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New World keeps crashing or freezing on Windows PC [Fixed]

Does New World keep on crashing or freezing on your Windows 11/10 PC? Here is a complete guide that will help you fix New World’s crashes on Windows. New World is a new multiplayer online role-playing game by Amazon Games getting popular amongst gaming enthusiasts. While most are able to enjoy it without any hiccups, several gamers have reported that the game crashes at the startup or in the middle of the game. Sometimes you might get a Fatal Error. However, in most cases, the game exits without any warning. If the same is happening with you, you can try getting rid of it by applying the fixes we have mentioned here.

Why is New World crashing on my computer?

There can be several reasons for Amazon Games’ New World to crash. First and foremost, you should ensure that your PC meets the minimum specifications to play New World. In case it doesn’t, you are likely to experience performance issues and crashes with the game. Here are the minimum and recommended requirements for New World:

New World Minimum 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
Storage: 50 GB available space
DirectX: Version 12
Network: Broadband Internet connection; Internet connection required to play

New World Recommended specifications:

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
Storage: 50 GB available space
DirectX: Version 12
Network: Broadband Internet connection; Internet connection required to play

If your system meets the minimum requirements and it still crashes, here are the possible causes:

  • Broken, corrupted, missing, or damaged game files can be a reason that makes New World crash on your PC. You can try verifying the integrity of game files to counter the issue if the scenario is applicable.
  • Another reason for the same is outdated and faulty GPU drivers. So, make sure you have installed the most recent version of your graphics driver to avoid issues like these while gaming. Along with that, an outdated system can also cause the same, so update your Windows too.
  • Corrupted cache and user data associated with New World can also trigger the same problem. You can try deleting some game files to fix the problem.

New World keeps crashing or freezing on Windows PC

If New World keeps freezings or crashing at startup, on the loading screen, or in the middle of the game on Windows 11/10 PC, then one of these suggestions may help you:

  1. Verify the integrity of game files.
  2. Ensure that your graphics driver is updated.
  3. Make sure your Windows is up to date.
  4. Modify in-game graphics settings.
  5. Increase your VRAM.
  6. Clear certain files associated with the game.

Let us discuss the above solutions in detail now!

1] Verify the integrity of game files

The reason that New World keeps crashing on your PC might be the fact that certain game files are corrupted, damaged, or missing. If you are dealing with broken game files associated with New World, you don’t have to worry. You can fix them up using a dedicated feature in the Steam client. What verifying the game files does is scan for corrupted and missing game files and replace them with good files from their server. Let us check out how you can verify the integrity of New World’s game files.

  1. Firstly, launch the Steam client and click on the LIBRARY menu present at the top.
  2. Now, locate the New World game from the list of your games and right-click on it.
  3. Next, from the appeared context menu, select the Properties option.
  4. After that, go to the LOCAL FILES tab and you will see an option named Verify integrity of game files. Simply tap on this option.
  5. Let the verification process be complete and once done, relaunch the New World game and see if the issue is now resolved.

In case you still encounter the same issue, move on to the next potential fix to resolve the error.

Read: Valorant Crashing Mid Game or on Startup.

2] Ensure that your graphics driver is updated

If you experience constant crashes with New World, it may indicate that your graphics driver is not up-to-date. GPU drivers are in general important for extensive video games. So, make sure that you don’t have outdated or faulty graphics drivers and you update them.

There are multiple modes to update graphics drivers. You can update the graphics driver using the Optional Updates section under Settings > Windows Update > Advanced options. If you like downloading driver updates from the official website of your device manufacturer, you can do that too. Just visit the website, search for drivers with the model name, download the latest drivers, and install them on your PC. One more method to update graphics drivers is to use a free driver updater.

Once you are done updating your GPU drivers, relaunch New World and see if the issue is fixed now. In case you have updated graphics drivers and you still experience crashes with New World, try the next potential fix.

See: Fix Minecraft game has crashed with Exit Code 0.

3] Make sure your Windows is up to date

Along with drivers, you also need to make sure that your system is up to date. You are likely to experience crashes with games and applications if you are on an outdated version of your OS. The new system updates ensure bug fixes and improve system stability and performance. So, install all the available Windows updates by opening the Settings app using Win+I hotkey and going to Windows Update. Then, click on the Check for updates button to scan your system for available updates and then download and install all the updates. Windows will then restart and you can try launching your game and hopefully, it won’t crash now.

Read: Minecraft keeps crashing or freezing.

4] Modify in-game graphics settings

You can also try modifying some in-game graphics settings for New World and see if it fixes the problem for you. Some affected users have reportedly fixed the New World crashes by lowering some in-game graphics settings. You can also try doing the same to resolve the issue. Here are the steps to do that:

  1. Firstly, open the New World game and then click on the gear-shaped icon present at the top-right corner to open up the Settings.
  2. Now, from the left pane, go to the Visuals tab and set options like Object Details, Effects Details, Lighting Details, and more to either Low or Medium.
  3. After that, exit the Settings window and try playing the game. Hopefully, the crashes will be fixed now.

Read: Warframe keeps freezing or crashing on Windows PC.

5] Increase your VRAM

New World recommends 16GB RAM to get the best performance out of the game. You are likely to experience game crashes in case your PC is running out of memory. If the scenario is applicable, you can fix the problem by increasing your virtual memory. For that, you can follow the below steps:

  1. Firstly, open the Run dialog box by pressing Win+R hotkey and then type and enter sysdm.cpl in it which will launch the System Properties window.
  2. Now, go to the Advanced tab and click on the Settings button under the Performance section.
  3. Next, in the new Performance Options dialog window, move to the Advanced tab and tap on the Change button present under the Virtual memory section.
  4. After that, you need to disable the checkbox called Automatically manage paging file size for all drives and then select the Custom size option.
  5. Now, in the Initial size (MB) and Maximum size (MB) fields, enter the needed size and click on the OK button.
  6. Lastly, restart your system and check whether New World stops crashing now.

See: Wolcen Lords of Mayhem crashes and not launching on Windows PC.

6] Clear certain files associated with the game

As per some affected users, the crashes might be caused due to some corrupted games files associated with New World. In that case, you can try clearing certain game files to get rid of the problem. Here are the steps to do that:

  1. Firstly, hit the Win+R hotkey to open the Run dialog box, type %appdata% in the Open field, and press the OK button.
  2. Now, in the opened location, navigate to the AGS > New World folder and open it.
  3. Next, you need to delete the following folder and file from the New World folder:
    savedata folder
    user_preload_settings file
  4. After deleting the above context, relaunch New World and check if the issue is resolved now.

Hope this helps!

Now read: New World High CPU, Memory, GPU usage [Fixed].

New World Keeps Crashing on Windows PC

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