New World Crashing at Startup, Won’t Launch, or Lags with FPS drops: Fix

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New World is one of the upcoming MMO (Massively Multiplayer Online) RPG Games that’s expected to released in 2021. It has been developed and published by Amazon Games & will be available for Microsoft Windows only. It’s all about fighting and surviving in the open-world scenario. The game seems very intense with graphics and the whole gameplay. However, we can’t deny that plenty of PC players can face multiple issues with the New World game like Crashing at Startup, Won’t Launch, or Lags with FPS drops, etc.

If you’re also one of them and experiencing a couple of issues with your PC version just like other games, then don’t worry. Here we’ve shared all the possible workarounds that should work for you in most cases as these are considered to be one of the most common troubleshooting steps to resolve any issue. Being a Windows user, you should accept that almost every PC game does come with multiple bugs and errors that cause issues with the gameplay a lot.

Meanwhile, it’s also worth mentioning that plenty of users can also encounter some other bugs or issues with the game such as downloading or updating issue, the game stuck at the loading screen, other graphical glitches like black screen issue, the game can’t exit, server connectivity issues, and more. Now, let’s take a brief look at some of the possible reasons for having crashed in the game.

New World Crashing at Startup, Won't Launch, or Lags with FPS drops: Fix

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Why Does New World Keep Crashing?

As we’ve mentioned there may be some of the possible reasons behind the crashing of the New World game at the time of launching or during the gameplay on your Windows. Though these reasons can be very common, they’re effective too. So, read the reasons first and then jump into the guide below.

  • Windows system or game launcher can cause glitches. Restarting your computer can fix this problem.
  • Chances are that your PC/Laptop configuration isn’t compatible with the system requirements of the game. For any doubt, check below for the system requirements.
  • Maybe the game files are missing or corrupted. Verifying game files can resolve it.
  • Windows OS or graphics driver version is outdated.
  • An outdated DirectX version can also cause issues.
  • The game itself or the game client/launcher version is outdated. Check for the latest patch update.
  • Some of the background running programs can reduce the free memory space and overload the CPU usage that will cause lags & crashes.
  • Maybe the Antivirus program or Windows Firewall is blocking the game files.

Minimum System Requirements:

  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
  • Processor: Intel Core i5-2400 / AMD CPU with 4 physical cores @ 3Ghz
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670 2GB / AMD Radeon R9 280 or better
  • DirectX: Version 12
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 35 GB available space
  • Additional Notes: Internet connection required to play, offers in-game purchases

Recommended System Requirements:

  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
  • Processor: Intel Core i7-2600K / AMD Ryzen 5 1400
  • Memory: 16 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 / AMD Radeon R9 390X or better
  • DirectX: Version 12
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 35 GB available space
  • Additional Notes: Internet connection required to play, offers in-game purchases

New World Crashing at Startup, Won’t Launch, or Lags with FPS drops: Fix

Now, without wasting any more time, let’s jump into the steps below. Keep in mind that both the Nvidia and AMD graphics drivers are well optimized for the New World game. So, if in case, you haven’t updated your graphics driver yet, do this first.

1. Update Graphics Drivers

If you’re using the Nvidia graphics card then update the GeForce Experience app on your PC from the Nvidia official site here. But if you’re using the AMD graphics card on your system, then update the latest AMD Drivers from here.

2. Disable Steam Overlay

  • Open Steam on your Windows.
  • Head over to the Settings > Click on the In-Game
  • Click on the checkbox to disable “Enable the Steam Overlay while in-game“.
  • Once the checkbox mark is removed, click on OK.

3. Adjust Discord Settings

  • Launch Discord > Click on User Settings.
  • Select Voice & Video from the left sidebar.
  • Scroll down a bit and click on the Advanced.
  • Next, disable OpenH264 Video Codec provided by Cisco System, Inc.
  • Then disable Enable Quality of Service High Packet Priority.
  • Now, go to Overlay.
  • You can also turn off the in-game overlay.
  • Next, head over to Appearance.
  • Go to Advanced.
  • Disable Hardware Acceleration.
  • Once done, restart the system.

4. Adjust Nvidia Control Panel Settings

  • Click on Adjust image settings with preview under 3D settings.
  • Select Use the advanced 3D image settings.
  • Next, launch the Nvidia Control Panel.
  • Click on Manage 3D settings> Go to Global Settings.
  • Additionally, you can also adjust some of the other options:
    • Disable Image Sharpening
    • Enable Threaded Optimization
    • Use Maximum Performance for Power Management
    • Turn off Low Latency Mode
    • Set Texture Filtering Quality to Performance mode

5. Change AMD Control Panel Settings

  • Go to Global Graphics.
    • Turn off Radeon Anti-Lag
    • Turn off Radeon Boost
    • Use Application settings for Anti-Aliasing Mode
    • Set Anti-aliasing Methodto Multi-sampling
    • Turn off Morphological Filtering
    • Disable Image Sharpening
    • Turn off Anisotropic Filtering
    • Use Performance mode for Texture Filtering Quality
    • You can also enable Surface Format Optimization
    • AMD Optimization for the Tesselation Mode
    • Wait for V-sync– Turn it off
    • Use AMD optimization for the Shader Cache
    • Disable OpenGL Triple Buffering
    • Turn off Maximum Tesselation Level
    • Set Graphics for the GPU Workload
    • Turn off the Radeon Chill
    • Disable Frame Rate Target Control

6. Verify Game Files via Steam

New World gamers on Steam client can follow the below steps:

  • Open the Steam Library by logging into the account
  • You can find the New World game there
  • Right-click on the game and click on Properties
  • Select the Local Files tab
  • Then click on Verify Integrity of game files
  • Wait for the process and then restart the game to check whether the issue has been fixed or not

7. Uninstall Recent Windows 10 Update

A couple of days ago, Microsoft has released a new update for Windows 10 with KB4535996. So, this particular cumulative update for Windows 10 is quite buggy and causing so many errors or problems.

  • Go to Start menu > Click on Settings
  • Next, go to Update and Security
  • Click on View update history
  • Now, if you can see that there is an update having KB4535996 has been already installed. Make sure to uninstall it.
  • Here you will see Uninstall updates option on the top of the page.
  • Click on it and select the mentioned cumulative update version.
  • Right-click on it > Select Uninstall.
  • It may take some time to delete that update and your system may restart automatically.
  • Have some patience and you can also manually reboot your Windows PC (if required).

8. Remove Temporary Files

  • Press Windows key + R on your keyboard to open the RUN program.
  • Now, type %temp% and press enter.
  • You will get a bunch of temporary files on a page.
  • Select all files by pressing Ctrl + A on the keyboard.
    Next, press Shift + Delete on the keyboard to remove all the files.
  • Some times some of the temporary files can’t be deleted. So, leave them as it is and close it.

9. Set Default CPU and Graphics Speed

As most of the users always want to use ultra-high performance from the CPU and GPU from the very first day. So, most of the users either buy an overclocked version or manually increased the overclocking speed. So, if you’ve also overclocked your GPU speed and after doing that you’re experiencing bottleneck or lagging or crashing related issues, just set it to default mode.

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You can also use the MSI Afterburner tool or Zotac firestorm application in order to lower the clocking speed. Once done, you can run the New World game to check whether it’s crashing at startup or not.

That’s it. We hope this guide was useful to you. You can comment below for any queries.

Modified on September 1, 2020

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