Starfield Crashing Constantly? Here’s How You Can Fix It
Bethesda’s highly anticipated space RPG has finally been bestowed upon us with early access currently running live for Xbox Series X/S and PC. The game features vast space colonies whose sheer size can be quite intimidating, at least at the start. Even though the studio has thoroughly worked on the game’s optimization, there have been unfortunate incidents of players reporting that the game crashes back to the home screen right after launching. Considering the fact that the game is currently on early access, we hope to see the game patched up soon. Until then, here are all the ways you can attempt to work around this issue.
Methods to Stop Starfield From Crashing
Restart the Game: Although it is not much of a fix per se, restarting is a simple yet effective strategy that closes everything in the background and refreshes your game files.
Verify File Integrity: Starfield might possibly be crashing due to corrupt files being present in the game’s directory. There are two different ways to check this based on where you purchased the game.
Steam: Open the Steam client and head to the Library. Select Starfield’s Page and navigate to properties. From there select the Scan and Fix Files option.
Xbox app on PC: Open the Xbox app and head to Starfield. Click on the three dots located next to Play and head Manage. Select Files and then click on Verify and Repair
This should make sure that your game files aren’t corrupted. If it does not resolve the issue you might want to consider re-installing the game.
Update your Graphic Driver: Regardless of whether you’re running an AMD or a Nvidia GPU, you will find newer graphic drivers, especially around the time when massive AAA titles like Starfield release. They will certainly provide better optimization for the game so make sure you’re running the latest driver version.
Check Minimum Requirements: Make sure your system meets the minimum requirements needed to run the boundless world of Starfield. If you do fall behind on some of the system requirements, it might just be the reason behind the game’s crashing. Here are the pre-requisites:
OS: Windows 10 version 21H1 (10.0.19043)
Processor: AMD Ryzen 5 2600X, Intel Core i7-6800K
Memory: 16 GB RAM
Graphics: AMD Radeon RX 5700, NVIDIA GeForce 1070 Ti
DirectX: Version 12
Storage: 125 GB available space
Additional Notes: SSD Required
Unfortunately, there aren't any major workarounds if you find that the game is crashing on your Xbox Series X/S console. Hopefully, we can expect this issue to be fixed with the day one patch that is presumably just around the corner.