How To Fix ELEX II Keeps Crashing on PC

Apply these solutions that are sure to fix crashing issues.

Is your journey through Magalan constantly interrupted by ELEX II crashing? You’re not alone! Many adventurers have faced the dreaded crash screen, halting their exploration of the post-apocalyptic wasteland. But fear not, fellow Outcasts! This guide equips you with the knowledge and tools to banish those crashes and reclaim your rightful place in the fight for survival.

Whether ELEX II crashes at startup, during the intro, or even while you’re looting your latest conquest, we’ve got you covered. Dive deep into common culprits like DirectX 11 compatibility issues, faulty patches, and even conflicting software with our comprehensive troubleshooting strategies.

From quick fixes like verifying game files to advanced solutions like adjusting system settings, we’ll guide you through every step to conquer those crashes and ensure your Magalan adventure runs smoothly. So, grab your jetpack, sharpen your blades, and prepare to vanquish the crash monster once and for all!

How To Fix ELEX II Crashing Issues on Windows PC

You don’t need to try all of the below fixes just work your way down the list until you find the right solution.

Update graphics driver

The ELEX II keeps crashing on the PC when you are playing the game with outdated or corrupted graphics drivers. You should update graphics drivers to fix the crashing issue.

Each graphics card manufacturing company releases game-specific drivers you can install them from NVIDIA, and AMD sites manually.

However, if you don’t have the proper skills or time then we recommend you download Driver Easy on your PC. It’s an advanced driver updater software for Windows 10, and Windows 11.

When you download and install Driver Easy on your PC, run it. In a couple of seconds, it will present you with a list of outdated drivers. You need to press the Update All button and this tool will automatically update your PC’s outdated drivers.

You can give it a try by downloading the Driver Easy Trial Version for Windows PC.

Delete ConfigUser Folder

Wipe your ELEX II slate clean by deleting the “ConfigUser” folder. It might just be the fix you need. Here’s how to perform this fix:

  • Open File Explorer and type %appdata% in the address bar. Hit Enter.
  • Inside the AppData folder, find the Local subfolder and open it.
  • Within the Local folder, search for the ELEX2 folder and open it.
  • Inside the ELEX2 folder, you’ll find the Config subfolder. Open it.
  • Look for the ConfigUser folder and delete it. Don’t be afraid, it’s safe!

Restart ELEX II and it will automatically recreate the “ConfigUser” folder with default settings. Hopefully, your crashing woes will be a thing of the past!

Delete ELEX 2 Folder and NVIDIA Profile

By following these steps, you are essentially refreshing the game’s local data and NVIDIA profile, providing a potential solution to the crashing issue.

  • Navigate to the “AppData/Local” directory on your system.
  • Locate the ELEX 2 folder within the “Appdata/Local” directory.
  • Completely remove the ELEX 2 folder from “Appdata/Local.” You can do this by deleting it or moving it to another location.
  • Additionally, find and delete the NVIDIA profile associated with ELEX 2. This profile might be stored in the NVIDIA Control Panel or another relevant location.
  • After performing these steps, restart your system or launch ELEX 2 again.
  • Upon startup, the game will automatically recreate the ELEX 2 folder in the “Appdata/Local” directory, and a new NVIDIA profile for ELEX 2 will be generated.
  • Launch ELEX 2 to check if the issue persists. The recreation of the folder and profile might resolve the crashing problem experienced during the initial loading phase.

Verify game files

The users can face ELEX II crashing on the PC if the necessary game files are either corrupted or missing. You need to run Steam to verify and repair the game files.

Follow these steps to verify game files on Steam:

  • Launch Steam and go to your Library.
  • Right-click on ELEX II and select Properties
  • Click LOCAL FILES on the left, then click Verify integrity of game files….
  • If Steam finds anything wrong with the game files, it will re-download them from its official server.

Choosing Between DX12 and DX11 at Startup

Switching between DirectX 12 and 11 can potentially solve the ELEX II on PC. Follow these steps:

  • Launch ELEX II and wait for the main menu to appear.
  • Check the graphics options menu within the game. Look for entries like “API Rendering Mode,” “DirectX Version,” or “Graphics Engine.”
  • Select the desired DirectX version and see if this resolves the crashing issue.

Disable overlays

Steam and Discord overlay sometimes interfere causing the ELEX II crash on PC. If you have enabled Steam Overlay then try disabling it and then play the game.

Follow these steps:

  • Launch Steam and navigate to the LIBRARY tab.
  • Right-click on ELEX II. Then select Properties.
  • With in General tab Uncheck Enable Steam Overlay while in-game.

Disable anti-virus software

Are you running third-party antivirus software on your PC? If you are then it may be the reason why ELEX 2 keeps crashing on your PC. It’s because these antivirus programs sometimes block the game files from running on account of threats.

All you need is to either disable antivirus software or uninstall it from your PC temporarily and then try playing the game.

Perform a clean boot

When your PC runs multiple apps also start running with it. Maybe any particular app is causing the ELEX crashes on the PC. You can try running your PC in a clean boot which means running your PC without any app/services.

Follow these steps:

  • Press the Windows + R key at the same time to open the Run Dialog.
  • Type msconfig and press Enter to open the System Configuration window.
  • Navigate to the Services tab, check Hide all Microsoft services and then click Disable all.
  • Select the Startup tab and click Open Task Manager.
  • On the Startup tab in Task Manager, for each startup item, select the item and then click Disable.
  • Go back to the System Configuration window and click OK.
  • Click Restart to restart your PC.

Disable CPU or GPU Overclocking

It’s also worth mentioning not to enable CPU/GPU overclocking on your PC if your game is crashing or stuttering a lot. We can understand that overclocking CPU/GPU can make a huge impact in improving gameplay but sometimes it may also cause issues with the bottleneck or compatibility too. Just set the frequency to default for optimal performance.