Bless Unleashed crashing and high GPU usage – This guide will show you some potential fixes for the crashes and the high GPU usage issue in Bless Unleashed. A lot of users are experiencing it at the moment. Don’t worry, you are not alone
Bless Unleashed – Crashing and High GPU Usage issue – How to fix
After a couple of betas, the full version of Bless Unleashed is finally out on Steam. The game is completely free to play, and I would recommend that you at least try it out if you are a fan of MMORPGs.
Bless Unleashed is an MMORPG developed by a studio called, Round 8 Studios. The game was originally released in 2020 for the consoles by Bandai Namco. NEOWIZ is in-charge of the 2021 PC release, though. It is a completely open world title, that you can explore with your friends. There are skills and weapons you can unlock, that would help you in your journey. Overall, a decent title if you ask me(and it is literally free).
Enough information about the game. Let’s talk about the technical issues that are present in Bless Unleashed. Already, a lot of posts have started popping up on the Steam Discussions page of Bless Unleashed. And most of them are about users complaining how they are getting high GPU or CPU usage while playing the game, or how this game is constantly crashing. In fact, for a lot of users, Bless Unleashed won’t launch at all. Here is a post from Steam user /LonelyScythe:
Game crashing every 5 minutes
Not sure about anyone else, but my game is crashing constantly. I do lvl 7 or 10 expeditions and it crashes before I can even claim the rewards! If anyone knows a setting that can fix this, please let me know. running it 1080 max 100 fps and I have a pretty new NZXT desktop so I know my hardware is not the issue.
Currently running the game on normal graphics, I had it on the highest with no problems but was testing other settings due to the crashing but it doesn’t seem to matter what I put graphic settings at, it just keeps on crashing.
At this point, I am not even surprised, to be honest. Problems like these have become very common in game nowadays. Especially in the ones that are completely online. I played 2 betas in the last few days, New World and Back 4 Blood, and both of them had the same issues.
Now the question is, can these issues be fixed?
Here are some potential fixes
The good news is, there are fixes available, and they have been proven to be working by many users. The bad news is, there are still some users who have not benefitted at all from these methods. So after trying all the methods mentioned below, if the game continues to crash or not launch for you. I am afraid, you might have to send a ticket to the support of Bless Unleashed.
Lower down the Graphics Settings
Majority of the users have managed to fix the crashing by just lowering the graphics settings of the game. The recommended system requirements list of Bless Unleashed states that you need a Ryzen 5 1600, paired with a GTX 1060 and 16 GB RAM to play the game at 1080p 60fps. But the problem is, I am seeing some RTX 3070 and 3080 users who are also experiencing the crashes. I have personally tried playing the game on my gaming PC, and I can assure you that this is one of the least optimized titles I have played this year. With Rendering Size set to Normal, Bless Unleashed was running at less than 50 fps on a PC consisting of a Ryzen 5 5600x, RTX 2060 and 16 GB RAM.
So if you are trying to play this game on a low-end GPU, you might have to set everything to low. Check out this recommendation from a user:
I had to turn down my rendering to low, lighting to low and a bunch of other settings low….. so dumb I have to play a game with such bad quality. I just played New World on max settings with no issues. Game looked beautiful too.
So all you have to do is set your ‘Lighting’ and ‘Rendering Size’ to ‘Low’. Yes, that would make the game look bad. But this is just a workaround, that you can try until the devs release a patch. Also, by tweaking the settings, you might be able to get rid of other performance issues like fps drops and stuttering.
Cap your FPS to fix High GPU or High CPU usage issues
This is the same fix that I had recommended to New World players when they were reporting this exact same issue. Just limit your fps. In games like Bless Unleashed, you definitely do not need 100+ fps to have a smooth experience. It is not a PVP title. You can easily cap the in-game fps and enjoy a smoother overall experience. And how to do that?
- Launch Bless Unleashed
- Go to Settings > Graphics
- Set Graphics to Custom Settings [This game, for some reason, doesn’t let you change settings unless you choose Custom Settings]
- Set Frame Rate Limit to 60 FPS
The game is already poorly optimized. Don’t let it hog in every ounce of your PC’s power.
Disable Steam Overlay
Disabling Steam Overlay has helped a lot of people, actually.
- Go to your Steam Library
- Right-click on Bless Unleashed
- Untick Steam Overlay
You will find plenty of responses like this from people for whom this fix has worked:
Repair Easy Anti-cheat (I have not tried this fix)
This fix comes from forum user /Dynamix. Lowering settings and disabling steam overlay didn’t actually work for him. So this is what he recommends:
Crashing every 5 minutes? Try this.
I started to crash every 5 minutes or so today, after playing fine yesterday. Suggestions such as disabling the Steam overlay and tweaking graphics settings did not work for me.
This worked though. Follow these steps with the game closed.
Library –> Right Click Bless Unleashed –> Properties –> Local Files –> Browse –> EasyAntiCheat –> Run EasyAntiCheat_Setup –> Click Repair Service
Try playing again.
There you go. You can try and see by yourself. Other than these methods, you can try the obvious ones. Like verifying the files on Steam, disabling your anti-virus software or updating your GPU drivers. In fact, I saw plenty of comments where users are saying that they managed to fix the crashes by just updating their Nvidia driver to version 471.41. I am already using the latest version, so I could not try it, unfortunately. Your final step should be installing the game in a completely different drive.
- Click here to contact to Bless Unleashed Support
If you think this guide has helped you, then let us know in the comment section below. And for more Bless Unleashed guides, keep an eye on Frondtech. We will be covering every single technical issue of the game on the launch day. Good luck!
That’s all folks!
Last Updated on August 11, 2021
Shoaib, 30, is a simple guy who loves to play video games, and enjoys new cuisines sporadically. He has been gaming since he was 7 years old, and with an experience of 22 years, under his belt, there is not a single AAA game in this world, that he hasn’t played. Despite being a MBA Graduate he decided to follow his passion. And because of his love for gaming, Frondtech came into existence.