How To Fix Warhammer 40,000: Darktide Crashing on PC

It's only Beta the Full release is also full of crashing issues. Here's a fix.

Warhammer 40,000: Darktide crashes are becoming more serious as you progress in the game. 50% of game missions involve crashing issues.

It doesn’t matter if you have a high-end gaming PC, an average player is getting 3-10+ crashes per round. From disabling CPU OC or SMT settings to turning worker thread count to 1 and DLSS most users have applied different fixes to prevent Darktide from crashing.

For most users limiting their FPS to 60 and updating their GPU driver did solve the problem. This way game will be a little choppy but you won’t have to deal with random crashing issues.

Until the developer releases a new game patch, here we have explained fixes to help you mitigate the crashing problem.

How to Stop Warhammer 40,000: Darktide From Crashing?

Apply the below-mentioned fixes as they fit in your case. Before applying the fix first check your system requirements and reboot your PC.

  1. Check your PC’s system requirements
  2. Update your GPU drivers
  3. Limit the FPS to 60 with DLSS enabled
  4. Terminate the background programs
  5. Turn off your antivirus and Firewall
  6. Repair corrupted game files
  7. Run Steam as an administrator
  8. Update Windows (Or revert to Windows 10)
  9. Adjust your in-game graphic settings
  10. Disable fullscreen optimizations
  11. Force Use the Dedicated GPU
  12. Turn Off Third-Party Overlay Apps
  13. Perform a Clean Boot
  14. Restore Default to Overclocked CPU or GPU
  15. Reinstall Microsoft Visual C++ Runtime

Update GPU Drivers

AMD and Nvidia always release game-ready drivers so you need to install them on your PC. The usual method is to use Windows device manager but that takes a lot of time.

We recommend our users download Driver Easy which automatically scans your PC and installs the latest accurate drivers.

Update Windows OS

If there is any pending Windows 11 update then do install it. As most updated improved OS components and updated drivers. In case the Darktide crashing doesn’t go away then there is a painful fix but it will surely work.

Go back to the Windows 10 OS, disable overclocking, and reinstall GPU drivers and Microsoft Visual C++ Runtime

Limit the FPS to 60 with DLSS enabled

It doesn’t matter if you own the latest gen GPU the Darktide crashing problem will not spare you. So here’s another working fix that involves capping your FPS to 60 with DLSS enabled.

The gameplay might look choppy but for most users, this fix has solved severe crashing on PC.

Close Background Apps

Unnecessary background apps especially Chrome consume a lot of your system resources reserving less for the game. To close background apps use Windows Task Manager and fix Warhammer 40,000: Darktide crashes.

Disable Antivirus and Firewall

Most antivirus software and Windows firewalls raise false alarms into analyzing Warhammer 40,000: Darktide as a potential risk to the system. Try to disable your antivirus software temporarily to fix the crashing.

Don’t forget to turn it back on once you finish playing the game.

Repair Corrupted Game File

It is possible that during installation some files got corrupted. Or in a game folder, some files are mistakenly replaced or removed.

As most users are playing Darktide via Steam Verify the integrity of game files. During this process, Steam will scan your game and if any file is found missing or corrupted will be fixed.

Lower Your In-game Graphic Settings

Although Darktide is not a game to be played at low graphics to prevent crashing you need to lower the texture quality. You can also disable fullscreen.

Force Use the Dedicated GPU

If you have an integrated and dedicated GPU then the game might end up using the integrated GPU. Hence the crashing problem occurs because most integrated GPUs are not strong.

You need to disable Integrated GPU using the Device Manager > Display Adapters > Right-click Integrated GPU > Disable Device.

Other fixes that can also help you solve Darktide crashing are turning off third-party overlay apps (discord, steam), performing a clean boot, preventing CPU or GPU overclocking, and reinstalling Microsoft Visual C++ runtime.

Warhammer 40,000: Darktide – FAQ

During the gameplay, you might see a different error that can also cause crashing issues.

How to Fix Warhammer 40k Darktide error code 2001

This error is linked to your insufficient system requirements or outdated GPU. So improve your PC hardware and if the error 2001 still occurs then update graphics drivers.

How To Fix Warhammer 40k Darktide error code 2003

It means that you have been ousted from the game server due to load so either wait for a moment or use a VPN for games.

How To Fix Warhammer 40k Darktide error code 2007

Again it’s a disconnected server error that requires the same workaround to fix the issue.

How To Fix Warhammer 40k Darktide error code 4001 or Failed Joining the server

To fix the Error code 4001 you need to sign out from the Xbox app and Xbox game bar.