Helldivers 2 offers an immersive gameplay experience and this third-person shooter has quickly become famous due to its varied features. As a Helldiver, your character will have to face several challenges and defeat numerous aliens, robots, and enemies. Apart from this, players can also take advantage of the multiplayer mode and join their friends on this intergalactic adventure. You will have to ensure that you and your squad members complete all the different missions you are assigned in order to progress through the game.
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However, due to continued crashing and freezing, PC players are not able to completely enjoy all these aspects of the game. Either the screen will be stuck and the game freezes for a long period of time, or the game resumes back after a few seconds. These issues can cause a lot of frustration among players, especially if you are playing with your friends. In order to avoid this from happening, here are some troubleshooting steps you can use to fix this error.
How to Fix Helldivers 2 Crashing on PC
Run the Game as an Administrator
To do this, firstly, launch Steam. Go to the Library section, and look for Helldivers 2. Once you have found it, right-click on the game and select the ‘Manage‘ option. Now click on ‘Browse local files‘. Once the game files open up, go into the ‘Bin‘ folder, from here, right-click on Helldivers 2 and go to ‘Properties‘.
Click on the ‘Compatibility‘ tab, under the Settings section, and check the box beside ‘Run this program as an administrator‘. Select the ‘Apply‘ option and then click on ‘OK‘. Launch the game and check if the issue still exists.
Disable Steam Input
To complete this process, launch Steam and go to the Library section, once again. Now right-click on the game and select the ‘Properties‘ option. Under the Controller tab, look for the ‘Disable Steam Input‘ option and click on it. Launch Helldivers 2 and check if the crashing error has been fixed, as most of the players have reported that this option helped them eradicate this problem.
Update Graphic Drivers
Apart from Windows, you should also check if you have any pending graphic driver updates. If you have the dedicated desktop app of the graphics card you use, the latest versions will be installed automatically. You can also visit the website (Nvidia and AMD) and download any pending updates. Once this is complete, check and see if the freezing issue is resolved.
Install game updates
Since there have been a number of bugs and glitches since the release, the developers have already released updates. As a result, make sure you have downloaded any pending updates, as the error you are facing might be patched after you have installed the latest game update.
Wait for the developers to address and fix the error
Arrowhead Game Studios is making it a point to address and patch all the bugs that have been reported by the players. Therefore, there is a chance that the developers will soon release an update that will also help the PC user to fix this crashing problem they have been facing.
This is everything you need to know if your game keeps crashing while using your PC. Since you are interested in learning more about Helldivers 2, check out how you can change difficulty and matchmaking privacy. Also, find out how you can get emotes and Super Credits, right here on Gamer Tweak.