How to Stop Lords of the Fallen from Crashing: Proven Solutions

Lords of the Fallen has been experiencing crashes for many players, often preventing them from getting past the initial menu. We understand how frustrating this can be after investing in a game. In this guide, we’ll present proven methods to help you resolve this issue.

Our research indicates that Lords of the Fallen often crashes when players configure high graphics settings. These settings demand substantial system resources, leading to crashes if resources are insufficient.

In addition, crashes can result from incorrect overclock settings. These settings may overheat hardware components and cause system and application crashes. If you’ve overclocked any hardware components, this may be contributing to the crashes in Lords of the Fallen.

Before we delve into the solutions, ensure you have verified the game files to restore any that are corrupted and potentially causing the issues. Afterward, you can proceed with the solutions below.

1. Run the game from the directory

Running Lords of the Fallen directly from the installation directory has helped many users resolve crashes.

  1. Open Steam and navigate to the Library.
  2. Right-click Lords of the Fallen, hover over Manage, and click Browse local files.
  3. Run the LOTF2 executable file.
  4. Check to see if the problem has been resolved.

2. Edit the Config file

Games and applications save in-game and graphics settings in configuration files. If you have a 4-core processor, modify the Engine.ini config file to potentially fix crashes.

  1. Right-click the Start Menu and select Run.
  2. Type appdata and hit Enter to access the folder.
  3. Navigate to Local > LOTF2 > Saved > Config > Windows.
  4. Open Engine.ini and append the following lines at the end of the file.
  5. Press Ctrl + S to save the new settings.

  6. Launch the game and play for some time to check for issues.

3. Reduce the Graphics Settings

High graphics settings can lead to crashes due to their demands on your system’s resources. If you’re running out of memory using high settings, you’re likely to experience crashes.

  1. Launch the game and enter Settings.
  2. Choose Full Screen mode and select your monitor’s native resolution.
  3. Adjust all Graphics settings to low or medium.
  4. Play the game to test for crash resolution.

4. Turn on Vsync

Vsync is available in most modern games. It synchronizes frame rates with monitor refresh rates, eliminating screen tearing and often preventing crashes by capping frame rates.

  1. Within the game, go to Settings.
  2. Find the Vsync option in the Display tab and turn it on.
  3. Check if the issue has been resolved.

5. Lock the FPS to 60

Limiting FPS to 60 can decrease memory and VRAM use, which may alleviate crashing.

  1. In Settings, locate FPS Limit under the Display section and set it to 60.
  2. Additionally, disable Nvidia DLSS and enable Nvidia Reflex Low Latency.
  3. Playing the game now should help determine if the crashing issue is fixed.

6. Turn off Cross-Play

Cross-play allows you to play with users on different platforms. However, some users report that enabling cross-play leads to crashes.

  1. Go to Settings and select Multiplayer.
  2. Turn off the Allow Crossplay option.
  3. Play the game to see if the crashes persist.

7. Remove Overclock Settings

Overclocking can harm game performance and may cause crashes. If you’re unsure about your settings, consider reverting to see if that resolves the issue.

  1. These steps are for those who have overclocked their GPU:
  2. Open MSI Afterburner and click the Reset button to revert to default settings.
  3. Check if the crashing problem has been fixed.

8. Reinstall the game

If all other methods have failed, reinstalling the game might be necessary. This process will replace any corrupted files with fresh ones.

  1. Open Steam and go to Library.
  2. Right-click on Lords of the Fallen, hover over Manage, and select Uninstall.
  3. Reinstall the game and verify if the issue is resolved.

After following these steps, namely reducing graphics settings and editing the Engine.ini file, particularly for a 4-core processor setup, the crashing in Lords of the Fallen should cease.


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.