Nioh 2 The Complete Edition – How to fix Crashing and Freezing

Nioh 2 Crashing and Freezing – A lot of Steam users are complaining that Nioh 2 PC is crashing and freezing constantly for them. This guide will show you some steps on how to fix those performance issues.

How to Fix Crashing and Freezing in Nioh 2

Nioh 2 was released almost a year ago, but it was only for PS4. Now finally the PC version is here, and so is the PS5 version, but we are not talking about that. We should all know by now what happens every time a console-only game gets remastered on PC. It gets better visuals and some other elements get added too. Same is the case with Nioh 2 The Complete Edition. The PC version of Nioh 2 has:

  • Full Mouse & Keyboard customisation
  • Gamepad compatibility
  • 4K Ultra-HD support
  • Ultra Wide-Screen compatibility
  • HDR & 144Hz monitor support
  • Consistent 60/120 FPS

The only problem is sometimes these remasters can get really demanding. Nioh 2 is no different. Players have already started complaining about crashing and freezing issues in the game. In that case, here are the methods you can try:

Important : Before you move forward in this article, make sure that the hardware on your system is somewhat identical to the recommended requirements of Nioh 2 The Complete Edition. There is no point looking the minimum requirements because they will allow you to run the game at 1080p 30fps only, that too at the lowest settings. Here are the Recommended Specifications:

    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows® 10 64bit
    • Processor: Intel Core i7 6700K or over
    • Memory: 16 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER or over, VRAM 6GB or over
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 85 GB available space
    • Sound Card: 16 bit stereo, 48KHz WAVE file can be played

Method #1 – Update your Video Drivers

Method #2- Verify files on Steam

Every launcher nowadays offers ways to verify the game files of the games, which would repair the corrupted files that might be causing issues. Here is how to do it on Steam.

Go to your Steam Library > Right-click on Nioh 2 The Complete Edition > Click on Properties > Click on the Local Files tab > Select the Verify Integrity of Game Files option

Nioh 2 The Complete Edition is approximately 85 GB in size, so the entire process might take some time. Do not hurry up and cancel the process if it takes time.

Method #3 – Overclocking could lead to Crashing and Freezing

The crashing and freezing issues in Nioh 2 The Complete Edition could certainly be happening due to an overclocking application or utility running in the background. A lot of games have been suffering from crashes lately due to applications like MSI Afterburner or Zotac firestorm. So it is best to stay on the safe side and run your graphics card on default speeds.

Method #4 – Disable Steam Input for Nioh 2

I would recommend that you go and disable Steam Input for Nioh 2 The Complete Edition. Here is how to do it:

  • Launch Steam
  • Go to your Library and right-click on Nioh 2 The Complete Edition
  • Select Properties
  • Select the General tab
  • Now set “Steam Input Per-game settings” to “Forced Off”
  • Also uncheck “Enable Steam Overlay while in-game”
  • Restart Steam

But remember, if you are a controller user then you might face some issues after disabling Steam Input.

Method #5 – Install Pending Windows 10 Updates

Microsoft keeps on releasing buggy updates for Windows 10 now and then. You might be sitting with one installed on your OS without you having any idea about it. In that case just go and check whether you have pending Windows updates or not. The recent build of Windows 10 is probably one of the most stable build I have seen in a while. So updating your Windows 10 to the latest version is probably the best thing to do at this moment.

Method #6 – Re-install Nioh 2 The Complete Edition (Only if nothing else works)

If none of the fixes mentioned above work for you then this is your last resort. Game installations go wrong all the time. A file might have gone corrupted during the installation process. And that might be the reason why Nioh 2 is crashing for you. So do a fresh installation of the game once.

Wait for patches from KOEI TECMO GAMES

If none of the methods mentioned above is working for you, then you can be rest assured that it is not a problem from your end. Bugs are glitches are common in every AAA game nowadays. I don’t think I have ever seen a bug free game in my career. So be patient and give the developers some time. I am pretty sure that they will be releasing a patch to fix the crashing issues pretty soon.

These are all basic fixes and figuring out guaranteed solutions for particular issues require extremely thorough testing. I will be updating this article with more.

I would suggest that you take a look at the official Steam Discussions page of Nioh 2 The Complete Edition. You will find a lot of players discussing these exact same issues.


If you think this guide had helped you then let us know in the comment section below. And for more Nioh 2 The Complete Edition guides, keep an eye on Frondtech. We will be covering every single technical issue and bug of the game. Good luck!


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