How to Fix Cyberpunk 2077 Crashing on PC

Is Cyberpunk 2077 crashing on your PC?

Cyberpunk 2077 is one of the most popular games in the world. During its launch, the game faced a lot of critics due to the issues users encountered upon installing the game. Some users encounter poor performance and low FPS even on capable hardware, and others can’t even run the game. 

Luckily, CD Projekt was quick to act about the issues with the game and has released multiple updates and fixes. 

One of the most common issues you will encounter in Cyberpunk 2077 is random crashes. 

Most of the time, this issue occurs if your system cannot handle the game. However, it can also be due to improper graphics settings, corrupted display drivers, missing game resources, or third-party applications. 

If you are experiencing random crashes on Cyberpunk 2077, you have come to the right place. 

Today, we will show you how to fix Cyberpunk 2077 if it’s crashing on your PC. 

Let’s dive right in!

1. Restart Your PC. 

As a standard procedure, we always suggest our readers restart their computers if they encounter issues with applications or games. This should reload game resources and fix temporary errors in the process. 

See the steps below to restart your PC: 

  1. On your keyboard, press the Windows key to open the Start Menu
  2. After that, access the Power Options tab. 
  3. Finally, choose Restart to reboot your system. 
Restart your PC

Go back to the game to check if the problem is solved. 

2. Verify Your Game Files. 

Steam has a built-in tool that allows users to repair or replace broken or missing game resources. If Cyberpunk 2077 keeps crashing on your PC, try running the tool to scan for corrupted game files. 

Here’s what you need to do: 

  1. First, launch Steam on your computer. 
  2. Access your account and go to the Library tab. 
  3. Right-click on Cyberpunk 2077 and choose Properties
  4. Go to the Local Files tab. 
  5. Lastly, click on Verify Integrity of Game Files and follow the prompts. 
Verify Game Files

Relaunch the game afterward and check if the problem is solved. 

3. Close Unused Applications. 

Your system might be running out of resources, causing Cyberpunk 2077 and other applications to crash. To avoid this, we suggest closing unused and unnecessary apps in the background to free up RAM and CPU resources. 

See the steps below to guide you in the process: 

  1. Access the Task Manager on your computer. 
  2. Now, go to the Processes tab. 
  3. Click on Memory to sort your apps based on their usage. 
  4. Identify the applications you currently don’t need and close them. 
cyberpunk 2077 crashing on PC

Go back to the game and see if you’ll still encounter crashes. 

4. Lower Your Graphics Settings. 

Random crashes usually indicate that your system cannot handle the game you are playing. To reduce the load on your system, we suggest lowering your graphics settings and disabling advanced features such as ray tracing. 

You can also reduce the rendering distance of the world and lower the overall resolution of the game. 

Start with the lowest possible settings and gradually increase them until you reach a good balance between aesthetics and performance. 

5. Update Your Display Drivers. 

Games like Cyberpunk 2077 require a lot of graphics processing. If you encounter random crashes while playing, it’s possible that your video card drivers are outdated or faulty. 

To fix this, see the steps below to update your drivers: 

  1. First, open the Device Manager on your computer. 
  2. After that, expand the Display Adapters tab. 
  3. Lastly, right-click on your graphics card and choose Update Driver
cyberpunk 2077 crashing on PC

Restart your system to apply the changes and play the game as you normally would. 

6. Update Windows. 

You can also try updating your operating system if you encounter issues with Cyberpunk 2077. This should patch any problems on your system that might be causing the game to crash or stop running. 

Here’s how you can update Windows: 

  1. On your computer, access Windows Settings by pressing the Windows + I keys
  2. After that, go to Update & Security and click on Windows Update
  3. Finally, click Check for Updates and follow the prompts. 
cyberpunk 2077 crashing on PC

Go back to the game afterward and check if the problem is solved. 

7. Reinstall Cyberpunk 2077. 

At this point, the last thing you can do is reinstall the game on your computer. This should ensure that Cyberpunk 2077 is installed correctly and there are no missing game files and resources.

Follow the steps to delete Cyberpunk: 

  1. Launch Steam on your computer. 
  2. Go to the Library and right-click on Cyberpunk 2077.
  3. Finally, click Uninstall and follow the prompts. 

Reinstall the game on your computer and see if you’ll still encounter random crashes. 

That sums up our guide for fixing Cyberpunk 2077 if it keeps crashing on your PC. If you have questions or other concerns, please let us know in the comment section, and we’ll do our best to respond. 

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  • John Sixto

    John is a staff writer at Saint and comes from a SAP ABAP development background. He has a Bachelors in IT and has been writing since 2018, with over 500 posts published. He loves to build PCs and has a deep curiosity in understanding how different components and configurations work. John spends hundreds of hours at a time, researching and testing the software and apps, before he proceeds to write about it. LinkedIn X (Twitter)

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