption

With the right PC tweaks and game settings, you can immerse yourself in Lies of P’s world without crashes disrupting the fun when it hits full release.

How To Fix Crashing in Lies of P

Update Device Drivers & Windows

Updating your graphics drivers and Windows can resolve many game crashes. Head to the official Nvidia and AMD sites to download the latest drivers. Staying up-to-date prevents conflicts with Lies of P or any other game.

Shut down conflicting applications

This is a community recommendation; users have reported that the following software can lead to crashes:

  • iCUE
  • Razer Synapse
  • Armory Crate

These applications are unimportant to me, so I uninstalled them.

Disable Overclocking

In the game crashing fiasco, overclocking is the culprit most of the time. Some players were able to fix this issue by bringing their GPU and CPU to default frequencies. MSI Afterburner and Zotac Firestorm are two popular tools used to overclock GPUs; both of these are known for creating problems for newer titles.

While it is unclear how many players are affected by the crashes, it is a good reminder that overclocking can be dangerous if not done correctly. It’s also worth noting that even if you don’t experience any crashes.

Tone Down Lies of P Game Settings

The game is a demanding title that won’t run well on most PCs; that’s a fact. You can view the complete system requirements on the official Steam Page.

If the tweaks mentioned didn’t work, you should tone down your game settings. I will write about the best settings for the game shortly, which should help you out.

Disable Overlays from Third Party Applications

Third-party applications tinker with the game and can make it unresponsive. If you’re facing problems, disable Discord, and Windows Game Bar, to name a few.


If you use Discord like me, I recommend changing a few things. One such thing is discord overlay; it’s not something you always need. I use a two-monitor setup, so the overlay is useless for me. It is known for causing FPS-related issues.

Disable Hardware Acceleration in Discord

  • Open Discord
  • Click on User Settings > Appearance
  • Click on the Hardware Acceleration radio; this will turn it off.

Disable in-game Discord Overlay

  • Open Discord
  • Go to Overlay under App Settings
  • Click on the “Enable in-game overlay” to turn it off.

Windows Game Bar

  • Click Start > Settings > Gaming
  • On the Game Bar, set “Record game clips, screenshots, and broadcast using Game bar” to off.
  • Now head to the Captures tab and set the “Record the background while I’m playing a game” to Off.
  • You can also test turning Game Mode on or off, one by one.

Scan & Repair Game Files

The last savior is the Scan & Repair module from our favorite Steam Launcher. This can be used to rule out that the game installation is error-free.

For Steam Users:

  1. Open Steam and click on the Library tab.
  2. Right-click on Star Wars and select Properties.
  3. Click on the Local Files tab > Click the “Verify Integrity of Game Files…” button.
  4. Steam will start verifying the game files and fix any corrupted ones.

These were a few traditional tweaks for fixing crashing issues in almost every game. The most notable was “disabling overclocking,” which immediately fixed my problem.

If this article helped you out, please comment below.

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Written by Utkarsh

Utkarsh Bhatt is a certified tech expert and software engineer for a Fortune 500 Company. He was born in 1995, making him one of the oldest members of the team at EFX. Utkarsh loves solving technical issues and is always the first to jump on any problem that needs solving. When he’s not coding or debugging, he enjoys playing video games (especially Super Smash Bros.) and watching cartoons.

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