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SnowRunner PC Crashing, Crash at Launch, Not Responding, and Black Screen

The long-awaited video game SnowRunner developed by Saber Interactive has been officially released. However, according to reports, there are lots of players experiencing game crashing at launch or during the gameplay. If you’re in the same situation, don’t worry as these SnowRunner issues aren’t that hard to fix at all.

How to Fix SnowRunner Crashing on PC

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

Check SnowRunner System Requirements

If your SnowRunner 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 SnowRunner, including the minimum and recommended specifications.

Minimum System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 7/8/10 (64-bit)
  • Processor: Intel i3-4130 3.4 GHz / AMD Ryzen 3 2200U 3.4 GHz
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: 2 GB, GeForce GTX 660 / Radeon R9 270

Recommended System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 7/8/10 (64-bit)
  • Processor: Intel i7-8700 3.2 GHz / AMD Ryzen 7 2700 3.2 GHz
  • Memory: 16 GB RAM
  • Graphics: 4 GB, GeForce GTX 970 / Radeon RX 580

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

Get the Latest OS and Graphics Update

While 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 SnowRunner 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. Depending on your hardware, you can get the latest update for your GPU in the links below:

Disable Steam and GeForce Experience Overlay

Steam and Geforce Experience (if you’re using Nvidia) could be the cause of SnowRunner crash. 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 it as it consumes a lot of resources on your computer.

How to disable Steam overlay

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

Verify Game Integrity on Steam

Another reason why your SnowRunner is crashing on launch or during the game is the corrupted game files. Game file corruption usually happened during the installation of the game or forcibly closing the program. Here’s how you can verify the game integrity of SnowRunner.

  1. Restart your PC.
  2. Open Steam and go to Library.
  3. On the left side, find SnowRunner 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 SnowRunner in Windowed Mode

Running a game in fullscreen consumes a lot of processing resources which sometimes result in the game being unresponsive. Try launching SnowRunner in windowed mode to help your computer process everything.

  1. Open Steam and go to Library.
  2. Right-click SnowRunner 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 are also consuming a lot of resources. Closing these unwanted background programs will decrease the process of your CPU, making it easier to process the SnowRunner game.

Conclusion

And that's all for this SnowRunner guide. Do you have any suggestions or tips to improve this guide for SnowRunner? 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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