It’s frustrating when you experience performance or stability problems while playing games on your PC.

Recently, many Rocket League players are reporting that the game crashes or stops responding unexpectedly. This problem might occur for various reasons, such as the faulty graphics driver, outdated game version, improper game settings, low RAM, software conflicts, etc.

But don’t worry. Here is a general guide that can help rule out common issues.

Fixes to try:

You may not have to try them all. Just work your way through the list until you find the one that does the trick for you.

  1. Restart your computer
  2. Check your PC specs
  3. Run your game as an administrator
  4. Update your graphics driver
  5. Delete the game cache files
  6. Verify the integrity of your game files
  7. Run your game with default settings
  8. Change the power settings on your PC
  9. Reinstall your game and/or Steam

Fix 1: Restart your computer

Sometimes a game can crash or stop responding because of a temporary issue that you can fix by restarting your device.

If your problem persists after the reboot, read on and try Fix 2, below.

Fix 2: Check your PC specs

Rocket League‘s MINIMUM system requirements:
OS:
 Windows 7
Processor: 2.4 GHz Dual core
Memory: 2 GB RAM
Graphics: NVIDIA GTX 260 or ATI 4850
DirectX: Version 9.0c
Storage: 5 GB available space

The minimum system requirements need to be met for Rocket League to run correctly on your PC. If your game keeps crashing, verify that the device you’re using can run the game without any problems.

If your computer has met the requirements, then move on to the next fix.

Fix 3: Run your game as an administrator

By default, Windows runs programs as a user. This means your game has limited permission to access game files and folders on your PC. To see if that’s the core issue for you, follow the instructions below:

1) If you’re running Steam now, right-click the Steam icon on the taskbar and select Exit.

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2) Right-click the Steam icon and select Run as administrator.

3) Click Yes.

4) Relaunch Rocket League from Steam.

If your game still crashes, then go ahead with the next fix.

Fix 4: Update your graphics driver

One of the most common causes of the game crashing issue is an outdated or faulty graphics driver.

You can update your graphics driver manually, if you’re happy to do them one at a time. But this takes quite a while. Or you can update them all with just a couple of clicks with Driver Easy.

Driver Easy will automatically recognize your system and find the correct drivers for it. You don’t need to know exactly what system your computer is running, you don’t need to risk downloading and installing the wrong driver, and you don’t need to worry about making a mistake when installing.

You can update your drivers automatically with either the FREE or the Pro version of Driver Easy. But with the Pro version it takes just 2 clicks (and you get full support and a 30-day money back guarantee):

1) Download and install Driver Easy.

2) Run Driver Easy and click the Scan Now button. Driver Easy will then scan your computer and detect any problem drivers.

3) Click the Update button next to the graphics driver to automatically download the correct version of that driver, then you can manually install it. Or click Update All to automatically download and install the correct version of all the drivers that are missing or out of date on your system (this requires the Pro version – you’ll be prompted to upgrade when you click Update All.)

You can do it for free if you like, but it’s partly manual.
If you need assistance, please contact Driver Easy’s support team at support@drivereasy.com.

4) Relaunch Rocket League to test your issue.

If your problem persists, then move on and try the fix below.

Fix 5: Delete the game cache files

The Rocket League crashing issue may occur when one or more game cache files are corrupted. If that’s the problem for you, clearing the game cache files can fix it. Here is how to do it:

1) On your keyboard, press the Windows logo key and E at the same time.

2) Go to Documents > My Games > Rocket League >TAGame.

3) Right-click on Cache and select Delete.

Relaunch Rocket League to see if this helped. If your issue persists, check the fix below.

Fix 6: Verify the integrity of your game files

You may also experience the crashing issue when a certain Rocket League game file is damaged or missing. Try verifying the integrity of your game files to see if that’s the cause of your issue. Here is how to do it:

1) Run Steam client.

2) Click LIBRARY.

3) Right-click Rocket League and select Properties.

4) Click the LOCAL FILES tab, and then click VERIFY INTEGRITY OF GAME FILES.

5) Relaunch your game after the process is complete.

If your game still crashes, try the fix below.

Fix 7: Run your game with default settings

Improper in-game settings could also trigger the Rocket League crashing issue. Try running your game with default settings to see if it works for you. Here is how to do it:

1) Run Steam.

2) Click LIBRARY.

3) Right-click Rocket League and select Properties.

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4) Click SET LAUNCH OPTIONS.

5) Remove any launch options currently shown. 

6) Type -autoconfig, then click OK.

7) Relaunch your game to see if this worked for you.

If this didn’t help, you’ll need to reopen the Launch Options box and clear the launch option. Then, try the fix, below.

Fix 8: Change your PC power settings

The power plan on all computers is set to Balanced by default. Under Balanced mode, your computer sometimes might slow down automatically to save energy, which could lead Rocket League to crash.

To fix it, you need to change your power plan to High performance. Here is how to do it:

1) On your keyboard, press the Windows logo key and type control. Then, click Control panel.

2) Under View by, click Large icons.

3) Select Power Options.

4) Select High Performance.

What are the differences?
Balanced: Balanced automatically adjust your CPU’s speed according to your computer’s need.
High Performance: High Performance mode keeps your PC running at high speeds most of the time. Your computer will generate more heat under this mode.

5) Restart your computer and your game.

If your issue persists, then go ahead with the next fix.

Fix 9: Reinstall your game and/or Steam

If none of the fixes above worked for you, reinstalling your game and/or Steam is very likely the solution to your problem. Follow the instructions below:

Reinstall Rocket League

1) Run Steam.

2) Click LIBRARY.

3) Right-click Rocket League and select Uninstall.

4) Click DELETE.

5) Relaunch Steam to download and reinstall Rocket League.

Hope you can run Rocket League smoothly now. If not, try reinstalling Steam.

Reinstall Steam

1) Right-click the Steam icon and select Open file location.

2) Right-click the steamapps folder and select Copy. Then, place the copy in another location to back it up.

3) On your keyboard, press the Windows logo key and type control. Then, click Control Panel.

4) Under View by, select Category. Then, select Uninstall a program.

5) Right-click Steam, and then click Uninstall. Then, wait for the process to be complete.

6) Download and install Steam.

7) Right-click the Steam icon and select Open file location.

8) Move the backup steamapps folder you create before to your current directory location.

9) Restart Rocket League to test your problem.

Hopefully, this article helped in resolving your issue! If you have any questions or suggestions, please feel free to leave a comment below.

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