You pay for the game, but when you launch Frostpunk, it doesn’t start. The game crash can be really annoying. You want to enjoy the game not fix bugs. Don’t worry, you’re not alone. The fixes below can help you get rid of crashes.

But first, make sure you’ve met the minimum system requirements of Frostpunk.

Frostpunk minimum specifications:

OSWindows 7,8,10
Processor3.2 GHz Dual Core
GPUNvidia GeForce GTX 660 
AMD Radeon R7 370 
2 GB of VRAM 
DirectX 11 compatible

Frostpunk recommended specifications:

OSWindows 7,8,10
Processor3.2 GHz Quad Core
GPUNvidia GeForce GTX 970 
AMD Radeon RX 580 
4 GB of VRAM

Try these fixes:

You may not have to try them all; just work your way down the list until you find the one that works for you.

  1. Uninstall incompatible software
  2. Reinstall the game
  3. Verify games files via Steam
  4. Update your graphics card driver
  5. Run as the administrator

Fix 1: Uninstall incompatible software

Sometimes the third party software can interfere with your game. So uninstall the newly installed software to see whether it can help. If you have Razer Chroma SDK, Razer Synapse or Roccat Mouse driver installed on your PC, you’d better uninstall it and see whether it solves the Frostpunk crash issue.
Except for these drivers, your antivirus software may be the reason for the Frostpunk crash issue. So, disable your antivirus software and try downloading again to check if the issue persists.

If this resolves your problem, you may need to replace your antivirus software or contact the vendor of the software for advice.

IMPORTANT: Be extra careful about what sites you visit, what emails you open and what files you download when your antivirus software is disabled.

Fix 2: Reinstall the game

Fully uninstalling and reinstalling the game is an old easy but effective method. The game profile can be crashed which cause the Frostpunk crash. So doing a clean reinstall can fix the issue.

If it doesn’t work, you can move to the next fix.

Fix 3: Verify games files via Steam

Verify games files can help you solve some common error. Some users says Frostpunk crash can be solved by this method.

  1. Run Steam.
  2. Go to the LIBRARY.
  3. Right-click Frostpunk and choose Properties.
  4. Click the LOCAL FILES tab and choose Verify Integrity of Game Files.
  5. Relaunch the game and check whether the issue will appear or not.

Fix 4: Update your graphics card driver

With outdated or wrong drivers, your game may encounter a crash. So it is very important to update your graphics card drivers. But Windows 10 doesn’t always give you the latest version automatically. Therefore, update your graphics card driver is always a good option.
There are two ways to update your drivers:

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.


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 

You can download graphics drivers the manufacturer official website. Search for the model you have and find the correct driver that suits your specific operating system. Then download the driver manually.

Option 2 – Automatically update drivers

If you don’t have the time, patience or computer skills to update the 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 (and you get full support and a 30-day money back guarantee):

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 Scan Now button. Driver Easy will then scan your computer and detect any problem drivers.
  3. Click the Update button next to the driver to automatically download and install the correct version of this driver (you can do this with Free version). 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).  

Fix 5: Run as the administrator

The privilege issue might be the reason for this problem. With high integrity access, Frostpunk can make full use of its features, so run the game as an administrator to see if this fixes your issue.

  1. Exit Frostpunk.
  2. Right-click on the Frostpunk icon and click Properties
  3. Under the Compatibility tab, tick Run this program as an administrator. Then click OK.   
  4. Run Frostpunk and check whether the problem is solved or not.

Hopefully, the above methods can help. If you have any questions, ideas or suggestions, please feel free to leave your comments.

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