How to fix Atomic Heart crashing issues

Keep the game running.


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When playing Atomic Heart, you will likely be impressed with how the game looks, but performance has been a little lacking in certain areas for some people. If you have been having issues with the game crashing, it can be frustrating to keep being thrown out while you get into the thick of things. Here are some recommendations to help cut back on Atomic Heart crashing.

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What to do when Atomic Heart keeps crashing

If Atomic Heart keeps crashing while you try to play it, we first recommend completely exiting out of all other programs or applications running on your system. On PC, open Task Manager and End Task on everything else not in use. Another thing to consider is doing a full restart. It sounds cliché, but a reboot can help fix these problems often.

If you are still having problems after that, be sure to check the PC requirements for the game to know if you have the proper hardware. While looking at this, also be sure to check your graphics driver for any updates.

Apparently, these issues can also be connected to the Flawless Widescreen implementation. If you have this enabled, try playing the game without it until a future update can address the widescreen problem. At the very least, disable the Scanning Fix option in the Flawless Widescreen settings.

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If you are pretty sure that you have the right hardware, it is time to look at the game itself. Be sure to check for any updates, and if everything looks up to date, have the launcher check for any corrupted files in the installation.

For Steam, follow these steps:

  1. Open Steam, and find Atomic Heart in your library.
  2. Right-click on the Atomic Heart title or icon.
  3. Click Properties, and then choose the Local Files tab.
  4. Click the Verify Integrity of Local Files button.
  5. After that, Steam will check your files and replace any that need to be updated.

As a kind of last resort case, you can try uninstalling and reinstalling the game, although that can have a pretty hefty download time.