Why does phasmophobia keep crashing? How to fix

by Ana Lopez

Phasmophobia is a popular investigative horror game followed by fans worldwide. It is known for its great psychological horror theme and moody atmosphere. Nothing breaks the horror mood like a game that crashes in the middle of the action. Several players have reported that the game crashes on certain occasions. In this guide, we provide some solutions to solve this problem.

How to fix the phasmophobia crash bug

Unfortunately, Phasmophobia has been riddled with bugs and issues since its release, and you will have to troubleshoot to find the source of the problem. Several things can be the cause of Phasmophobia crashing on your device. We’ve put together a list of possible causes and solutions that may solve your problem.

  • Update your Graphics drivers. If you have outdated graphics drivers, this could be the cause of the problem. Updating your GPU drivers to the latest version can fix game crashing issues especially if the developers have included the game fix in the latest update.
  • Lower yourself in game graphics. If you have an outdated PC, you can sometimes fix the cause of the crashes by lowering the game graphics in the options menu. Start with advanced features like dropping the anti-aliasing and volumetric lighting. This can solve your crashing problems and improve the game’s performance and frame rate.
  • Appearance overclocking. Sometimes overclocking the CPU and GPU can lead to system instability and application crashes. If you try to run Phasmophobia with your processor or graphics card overclocked, try resetting them to default.

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Verify the integrity of the game cache

Sometimes the cause of crashes can be that the game files got corrupted. The Steam platform offers an easy solution to this problem without reinstalling the entire game. Follow the steps below to verify the integrity of the game cache.

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  • Right-click on Phasmophobia in your Steam games library.
  • Select Properties from the menu.
  • Click the Local Files tab in the selection on the left.
  • Click Check the integrity of game files to start the verification process. This may take a while depending on your internet connection. If any game files are damaged or missing, Steam will download them automatically.

Problems with phasmophobia crashing on startup

If your Phasmophobia game crashes on launch, you may be able to fix the problem by running the game in compatibility mode. Follow the steps below:

  • open up Task management and kill Phasmophobia if it’s still active.
  • Right click on your Steam icon and click Run as administrator in the drop-down menu.
  • Right-click your Steam icon again and click Properties from the drop-down menu.
    • In the Properties menu, select the Compatibility sub menu.
    • Check the Run the program in compatibility mode check box.
    • Select Windows 8 from the first drop-down menu.
    • Check the Run the program as administrator check box.
    • Click Apply.
    • Restart your PC and try running Phasmophobia again.

Looking for more Phasmophobia guides? Be sure to check out how to play Phasmophobia on Oculus Quest 2 and how to use the EMF Reader in Phasmophobia here in Pro Game Guides!

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