Mordhau keeps crashing that you can’t even get through a whole match without your game closing to the desktop?
This is a very annoying issue and you’re certainly not alone! Many Windows users are reporting it. But the good news is that you can fix it. Here are 8 solutions to try.
A faulty graphics driver, an outdated game version, improper in-game settings, and low RAM–these are the most common causes of Mordhau crashing issues. In addition, running multiple programs on your computer at the same time can hog your resources and cause your game to fail… but don’t worry. Here is a list of fixes that have proved useful to many players.
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.
- Meet the minimum system requirements
- Run Steam as an administrator
- Disable your antivirus temporarily
- Verify the integrity of your game files
- Update your graphics driver
- Change the power option
- Configure your virtual memory
- Reinstall Mordhau or / and Steam
Fix 1: Meet the minimum system requirements
The minimum system requirements is a listing of what hardware devices are required to operate your game properly. Game crash issues occur when your computer fails to meet the minimum requirements to run the game.
Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
OS: Windows 7 64 Bit, Windows 8 64 Bit, Windows 10 64 Bit
Processor: Intel Core i5 – 4670 or AMD equivalent
Memory: 8 GB RAM
Graphics: NVIDIA GTX 680 or AMD equivalent
Storage: 20 GB available space
Here is how 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.
If your computer fails to meet the minimum requirements, you’ll need to play the game on another computer. If your computer do meet the requirements, read on and check the fix, below.
Fix 2: Run Steam as an administrator
Steam sometimes may require administrator privileges to perform certain functions. Try running Steam as an administrator, and then launching your game from Steam client to see if this fixes your problem. Here is how to do it:
1) If Steam is running on your computer now, right-click the Steam icon on the taskbar and select Exit.
2) Right-click the Steam icon and select Run as administrator.
3) Click Yes.
Restart your game to see if this worked for you. If it didn’t, read on and check the fix below.
Fix 3: Disable your antivirus temporarily
Your problem is sometimes caused by interference from antivirus software. To see if that’s the problem for you, temporarily disable your antivirus program and check if the problem persists. (Consult your antivirus documentation for instructions on disabling it.)
If Mordhau works properly after you disable the antivirus software, contact the vendor of your antivirus software and ask them for advice, or install a different antivirus solution.
If this didn’t help in resolving your problem, try the fix below.
Fix 4: Verify the integrity of your game files
Mordhau may crash when a certain game file is damaged or missing. One of the simplest methods to fix this problem is verifying the integrity of your game files on Steam. Here is how:
1) Run Steam client.
2) Click LIBRARY.
3) Right-click Mordhau and select Properties.
4) Click the LOCAL FILES tab, and then click VERIFY INTEGRITY OF GAME FILES.
If Mordhau still crashes, move on and check the fix, below.
Fix 5: Update your graphics driver
One of the most common causes of this problem is an outdated or a faulty graphics driver.
There are two ways you can get the right driver for your graphics product: manually or automatically.
Manual driver update – You can update your graphics driver manually by going to the manufacturer’s website for your graphics product, and searching for the most recent correct driver. Be sure to choose only driver that is compatible with your Windows version.
Automatic driver update – If you don’t have the time, patience or computer skills to update your graphics driver manually, you can, instead, do it automatically with Driver Easy. Driver Easy will automatically recognize your system and find the correct driver for your graphics product, and your Windows version, and it will download and install them correctly:
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 the Update button next to the graphics driver to automatically download the correct version of that driver, then you can manually install it (you can do this with the 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 which comes with full support and a 30-day money back guarantee. You’ll be prompted to upgrade when you click Update All.)
Fix 6: Change the power option
Windows sets all computer to the Balanced power plan by default, so your computer may sometimes slow down to save energy, causing Mordhau to crash. Try changing your Power plan to High Performance to see if it fixes your problem. Here is how:
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.
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 then relaunch Mordhau to test your issue.
Hope this has resolved your issue and you can now actually play Mordhau. If not, move on to the fix below.
Fix 7: Configure your virtual memory
Virtual memory is basically an extension of your computer’s physical memory. It is a combination of RAM and a portion of your hard drive. If your computer runs out of RAM when performing an intensive task, Windows will dip into virtual memory for temporary file storage.
Insufficient RAM on your computer may also be the reason why Mordhau keeps crashing. If your computer doesn’t have enough RAM needed to run Mordhau, optimize your virtual memory can help fix your problem. Here is how to do it:
1) On your keyboard, press the Windows logo key and type advanced system settings.
2) Click View advanced system settings.
3) Click Settings.
4) Click the Advanced tab, and then click Change.
5) Uncheck the box next to Automatically manage paging file size for all drives.
6) Click your C drive.
7) Click the option button next to Custom size, and then type 4096 in the text box next to Initial size (MB) and Maximum size (MB).
8) Click Set, and then click OK.
9) Restart your computer, and then launch Mordhau again.
If you still have problem running Mordhau, don’t fret. There is still 1 more fix to try.
Fix 8: Reinstall Mordhau and / or Steam
If none of the fixes above helped, reinstalling Mordhau and / or Steam is very likely the solution to your problem. Here is how:
1) Run Steam.
2) Click LIBRARY.
3) Right-click Mordhau and select Uninstall.
4) Close Steam after you uninstall Mordhau.
5) Relaunch Steam, then download and install Mordhau.
Now, try launching Mordhau again. If the crash issue still happens, you’ll need to reinstall Steam.
1) Right-click the Steam icon and select Open file location.
2) Right-click thesteamapps folder and select Copy. Then, place the copy in another location to back up it.
3) On your keyboard, press the Windows logo key and type control. Then, click Control Panel.
4) Under View by, select Category.
5) Select Uninstall a program.
6) Right-click Steam, and then click Uninstall.
7) Follow the on-screen instructions to uninstall Steam and wait for the process to be complete.
8) Download Steam.
9) Open the downloaded file and install Steam.
10) Right-click the Steam icon and select Open file location.
11) Move the backup steamapps folder you create before to your current directory location.
11) Restart Mordhau to test your issue.
Hopefully, this article helped in resolving your problem! If you have any questions or suggestions, please feel free to leave a comment below.