Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts 2 – Crashing at Startup – Game won’t launch – How to fix

Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts 2 Crashing and Won’t Launch – Players in Ghost Warrior Contracts 2 are facing issues like crashing, launch issues, and various other errors. This guide consist of a list of those errors and how to fix them.

Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts 2 is Crashing for some Users and for some it won’t even Launch

Minimum System Requirements

The game’s minimum requirements are:

  • OS: Operating system: Windows 8.1 / 10 (64-bit)
  • Processor: Intel Core i5 7600 / AMD Ryzen 5 1600
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Nvidia Geforce 970 / Radeon RX 580

The recommended system requirements are:

  • OS: Operating system: Windows 8.1 / 10 (64-bit)
  • Processor: Intel Core i7 7700 / AMD Ryzen 7 1700
  • Memory: 16 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 or AMD Radeon 5600 XT

If you have an on-board graphics processor, be sure to set priority to PCI-E > PCI > Integrated Graphics / Integrated GPU in BIOS.

Administrator Account

Log in to Windows 10 with a local Administrator Account. This fixes the majority of cases reported.

Conflicts caused by Software

If you want to run Ghost Warrior Contracts 2 without any hiccups then you need to disable all background software or applications including, Antivirus, Firewalls, and any FPS boosting or monitoring software.

Ghost Warrior Contracts 2 will not launch if you are using any of the following virus checkers.

  • Avast
  • Bitdefender Firewall
  • Avira
  • Trend Micro Maximum Security
  • Comodo Antivirus
  • Sophos
  • Emisoft

Here is a list of software applications that can cause Ghost Warrior Contracts 2 to either fail to launch or crash while playing. Please make sure you either disable or uninstall to ensure successful gameplay.

  • Logitech G Hub
  • MSI Afterburner / Riva Tuner Statistics Server
  • EVGA Precision
  • OBS
  • Xsplit
  • MacType
  • Warsaw Banking App
  • Wallpaper Engine
  • A-Volute Sound studio
  • Nahimic Audio
  • Sonic Audio

If you are using OBS, Xsplit, or any other streaming programs, please set your source to display capture.

I would suggest disabling Game Mode in Windows and close any overclocking, hardware monitoring, streaming, recording, and any nonessential apps while you play the game.

Turn Off Windows Defender

  1. Open Start.
  2. Open Settings
  3. Click Update & Security
  4. Click Windows Security. This tab is in the upper-left side of the window.
  5. Click Virus & threat protection
  6. Click Virus & threat protection settings
  7. Disable Windows Defender’s real-time scanning
  8. Set game priority to high
  9. Turn off any overlays

Install the latest Microsoft Visual Studio

Please try downloading and installing the latest version of Visual C++ redistributable, as there’s a chance it hasn’t been installed correctly.

Turn off any extra Power monitoring software

  • MSI DragonCenter
  • RyzenMaster
  • Gamefast from Dells Killer Control Center
  • Any software installed that may be adjusting or monitoring power settings

Then, make sure your Power settings are correct

  1. Settings > System > Power & sleep
  2. Move the slider to Best Performance
  3. Perform a restart

Make Sure the Time/Date on your PC is Correct

  1. Right-click on the clock on your start menu.
  2. Select Adjust Date/Time.
  3. Untick then retick ‘Set time zone automatically.’
  4. Reboot your PC.

Missing or Corrupted files

The game may have encountered an issue with a recent update (Windows, Drivers, Content) and refuses to run with crashes or missing updates.

  1. Ensure you have the recent Windows 10 update
  2. Make sure your Graphics Card is updated with the latest patch, after Windows update.
  3. Verify game files – Go to your Steam Library > Right click on Valheim > Select Properties > Click on the Local Files tab >Click on Verify Integrity of Game Files
  4. Full re-installation of the title.

We are still trying to figure out better fixes for the issues. But the truth is a lot of it depends on the developers. There are already plenty of discussion threads on Steam where players are constantly addressing the bugs and issues they are facing. And if there is any problem that is being faced by a huge portion of the player base, then expect it to get fixed pretty soon.


If you think this guide has helped you, then let us know in the comment section below. And for more Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts 2 guides, keep an eye on Frondtech. Good luck!


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