If you’re stuck in the endless Everspace 2 crashing and looking for some tried-and-true methods, you’ve come to the right place. In this post, we’ll walk you through 4 easy and quick fixes for the issue and help you get back to the game right away!
Fixes to try:
You don’t have to try them all. Simply work from the top down until you find the one that solves your problem.
Fix 1 – Stop overclocking
A successful overclock is expected to bring better gaming performance, but when it’s unstable, the programs on your computer may be freezing and crashing. So if you keep running into Everspace 2 crashing, you should just turn off overclocking utilities like MSI Afterburner and set the clock speed back to the default. If this trick doesn’t help, move on to more fixes below.
Fix 2 – Verify the integrity of game files
Missing or damaged game files is also a common cause of Everspace 2 crashing, but fortunately you can let the game launchers validate the game files automatically. Here’s how to do this on Steam and GOG.
If you’re on Steam
- Launch your Steam client and navigate to the Library tab.
- Right-click Everspace 2 from the game list and click Properties.
- Go to the Local Files tab and click Verify Integrity of Game Files.
After the detecting and repairing process completes, relaunch Everspace 2 to test. If the crashes still exist, follow Fix 3 to check your graphics driver.
If you’re on GOG
- Run GOG Galaxy and select Everspace 2 from the Library.
- Click the settings icon next to the Play button. Then, click Manage installation > Verify / Repair.
Wait until the process completes and launch the game to see if crashes are still there. If yes, keep reading the fixes below.
Fix 3 – Update your graphics driver
A range of gaming issues like crashing, freezing and stuttering tends to be driver-related. To ensure a smooth experience with Everspace 2, you should keep your graphics driver up and running and update it to the latest version.
Option 1 – Download and install the graphics driver manually
GPU manufacturers will release new drivers optimized for the latest titles on the market. To get them, you need to go to their official websites:
Once you’ve downloaded the correct drivers for your system, double-click on the downloaded file and follow the on-screen instructions to install the driver manually.
Option 2 – Update the graphics driver automatically
If you don’t have the time, patience or computer skills to update your graphics driver manually, you can, instead, do it automatically with Driver Easy.
Driver Easy will automatically recognize your system and find the correct drivers for your exact graphics card, and your Windows version, and it will download and install them correctly:
- Download and install Driver Easy.
- Run Driver Easy and click the Scan Now button. Driver Easy will then scan your computer and detect any problem drivers.
- Click the Update button next to the flagged graphics driver to automatically download the correct version of that driver, then you can manually install it (you can do this with the FREE version).
Or click Update All to automatically download and install the correct version of all the drivers that are missing or out of date on your system. (This requires the Pro version which comes with full support and a 30-day money back guarantee. You’ll be prompted to upgrade when you click Update All.)
If you need assistance, please contact Driver Easy’s support team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
How does your game work now? If it crashes again, head to the next fix below.
Fix 4 – Set launch options
According to some players, Everspace 2 just crashes in DirectX 12. In this case, the workaround is to force the game to use DirectX 11 and then everything should be fine.
Here are the steps:
- Open Steam and select the Library tab.
- Right-click Everspace 2 and click Properties.
- On the General tab, type -dx11 in the text field under Launch Options.
Close the window and restart Everspace 2 to check if the crashing got fixed. If none of the steps above do the trick, wait patiently for the upcoming patches. Since the game is still in Early Access, it should be further optimized before long.
Hopefully one of the fixes above helped you with the annoying Everspace 2 crashing issue. If you have any questions or suggestions, feel free to leave a comment below and we’ll be glad to help.