Beyond The Wire is here and has everything to excite you as a World War 1 title. However, many players reported the random crashing issue just spoiled their gaming experience. If you’re facing the same predicament, don’t worry, as there’re some general fixes you can try.
Before getting started
At the very beginning of our troubleshooting process, we’ll need to take a look at the system requirements of Beyond The Wire and confirm your PC is powerful enough to play the game.
If you have no idea how to check the specs of your PC, please refer to this post: How to find computer specs.
|Windows 10 (64 bit)
|Intel Core i or AMD Ryzen with 4 physical cores
|8 GB RAM
|Geforce GTX 970 or AMD Radeon R9 380 with at least 4 GB of VRAM
|40 GB available space
|Windows 10 (64 bit)
|Intel Core i or AMD Ryzen with 6 physical cores
|16 GB RAM
|Nvidia GTX 1060 or AMD Radeon 570 with at least 6GB of VRAM
|40 GB available space
If your PC is below the required level, you’ll need to upgrade it to play intensive video games like Beyond The Wire. If you’re already equipped with a high-spec rig, then dive into the fixes below.
Try these fixes:
You may not try them all; simply work the way down the list until you find the one that solves your problem.
- Verify integrity of the game files
- Update your device driver
- Close resource-hogging background apps
- Disable Steam overlay
- Lower the in-game graphics settings
Fix 1 – Verify integrity of the game files
Whenever you encounter tricky issues with your Steam game, verifying the integrity should be the first thing to do. This will repair the missing or damaged game files that cause your Beyond The Wire to crash.
1) Launch Steam. Then, click the Library tab.
2) Right-click Beyond The Wire from the game list, and click Properties.
3) Select the Local Files tab, and click Verify Integrity of Game Files.
Wait for a few minutes for the process to complete. Then, relaunch Beyond The Wire to see if the crash persists. If yes, check out more fixes below.
Fix 2 – Update your device driver
An outdated or faulty graphics driver will lead to constant game crashes. If you’re an enthusiastic game lover seeking a smooth and pleasant experience, make sure to update your graphics drivers regularly to keep it in the tip-top shape.
You can get the latest GPU driver from the manufacturers’ websites such as AMD or NVIDIA and then install them manually on your computer. But if you don’t have the time, patience or skills to update the driver manually, Driver Easy will do all the job for you.
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 be troubled by the wrong driver you would be downloading, 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 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.
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).
If you need assistance, please contact Driver Easy’s support team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The crashing issue should be obviously alleviated after you update the graphics card drivers. But if not, you can go on to the next method.
Fix 3 – Close resource-hogging background apps
To avoid software conflicts or system resource limits that will possibly trigger Beyond The Wire crashing, you’re suggested to close unnecessary apps before gaming. Here is how:
1) Right-click any empty space at the taskbar and click Task Manager.
2) Select applications that are eating up your CPU, Memory, and Network most, and click End Task.
Go back to your game and see if crashing is still there. If yes, move on to the next fix, below.
Fix 4 – Disable Steam overlay
Steam overlay is considered another common cause for the game crashing problem. So, you can disable this option to see whether Beyond The Wire runs properly.
1) Open Steam. Then, click Steam at the top left corner and click Settings.
2) Select the In-Game tab, and uncheck these boxes to disable the overlay feature.
3) Click OK to apply the changes.
If this fix doesn’t help, there is one more solution, below.
Fix 5 – Lower the in-game graphics settings
If you keep stumbling into Beyond The Wire crashing, one possibility is that the in-game graphics settings are too high and overload your GPU. Try other lower options and the game performance should improve.
If you’ve tried all the methods above but with no luck, then patiently wait for the next update of Beyond The Wire. As you may know, new games tend to be buggy, but developers will keep releasing new patches that are required to solve the existing issues.
Hopefully you’ll find this article helpful. If you have any questions or suggestions, or want to share useful tricks, please feel free to leave a comment below.