Released in February 2022, Elden Ring is arguably one of the most popular action role-playing games (RPG) out there. It’s just one month since the game launched but it has already amassed millions of players across the world. Elden Ring offers tons of unique and excellent features and compelling ornamental swords, such as Rivers of Blood Katana, for its players; this explains why it’s so popular. However, you need to keep in mind that this RPG game isn’t without its issues. The latest reports across various social media platforms reveal players now complain that Elden Ring is crashing on PC.
In the rest of this post, you’ll find everything you need to know about the new Elden Rings PC crashing issue and how to resolve it.
Elden Ring is crashing on PC – users complain
As earlier mentioned, the newly released RPG game – Elden Ring – has become so popular worldwide. Early this month, this game became Steam’s sixth-biggest game of all time by concurrent players. Elden Ring is available across various platforms, including consoles and PCs.
Recently, we reported players were experiencing the Rivers of Blood Katana Sword “Not Scaling” Issue. However, the latest reports across various social media sites and forums reveal players now complain that Elden Ring is crashing on PCs. According to the affected players, the issue is due to a failure in the Anti-Cheat system of the game.
Furthermore, some players mentioned that the Elden Ring “crashing on PC” issue often surfaces when they try creating a character. Other affected players revealed that the problem only occurs on the initial loading screen. Let’s have a quick look at what the affected players are saying about the issue on the ground.
According to RealSoulxSlayer, the Redditor reported that the Elden Ring “crashing on PC” issue surfaces on startup. In addition, the player mentioned that as the game gets to the Bandai Namco screen, it immediately exits the full screen, freezes, and then crashes moments later. You can check below to see what the report looks like.
You can also check here (1,2,3,4,5) to see more of what the affected players are saying about the Elden Ring “crashing on PC” issue. For now, there’s no official statement yet to confirm the exact cause of this annoying issue. However, some users suggested that the problem mostly affects Windows 10 PCs.
Elden Ring players report performance issues on PC
Apart from the crashing issue, reports also confirmed that some players now experience performance issues on PC. According to the affected players, they are faced with noticeable fps drops and excessive hardware resources usage, just to name a few.
Elden Ring lighting bug
Recent reports also confirmed some players are experiencing a lighting issue when playing Elden Ring. The affected players mentioned that the game’s screen flickers and displays incorrectly with strange black lines. You can check here (1,2,3) to see what the affected players are saying about the lighting bug.
Are there any workarounds or official fixes yet?
From Software is currently aware of the crashing and performance issues affecting Elden Ring players on PCs. The company recently published an apology, begging affected players to bear with them while they provide fixes for the issues.
The company rolled out a patch (1.02.1) to address the crashing issue late last month. Early this month, From Software also rolled out a patch (1.02.2) to address the performance and graphics card issue. Even with these patches, some players still experienced crashing and performance issues.
Because of that, From Software rolled out a new patch v1.03 last week to address the performance issues experienced by players. Unfortunately, this update wasn’t enough to fix the crashing issues faced by the affected players.
If you’re currently experiencing the Elden Ring crashing issue after receiving the latest patch, you may consider the workaround below. According to Eplora1017, the player suggested you should remove the “Easy Anti-cheat” launcher of the video game. You may also consider closing RivaTuna to prevent the crashing issue on startup, as suggested by this player.