Watch Dogs Legion – The Game is CRASHING How to Fix

Watch Dogs Legions is finally out on all major platforms. A long wait , but definitely worth it. Published by Ubisoft , Watch Dogs Legions is the 3rd Installment in the series and this time we are all in London. Watch Dogs Legion gives us the ability to control multiple characters whom we can recruit during the game. Hacking this time surely would be a lot more fun.

The game looks stunning visually. London is beautiful we can all agree. However , many users have complained about the game crashing very often. Sometimes at startup and sometimes during a mission and we know how annoying it could be. So how do we get it fixed. No worries my friend , I have the perfect solution for you .

Watch Dogs Legion – The Game is CRASHING How to Fix

There could be a lot of reasons why a game might crash. It is very difficult to pinpoint the exact cause of the crash. Therefore we have to eliminate all the possible factors which could basically lead to a crash . Lets follow these simple steps :

Is it too much for your PC ?

Always keep in mind that you need the right setup to run Watch Dogs Legion. If you try to force the game on a computer which does not have the right requirements, don’t expect much then. It could easily crash since the hardware is not capable of handling that game. So lets check the system requirements first .

Minimum
Recommended
OS
Windows 10 (x64)
OS

Windows 10 (x64)

CPU

Intel Core i5-4460 3.2 GHz, AMD Ryzen 5 1400 3.2 GHz

CPU

Intel Core i7-4790 3.6 GHz, AMD Ryzen 5 1600 3.2 GHz

GPU

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970/GeForce GTX 1650

GPU

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060/GeForce GTX 1660 Super

VRAM

4 GB

VRAM

6 GB

RAM

8 GB (Dual-channel setup)

RAM

8 GB (Dual-channel setup)

Storage Space

45 GB

Storage Space

45GB

If you have a setup which is lower than the minimum , you need to get a hardware upgrade done as soon as possible.  Minimum to recommended is what you are looking for. Anything from recommended and above would give you the best experience with the game.

Do you have Updated Video Drivers ?

Ofcourse, outdated video drivers are normally the most common reason for a game to perform poorly and crash.  Hence get your video drivers updated to the latest ones. Also check for dedicated drivers for Watch Dogs Legion and make sure you get it updated . Check below to upgrade your drivers :

Did you Try Verifying the Game Files ?

Corrupted files or missing files could be one of the reasons why a game could easily crash. Epic Games Allow us to verify game files of a certain game. Any missing files will be re downloaded. Hopefully it should fix the issue : This is how it is done :

  • Launch Epic Games Launcher
  • Click on Library
  • Select Watch Dogs Legion from the list and click on the Three Dots ( … ) .
  • Click on Verify. 

Do you have Game Mode On?

The Game Mode is an interesting feature. It actually helps you get a little better performance during gaming . We recommend you have the Game Mode turned On just  to reduce the possibilities of a crash due to low performance.

  • Type Settings in Windows Search Bar at the bottom of your screen
  • Click on Gaming
  • Select Game Mode from the left side
  • Turn it On
  • Restart your PC.

Is Nvidia GeForce Experience Overlay Off ?(Nvidia users only)

Trust me, I love the Nvidia GeForce Experience. The app is cool. I can check the FPS , i can take screenshots and record my game easily through the instant replay feature and all that cool stuff. But this app actually cranks up your CPU usage by all the background processes that run along with it leading to a crash. Having the overlay off would  help you get much better performance. This is how you do it :

  • Start Nvidia Geforce Experience
  • Click on the Settings icon on the top right
  • Select the General Tab
  • Turn Off In-Game Overlay
  • Restart your PC

Have you Updated Windows yet ?

What we tend to ignore the most are Windows Updates. Normally we think if we have updated drivers we are good to go. We cannot be more wrong since Windows updates are equally important . An outdated or buggy windows build could significantly lower the performance of a game which could lead to a crash.

  • Go to Update & Security
  • Click on Check for updates
  • Wait for the updates to get installed
  • Restart your PC

Did you set the Game to Higher Priority?

A lot of the times we set the priority of a game to High from the  Task Manager to get a performance Boost. But games like Watch Dogs Legion are heavy. Any game which consumes a lot of your resources should NOT be set to a Higher Priority. Higher priority means we are trying to engage more resources on that game for better performance. Basically shifting the focus of our PC a lot more to that game . This could often lead to a crash if your are using an average PC or rather trying to run a game which is heavy compared to your system configuration.

Have you tried Reinstalling Watch Dogs Legion ?

When none of the fixes work for you , this is the last but perhaps the most efficient step. Yes, a simple reinstalling the game could fix a lot of problems. A lot of the times, crashes occur due to corrupted files. A fresh installation is what you need then.

  • Launch Epic Games Launcher
  • Click on Library
  • Select Watch Dogs Legion from the list and click on the Three Dots ( … ) .
  • Click on Uninstall.
  • After its done you can click on the Install option that appears just below the game.
  • Wait for the installation to finish and then re launch the game.

Hopefully these steps should definitely help you out with any crash related issues. But in case the issue still persists for you, then probably it could a problem from the developers end. If this be the case then we would have to wait for a patch fix.

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