How To Fix 7 Days To Die Keeps Crashing Issue

The 7 Days To Die game crashing issue can be caused by several factors. Most of the time it is caused by a software glitch due to an outdated graphics card, corrupted game file, or compatibility issues, just to name a few. To fix this, you will need to perform a series of troubleshooting steps.

7 Days To Die is a survival horror game set in an open world. The game is set in a post apocalyptic world that’s overrun by the undead. Your character must learn various skills such as combat, crafting, looting, mining, and exploration in order to survive. First released in 2013, it has become quite popular lately.

Why does my game keep crashing 7 Days to Die?

Why does my game keep crashing 7 Days to Die?

One of the issues that you might experience while playing this game is when it unexpectedly crashes. This can be a frustrating experience especially if you have made a lot of in-game progress that has not been saved.

Here’s what you need to do to fix this game crash issue.

Solution 1: Check the PC hardware requirements

In order to get the best possible gaming experience with this title you need to make sure that your PC can handle the game. The good thing is that 7 Days To Die does not need a powerful PC to run and can make do with a dual core processor.

Minimum system requirements

Requires a 64-bit processor and windows operating system

OS: Windows 7 or higher (64-bit)

Processor: 2.4 Ghz Dual Core CPU

Memory: 8 GB RAM

Graphics: 2 GB Dedicated Memory

DirectX: Version 11

Network: Broadband Internet connection

Storage: 12 GB available space

Sound Card: Sound Card: DirectX Compatible

Additional Notes: Running the Dedicated Server and Client on the same computer will double ram requirements. Also future releases may require more hard drive space.

Recommended system requirements

Requires a 64-bit processor and windows operating system

OS: Windows 7 or higher (64-bit)

Processor: 3.0 Ghz Quad Core CPU or faster

Memory: 12 GB RAM

Graphics: 4 GB Dedicated Memory

DirectX: Version 11

Network: Broadband Internet connection

Storage: 12 GB available space

Sound Card: Sound Card: DirectX Compatible

Additional Notes: Running the Dedicated Server and Client on the same computer will double ram requirements. Also future releases may require more hard drive space.

Solution 2: Turn off the Motion Blur option of 7 Days To Die

The Motion Blur option is one of the graphics settings that allows the game to run smoother and portray more realistic characters. Some players have noticed that the game simply crashes when this feature is on which is why you should try turning it off.

Time needed: 2 minutes.

Turn off Motion Blur

  1. Run 7 Days To Die.

    You can do this by clicking on the game shortcut found in your desktop.Run 7 Days To Die

  2. Select Options.

    This will open the game option settings.Select Options

  3. Select Video.

    This will open the game video settings.Select Video

  4. Select the Quality tab.

    This is the second tab found on top.Select the Quality tab

  5. Set Motion Blur to Off.

    This will turn off motion blur.Set Motion Blur to Off

After turning off this graphics setting try to check if the game crashes.

Solution 3: Update the graphics card driver of your PC

If your current video card drivers are outdated then this can cause your games to crash. It’s therefore a good idea to make sure that your PC has the latest graphics drivers installed.

Update GPU driver

Right click on the Start button.

Click on Device Manager.

Click the arrow before Display adapters.

Right click on the selected graphics card then choose Update driver.

Select Search automatically for drivers.

Alternatively, you can update the drivers using the Nvidia GeForce Experience app if you have an Nvidia card or the Radeon Software if you are using a Radeon card.

Once you have the latest graphics drivers installed try checking if the 7 Days To Die crashing issue still occurs.

Solution 4: Run 7 Days To Die as an administrator

Run 7 Days To Die as an administrator

If the game does not have then necessary permissions to access certain Windows components then there’s a possibility it could crash. You need to run the game as an administrator so that it will have full access to the components it needs to run properly.

Right click on the 7 Days To Die game from its installation folder.

Select Properties.

Click on the Compatibility tab.

Make sure to place a check mark on the Run this program as an administrator box.

Click on Apply then Ok.

Try to check if the 7 Days To Die crashing issue still occurs.

Solution 5: End other running applications

If you have a lot of applications running while you are playing the game then this could cause the crashing problem especially if your computer runs out of RAM. It’s therefore a good idea to close all other running applications when you play the game.

To quit all other running applications here’s what you need to to.

Right click on the Start button then click on Task Manager.

Make sure to click on More details found at the bottom left part of the window if it appears.

Click on the Processes tab.

Right click on the apps running and select End task. Do this for all apps except 7 Days To Die.

Try checking if the 7 Days To Die crashing issue still occurs.

Solution 6: Verify the integrity of 7 Days To Die game files

One of the common causes of 7 Days to Die crashing is because its game files are corrupted. You need to check if there are any corrupted files by using the Steam client. Once the Steam client checks all the game files and detects any corrupted files it will automatically fix this.

Open the Steam client app.

Click on Library.

Find 7 Days To Die then right click it then click on Properties.

On the new window that appears click on Local Files tab.

Click Verify integrity of game files…

If any errors are found then they will automatically be fixed.

Solution 7: Make sure your 7 Days To Die game is updated

The latest game updates will have give the game an improved performance and come with certain bug fixes that addresses issues such as crashing found in the older version of the game.

Open the Steam client application.

Click on Library.

Find 7 Days To Die then right click it then click on Properties.

On the new window that appears click on Updates.

Select Always keep this game updated.

Solution 8: Force use Direct X 10

Using the wrong version of Direct X will usually cause the game to crash. Try forcing the game to use Direct X 10 and see if this fixes the problem.

Open the Steam client application.

Click on Library.

Find 7 Days To Die then right click it then click on Properties.

Make sure to be on the General tab.

Add -force-feature-level–10–0 under Launch options.

Feel free to visit our YouTube channel for additional troubleshooting guides on various devices.

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Chad Buenaflor

Chad has been in the tech industry since 2000. He has a degree in Electronics Engineering and is interested in the hardware and software side of technology. Initially working for a Japanese semiconductor company as a Test Engineer for nearly 10 years, he then pursued his passion for internet technology by working for the support team of Time Warner Cable then finally joining TheDroidGuy as one of their troubleshooting and tech writers. On his free time he plays his favorite games on his PC, Xbox Series X, and Android phone.

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