As the latest addition to Guilty Gear Series, Guilty Gear Strive is no doubt a successful fighting video game since it was released. However, many players have reported that this game crashes either at launch or in-game. In this article, we will show you how to fix Guilty Gear Strive Crashing on PC.

Try these fixes:

You don’t need to try them all. Just walk your way from the top down until you find the one that works for you.

  1. Verify the integrity of the game files
  2. Update your graphics driver
  3. Perform a clean boot 
  4. Try different launch options
  5. Uninstall and reinstall the game

Fix 1: Verify the integrity of the game files

Sometimes the corrupted or missing files might cause the Guilty Gear Strive to crash. To fix this issue, we can go to Steam to verify the integrity of your game’s files. Here’s how to do it:

  1. Launch Steam.
  2. Go to your LIBRARY, right-click Guilty Gear Strive and select Properties….
  3. Select the LOCAL FILES tab, then click Verify integrity of game files….
  4. Wait a few minutes for Steam to verify the game’s files. 

After doing this, launch Guilty Gear Strive again to see if it fixes the problem.

If not, go ahead and try the next fix.

Fix 2: Update your graphics driver

If Guilty Gear Strive keeps crashing while in-game, it’s likely that your graphics driver is faulty or outdated. To see if that’s the case for you, you should update your drivers. There are two ways you can try.

Manually: You need to find the model of your graphics card and visit the manufacturer’s website(NVIDIA, AMD or Intel). Be sure to choose only drivers that are compatible with your Windows version.

Automatically(Recommended): If you don’t have the time, patience or computer skills, you can do it automatically with Driver Easy

Driver Easy is a useful tool that can 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 be troubled by the wrong driver you would be downloading, and you don’t need to worry about making a mistake when installing. Driver Easy handles it all.

  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 Click Update All to automatically download and install the correct version of all the drivers that are missing or out of date on your system.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 which comes with full support and a 30-day money-back guarantee. You’ll be prompted to upgrade when you click Update All. If you don’t want to upgrade to the Pro version, you can also update your drivers with the FREE version. All you need to do is to download them one at a time and manually install them.)

Once you’ve updated your graphics driver, restart your computer and launch Guilty Gear Strive again. 

If the game still crashes, don’t worry, try the next fix.

Fix 3: Perform a clean boot 

A clean boot is often used to diagnose and troubleshoot software conflicts issues. To perform a clean boot means starting your computer only with a minimal set of drivers and startup programs. Then you can identify if there are any conflicts between your game and another program. To do so:

  1. On your keyboard, press the Windows logo key and type System Configuration, then click Open from the list of results.
  2. In the System Configuration window, click the Services tab, check Hide all Microsoft services.
  3. Uncheck all the services EXCEPT those belong to your video card or sound card manufacturer, such as Realtek, AMD, NVIDIA and Intel. Then click OK to save the changes.
  4. Select the Startup tab and click Open Task Manager.
  5. In the pop-up window, for each startup item, select the item and then click Disable.
  6. Close Task Manager.
  7. Go back to the System Configuration window and click OK.
  8. Restart your computer.

After restarting your computer, launch the Guilty Gear Strive to see if it crashes.

If the game doesn’t crash, you need to open the System Configuration window to enable services one by one until you find the problematic software. Then you need to restart your computer to apply the changes.

Once you find out the problematic program that causes the game to crash, you just need to uninstall it to avoid game crashing issues in the future.

If the game still crashes after you disabled all the programs and services, try the next fix.

Fix 4: Try different launch options

To launch the game with different launch options has been proven to be another useful way to fix crashing issues. For example, we can add the console command “-d3d11” to force the game to run on DirectX 11. Or we can add the console command “-nohmd” to launch the game with no head-mounted display, so it won’t need to boot up SteamVR. Here’s how to do it:

  1. Open your Steam Library. Right-click Guilty Gear Strive and select Properties….
  2. On the General tab you’ll find the LAUNCH OPTIONS section. In the blank text box, type “-nohmd” or “-d3d11”.

  3. Close the game’s Properties window.

 Now you can launch Guilty Gear Strive again to see if it fixes the crashing issue.

If not, try the next fix.

Fix 5: Uninstall and reinstall the game

If none of the fixes above resolve the Guilty Gear Strive crashing issue, you can try reinstalling the game as a last resort. Here’s how to do it:

  1. Open your Steam Library. Right-click Guilty Gear Strive and select Manage, then click Uninstall.
  2. Click Uninstall again to confirm that you want to delete its files.
  3. Wait a few minutes to uninstall the game.
  4. Reinstall the game.

After Guilty Gear Strive successfully reinstalls, you can begin playing the game again. This time Guilty Gear Strive should run fine.


That’s all about how to fix the Guilty Gear Strive crashing issue. Hopefully this post helped. If you have further questions, please feel free to contact us.

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