A Plague Tale Requiem Crashing and Won’t Launch – How to fix

It’s finally here, the most demanding title of 2022. I’m talking about A Plague Tale Requiem. Who else is here? A Plague Tale Requiem is an action-adventure game developed by Asobo Studio and published by Focus Entertainment, which is the sequel to A Plague Tale: Innocence.

The game was released for Windows, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5, and Xbox Series X and Series S in October 2022.

The story is set in medieval France where Amicia and her brother Hugo are traveling together. They are on a quest to find the Cure for Hugo’s Blood Disease.

The player will need to avoid being caught in traps and save themselves from rats and, primarily, from the Black Plague.

The game does come with some technical issues. But, that is expected from a game this big. Some PC players are facing crashing and launch issues in the game. The good thing is, the developers have already recommended some fixes for that. Check them out.

A Plague Requiem Crashing and Won't Launch

Fix A Plague Tale Requiem Crashing and Won’t Launch

A Plague Tale Requiem is the most demanding title of 2022

The game is extremely heavy, and you need to make sure that your PC is capable enough. Check out the Minimum Requirements for A Plague Tale Requiem:

  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: Windows 10 (20H1 64 bit)
  • Processor: Intel Core i5-4690K (3.5 GHz)/AMD FX-8300 (3.3 GHz)
  • Memory: 16 GB RAM
  • Graphics: 4 GB, GeForce GTX 970/Radeon RX 590
  • DirectX: Version 12
  • Storage: 55 GB available space
  • Additional Notes: 30 FPS, 1920×1080 in low. DirectX 12 Feature Level 12 and Shader Model 6.0 are needed.

How can you find your PC specifications:

  1. Enter dxdiag into the search box.
  2. Click on dxdiag from the results.
  3. System tab: check the Processor and the Memory.
  4. Display tab: check the Display Device.

Download the October Windows Cumulative update

If you have not downloaded the latest Windows update, yet. You should do so. Always ensure that you have the latest updates to Windows:

Windows 10 October 2022 update

  • WINDOWS 10: Right-click on the Windows Start button > Settings > Update & Security > Windows Update.
  • WINDOWS 11: Right-click on the Windows Start button > Settings > Windows Update.

Download A Plague Tale Requiem optimized drivers

It is recommended to perform a clean installation of the display driver. Use DDU to properly uninstall the display driver.

DDU or Display Driver Uninstaller is a driver removal utility that can help you completely uninstall AMD/NVIDIA graphics card drivers and packages from your system, without leaving leftovers behind (including registry keys, folders, and files, driver store).

A Plague Tale Requiem might be Crashing due to overheating

If you don’t, a lot of people are facing overheating issues

Allow A Plague Tale Requiem in Windows Security

  1. Click on the up arrow icon in the taskbar notification area.
  2. Right-click on Windows Security > View security dashboard.
  3. Click on Virus & threat protection.
  4. Click on Protection history under Current threats.
  5. Search the APlagueTaleRequiem_x64.exe application from Protected folder access blocked.
  6. Click on Actions > Allow on device.
  7. Close Windows Security.

Repair A Plague Tale Requiem to fix crashes (For Xbox app users)

If you are playing A Plague Tale Requiem on the Xbox app on your Windows 10 PC, then you can actually repair the game. This will fix the game if there are any sorts of missing or broken files. Here is how to do it:

  1. Open your Xbox app
  2. Click on ‘My Library’
  3. Click on ‘Manage Installs’, located in the top-right corner
  4. Select the ‘Manage’ button beside A Plague Tale Requiem
  5. Now click on the ‘Files’ tab
  6. Select ‘Verify and Repair’
    How to Repair A Plague Tale Requiem

As soon as you do so, the verification process will start, and the Xbox app will try to re-download any corrupted or missing game files.

Most of you should already know about the verification process on Steam. So I am not explaining it separately. If you don’t know how it works, comment down below, and I will post it for you.

Use the System File Checker

Use the SYSTEM FILE CHECKER TOOL to repair missing or corrupted system files.

Try to do a selective Startup

Third-party applications running in the background may interfere with A Plague Tale: Requiem. A Selective Startup can also help diagnose whether a background application is resulting in your issue. This can be performed by:

  1. Enter msconfig into the search box.
  2. Click on System Configuration from the results.
  3. Tick Selective Startup under the General tab.
  4. Untick Load startup items and click OK.
  5. Restart the computer.
  6. Run A Plague Tale: Requiem.

If the issue no longer persists after having performed the Selective Startup, you will need to re-enable each of your usual background applications one-by-one until the error reoccurs, to determine which is interfering with A Plague Tale: Requiem.

Make sure Microsoft Gaming Services is updated on your PC

Check for updates to the Microsoft Gaming Services in the Downloads section of the Microsoft Store.


If you think this guide has helped, then let us know in the comment section below. And for more A Plague Take Requiem guides, keep an eye on Frondtech. We will be covering every single technical issue and bug of the game. Good luck!


That’s all, folks!

Last Updated on October 18, 2022

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