Necromunda: Hired Gun keeps crashing on PC
Necromunda: Hired Gun

Released on June 1, 2021, Necromunda: Hired Gun has attracted a lot of PC gamers. However, there are still some players reporting that Necromunda: Hired Gun keeps crashing on their PC. If you’re running into the same issue, don’t worry, you’ve come to the right place. After reading this article, you should be able to fix this issue easily!

The system requirements of Necromunda: Hired Gun

Before trying the fixes in this article, you need to check if your PC meets the minimum system requirements of Necromunda: Hired Gun.

OS:Windows 10 (64-bit)Windows 10 (64-bit)
Processor:AMD FX 6300 X6 / Intel Core i5-3570KAMD Ryzen 5 2600 / Intel Core i5-8600K
Memory:8 GB RAM16 GB RAM
Graphics:1 GB VRAM, Radeon HD 7770 / GeForce GTX 560 Ti6 GB VRAM, Radeon RX 5600 / GeForce GTX 1660
DirectX:Version 12Version 12
Storage:50 GB available space50 GB available space
Additional Notes:30 FPS, 1920×1080 in low.60 FPS, 1920×1080 in epic.

If your PC fails to meet the minimum system requirements of the game, you may need to upgrade your PC first.

If you play Necromunda: Hired Gun on a powerful PC and the game still keeps crashing, read on and try the fixes below.

Try these fixes

Although the causes of this issue vary from player to player, here we’ve gathered the latest fixes for the crashing issue. Whether Necromunda: Hired Gun crashes on startup or crashes in the middle of the game, you can find a fix to try in this article.

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

  1. Verify the game files
  2. Update graphics driver
  3. Install the latest game patch
  4. Disable overlays
  5. Add the game as an exception to your 3rd party antivirus software
  6. Stop overclocking / turbo boosting

Fix 1: Verify the game files

If some important game files are broken or missing, Necromunda: Hired Gun may crash. If it’s the case, you need to verify and repair the game files. Here’s how to do it:

For Steam users:

  1. Launch Steam and navigate to LIBRARY, then right-click on Necromunda: Hired Gun and select Properties.
    Steam game properties
  2. Click LOCAL FILES on the left, then click Verify integrity of game files…. If Steam finds anything wrong with the game files, it will re-download them from official server.
    verify the integrity of game files

It may take some time to complete the verifying process.

For Epic Games Launcher users:

  1. Launch Epic Games Launcher and go to your Library.
  2. Click on the three dots under the Necromunda: Hired Gun game tile and select Verify.
    verify game files in Epic Games Launcher

Depending on the size of the game files, it may take some time to verify all your game files.

Launch Necromunda: Hired Gun when the verifying process completed and see if it crashes or not. If the game still crashes, try the next fix, below.

Fix 2: Update graphics driver

Graphics driver is essential to the functioning of video games. If Necromunda: Hired Gun keeps crashing on your PC, it’s likely that you have the corrupted or outdated graphics driver on your PC. So you should update your drivers to see if it fixes the game crashing issues.

If you don’t have the time, patience or 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 be troubled by the wrong driver you would be downloading, and you don’t need to worry about making a mistake when installing. Driver Easy handles it all.

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.
    Driver Easy 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.
    Update graphics drivers with Driver Easy
    (This requires the Pro version – you’ll be prompted to upgrade when you click Update All. If you don’t want to pay for the Pro version, you can still download and install all the drivers you need with the free version; you just have to download them one at a time, and manually install them, the normal Windows way.)

You need to restart your PC after you finished updating your graphics driver.

Launch the game to see if it crashes or not. Normally, after you updated the graphics driver, the game crashing issue will disappear.

The Pro version of Driver Easy comes with full technical support.
If you need assistance, please contact Driver Easy’s support team at

If the latest graphics driver fails to stop the crash, just read on to try the next fix, below.

Fix 3: Install the latest game patch

Streum On Studio (the developers of Necromunda: Hired Gun) 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 or Epic Games Launcher, and the latest game patch will be automatically downloaded and installed when you launch the game.

Launch Necromunda: Hired Gun to check whether the game crash issue has been resolved. If it hasn’t, or there was no new game patch available, move on to next fix, below.

Fix 4: Disable overlays

Sometimes overlays may interfere with the game. According to some PC gamers, it seems that the Steam Overlay doesn’t pair well with the game.

You can try disabling Steam Overlay for Launch Necromunda: Hired Gun and see if the game crashes again. Here is how to do it:

  1. Launch Steam and navigate to the LIBRARY tabright-click on Necromunda: Hired Gun. Then select Properties.
    Steam game properties
  2. Uncheck Enable Steam Overlay while in-game.
    disable steam overlay

If you’re using other apps with overlay features like Discord, Nvidia GeForce Experience, Twitch, etc., ensure that you’ve disabled the in-game overlay in those apps feature before you restart the game.

Launch Necromunda: Hired Gun and see if the game crashes. If the issue persists, try the next fix, below.

Fix 5: Add the game as an exception to your 3rd party antivirus software

Some third-party antivirus software hooks very deep into your system, and it may interfere with the game. If some important game files are blocked by the third-party antivirus software, the game will crash.

You can try adding both the game and steam (or Epic Games Launcher) as an exception to your third-party antivirus application. If necessary, you can also try temporarily disabling your 3rd party antivirus software before you play the game.

See if the game crashes after you add it as an exception to your antivirus software. If it persists, try the next fix, below.

Fix 6: Stop overclocking / turbo boosting

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

To reduce the frequency of game crashing issues, you should reset the CPU or the graphics card to the manufacturer specifications.

Hopefully, one of the fixes above helped you fix Necromunda: Hired Gun crashing issue. If you have any questions or suggestions, feel free to leave us a comment below. Thanks for reading!

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