Rocket League constantly crashes on your computer? You’re not alone! Many players are reporting it. But the good news is that you can fix it. Check the solutions below.

Why does Rocket League crash? 

A faulty graphics driver, outdated game version, improper in-game settings, and low RAM–these are the most common causes of game crashing issues. Also, running multiple programs on your computer at the same time can cause your game to fail… but don’t worry. You can fix it. Here is a list of fixes that have proved useful to many players.

How to fix Rocket League crashing issues?

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

  1. Meet the minimum system requirements
  2. Restart your computer
  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. Run your game in compatibility mode
  9. Change the power settings on your PC
  10. Reinstall your game and/or Steam

Fix 1: Meet the minimum system requirements

The minimum system requirements need to be met for Rocket League to run correctly on your PC; otherwise, you’ll need to play the game on another computer.

Here are the minimum system requirements to run Rocket League:
OS: Windows 7 or Newer
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

Follow the instructions below to view your computer hardware information:

1) On your keyboard, press the Windows logo key and R at the same time to invoke the Run dialog.

2) Type dxdiag and click OK.

3) Check your operating system, processor and memory.

4) Click the Display tab, and then check your graphics card’s information.

Make sure your computer meets the requirements, then move to the next fix.

Fix 2: Restart your computer

Some programs on your computer might conflict with Rocket League or Steam, causing your game to crash frequently. In this case, the quickest fix to try is performing a reboot on your PC. Then, relaunch your game to test your issues.

If your problem still exists after the reboot, read on and try fix 3, below.

Fix 3: Run your game as an administrator

Steam sometimes may not be able to access certain game files on your computer under normal user mode, which could be the culprit of the Rocket League crash issue.

To see if that’s the problem 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 crashes again, then go ahead with the next fix.

Fix 4: Update your graphics driver

One of the most common causes of the Rocket League crashing issue is an outdated or faulty graphics driver. It’s essential that you have the latest correct graphics driver at all times.

There are two ways you can get the right driver for your graphics card:

Option 1 – Manually– You’ll need some computer skills and patience to update your drivers this way, because you need to find exactly the right the driver online, download it and install it step by step.

OR

Option 2 – Automatically (Recommended)– This is the quickest and easiest option. It’s all done with just a couple of mouse clicks – easy even if you’re a computer newbie.

Option 1 – Download and install the driver manually

The manufacturer of your graphics product keeps updating drivers. To get the latest graphics driver, you need to go to the manufacturer website, find the drivers corresponding with your specific flavor of Windows version (for example, Windows 32 bit) and download the driver manually.

Once you’ve downloaded the correct drivers for your system, double-click on the downloaded file and follow the on-screen instructions to install the driver.

Option 2 – Automatically update your graphics drivers

If you don’t have the time, patience or computer skills to update the graphics driver manually, you can do it automatically 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:

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 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.

Fix 5: Delete the game cache files

The Rocket League crashing issue occurs when certain cache files are corrupted. If that’s the problem for you, you should delete the game cache files. 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) Wait for Steam to detect and fix any corrupted game files automatically.

Relaunch your game after the process is complete. If your game still crashesunfortunately, try the fix below.

Fix 7: Run your game with default settings

The improper in-game setting could also be the culprit of 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: Run your game in compatibility mode

Some Windows updates may not be compatible with Rocket League, causing it to crash constantly. Try running your game in compatibility mode to see if it can fix your problem. Here is how to do it:

1) Right-click the Rocket League icon, then select Properties.

2) Click the Compatibility tab. Then check the box next to Run this program in compatibility mode for.

3) Click the list box below to select Windows 8, then click OK.

4) Relaunch your game to check if your issue had been resolved.

If your game crashes again under Windows 8 mode, repeat steps 1 – 3 and select Windows 7 from the list box.

If your issue still exists, check the fix, below.

Fix 9: Change the power settings on your PC

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’s 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.

Now, check if you can run Rocket League without crashing. If the issue persists, then go ahead with the next fix.

Fix 10: 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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