Fix Clash II Crashing, Freezing, Not Loading/Launching Issues

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News: Dive into the world of adventure- Clash II, developed by “Prime Bit Games SA” and published by “Prime Bit Games SA”. Explore the dark world where battles are continued for years between the Pure Ones and the Old Ones. Make your strategies for the battles to decide the fate of the continent! The developers haven’t left anything behind to make the Clash II interesting for all users, but, some players are reporting that the game is crashing, not launching, or freezing on start-up on various forums and Reddit.

If you are also plagued with such issues with the Clash II, then stick with this guide – here you will know why this is happening and how to solve it.

Why is the “Clash II” crashing, freezing, or not launching/opening on Start Up?

Several culprits can be considered for Clash II to crash or freeze on your device, including– a temporary glitch, an unstable internet connection, missing or corrupted game files, software conflict, pending updates for your PC (Device), an older version of the graphics driver, some missing or corrupted system drivers, lack of administrative(Windows) rights, security software such as firewall or antivirus, or unknown bug from developers.

Troubleshoot Clash II Crashing, Freezing, Not Launching, or Start up Issues

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Close Clash II, Reboot Your Device and Relaunch the Game

If Clash II is crashing, freezing, or not launching on startup then this is the first step you should try: simply close the game, restart your device (Windows, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, etc.), and relaunch the game – Sometimes, the problem is only temporary that requires just a fresh start. 

Update Your Device’s Software

Whether you are trying to play Clash II on any device such as Windows, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, 5, Xbox One, or Xbox Series X/S, pending updates for your device can cause performance issues with the game.

Make sure your device has no pending updates for its software, download and install all updates on your device, and resolve crashing, freezing, or start-up issues with the Clash II.

Disable Windows Firewall

Windows Firewall

Due to certain security privileges, your system security software like a Firewall may block certain game files resulting in a fatal error when starting the Clash II game – disabling the Firewall before launching the game can prevent such issues. 

Disable Antivirus Software

Disable Antivirus Software

Disable your Antivirus (Windows PC)– just like the firewall, if you have antivirus software (e.g. Norton, McAfee, etc) installed on your device, it may also block certain game files, resulting in Clash II failing to launch or crashing. 

Check If Your Device Meets the Minimum Requirements

To prevent crashes or startup problems with Clash II, it is very important to run the game on a system with at least the minimum requirements– if your system fails to meet the minimum requirements, the game may crash or freeze on startup.

Here are the Minimum Requirements (Windows)

Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
OS: Windows 64-bit
Processor: Intel® Core™ 4th generation
Memory: 8 GB RAM
Graphics: GeForce GTX 1050
Storage: 10 GB available space
Sound Card: Highly recommended

Update Your PC (Windows)

Install Updates For Your PC (Windows)

If you are trying to play Clash II on your Windows PC then make sure that your PC is updated: pending updates for your PC can be another possible reason for Clash 2 to crash or freeze. 

  • Open Windows Settings.
  • On the Settings screen, click on “Windows Update” and then “Check for Updates.”
  • See if One or more pending updates are available and download and install them.
  • Relaunch the Clash II and see if it starts without the previous issues.

Read: How to download a Windows update manually.

Launch Clash II as an Administrator


Some players on Reddit, have discussed that running Clash II as an administrator has helped them resolve crashing or startup issues.

  • Access your Steam library and right-click Clash II > select Properties > Installed Files.
  • Click the “Browse” button.
  • Next, right-click on the .exe file of the Clash II game and select “Properties.
  • Go to Compatibility > click the checkbox next to the option- “Run this program as an administrator”.
  • Click on “Apply” and launch the Clash II.

Verify Game Files (Steam Client)

Verify Game Files (Steam Client)

Clash II game files may be corrupted or missing during installation, and corrupted or missing game files may cause loading, launching, crashing, or opening problems– verify and repair such files to prevent such problems.

  • Open your Steam Library > right-click Clash II and click “Properties” from the options.
  • Go to Local Files > “Verify integrity of game files…” option.
  • Wait for a while for the process to complete and after the process is complete, relaunch the Clash II.

Disable Steam Overlay 

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

Launch the Game in Windowed Mode (Steam)

  • Open the Steam Library > right-click on Clash II and Select Properties.
  • Go to General > click on Set Launch Options.
  • Copy & paste the following command-line argument:
        -windowed -noborder
  • Next, save the changes and launch the Clash II again.

Close Background Programs (Windows)


Running multiple programs in the background may consume more resources, preventing Clash II from launching smoothly– closing such interfering programs might help resolve freezing or startup issues with the game. Identify and close the interfering programs one by one and launch the game to see which one is causing the issue with “Clash II”.

  • Open Task Manager and select a task that you want to close.
  • Once selected, click on End Task.
  • Launch the Clash II to see if that program was the culprit.

Note: Perform the same steps with another program to check if that is the culprit.

Perform A Clean Boot

Perform a clean boot Windows

Clean boot is a process to allows the minimum set of drivers and services to your Windows PC and by performing a clean boot, you can identify if any background programs were interfering with the Clash II and causing the crashing issue. 

Once you’ve identified the culprit, you can close that program to see if the start up problems with Clash II are resolved.

Read: How to fix boot problems in windows 10?

Uninstall Clash II and Install it Again

If all of the above methods are not able to make any changes to the situation, the problem may be with the installed game files– delete Clash II and reinstall it from the Steam Store, this should solve the problems with the game. 

Verify Game Servers

If the load on the game’s servers reaches its peak, users may face crashing or freezing issues with Clash II confirm the exact situation, wait, and try again after some time.

Wait for the New Update

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

Keep your eyes on Clash II’s official social media pages or contact game support.

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