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.
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,
- Press Windows+X to open the Device Manager.
- Expand the Display adapters option to see your device.
- Right-click on your device, which will open a drop-down menu.
- Click on Update driver and use the method you prefer.
- 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,
- Open the installation folder of Destroy All Humans 2.
- Right-click on the Destroy All Humans 2 – Reprobed.exe file.
- When the drop-down menu shows, click on the option Properties.
- Clicking on properties will open a new tab with an option of compatibility.
- Tick the box of Run this program as an administrator, then click on apply.
- 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,
- Open the Steam application and go to the library.
- Right-click on the Destroy All Humans 2 – Reprobed icon, which will open a drop-down menu.
- Click on Properties.
- You will see options on the left, click on Local Files, then click on Verify integrity of game files.
- 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,
- Go to Settings in Steam.
- When a new tab opens, click on In-Game.
- You will see the ‘Enable the Steam Overlay while in-game’ option ticked.
- 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.
- Go to Settings.
- Under the App Settings, you will see the Overlay option; click on it.
- The ‘Enable in-game overlay’ will be turned on by default.
- Simply disable it.
4.3 GeForce Experience Overlay
To disable the overlay of GeForce Experience, you will need to,
- Open the driver and go to settings by pressing Alt+Z.
- In settings, scroll down and click on Notifications.
- 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,
- Click on the share option next to the settings option.
- Click on Instant Replay, which will open a drop-down menu.
- 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,
- Click on Settings after opening the driver.
- Go to General.
- Under Preferences, you will see the In-Game option Overlay.
- 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,
- 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.
- 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,
- Right-click on properties.
- In General, you will see Launch Options at the bottom.
- 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.