Fix: Oddworld: Soulstorm Crashing on PC

Oddworld: Soulstorm is a platform game available for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, and PlayStation 5 users. Oddworld: Soulstorm is the sequel to Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty game and is released not long ago, on 6 April 2021. Users all across the world were initially enjoying the game; however, lately, a few of them have been complaining that the Oddworld: Soulstorm is crashing on their PC.

Today in this article, we have brought you our complete guide that will not only introduce the solutions for the said issue but will also help you match the minimum requirements and specifications of the game. For more details, make sure you stick till the end.

Match the minimum requirements

Before we begin with the actual steps, make sure that your PC meets the minimum specifications for Oddworld: Soulstorm. Below is the list indicating the minimum requirement for playable performance and the recommended requirement for optimal performance (for Windows Computer). Have a look:

Operating System:

Minimum Specification- Windows 7 64 Bit

Recommended Specification- Windows 10 64 Bit


Minimum Specification- Intel Quad-Core 1.7Ghz CPU

Recommended Specification- Intel Quad-Core 2.3Ghz CPU


Minimum Specification- NVIDIA GTX 670 or equivalent

Recommended Specification- NVIDIA GTX 970 or equivalent


Minimum Specification- 8GB RAM

Recommended Specification- 16GB RAM


Minimum Specification- 20GB

Recommended Specification- 20GB

For checking whether it meets with your system, follow the steps given below:

  • Firstly, press Windows + R altogether and launch the RUN dialogue box.
  • Now inside the empty text field, type dxdiag and then click on OK. It will launch the DirectX Diagnostic tool window.
  • Now on the DirectX Diagnostic tool window under the System tab, check the following information, Operating System and Memory.
  • Now navigate to the display tab (from the horizontal menu), and here you can see the information about your Graphic card.
  • Lastly, close the window.

If the specifications on your PC are up to the mark, then consider moving to the fixes below. However, if it is not, upgrade the hardware of your computer.

How to fix the “Oddworld: Soulstorm Crashing on PC” issue

In this guide, you will learn how to fix crashing issues on your PC or Laptop while playing the Oddworld: Soulstorm.

FIX 1: Update your device drivers:

Incorrect or outdated device drivers can lead to the Oddworld: Soulstorm Crashing issue on your computer. Here the simplest solution is to update all the drivers and check whether it helps or not. Now you can follow either the manual method or the automatic way.

For updating your device drivers manually:

  • Firstly, go to the Windows Start button on your desktop screen, right-click over it, and from the context menu, select Device Manager.
  • Now inside the Device Manager window, expand all the options in the list one by one, right-click over every device, and select Update Driver. Make sure you follow the process for each driver in the list.

For updating your device drivers automatically:

  • You can also use a dedicated driver updating tool if you are looking to complete the process quickly without spending much effort. There are several such third-party tools available online, and you can use any of them.

FIX 2: Run Epic Games Launcher as administrator:

For accessing the protected system resources, Oddworld: Soulstorm requires administrator privileges, and if the game or the game client does not have the necessary permission, then the game might end up crashing on your computer. Here when a lot of users run the Epic Games Launcher as administrators, it helped them. We recommend you to try the same by following the steps given below:

  • Firstly, go to the desktop search bar, type epic and locate Epic Games Launcher on the search results. Now right-click over the Epic Games Launcher and select Run as administrator from the sub-menu.
  • If UAC prompts for permissions, click on Yes.

The Oddworld: Soulstorm crashing issue will no longer exist now.

FIX 3: Verify game integrity on Epic Games Launcher:

As per a lot of suffered users, while they verified game integrity on Epic Games Launcher, the Oddworld: Soulstorm crashing issue got resolved for them. You can try the same and for doing so, follow the steps given below:

  • Firstly, launch Epic Games Launcher and then navigate to Library.
  • Here locate Oddworld: Soulstorm, then click on the cog icon and then click over the Verify button.
  • The process might take a few minutes to complete.
  • Lastly, relaunch Oddworld: Soulstorm and check whether it works without crashing or not.

FIX 4: Allow Epic Games Launcher through Firewall:

A firewall is built-in security support in Windows 10, and at times, it while filtering the incoming and outgoing network traffic, it blocks specific traffic (app, program, or software) considering the security rules. It is possible that the Oddworld: Soulstorm is crashing on your PC because Firewall has blocked the Epic Games Launcher. Here the simplest solution is to allow the Epic Games Launcher to communicate via Firewall and check whether it helps or not. For doing so, follow the steps given below:

  • Firstly, press Windows + R altogether and launch the RUN dialogue box.
  • Now inside the empty text field, type control firewall.cpl and then click on OK. It will launch Windows Defender Firewall.
  • Now inside the Windows Defender Firewall, on the left-pane menu, click on Allow an app or feature through Windows Defender Firewall.
  • Now on the next screen, from the list of apps, locate Epic Gamers launcher. If you cannot find it, then click on Change settings -> Allow another app… and then follow the instructions given on the screen to add the app.
  • Once done, click on OK, run the Oddworld: Soulstorm in launcher and check whether it works smoothly or not.

FIX 5: Perform a clean boot:

At times some Software conflicts can also lead to the Oddworld: Soulstorm crashing issues on your PC. Here the best and most advisable solution is to perform a Clean Boot and check whether it helps or not. For doing so, follow the steps given below:

  • Firstly, press Windows + R altogether and launch the RUN dialogue box.
  • Now inside the empty text field, type Msconfig and click on OK. It will launch the System Configuration window.
  • Now from the horizontal menu, navigate to the Services tab and then on the bottom of the screen, tick the checkbox for the option Hide all Microsoft services.
  • Go through the entire list and check whether the checkboxes with items that belong to your hardware manufacturers such as Intel, AMD, and Qualcomm are ticked, and then untick the checkboxes for other entries in the list.
  • Now to apply the changes, click on OK and restart your computer.
  • Lastly, check whether the Oddworld: Soulstorm is crashing on your computer or not.

In case it stops crashing, then repeats the above steps and disable only half of the services one time until you find the responsible program.

FIX 6: Install the latest patch:

The Oddworld: Soulstorm might be crashing on your computer because of an unintended bug ensconced on its patches. Here the best solution is to install the latest patch and check for the said error.

FIX 7: Reinstall Oddworld: Soulstorm and the launcher:

If none of the above-mentioned fixes worked for you, then consider reinstalling the game launcher as well as the Oddworld: Soulstorm. This fix has helped a lot of users, and we hope it will prove helpful in your case as well.

Oddworld: Soulstorm is a newly launched game, and the crashing issue associated with it is quite easy to resolve. Once you follow the fixes mentioned in the article above, you will be able to use the Oddworld: Soulstorm smoothly again.

At the end of this article, we hope that all the information mentioned above will prove helpful and relevant to you. If you have any queries or feedback, please write down the comment in the below comment box.

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