Last Updated on May 29, 2022
V Rising, the new survival game, is now out. The game is developed and published by Stunlock Studious. V Rising is a survival action game where you play as a vampire in an unforgiving world. According to the devs, the game has both PvE and PvP elements and a lot more upcoming content.
Gamers are not strangers to Performance issues and crashing in new titles, especially during launch. However, most of these issues are taken care of within a few hours or days, depending on the developers. Our guide today will focus on fixing crashing issues in V Rising.
First and foremost, make sure that your computer meets the minimum system requirements for the game you’re playing. If your computer is outdated or doesn’t have a powerful enough graphics card, you will likely experience crashes. Once you have crossed that out, let’s move on to some traditional fixes.
How To Fix Crashing in V Rising
Update Graphics Drivers
Next, make sure that your drivers are up-to-date. Outdated drivers can cause all sorts of problems, including game crashes. You can check for driver updates by visiting your device manufacturer’s website.
When you play a video game or watch a movie, the graphics card is responsible for displaying the images on your screen. If your graphics card isn’t working correctly, you may experience lag, or the images may not be shown correctly. Updating your graphic drivers can help increase your performance and fix any display issues you may be experiencing.
I have seen people reporting crashes from time to time, and it turns out they haven’t updated their Graphics drivers for a while. You can easily update your graphic drivers by heading to the official websites:
- Go here for Nvidia Drivers Download
- Go here for AMD Drivers Download
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 not clear 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 while overclocking, your system may still be unstable and could crash at any time.
Install Visual C++ Redistributables
Visual C++ redistributable is a software component installed on a computer to run applications developed with Visual C++. Updating or installing this has helped solve the crashing issues in multiple games we covered earlier.
You can download Visual C++ Redistributable Runtimes All-in-One from here. Unzip the file and launch “install_all.bat” as Administrator.
Tone Down Settings
If you’re experiencing crashes while playing V Rising, you may need to tone down your settings. Many games have minimum system requirements to prevent crashes and other issues. Checking your system requirements before purchasing a game is always a good idea.
Lowering your graphics settings can also improve your game’s performance. This is especially true for laptops and older PCs. By reducing the quality of your graphics, you can achieve better framerates and a smoother gaming experience.
Not all graphics settings need to be lowered to improve performance. You may get away with disabling or reducing the quality of only a few settings. Experiment with different combinations until you find the best balance between graphics quality and performance for you.
Verify Game Files on Steam
There may be times when your game files on Steam get corrupted. This can cause the game not to work properly or not work at all. To fix this, you need to verify the game files. This process will scan through the game files and fix any corrupted ones. To do this, follow these steps:
- Open Steam and click on the Library tab.
- Right-click on V Rising and select Properties.
- Click on the Local Files tab and click on the Verify Integrity of Game Files… button.
Steam will start verifying the game files and will fix any corrupted ones it finds.
This section will cover methods to disable discord, steam and origin overlays.
If you are using Discord like me, I’d recommend you change a few things. One such thing is discord overlay; it’s not something you need at all times. I use a two-monitor setup, so the overlay is useless for me. It is also known to cause FPS drops.
Disable in-game Discord Overlay
- Open Discord
- Go to Overlay under App Settings
- Click on the “Enable in-game overlay”; this will turn it off.
Disable Steam Overlay
Steam overlay is a feature that allows you to view information about the game while in-game. It also allows you to access the Steam community and chat with other players. If you do not want to use the Steam overlay, you can disable it. To disable the Steam overlay:
- Open the Steam client and click on the “Steam” menu at the top left of the window.
- Select “Settings”.
- In the “Settings” window, select “In-Game”.
- Under “In-Game”, uncheck the box next to “Enable Steam Overlay while In-Game”.
- Click on “OK” to save your changes.
Add V Rising to Windows Firewall Exception
Windows Firewall is known to cause game crashing for some players. This problem often goes unnoticed by the developers of the games, as they can’t test their games on every possible operating system and configuration. Players with this issue are advised to add the game as an exception or disable the firewall during gameplay.
To add V Rising as an exception:
- Open Search in Windows
- Type “Firewall” and select “Firewall and Network protection”
- Click on “Allow an app through firewall.”
- A new window will open up, listing the Allowed apps and features
- Locate “V Rising” and click on both Private and Public checkboxes.
Fix Drive Errors using Windows CHKDSK Utility
A CHKDSK scan, also known as a disk check, is a process that scans your computer’s hard drive for errors. The scan can take a while to complete, but it’s worth ensuring your computer is running smoothly. If you’re experiencing problems with your computer, a CHKDSK scan may be able to fix them.
To run a CHKDSK scan on Windows 10
- Go to the Start menu and type “cmd.”
- Right-click on the “Command Prompt” option and select “Run as Administrator.”
- Type “chkdsk C: /r” in the command prompt window and press Enter. Without quotes, obviously.
You may be asked to enter your administrator password. The CHKDSK scan will begin automatically.
The recent couple updates were weird and broke a lot of games, to fix those issues, Windows has already pushed out hotfixes and you can download them right away. If you are running an older version of Windows, I’d recommend you download the updated version.
There was also an update that caused windows to use up a lot of RAM for its search bar’s function called Cortana. This also has been fixed, you just have to update.
Why Should You Update Windows?
One of the main reasons to update Windows is for performance enhancements. With every new update, Microsoft improves the speed and efficiency of the operating system. For example, with the release of Windows 10, Microsoft made several changes to improve performance, including faster startup times and improved graphics processing.
Another reason to update Windows is for security enhancements. Each new update includes security patches and fixes that help protect your computer from malicious software and hackers. For example, the Windows 10 Anniversary Update included several security enhancements, including a new feature called Windows Hello that allows you to sign in to your computer using facial recognition.
As mentioned before, most of these are not fixes exclusive to V Rising. These traditional methods work most of the time whenever there are issues such as crashing in games.
These are all the ways using which you can fix crashing in V Rising Game. If you are still facing problems, it is recommended that you contact the developers or maybe find out if this is a game-specific problem.