Ghostrunner – How to fix Crashing on PC

Ghostrunner crashing fix – Ghostrunner is First-person Cyberpunk Action game set in the future, after a global cataclysm. A city in a giant tower is the last bastion of humanity. Implants determine membership in various castes that divide the community. Violence and poverty lead to a rebellion. Players assume the role of a hero who, uniquely, can fight both in the physical world and in cyberspace. The aim is to ascend the tower and defeat its ruler, the Keymaster. The game is an extremely fast paced platformer and it’s core mechanic is one-hit-one-elimination, which means that one attack is enough to eliminate an enemy or the hero.

The game is well optimized and runs quite well on PC. But things are not the same for every player. Some are experiencing crashing issues with the game. If you are one of them, then here are some steps you can follow to fix those issues.

Ghostrunner – How to fix Crashing on PC

Before you move forward in this article, make sure that the hardware on your system is somewhat identical to the recommended requirements of Ghostrunner. There is no point looking the minimum requirements because they will allow you to run the game at 720p 30fps only. Here are the requirements:

  • Minimum:
      • OS: Windows 7, 8.1, 10 x64
      • Processor: Intel Core i5-2500K (4 * 3300) AMD Phenom II X4 965 (4 * 3400) or equivalent
      • Memory: 8 GB RAM
      • Graphics: GeForce GTX 1050 (2048 MB) / Radeon RX 550 (4096 MB)
      • Storage: 22 GB available space
      • Additional Notes: 60FPS, Low settings, 720p)
  • Recommended:
      • OS: Windows 7, 8.1, 10 x64
      • Processor: Intel Core i7-6700K (4 * 4000) or AMD Ryzen 5 1500X (4 * 3500) or equivalent
      • Memory: 8 GB RAM
      • Graphics: GeForce GTX 970 (4096 MB) or Radeon RX 5700 (8192 MB)
      • Storage: 22 GB available space
      • Additional Notes: (60FPS, High settings, 1080p)

As you can see, you need either a i7-6700k or an AMD Ryzen 5 1500X, paired with a GTX 970 or a RX 5700 to run Ghostrunner at 1080p 60fps. So if you are facing crashes, make sure it is not because you have under-performing hardware.

Check your graphics card software and make sure it’s updated

Have you selected the Correct API?

As soon as you hit the play button on Steam or Epic Games Launcher, the game gives you two options : “Play with DirectX 11” and “Play with DirectX 12 RTX

Try both and see which one works for you. If you are using any OS other than Windows 10, then you should go with DirectX 11.

File Verification Method

Every launcher nowadays offers ways to verify the game files of the games, which would repair the corrupted files that might be causing issues. Now the feature works in different ways in different launchers. Here is how to do it on Steam and EGL:


  1. Head over to your Steam Library
  2. Right click on Ghostrunner
  3. Select Properties
  4. Click on the Local Files tab
  5. Click on Verify Integrity of Game Files

Epic Games Launcher

  1. Launch Epic Games Launcher
  2. Go to your Library
  3. Take your mouse pointer on Ghost Runner
  4. Click on the Settings icon beside the Launch icon
  5. Click on Verify
  6. Restart the launcher after the process is completed

Disable programs that could potentially interfere with Steam

  • Turn off Steam overlay
  • Disable background programs for recording and screen capturing
  • Create an exception in your Antivirus for Steam/Epic Game Launcher and Ghostrunner.exe.

Have you uninstalled the Demo version of Ghostrunner

If the demo of Ghostrunner is still installed on your system, then you need to remove them immediately. There is a huge chance that the files from the demo version are causing some conflict with the files of the full version.

Just head over to your Steam Library, right-click on Ghostrunner Demo. Select Manage > Uninstall. You should be good to go.

Fresh Installation

Now that you have removed the Demo version of the game, go ahead and do a fresh installation of Ghostrunner. Yes I know this is not the most convenient step. But trust me, this is the best thing to do in this situation.

Other Fixes

You can also try some of the fixes listed here. The fixes you will find are completely different than the ones listed here. And since both the issues are more or less similar, some steps mind end up working.

If the problem you are facing is a serious one then go here and submit a ticket to the 505 Games support. And don’t forget to check out the Steam discussions page of Ghostrunner.

If you think this guide had helped you then let us know in the comment section below. Also, if you are facing other problems with the game then try checking out our other guides on Ghostrunner. Who knows, you might end up finding a fix.

That’s all folks!

Last Updated on October 25, 2020

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