How to Fix 7 Days to Die Crashing Problem?

Survival horror game 7 Days to Die graphics surely make the game feel quite realistic. But these graphics can also cause the game sometimes to crash up. If you are also a victim of 7 days to die, then you have come to the right place. Here we will point out all the possible causes and fixes for them.

As mentioned above, the game mainly suffers from crashes due to graphics issues. Luckily, other users have recognized this problem and have found some solutions to mitigate this issue. Just follow the instruction mentioned below correctly, and you should not have any problems with 7 days to die again, either.

7 Days to Die

How to fix 7 Days to Die crashing?

Fix 1- Force use of DirectX 10:

Many users have reported that any DirectX version other than the Version 10 causes the game to crash down. DirectX is a necessity for playing games on your PC as it ensures that your audio and video hardware sync well with the gameplay. A wrong version of DirectX is all it takes for 7 Days to Die to crash down. So we will take a look at a way to force the use of DirectX 10 on your PC.

  • Click on your search bar and type Steam in it.
  • Open up the Steam client app when it shows up.
  • Here click on the library button at the top. It will show all the games you have on your system that requires Steam.
  • Look for the icon for 7 Days to Die here, and when you find it, right-click on it and select properties.
  • Click on the General tab in the new window that pops up and click on the option Set Launch Options.
  • Here enter the launch option “-force-feature-level–10–0” without the quotes. If there is already another launch option, then make sure you provide a blank space between this new one and the older one.
  • Click on Ok, and this will save the changes. Now try relaunching the game and see if the same problem occurs again.

Fix 2- Verify the Integrity of the Game files:

More often than not, with random game crashes, the reason turns up to be corrupted game files. In that scenario, just tweaking around and looking for a fix won’t do the job. Without the files necessary to run the game optimally, the game will keep on crashing. So the best thing to do here would be to check whether or not you have all the game files. Sometimes an antivirus might detect a game file as a threat and remove it from your system. To see if you are facing something similar, try checking the integrity of the game files.

  • Click on your search bar and type Steam in it.
  • Open up the Steam client app when it shows up.
  • Here click on the library button at the top. It will show all the games you have on your system that requires Steam.
  • Look for the icon for 7 Days to Die here, and when you find it, right-click on it and select properties.
  • Click on the Local Files tab and then click on the option to Verify the Integrity of Game Files.

Wait for some time till the process completes and see if all your game files are intact. If not, then you might have to reinstall the game.

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Fix 3- Disable Motion Blur:

As mentioned above, the crash of 7 Days to Die is related to graphics issues. The trigger for these graphics issues could be the option Motion Blur. The Motion Blur option in the game makes the game more cinematic and smooth. But that could also lead to some random crashes. So we need to disable it.

  • Open up the steam Client application.
  • Click on the library option at the top.
  • From the list of games you have here, right-click on 7 Days to Die and select Play Game.
  • Now when the game’s main menu opens up, go to Settings and then choose Video.
  • Now on the right side, you should see an option called Motion Blur. Click on the box next to it, and from the drop-down menu, choose the option off.
  • Now click on Apply and then click on Ok.

Try playing the game now and see if the problem occurs again. If it does, then try the final fix mentioned below.

Fix 4- Using the 32-bit version of Steam:

It is a bit more complicated than the previous fixes as here you need to use the SteamCMD to install the 32-bit Steam client on to your system, and then the 32-bit version game as well. So, just follow the instructions step by step, and you should not have any problem.

  • Download SteamCMD from this link. Once you download the zip file, extract it to a SteamCMD folder in any location you prefer. Running the SteamCMD for the first time will prompt it to update automatically and initiate the prompt for new commands.
  • Access SteamCMD manually by using the command prompt in your windows. To do that, click on the search box and search for Run. Once you see it, open it up (make sure to right-click on it and choose run as administrator).
  • Now type cmd in the dialog box of Run and press Enter.
  • Now once command prompt opens up, enter the command: cd <SteamCMD folder path> and press Enter. Make sure you have given the appropriate way in <SteamCMD folder path>. Here, you need to enter the path of the SteamCMD folder in your system, which you created after extracting the downloaded zip file.
  • Enter the command: steamcmd and press Enter again.
  • Now enter the four commands mentioned below and press Enter after each of these commands.

login <username> <password>
@sSteamCmdForcePlatformBitness 32
force_install_dir ./7dtd/
app_update 251570

  • Here in the field username and password enter your Steam account’s username and password.
  • After the final command, a download of the 32-bit version of the game will be initiated. Depending on your network, it might take a while.

After the download is complete, try running the game from your Steam Client library. The chances are that you won’t see the random crashes again.

So there you have it, all the possible fixes for 7 Days to Die crashing issue. The last repair will take a lot of time, so try the first fixes first before getting to that one. If you have any queries about the fixes mentioned above, then feel free to comment down below. Be sure to check our other articles on iPhone Tips and TricksPC tips and tricks, and Android Tips and Tricks.

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