Exodus is the third installment of the Metro series. It’s a great game, but it has some technical issues on Windows. Since its release, players have posted game bugs on support forums that are causing Metro Exodus to crash. Many of them had to fix the frequent crashes during the Caspian Sea part of Metro Exodus.
When Exodus crashes, the game crashes completely, forcing you to restart your PC. And if those regular random crashes are bad enough, they can make Exodus unplayable. These are some of the best ways to fix recurring Metro Exodus crashes in Windows 10.
1. Reduce your graphics settings in Metro Exodus
First of all, try to reduce graphics settings in Metro Exodus. If you’re playing Metro Exodus on a PC that barely overshadows its minimum system requirements, you might have configured the graphics settings a little too high.
Additionally, your PC’s graphics card may not be compatible with some of the more sophisticated graphics effects in gaming, such as Ray Tracing and Hairworks.
In addition, DirectX 12 mode may cause Exodus to crash on some PCs. Players have confirmed that switching to DirectX 11 may fix the crash. So try reducing graphics settings and selecting DX 11 in Metro Exodus as follows.
- Launch the Metro Exodus game as you normally would.
- To select Options on the game title screen.
- Then select the Video category to display the options in the screenshot directly below.
- Select a lower level Quality predefined option than the one currently selected.
- Change the DirectX Possibility of DX 11.
- It is also recommended to disable the Hairworks and V-Sync parameters if they are selected.
- hurry Esc and Enter to apply the settings.
- Once you are done, restart the game.
2. Disable full screen optimizations and run Metro Exodus as administrator
Some gamers have reported being able to fix regular Metro Exodus crashes by turning off fullscreen optimization. the Compatibility tab on the game properties window includes the Disable full screen optimizations option. Additionally, you can choose to run Exodus as administrator from the same tab which can also help. This is how you can select these settings for Metro Exodus.
- Tap File Explorer Win + E keyboard shortcut.
- Open the Metro Exodus installation folder which includes the game’s MetroExodus.exe file.
- Right click on MetroExodus.exe to select Properties.
- To select Compatibility in the Properties window of MetroExodus.exe.
- Then click on the Disable full screen optimizations and Run this program as administrator checkboxes to select these options.
- press the Apply button to save these settings.
- Click on Okay to exit the game properties window.
3. Assign higher priority to Metro Exodus
Metro Exodus is a game heavy on system resources. It is less likely to crash when you assign a higher processing priority to this game. By doing so, you are allocating more CPU power to Exodus than the background services and programs. You can assign higher priority to Exodus through task manager like this.
- Start by launching the Metro Exodus game.
- While on the game title screen, press the Ctrl + Alt + Del key combination.
- Select Task Manager from the small menu.
- Right click on the taskbar on the desktop and select the Task Manager option.
- Select the Details tab below.
- Right click on the Metro Exodus process on the Details tab and select Set priority.
- Then select the High option in the submenu.
- press the Change priority button in the dialog box that appears.
After that come back and start playing Metro Exodus. Note that you will need to give Exodus a higher priority each time you launch the game as this is not a permanent option.
4. Stop overclocking your processor
Have you increased your PC’s processor speed with any type of overclocking software? If so, it could be the reason why you need to fix Metro Exodus game crash.
Undo any overclocking you applied by restoring the CPU (and any overclocked hardware) to its default settings. If you are using overclocking software like MSI Afterburner, there may be a reset option to restore system defaults.
5. Update your graphics card driver
Outdated graphics card drivers are one of the most common causes of gaming issues, be it Metro Exodus or any other title. If your PC’s graphics card has an outdated driver, updating it will certainly improve gaming performance. So install the latest driver available for your PC’s GPU (Graphics Processing Unit).
The “Update Driver” utility built into Windows is no longer sufficient to update device drivers because it does not search online. To make sure your graphics card has the latest driver available, download its driver pack from the NVIDIA or AMD websites. You will need to be clear about which graphics card to look for on the manufacturer’s website. This is how you can check the GPU details of your Windows PC.
- Right click To start up to select the Device Manager option in the WinX menu.
- Double click Screenshot taken to display this category of devices.
- Right click on the listed graphics card and select Properties.
- Note the graphics card model specifications of the General tongue.
- Click it Driver tab from which you check the current version of the driver installed.
Next, open the driver download section of the company website (NVIDIA or AMD) for your graphics card. There, find and open the driver download page for your graphics card. Download the latest compatible driver package for your PC from there. Double-click on the driver package in the folder where you downloaded it to install the new driver.
6. Check the game files
Metro Exodus may crash due to corrupt or missing game files. However, this does not necessarily mean that you have to reinstall the game. Instead, try checking the game files. You can check Exodus in Epic Games as follows.
- Open the Epic Games launcher.
- Select the Library tongue.
- Click the three-dot button for Metro Exodus.
- Then select the To verify option.
You can also check game files in Steam the same way. To do this, right click on Metro Exodus on Steam Library tab and select Properties. Then click Check integrity of game files to Local files tongue.
7. Uninstall GeForce Experience
Koch Media has confirmed that the “In Game Overlay” feature of GeForce Experience can cause Metro Exodus issues. Exodus does not mix well with programs that use overlay features.
To check if Geforce Experience is the cause of your crashes, it is best to uninstall it and see if the problem persists.
- To quickly open the Run accessory, press the Win + R key combination.
- Type appwiz.cpl in the Open box.
- Click on Okay to open Programs and Features.
- Select GeForce Experience there and click on the button Uninstall option for that.
- Restart Windows 10 when you have uninstalled GeForce Experience.
If you want to keep GeForce Experience, you can always reinstall it when you’re done playing Exodus. To reinstall this software, you can download the latest version of GeForce Experience from the NVIDIA website.
You can now enjoy Metro Exodus
These potential fixes are among the most widely confirmed fixes for recurring Metro Exodus game crashes. That doesn’t mean that they’ll definitely fix the same problem for you, but there’s a good chance they will. You may need to apply more than one of these resolutions to resolve the crash. Then you can keep playing Exodus until its finale.
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