How to Stop Granblue Fantasy Relink from Crashing on Your PC?

A crashing issue in Granblue Fantasy Relink is often caused by misconfigured compatibility settings. Default Windows compatibility settings can sometimes lead to crashes when playing games.

In addition, crashes may also result from factors other than compatibility issues, such as corrupted game files, running too many background applications, and using high graphics settings. These are some common causes that might be contributing to the issue.

It is always advisable to restart your PC before attempting to fix any issue. Sometimes, simply restarting the PC resolves the problem by restarting services and eliminating bugs that could be causing issues. Additionally, we recommend restarting Steam because this has helped several affected users. After completing these steps, proceed with the following troubleshooting methods.

1. Run with compatibility mode for Windows 7

Running a program in an earlier version of Windows can resolve various issues, including crashes, but only if the program was designed for that specific version of Windows. Since Granblue Fantasy Relink supports different compatibility settings, we can adjust it to an earlier version to see if it prevents crashes.

  1. Open Steam and navigate to your Library.
  2. Right-click on Granblue Fantasy Relink, hover over Manage, and select Browse Local Files.
  3. Right-click the Granblue Fantasy Relink executable file and select Properties.
  4. Check Run this program in compatibility mode for and choose Windows 7 from the dropdown menu.
  5. Click Apply and OK to save the settings.
  6. Launch Granblue Fantasy Relink and check for the issue. If it persists, return to the compatibility settings and try Windows 8 this time.

2. Disable overlays and background applications

Many Windows applications offer an overlay feature that displays content on top of applications. Overlays are particularly popular among gamers who wish to access messages, the store, and other features while playing a game.

Common overlay features that often cause crashes include Steam overlay, Discord overlay, and GeForce In-game overlay. Therefore, if you are using any overlay applications, ensure they are disabled. Additionally, close all unnecessary background applications as they can consume a significant amount of memory, potentially leading to crashes.

To begin with, disable the Steam overlay as it often causes crashes in Granblue Fantasy Relink.

  1. Open Steam and go to the Library.
  2. Right-click on Granblue Fantasy Relink and select Properties.
  3. Uncheck Enable the Steam Overlay while in-game.
  4. Launch Granblue Fantasy Relink to see if the issue has been resolved. If not, proceed to disable other overlay applications as well.

3. Download Process Lasso

Process Lasso is an optimization tool that prioritizes system tasks during high CPU loads. While it is mainly used to maintain responsiveness in such conditions, it can also help optimize Windows to reduce memory consumption, possibly fixing crash issues.

  1. Download the free version of Process Lasso from the provided link.
  2. Double-click the installer to install the software after downloading.
  3. Allow Process Lasso to run in the background and launch Granblue Fantasy Relink to check for the issue.

4. Verify the game files

Verifying the game files is a standard troubleshooting step for game-related issues. It can restore any corrupted files that might be causing problems.

  1. Open Steam and navigate to the Library.
  2. Right-click on Granblue Fantasy Relink and select Properties.
  3. Click on Local Files and select Verify integrity of game files. This process will verify your game files.
  4. Launch Granblue Fantasy Relink and check for issues once verification is complete.

5. Reduce Graphics Settings

Crashing issues are common when high graphics settings are used on systems that cannot handle them. Moreover, it is prudent to reduce graphics settings even on high-end PCs as high graphics settings consume more system resources, which may cause crashes. Therefore, ensure your graphics settings are not set too high.

  1. Launch the game.
  2. Go to Game Options.
  3. Select Graphics Settings.
  4. Reduce all graphics settings and check if the crashes continue.

If the problem is not resolved, ensure your Graphics Driver and operating system are updated. Sometimes, outdated drivers and systems cause crashes in games. Additionally, consider reinstalling the game to eliminate the possibility of corrupted files causing the issue.


Hamza Mohammad Anwar

Hamza Mohammad Anwar is an intermediate JavaScript web developer with a focus on developing high-performance applications using MERN technologies. His skill set includes expertise in ReactJS, MongoDB, Express NodeJS, and other related technologies. Hamza is also a Google IT Certified professional, which highlights his competence in IT support. As an avid problem-solver, he recreates errors on his computer to troubleshoot and find solutions to various technical issues.