Fix Enshrouded Crashing, Freezing, or StartUp Issues

Enshrouded is available for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, and Microsoft Windows users, and many players are enjoying the game from the Steam Store, while some are reporting that the game is Crashing, Freezing or not loading/launching on startup.

Here’s how you can resolve these issues with the Enshrouded.

Why Is Enshrouded Crashing, Freezing, or not launching/loading?

There can be several reasons why the Enshrouded game may stop loading/launching, crashing, freezing, or proper startup –

  • Corrupted game files
  • Software conflict
  • Outdated graphics driver
  • Missing or corrupted system drivers
  • Lack of administrative rights
  • Firewall or antivirus software.

How to Fix Enshrouded Crashing, Fatal Errors, and Startup Issues?

Fix Enshrouded Crashing, Freezing, or StartUp Issues

Basic Checks First

If you have just installed Enshrouded and tried to launch it but started facing issues with the game, first, do some basic checks. Here are the steps to follow:

  • Make sure your PC or console (PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S) and the Enshrouded game are up to date, this may cause compatibility issues, resulting in the game crashing on your PC.
  • Disable Windows Firewall– your firewall software may block some game files resulting in a fatal error when starting the Enshrouded game.
  • Restart your PC and relaunch Enshrouded – this helps resolve temporary software glitches with the connectivity.
  • If you are a console (PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S) user and are sure that the game is up to date then, close the game and unplug your console from all the wires and connected peripherals. Wait a few minutes before plugging it back in and turning on the console.
  • Disable Antivirus (Windows)– Like a firewall, your antivirus software may also block certain game files and cause the Enshrouded game to not load properly.

Make Sure Your Device Meets the Minimum Requirements

Ensure your system meets the minimum requirements to run and play the Enshrouded game.

Minimum System Requirements (Windows) 

  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: Windows 10
  • Processor: Intel Core i5-6400 (2.7 GHz 4 Core) / AMD Ryzen 5 1500X (3.5 GHz 4 Core) or equivalent
  • Memory: 16 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (req. 6GB VRAM) / AMD Radeon RX 580 (req. 6GB VRAM)
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 60 GB available space
  • Sound Card: on board

Install Pending Updates

For Your PC (Windows)

Install Updates For Your PC (Windows)

If your PC has outdated software and drivers, you may face issues – it can cause issues with Enshrouded, resulting in game crashes, start-up issues, or fatal errors. Consider installing all pending updates on your PC– Enshrouded requires the latest versions of drivers and support software to run properly.

  • Open Windows Settings.
  • Click on “Windows Update” and then “Check for Updates.”
  • There can be one or more updates for your PC, download and install all of them.
  • Relaunch Enshrouded and see if it starts without the previous issues.

Update PS5 System Software

  • Go to Settings > System.
  • Select System Software > System Software Update and Settings.
  • Check for a newer version that is available.
  • To install it, select Update System Software.

Update Your Xbox Console

  • Connect your console to a stable and strong internet and press the Xbox button.
  • Now from the guide, select Profile & system> Settings > System > Updates.
  • If any update is available for your console, install it.

Launch Enshrouded With Administrator Privileges (Windows)

Enshrouded may require administrator rights to run on your PC – this may be a solution to resolve crashing or fatal errors.

  • Open the Steam library, right-click Enshrouded, and select Properties.
  • Click the “Installed Files” option and then the “Browse” button to open the game directory.
  • Next, right-click on the .exe file of the Enshrouded game and select “Properties.
  • From the Compatibility tab, tick the checkbox next to the “Run this program as an administrator” option.
  • Click on “Apply” and launch Enshrouded.

Verify Game Files (All Users)

Corrupted game files might cause crashing, loading, launching, or opening problems- verifying and repairing corrupted game files can solve the crashing and loading problem and help Enshrouded run smoothly.

  • Open the Steam Library.
  • Right-click Enshrouded and select “Properties.”
  • Click on the “Local Files” option and select the “Verify integrity of game files…” option.
  • Wait while Steam validates Enshrouded files.
  • After completing the process, re-launch Enshrouded to see if you can play it properly.

Reinstall Enshrouded

If all fails, and the game “Enshrouded” is still crashing or refusing to load on your system, delete the installed version and install the newer version of the game.

Wait for the New Patch

Game developers generally release a patch note to resolve the known issues and bugs with Enshrouded such as crashing, loading, or fatal errors.

For now, if you have done everything but the problem remains untouched, you can go with two options – Update Enshrouded or contact game support.

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