Mordhau keeps crashing that you can’t even get through a whole match without your game closing to the desktop?

This is extremely annoying and you’re certainly not alone! Many players are reporting it. But the good news is that you can fix it. Here are 9 solutions to try.

9 simple fixes to try:

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

  1. Meet the minimum system requirements
  2. Run Steam as an administrator
  3. Disable your antivirus temporarily
  4. Verify the integrity of Mordhau files
  5. Update your graphics driver
  6. Launch your game with DirectX 12
  7. Change your computer power settings
  8. Configure your virtual memory
  9. Reinstall Mordhau and/or Steam

Fix 1: Meet the minimum system requirements

In some cases, Mordhau crashes simply because players’ computer fails to meet the minimum requirements to run the game. So, checking your system specifications should always be your go-to option when something goes wrong with your game.

Here are the minimum system requirements to play Mordhau:
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

Follow the instructions below 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.

Make sure your computer meets the minimum requirements to run Mordhau, then check the fix, below.

Fix 2: Run Steam as an administrator

Another quick fix to Mordhau crashing is running Steam as an administrator. This is because Steam may not be able to access certain game files on your computer under normal user mode, which could result in Mordhau crash issue for you. To see if that’s the problem for you, follow the instructions below:

1) If you’re running Steam 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.

4) Restart Mordhau.

If your issue persists, then go ahead with the next fix.

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.

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

If this didn’t work for you, try the fix below.

Fix 4: Verify the integrity of Mordhau files

Mordhau may crash when a certain game file is damaged or missing. In this case, verifying the integrity of your game files might be able to fix your issue. Here is how to do it:

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.

5) Relaunch Mordhau to test your issue.

If Mordhau is still crashing, move on and check the fix, below.

Fix 5: Update your graphics driver

In most cases, Mordhau crashing issue occurs when players are using a faulty graphics driver or it’s outdated. It’s essential that you have the latest correct graphics driver at all times.

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.)

You can do it for free if you like, but it’s partly manual.
If you need assistance, please contact Driver Easy’s support team at

Fix 6: Launch your game with DirectX 12

Mordhau crashing issue happens if you’re using the incorrect version of DirectX. To see if that’s the problem for you, try launching the game with -dx12 so your game launches with DirectX12. Here is how: 

What is DirectX?
DirectX is the one thing helping your computer communicate with your graphics card and render all the cool stuff you see in your game. Your game isn’t going to work properly DirectX is not properly installed on your PC.

1) Run Steam.

2) Click LIBRARY.

3) Right-click Mordhau and select Properties.


5) Remove any launch options currently shown. 

6) Type -dx12 and click OK.

7) Restart Mordhau to see this helped.

If this didn’t work for you, you need to reopen the launch Options box and clear the launch option. Then, try the fix, below.

Fix 7: Change your computer power settings

Windows sets all computers to the Balanced power plan by default. This means that your computer may slow down to save energy, which can cause Mordhau to crash. To see if that’s the problem for you, try changing your power plan to High Performance. 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.

What’s the differences?
: 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 Mordhau to test your issue.

If your game is still unplayable, move on to the fix below.

Fix 8: Configure your virtual memory

Insufficient RAM can also trigger Mordhau crashing issues. If you buying a new RAM is not on your plan, you should try optimizing 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. Here is how to increase your virtual memory:

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).

Microsoft recommends that you set your virtual memory three times the size of your physical memory (RAM) or 4 GB (4096M), whichever is larger. In most cases, setting your virtual memory as 4 GB is enough.

8) Click Set, and then click OK.

9) Restart your computer and Mordhau.

If you’re still having trouble running Mordhau, don’t fret. There is still 1 more fix to try.

Fix 9: 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:

Reinstall Mordhau

1) Run Steam.

2) Click LIBRARY.

3) Right-click Mordhau and select Uninstall.

4) On your keyboard, press the Windows logo key and R at the same time.

5) Type %LocalAppData%, then press the Enter key on your keyboard.

6) Right-click the Mordhau folder, then select Delete.

7) Reinstall Mordhau from Steam.

Now, try launching your game to test your issue. If the crash still happens, you’ll need to reinstall Steam.

Reinstall Steam

1) Right-click the Steam icon and select Open file location.

2) Right-click the steamapps folder and select Copy. Then, place the copy in another location to back up it. (In this way, you won’t lose your games after reinstalling Steam.)

3) On your keyboard, press the Windows logo key and type control. Then, click Control Panel.

4) Under View by, select Category, then click Uninstall a program.

5) Right-click Steam, and then click Uninstall.

6) Download and install Steam.

7) Right-click the Steam icon and select Open file location.

8) Move the backup steamapps folder to your current directory location.

9) 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.

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