Metro Exodus PC Enhanced Edition is finally out. As a radical update to the original game, the PC Enhanced Edition features Ray Tracing, 60 FPS, Field of View options, DLSS 2.0 and more. However, there’re still many gamers reporting that Metro Exodus PC Enhanced Edition keeps crashing on their computers. If you’re experiencing the same issue, you’ve come to the right place. After reading this article, you should be able to fix this issue easily!

Try these fixes

Here’s a list of fixes that have resolved this problem for other gamers. 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. Stop overclocking
  2. Update your graphics drivers
  3. Verify the integrity of game files
  4. Install the latest game patch
  5. Disable in-game overlays
  6. Perform a clean boot

Fix 1: Stop overclocking

Many players would like to try overclocking the CPU or turbo boost the graphics card to gain a better FPS. However, overclocking often crashes the game.

If you’re using the software like MSI Afterburner, AMD Overdrive, GIGABYTE Easy Tune, etc., you may suffer from game crashes.

To reduce the frequency of crashes in Metro Exodus PC Enhanced Edition, you may need reset the CPU or the graphics card to the manufacturer specifications.

Launch the game and see if this issue persists after you stopped overclocking. if the game still crashes, try the next fix, below.

Fix 2: Update your graphics drivers

A corrupted or outdated driver can also be the main culprit behind the game crashing issues. If you haven’t updated your graphics driver for a long time, you should update the graphics driver to see it solves the crashing issue. If you don’t have the time, patience or skills to update the driver manually, you can do it automatically with Driver Easy.

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 steps (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.
    Scan now
  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 Click Update All to automatically download and install the correct version of all the drivers that are missing or out of date on your system (this requires the Pro version – you’ll be prompted to upgrade when you click Update All).
    update graphics driver using Driver Easy

    Note: You can do it for free if you like, but it’s partly manual.
  4. Restart your computer for the changes to take effect.
The Pro version of Driver Easy comes with full technical support. If you need assistance, please contact Driver Easy’s support team at support@drivereasy.com

Restart Metro Exodus PC Enhanced Edition to see if you fixed the crashing issue. If yes, congratulations!

If the issue persists, try the next fix, below.

Fix 3: Verify the integrity of game files

Corrupted game files could also trigger game crashing issues. If it’s the case, you may need to verify if there’s an integrity issue with the game files.

You can use the Steam client to verify and repair the game files. Here’s how to do it:

  1. Launch Steam and go to your LIBRARY, then right click on Metro Exodus game title and click Properties….
    Steam game properties
  2. Click LOCAL FILES > Verify integrity of game files…. Wait a few minutes for Steam to validate the files of the game. 
    verify the integrity of game files

Restart Metro Exodus PC Enhanced Edition to check if this fix stops the crashes. If not, try the next fix, below.

Fix 4: Install the latest game patch

4A Games, the developer of Metro Exodus PC Enhanced Edition, releases regular game patches to fix bugs and improve gaming performance. It’s possible that a recent patch has caused the game crash issue, and that a new patch is required to fix it.

If a patch is available, it will be detected by Steam, and the latest game patch will be automatically downloaded and installed when you launch the game.

Run Metro Exodus PC Enhanced Edition again to see if the game crahes. If it didn’t work, or there was no new game patch available, move on to next fix, below.

Fix 5: Disable in-game overlays

In-game overlays is handy, however, sometimes they may intefere with the game and even introduces compatibility issues, which may crash the game.

Some gamers has proved that turning of the in-game overlay would reduce the chance of game crashing issues. If you’re the in-game overlay, just disable it to see if the crashing issue persists.

There’re many apps that support overlay features. Here I’ll take the Steam Overlay as an example to show you how to turn the in-game overlay off in Steam:

  1. Launch Steam and go to your LIBRARY, then right click on Metro Exodus game title and click Properties….
    Steam game properties
  2. In the GENERAL section, Uncheck Enable Steam Overlay while in-game.
    Disable the Steam Overlay

If you’re useing other apps with overlay features, such as Discord, Nvidia GeForce Experience, Twitch, etc., make sure you’ve disabled the in-game overlay in those apps feature before you restart the game.

See if Metro Exodus PC Enhanced Edition crashes after you disabled all the in-game overlays. If this issue persists, try the next fix, below.

Fix 6: Perform a clean boot

Metro Exodus PC Enhanced Edition may crash if it conflicts with another application on your PC. If don’t know which application conflicts with the game, it’s necessary to perform a clean boot.

To perform a clean boot, you need to disable the startups and services of all the 3rd party software on your PC first, then restart Windows OS and run the game to see if it crashes.

If the game runs normally, then you need to enable those startups and services of 3rd party software one by one to find out the software that conflicts with the game.

To perform a clean boot, just follow the steps below:

  1. On your keyboard, press the Windows logo key and R at the same time to open the Run Dialog. Type msconfig and press Enter to open the System Configuration window.
  2. Navigate to the Services tab, check Hide all Microsoft services and then click Disable all.
  3. Select the Startup tab and click Open Task Manager.
  4. On the Startup tab in Task Manager, for each startup item, select the item and then click Disabled.
  5. Go back to the System Configuration window and click OK.
  6. Click Restart to restart your PC.

Restart your PC and run Metro Exodus PC Enhanced Edition to check if the game crashes. If not, you need to open the System Configuration window again and enable services and applications one by one until you find the problematic software. After enabling each startup service, you need to restart Windows OS to apply the changes.

Once you find out the software that crashes your game, you may need to close or uninstall it before you launch Metro Exodus PC Enhanced Edition.


Hopefully, this article helped you fix the game crashing issue in Metro Exodus PC Enhanced Edition. If you have any questions or suggestions on this issue, you’re more than welcome to leave us a comment below. Thanks for reading!

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