How to Fix “Destroy All Humans 2” Game Crashing?

Destroy All Humans 2 players are encountering a crash due to various reasons. The reasons include failure to meet minimum system requirements, corrupt or altered files, and driver issues. Since the crash can occur for multiple reasons, we have mentioned eight fixes to help you solve this issue quickly.

Crashing Fix of Destroy All Humans 2
Fix Destroy All Humans 2 from Crashing

Minimum PC Requirements

Before you start checking the crash fixes, we recommend you first check if you meet the game’s minimum requirements. Sometimes the players fail to meet the minimum system requirements and wonder why the game is repeatedly crashing.

  • Operating System: Windows 10 (64-bit)
  • Processor: Intel Pentium DualCore G3220 / AMD Kaveri A10-7850K
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Dedicated AMD or Nvidia graphics card with at least 4 GB VRAM and shader model 5.1 support.
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 19 GB of space available
  • Sound Card: Integrated or dedicated DirectX 9 compatible soundcard

It can be challenging to identify the main reason for constant crashing. Therefore we have mentioned x fixes, so if one does not work, another will.

1. Update the Display Adapter

When you update or reinstall windows, you experience a difference in resolution, it happens due to a different display adapter driver version. Sometimes, users prefer downloading the driver through a third-party software which further causes the compatibility to hinder. You can update the driver of the display adapter, 

  1. Press Windows+X to open the Device Manager.
  2. Expand the Display adapters option to see your device.
    Update driver of Display Adapters
    Update the Display Adapter
  3. Right-click on your device, which will open a drop-down menu.
  4. Click on Update driver and use the method you prefer.
    Fix the Crashing Issue by Updating Driver
    Click on Update Driver
  5. Once the display driver updates, restart your PC and launch the game.

2. Run Destroy All Humans 2 as Administrator

Running the game as administrator will allow you full access to read and write privileges. It will help you whenever there is an issue related to crashing. You can change the settings of Destroy All Humans 2 and run it as administrator,  

  1. Open the installation folder of Destroy All Humans 2.
  2. Right-click on the Destroy All Humans 2 – Reprobed.exe file.
  3. When the drop-down menu shows, click on the option Properties.
  4. Clicking on properties will open a new tab with an option of compatibility.

    Fix Destroy All Humans 2 Crash through Run as Administrator
    Check the Run this Program as an Administrator Box
  5. Tick the box of Run this program as an administrator, then click on apply.
  6. Run the game.

3. Verify Game Files

An important file in your game’s folder may get deleted, altered, or corrupted. Due to that, the game keeps crashing. Therefore, by verifying the game files through steam, you will be able to fix the issue. To verify the game files,

  1. Open the Steam application and go to the library.
  2. Right-click on the Destroy All Humans 2 – Reprobed icon, which will open a drop-down menu.
  3. Click on Properties.

    Destroy All Humans 2 Crash Fix by Verifying Game Files
    Verify Game Files by going to Properties
  4. You will see options on the left, click on Local Files, then click on Verify integrity of game files.
  5. Steam will take time to verify the files and launch the game when it completes.

4. Disable Overlays

Most often, the crashing or stuttering issue in the game comes from the active overlays. It might be possible that you have turned on multiple overlays, such as Steam, Discord, and your graphics card driver. To disable the overlay, you will need to,

4.1 Steam Overlay

Steam overlay is usually of no benefit to players, rather, it uses more of your processing power which can result in the game crashing. To disable the Steam overlay, you need to follow these steps,

  1. Go to Settings in Steam.
  2. When a new tab opens, click on In-Game.
  3. You will see the ‘Enable the Steam Overlay while in-game’ option ticked.

    Fix the Error by Disabling Steam Overlay
    Uncheck the Enable the Steam Overlay while in-game Box
  4. Untick the option and press OK.

4.2 Discord Overlay

Discord takes up quite a chunk of your processing power. We recommend you disable the discord overlay to keep its usage as minimum as possible.   

  1. Go to Settings.
  2. Under the App Settings, you will see the Overlay option; click on it.
  3. The ‘Enable in-game overlay’ will be turned on by default.

    Disable Discord Overlay to prevent any Error
    Turn off the Discord Overlay
  4. Simply disable it.

4.3 GeForce Experience Overlay

To disable the overlay of GeForce Experience, you will need to,

  1. Open the driver and go to settings by pressing Alt+Z.
  2. In settings, scroll down and click on Notifications.

    Fix Destroy All Humans 2 Crash by Disabling Nvidia Overlay
    Uncheck the Open/close in-game Overlay Box
  3. Under General, you will see an option, ‘Open/close in-game overlay.’ Simply disable it.

Moreover, if you are not looking forward to making video clips during a gaming session, we strongly recommend you turn off the instant replay. If you had it before, you would see a big difference, especially the stutter reduction. To disable the instant replay option,

  1. Click on the share option next to the settings option.
  2. Click on Instant Replay, which will open a drop-down menu.
  3. Then tick the Turn off option in it.

4.4 AMD Overlay

If you have an AMD Graphics driver, then follow these steps to disable the AMD Overlay,

  1. Click on Settings after opening the driver.
  2. Go to General.
  3. Under Preferences, you will see the In-Game option Overlay.

    Resolve the Issue by Disabling AMD Overlay
    Uncheck the In-Game Overlay box
  4. Disable it.

5. Install Visual C++ Redistributable

If your game is crashing due to poor performance, then you can install the Visual C++ Redistributable so the performance improves. Not only will it optimize the game properly, but it will also give you more FPS. You can install Visual C++ Redistributable by,

  1. Go to Visual C++ Redistributable and download the version compatible with your Operating System. For example, if you have 64-bit, use the link next to X64.

    Fix Destroy All Humans 2 Crash by Installing Visual C++ Redistributable
    Install Visual C++ Redistributable
  2. Once it downloads, restart your computer and see if the game is crashing.

6. Reinstall DirectX

There might be an error in the directory, or maybe a file has been corrupted in DirectX. Consider reading How to Reinstall DirectX on a Windows Computer for quick and simple instructions.

7. Update Drivers

You will find plenty of third-party software online, some of which are paid and some free. However, you must be careful as they might access or corrupt your sensitive information. Therefore, check out The 5 Best Driver Updater Software for Windows In 2022 for trusted and convenient drivers.

8. Use -d3d11 to Launch the Game

D3D11 stands for Direct3D 11, which allows Apex Legends to use your PC’s processing and graphics power effectively. If the game is being launched using an older version, such as Direct3D 9, the combability will be affected, and you might see an error or bottleneck. To launch the game using Direct3D 11, 

  1. Right-click on properties.
  2. In General, you will see Launch Options at the bottom.
    Fix the Error by Using -d3d11
    Use -d3d11 in Launch Options
  3. Type “-d3d11” and press enter.

8. Re-install the Game

We hope your issue has been resolved using one of the previous fixes we mentioned. However, if you are still struggling with it, consider deleting your save game file. You will lose all the progress, but it is worth a shot. If it also doesn’t work, consider re-installing Destroy All Humans 2; perhaps a critical file is missing or corrupted, causing the crash.


Muhammad Zubyan

Muhammad Zubyan is a certified Google IT Support Professional with over 7 years of extensive experience. He has worked on more than 1500 computers, gaining valuable insights that enable him to detect and troubleshoot any complicated root cause of Windows-related issues and errors. In addition to managing Appuals as a Senior Editor, he is currently developing his own Game Optimization program that caters to both gamers and casual users alike.