Fix Atomic Heart – Trapped in Limbo Crashing or Freezing Issues

News: Atomic Heart – Trapped in Limbo, developed by “Mundfish” and published by “Focus Entertainment, 4Divinity”, is an Action, Adventure, RPG game that requires the base game Atomic Heart on Steam to play. The game continues the story of the mad world of Limbo. Since its release, many users have started enjoying Atomic Heart – Trapped in Limbo, but, some are reporting that the game is crashing, not launching, or getting fatal errors on start-up.

If you also start experiencing problems with Atomic Heart – Trapped in Limbo such as the game crashing, freezing, or not launching, then stick with this guide – here you will know why this is happening And how to solve it.

Note: This game requires the base game Atomic Heart on Steam to play.

Why is “Atomic Heart – Trapped in Limbo” Crashing, freezing, or not launching/opening?

There can be several culprits for Atomic Heart – Trapped in Limbo to crash or freeze on your device, including–

  • a temporary issue
  • corrupted game files
  • software conflict
  • pending updates
  • outdated graphics driver
  • Missing or corrupted system drivers
  • lack of administrative rights
  • Security software such as firewall or antivirus.
  • Unknown bug from developers.

Fix Atomic Heart – Trapped in Limbo Crashing, Freezing, Not Launching, or Startup Issues

Atomic Heart - Trapped in Limbo

Perform Basic Hacks

Before moving on to any other steps, take some basic steps that can solve such issues and let you play Atomic Heart – Trapped in Limbo.

Here are the steps to follow:

  • Close and restart– this is the very first step that you may try if Atomic Heart – Trapped in Limbo is crashing: just close the game and restart your device (Windows PC, PS5, Deck, etc): sometimes, the problem may be caused by a temporary glitch that requires a fresh start to resolve.
  • If this doesn’t help, check if your device and Atomic Heart – Trapped in Limbo are running on their newest version: older versions may cause compatibility issues, resulting in the game crashing.
  • Disable Windows Firewall (PC Users)– System security software like your firewall may block certain game files resulting in a fatal error when starting the Atomic Heart – Trapped in Limbo game.
  • Disable your Antivirus (Windows PC)– Similar to a firewall, if you have antivirus software installed on your device, it may also block certain game files, resulting in Atomic Heart – Trapped in Limbo failing to launch. It may also prevent you from accessing certain in-game features.

If you’ve checked these, but the Atomic Heart – Trapped in Limbo game is still crashing, follow the steps below.

Check If Your Device Meets the Minimum Requirements

Along with restarting your device and relaunching Atomic Heart – Trapped in Limbo, it is also very important to run the game on a system with minimum requirements: if your system fails to meet the minimum requirements, the game may crash, freeze, or won’t launch.

Here are the Minimum Requirements

  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: Windows 10 (20H1 version or newer, 64-bit versions)
  • Processor: AMD Ryzen 3 1200 or Intel Core i5-2500
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: 4 GB VRAM, AMD Radeon R9 380 or NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 DirectX: Version 12
  • DirectX: Version 12
  • Storage: 90 GB available space
  • Additional Notes: 30 FPS, 1920×1080 in low

Update Your PC (Windows)

Install Updates For Your PC (Windows)

If you are trying to play Atomic Heart – Trapped in Limbo on your Windows PC then make sure that your PC is updated: Pending updates for your PC can be another possible reason for Atomic Heart – Trapped in Limbo to crash or freeze. Check and install all available updates for your PC.

  • Open Windows Settings.
  • From the Settings screen, click on “Windows Update” and then “Check for Updates.”
  • See if One or more pending updates are available for your PC and download and install them.
  • Relaunch the Atomic Heart – Trapped in Limbo and see if it starts without the previous issues.

Read: How to download a Windows update manually.

Open the Game With Administrator Rights

Administrator

Some players on Reddit, have discussed that running Atomic Heart – Trapped in Limbo as an administrator has helped them resolve crashing or startup issues.

  • From your Steam library, right-click Atomic Heart – Trapped in Limbo, and select Properties > Installed Files.
  • Click the “Browse” button to open the game directory.
  • Next, right-click on the .exe file of the Atomic Heart – Trapped in Limbo game and select “Properties.
  • Go to Compatibility > “Run this program as an administrator” option and click the checkbox next to it.
  • Click on “Apply” and launch Atomic Heart – Trapped in Limbo.

Verify Game Files (Steam Client)

Verify Game Files (Steam Client)

Corrupted game files might also cause loading, launching, crashing, or opening issues: verify and repair corrupted Atomic Heart – Trapped in Limbo game files.

  • Open your Steam Library.
  • Right-click Atomic Heart – Trapped in Limbo and click on “Properties” from the appeared options.
  • Go to > Local Files > “Verify integrity of game files…” option.
  • Wait for the Atomic Heart – Trapped in Limbo files to be verified by Steam.
  • After completing the process, re-launch Atomic Heart – Trapped in Limbo.

Disable Steam Overlay 

  • Open your Steam Library and Right-click on Atomic Heart – Trapped in Limbo
  • Select Properties and Go to the General section.
  • Uncheck the “Enable Steam Overlay while in-game” checkbox.
  • Return to your game Library and relaunch Atomic Heart – Trapped in Limbo to check for the not launching issue.

Launch the Game in Windowed Mode (Steam)

  • Open the Steam Library.
  • Right-click on Atomic Heart – Trapped in Limbo and Select Properties.
  • Go to General > click on Set Launch Options.
  • Now, copy & paste the following command-line argument:
        -windowed -noborder
  • Next, save the changes and relaunch Atomic Heart – Trapped in Limbo.

Close Background Programs (Windows)

Close-Background-Programs-on-Windows

Running multiple background programs may consume more space and resources preventing Atomic Heart – Trapped in Limbo from launching smoothly – close the programs one by one and launch the game to see which one is causing the issue.

  • Open Task Manager and select a task that you want to close.
  • Once selected, click on End Task.
  • Launch Atomic Heart – Trapped in Limbo to see if that program was the culprit.

Note: If this makes no change, perform the same steps with another program to find the culprit. And if this doesn’t help, try the next fix.

Perform A Clean Boot

Perform a clean boot (Windows)

A clean boot allows the minimum set of drivers and services to run your Windows PC: by performing a clean boot, you will identify if any background programs were interfering with Atomic Heart – Trapped in Limbo and causing the crashing issue.

Reinstall the Game

If all the above methods are not able to make any changes to the situation, reinstalling Atomic Heart – Trapped in Limbo should be your next step.

The new version of the game “Atomic Heart – Trapped in Limbo” can help solve the problems that were in its previous version – uninstall the installed one and reinstall the new version.

Wait for the New Update

The installed version of Atomic Heart – Trapped in Limbo can contain some unknown bugs or issues. If this is the case, you may see a new patch note from the developers of Atomic Heart – Trapped in Limbo: with this new patch, known issues and bugs like crashes, loading, or fatal errors might be resolved.

Keep your eyes on Atomic Heart – Trapped in Limbo’s official social media pages or contact game support.

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