Nowadays PUBG is one of the most popular games with 400 million-plus total players from all over the world.
But now many players are reporting that PUBG keeps crashing in the middle of the game while they are getting missions done. So this sounds frustrating!
Here is a quick answer to why does PUBG keep crashing?
One of the most common reasons for frequent PUBG crashes is due to the outdated device drivers you have; you need to keep your video card and other hardware drivers up to date. Also, you need to install the latest PUBG patches which will solve the crashing issue.
Below are some other common reasons of frequent crashes and their easy fixes.
- Update Device Drivers
- Your Device Memory
- Stop Overclocking Your GPU
- Install The Latest Patch
- Due To New Update in The Game
- Due to AMD Ryzen Processor
- Keep Your PC Up to Date
- Load The Game on The Lowest Settings
Let’s explain each of the above in details.
1) Update Device Drivers
In order to get the best gaming experience in any game, you need to keep your system up to date, especially the drivers must be updated on a regular basis.
PUBG will crash usually when your PC/laptop video card drivers are outdated. In this case, you need to remove the current drivers and then update your device video card drivers to the latest versions.
If your video card drivers are up to date, you also need to check the GPU and all other hardware that you are using on your PC/laptop.
Sometimes it happens due to AMD or NVIDIA processor outdated drivers; you can search them online and can easily update them.
2) Your Device Memory
Do you play PUBG and run other programs in the background at the same time? This is also a cause of PUBG crash as it makes the PC/laptop slow.
Follow the below steps to improve your device performance and avoid PUBG crash.
- Deleting Temporary File: Some temporary files are created while a computer is running, this lowers down computer performance. In order to improve your computer performance, you need to delete these unnecessary files.
First of all, go to “start menu”, then click on the search icon and type “run”, after pressing enter you will get a box opened. You need to type %temp% and then press enter, a “temp” folder will be opened, now delete all the files from that folder (if any file is not deleting just skip it).
- Free Hard Drive Memory: The second method is to free up some memory in your computer, if you are running PUBG and there is only a tiny space remaining in your computer hard drive, you should leave at least 5 GB free space for the temp files.
- Viruses and Malware: In order to play PUBG without getting crashed multiple times a day, you need to clean up your PC from malware and viruses. Use windows defender for virus scanning and Malwarebytes for malware scanning.
3) Disable OverClocking GPU
Some people think that overclocking a GPU will increase their system performance and will provide outstanding PUBG experience, yes it will increase system performance but in some cases, it may decrease it.
Like if you overlock a GPU at a speed it cannot run then it will result in a crash or will restart your computer and may affect the gaming experience.
Your Laptop/PC also may get heat up when the GPU is overclocking and as I already said above that this is also a cause of PUBG crash.
The solution is; you need to reset the settings to the default settings or try to keep the settings as low as possible.
4) Install The Latest Patch:
You need to keep your PUBG patch up to date as the developers of the PUBG or any other game keeps releasing new patches after some time.
Installing the latest patch will help you get rid of bugs.
5) New Update in The Game
The developers of the (PUBG) game also releases updated versions of the game and you need to keep your game up to date.
If you are using an older version of the game it will definitely crash PUBG.
You can simply update the game from the app store or download the latest version from Google (not recommended).
6) Due to AMD Ryzen Processor
Some players noticed that the AMD Ryzen processor has an issue with the PUBG game and it causes the frequent game crash.
If you are using the AMD Ryzen processor, you should try PUBG on another CPU to confirm whether the AMD processor is causing PUBG crash or not.
7) Keep Your PC Up To Date
In order to play PUBG without frequent crashes, you need to keep your windows, PC up to date. It is essential to regularly update your windows not only for PUBG but also for some other security reasons.
Below is a step-by-step guide of how to update your windows?
- Click the “start” button
- Click the search icon on the top right of the screen
- Type “Windows update settings” in the search box
- Select the one as shown in the screenshot
- Then click on “choose how updates get installed”
- After that, choose “Install updates automatically” from the “important updates” section.
- OR choose another option like “download updates but let me choose whether to install them” OR “check for updates but let me choose whether to download and install them”
- Finally hit the “apply” button.
8) Load PUBG On The Lowest Settings
If none of the above methods works for you, here is one last method that I hope will solve your issue.
You need to play PUBG on its lowest settings in order to get good performance without frequent crashes.
Here we are going to share best PUBG settings recommended by pro streamers which will help you solve your issue regarding why does PUBG keep crashing.
Display Brightness 50 to 70
Display Resolution 1920×1080
Overall Quality Custom
Screen Scale 100
Shadows Low or Very Low
Anti-Aliasing Very Low
Effects Very Low
Foliage Very Low
Post-Processing Low or Very Low
Motion Blur Off
View Distance Medium to Ultra
Textures Medium to Ultra
Recommended PUBG PC System Requirements (according to latest update)
Many PUBG players are confused about the PUBG system requirements; in this post, we will share recommended PUBG system requirements for the best performance. If you are buying a new PC while keeping all these requirements in mind, you will never face any issue (crash, etc) in playing PUBG or any other large game.
Operating System Windows 7 (64 bit), Windows 8.1, Windows 10
RAM 8 GB
Processor AMD FX – 6300 or Intel Core i5-4430
Graphics NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 2GB or AMD Radeon R7 370 2GB
Storage At least 30 GB free space
Network Connection Broadband
DirectX Version 11