State of Decay 2 has been released for a while, yet many players still report that the game keeps crashing on their PC. If you happen to be one of them, don’t worry. Here we gather some working fixes for you. See below for more information.

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You might not need to try them all; simply work your way down until you find the one that works for you.

Fix 1: Check your Apps

In order to function properly on a Windows 10 PC, State of Decay 2 requires three supporting apps: Xbox, Xbox Game Bar, Xbox Live.

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If you have the Xbox Console Companion installed, please uninstall it. To do so:

On your keyboard, press the Windows logo key and X together to open the Quick Link menu. Then select Apps and Features.Under Apps & features, click Xbox Console Companion and select Uninstall.
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Click Uninstall again.

After that, restart your computer and see if that helps.

If State of Decay 2 still crashes, go ahead with the next fix below.

Fix 2: Check your antivirus settings

Your antivirus software could block the normal operation of State of Decay 2 and cause the game to keep crashing. To ensure that State of Decay 2 works properly, you should add it as an exception to your antivirus software. This will vary depending on the antivirus software you’re using.

See if the game crashes after you add it as an exception to your antivirus software. If it persists, move on to the next fix.

Fix 3: Update your graphics driver

If you’re using a faulty or outdated graphics driver, you will possibly encounter this crashing issue in State of Decay 2. To fix the potential problems and ensure the game functions properly, you should install the latest graphics driver on your computer.

One way to do that is to visit the manufacturer’s website (NVIDIA, AMD, Intel) and search for your model, then download and install the latest version of the graphics driver manually. But if you don’t have the time, patience, or computer skills to update the driver manually, you can do it automatically with Driver Easy.

Driver Easy will automatically recognize your system and find the correct drivers for your exact graphics card, and your Windows version, and it will download and install them correctly:

Run Driver Easy and click the Scan Now button. Driver Easy will then scan your computer and detect any problem drivers.
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Once you’ve updated your graphics driver, restart your PC and check if State of Decay 2 is working properly.

If updating your graphics driver fails to stop the crash, continue to the next fix.

Fix 4: Install all Windows updates

By updating your system, you’ll get the latest fixes and security improvements, which may help your device run smoothly and fix the game crashing issue. If you don’t remember the last time you updated your system, you should give it a shot. Here’s how:

On your keyboard, press the Windows logo key and I at the same time to open the Windows Settings.Click Update & Security.
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Under Windows Update, click Check for updates. Windows will automatically download and install the available updates.
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Once you’ve installed all the updates, restart your computer and launch State of Decay 2 to see if the crashing issue remains.

If this method doesn’t help, check out the next solution.

Fix 5: Reset State of Decay 2

With Windows 10, you can reset an app’s data without uninstalling and reinstalling the app. This will restore an app to its default settings. So, before trying anything more complicated, you can reset State of Decay 2 to see if it can fix the crashing issue. Here’s how:

On your keyboard, press the Windows logo key and X together to open the Quick Link menu. Then select Apps and Features.Under Apps & features, click State of Decay 2, then click Advanced options.
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Scroll down the page, then click Reset.
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Click Reset to confirm again.
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Once the process is complete, restart your computer.

Launch State of Decay 2 to see if the problem is resolved.

If the crashing issue occurs again, continue to the next fix.

Fix 6: Move State of Decay 2 to a different drive

Sometimes low disk space may prevent your game from working properly and causes many problems, like the crashing issue in State of Decay 2. To fix it, you’ll need to free up space by moving the program to another drive. Here’s how:

On your keyboard, press the Windows logo key and X together to open the Quick Link menu. Then select Apps and Features.Under Apps & features, click State of Decay 2, then select Move.
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In the pop-up window, select a new drive from the drop-down menu, then click Move again.
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After doing that, launch State of Decay 2 and check if the problem has gone away.

If this method doesn’t do the trick, try the next fix.

Fix 7: Set English (United States) as the default language

Some gamers have reported that they fixed the State of Decay 2 crashing issue by setting English (United States) as the default language. You can give it a try. To do so:

On your keyboard, press the Windows logo key and I at the same time to open Windows Settings. Then click Time & Language.
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In the left panel, select Language. Under the Preferred languages section, click Add a language.
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Select English (United States), then click Next.
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Click Install.
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After the language is fully installed, drag it to the first position in the list.
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Now restart your PC and test if State of Decay 2 still crashes.

If this solution doesn’t work for you, continue to the next fix.

Fix 8: Perform a clean boot

Some background applications or services may cause State of Decay 2 crashes on your PC. So you can perform a clean boot to see if there are any conflicts between the game and another program. Here’s how:

On your keyboard, press the Windows logo key and R at the same time to invoke the Run dialog box. Type msconfig and click OK.
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In System Configuration, navigate to the Services tab and check the box next to Hide all Microsoft services.
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Uncheck all the services EXCEPT those belong to your video card or sound card manufacturer, such as Realtek, AMD, NVIDIA and Intel. Then click OK to save the changes.
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On your keyboard, press Ctrl, Shift and Esc at the same time to open Task Manager, then navigate to the Startup tab.
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One at a time, select any programs you suspect might be interfering and click Disable.
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Restart your computer.

After rebooting your PC, launch State of Decay 2 to see if it crashes again. If not, you can try to enable services one by one until you find the problematic software. Then restart your computer to apply the changes.

Once you find out the problematic program that causes the game to crash, you just need to uninstall it to avoid game crashing issues in the future.

If the game still crashes after you disabled all the programs and services, try the last fix below.

Fix 9: Reinstall State of Decay 2

If none of the fixes above solve your problem, try reinstalling State of Decay 2 as a last resort. This might help you get rid of the crashing issue. To do so:

On your keyboard, press the Windows logo key and X together to open the Quick Link menu. Then select Apps and Features.Under Apps & features, click State of Decay 2, then select Uninstall.
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Click Uninstall again.Restart your computer and reinstall the game.

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So there you’ve it — 9 fixes to your State of Decay 2 crashing issue. Hopefully, this post helped. If you have further questions or suggestions, feel free to leave us a comment below.