New World

New World PC Crashing, Crash at Launch, Not Responding, and Black Screen Fix

The long-awaited video game New World, developed by Amazon Games, is finally here. The beta will start this month of July and will officially release at the end of August 2021. While many players are already enjoying the game, many are reporting that they have been getting a lot of New World crashes, game freeze, and other gameplay issues in the game. If you’re in the same situation, don’t worry, as these New World issues aren’t that hard to fix at all.

How to Fix New World Crashing on PC

Here we compiled the potential solution to your New World crashing-related issues. Just try the recommended steps below until you find a solution that does the trick for you.

Check New World System Requirements

If your New World is crashing a lot on your PC, you have to check if your machine meets the system requirements of the game.

Below, we have listed the full system requirements of New World, including the minimum and recommended specifications.

Minimum System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
  • Processor: Intel Core i5-2400 / AMD CPU with 4 physical cores 3Ghz
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670 2GB / AMD Radeon R9 280 or better
  • DirectX: Version 12

Recommended System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
  • Processor: Intel Core i7-2600K / AMD Ryzen 5 1400
  • Memory: 16 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 / AMD Radeon R9 390X or better
  • DirectX: Version 12

If your machine’s hardware is capable enough to run the game but still crashes, please move to the actual troubleshooting below.

Get the Latest OS and Graphics Update

While the Windows OS has a built-in update feature, there’s a chance that your computer technician has disabled it. So, make sure that you have the latest operating update. Sometimes, video games like New World may encounter glitches, errors, or system failures due to outdated operating systems.

Please also note that modern games require the latest version of graphics drivers. If you haven’t updated your GPU driver yet, feel free to download IObit’s driver booster to automatically fetch and download the latest updates for your computer.

Disable Steam and GeForce Experience Overlay

Steam and Geforce Experience (if you’re using Nvidia) could be the cause of the New World crash. The Steam overlay features a lot of fancy features, such as making in-game purchases, screenshots, and more. If you have these features activated, we highly recommend closing them as they consume a lot of resources on your computer.

How to disable Steam overlay

  1. Open Steam.
  2. Go to Library and right-click New World and select Properties.
  3. Under the General section, uncheck Enable Steam Overlay while in-game tick box.
  4. Re-open New World and see if you’re still getting these crashes.

How to disable GeForce Experience overlay

  1. Open GeForce Experience.
  2. Click the Gear icon on the top right.
  3. Under the General section, toggle the In-Game Overlay button to turn off the feature.
  4. Re-open New World and see if you’re still getting these crashes.

Verify Game Integrity on Steam

Another reason why your New World crashes on launch or during the game is because of the corrupted game files. Game file corruption usually happens during the installation of the game or by forcibly closing the program. Here’s how you can verify the game integrity of New World.

  1. Restart your PC.
  2. Open Steam and go to Library.
  3. On the left side, find New World and right-click then select Properties.
  4. In the Local Files section, click the Verify integrity of game files button.
  5. Wait until the verification process is completed then relaunch the game.

Are you still getting the crashes after doing the steps above? Then let’s proceed to the next step.

Launch New World in Windowed Mode

Running a game in fullscreen consumes a lot of processing resources, which can cause the game to become unresponsive at times. Try launching New World in windowed mode to help your computer process everything.

  1. Open Steam and go to Library.
  2. Right-click New World and select Properties.
  3. In the General section, click the Set Launch Options button.
  4. In the text field, copy the following codes -windowed -noborder
  5. Hit Ok and relaunch the game.

Close Background Running Programs

You may not be aware, but some of the programs installed on your computer are running in the background. These background applications also consume a lot of resources. Closing these unwanted background programs will decrease the processing of your CPU, making it easier to process the New World game.


And that's all for this New World guide. Do you have any suggestions or tips to improve this guide for New World? If yes, then make sure to leave a comment down below. This guide has been made possible by Brian Haynes. You can check him out by simply clicking his name.

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