How to Fix Need For Speed Unbound Freezing on PC

Easily fix NFS Unbound freezing and hiccup issues.

Are you dealing with NFS Unbound freeze…then unfreeze… freeze… and then unfreeze… until it eventually crashes on the PC?

Many players are complaining that Need For Speed Unbound freezing issues are hampering gameplay after 10-15 minutes. For some players, the game will stop working at all, and for other users freezing issues also cause an error to pop up.

If you are also dealing with the NFS Unbound freezing issue on PC then stick with this post as we have explained the best fixes here.

How to Fix the Need For Speed Unbound Freezing on PC?

Apply the following solutions to fix the freezing problem on the PC.

Tip – When the freezing issue occurs instead of rebooting the PC try to reboot GPU. Press the Windows key + Ctrl + Shift + B combination on your keyboard. The screen will briefly turn black and you will hear a beep. Now check your game performance.

Check the System Requirements: Make sure that your System meets the minimum requirements of the game.

1. Change Launch Options in Steam

Right-click on NFS Unbound > Properties > Under Launch Options > type -fullscreen. Apply this and then play the game.

2. Delete Dx12 File

Redditors have confirmed that deleting the DX12 file fixes the Need For Speed Unbound Crashing on PC. Go to the

\Origin Games\Need for Speed Unbound\shadercache and \Documents\Need For Speed(TM) Unbound\cache.

Now delete the DX12 file and play the game.

3. Updated GPU Drivers

Most of the time Need For Speed Unbound freezes on your PC if you have an outdated graphics driver installed on your PC. Make sure you have updated your GPU drivers to their latest version.

Although NVIDIA and AMD release game-specific updates that you can download and install on your PC it takes time.

Also updating the graphics card drivers is a time-consuming task, and if you are a newbie you can end up installing the wrong drivers.

So we recommend downloading Driver Easy software on your PC. This program is a professional system driver updater that automatically scans a PC’s old driver and updates it instantly.

The Driver Easy is an N0.1 software updater tool in its field and for 12 years users have been using it to fix their PC errors.

So download Driver Easy and let it deal with all the system drivers.

4. Verify the Integrity of NFS Unbound Files

To make sure game files are not corrupt you can scan the files. Open Steam and go to the Library > NFS Unbound > Properties > Local files > Verify Integrity of Game Files.

It will take some time so have some patience.

5. Launch via EXE & Compatability options

It may look trivial fix but in most cases resolves the freezing issues on the PC. So launch the game with compatibility options to mitigate Freezing problems.

To apply this fix go to Steam > Click on Need For Speed Unbound > Click on Browse local files > Click on NeedForSpeedUnbound.exe > Properties > Click on the compatibility

6. Update Windows OS

Make sure there isn’t any pending Windows update. Also, install Additional updates by clicking on the Advance options under Windows.

7. Turn off Game Mode

Go to System’s Settings > Gaming > set Record game clips, screenshots, and broadcast using Game bar” to off > Now on the Captures tab set the “Record the background while I’m playing a game” to Off > click on the Game Mode tab, and turn it off.

8. Closed All the Background Processes

You can prevent game freezing issue by pressing Ctrl + Shift + Esc to open Task Manager > Processes tab > Select Task > End Task

9. Disable Overlay Apps

Go to the My Game Library> Game Properties > Uncheck the box  Enable Origin In-Game for NFS Unbound > Save

10. Prevent computer overheating

(If you are using MSI Afterburner to overclock then uninstall it and then play the game.)

  • Perform a clean boot
  • Reinstalling the NFS Unbound: If none of the solutions worked for you and all the fixes are going in vain then you need to reinstall the game.