How to Fix Dread Hunger Keeps Freezing Issue on PC

There are several possible causes for your Dread Hunger game on Steam to keep freezing on Windows PC. It could be a result of a game glitch, corrupted game files, hardware compatibility issue, or out of date graphics drivers. Several troubleshooting actions will be required to resolve this.

Dread Hunger is a survival and betrayal roleplaying game, that is now available on Steam. In this game, developed by Dread Hunger Team, eight explorers navigate their ship across the harsh Arctic. Two traitors among the crew seek the assistance of dark powers to destroy them. In Dread Hunger, players can select from several Classes to assist them in locating the Northwest Passage. Navigate your way over the perilous and frigid Arctic, making products, fighting Creatures, and surviving on what they can scavenge in the greatest roleplay game.

Why does my Dread Hunger game keeps freezing on my Windows PC?

Why does my Dread Hunger game keeps freezing on my Windows PC?

One of the drawbacks you may find when playing Dread Hunger is that it has a frequently freezing issue. This can be a frustrating experience because it will interfere with your gameplay and frequently result in the death of your character.

Here’s what you need to do to resolve this issue.

Fix #1 Maker sure your PC can run Dread Hunger

Fix #1 Maker sure your PC can run Dread Hunger

When you notice a freezing issue, the first thing you should do is make sure your computer satisfies the system requirements for running the game. It is preferable to meet the minimum system requirements, but for the greatest gaming experience, it is preferred to meet the recommended system requirements to minimize freezing.

Minimum system requirements

  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: Windows 7
  • Processor: Quad-core Intel or AMD, 2.5 GHz
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 760 GTX or AMD Radeon R9 280
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 15 GB available space

Recommended system requirements

  • Requires a 64-bit processor and OS
  • OS: Windows 10
  • Processor: Intel Core i7-4770K or AMD Ryzen 5 2600
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 1060-6GB or AMD RX 580
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 15 GB available space

Fix #2 Verify integrity of game files

Your Dread Hunger game may be freezing due to corrupted or missing game files. You will need to use the Steam client to verify the integrity of the game files to resolve this. Any files that are missing or corrupted will be replaced with new ones retrieved from the servers.

Verifying integrity of game files

Open the Steam Client.

Open the Steam Client

Click on Library tab.

Click on Library tab

Find Dread Hunger then right click it then click Properties.

Find Dread Hunger then right click it then click Properties

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

On the new window that appears click on Local Files tab

Click Verify integrity of game files.

Click Verify integrity of game files

After you have verify integrity of game file or local files, play Dread Hunger and check if the freezing issue still occurring.

Fix #3 Update graphics driver

If your graphics driver are out of date, the games installed on your computer will typically freeze. Check for any new graphics driver updates, as these will include various improvements and bug fixes that may address the freezing issue you’re having with Dread Hunger.

Updating graphics driver

Type Device Manager in the search bar on your desktop and then click the Device Manager icon that appears in the results.

Click the Display adapters icon.

Right-click the Display adapter you are using to play and then click Update driver.

Choose Search automatically for drivers to automatically download driver.

After you have update graphics driver to the latest patch, try to play Dread Hunger if freezing issue still persist.

Fix #4 Hide all Microsoft services

Some services may start automatically when the system boots up. You must hide the services that are using system resources and creating the freezing issue.

Hiding Microsoft service in system configuration

Press the Windows logo key + R keys to open up the Run dialog box and type msconfig and click on Ok.

In the System Configuration window click on the Services tab.

Check the checkbox beside Hide all Microsoft Service checkbox at the bottom of the window, and then click on Disable All.

Click on the Startup tab and press Task Manager.

A new window will open up, here select every application then right-click on it, and select Disable.

Close the window and click on Ok in the windows.

Now restart your computer.

Your computer will do a clean boot and play to check if the issue got is resolved.

Fix #5 Disable in game overlay option

Any game overlay you run will cause your games to freeze if your computer isn’t powerful enough. As a result, you should disable any active Steam overlay on your computer.

Disable Steam overlay

Open the Steam launcher.

Click on Steam found on the upper left side of the client.

Click Settings.

Click In-Game.

Uncheck Enable the Steam Overlay while in-game box.

Click OK.

Disable Windows game bar

Click the Start button.

Click Settings.

Click Gaming.

Turn off the switch for Xbox Game Bar

Check to see if the Dread Hunger game freezing issue is still occurring after you gave disable Steam overlay or any other overlay.

Fix #6 Close background programs

If you have other programs running while playing the game, this may cause the game to freeze because the game will be unable to access most of your computer’s resources owing to the number of programs open. When playing the game, it’s a good idea to close any other programs that are running.

Here’s what you need to do to stop all other running applications.

Closing background programs

Open Task Manager by pressing Ctrl + Shift + Esc keys.

Choose the Processes tab and select tasks that are unnecessarily running in the background and consuming high system resources.

Click End Task to close it.

Fix #7 Temporarily disable antivirus and windows firewall

The game will continue to crash if your antivirus product or Windows Defender firewall prevents it from connecting to the internet or accessing Windows files. Turn off your antivirus and firewall and see if the game crashes. If not, you must add the Battle Cry of Freedom game to your firewall and antivirus exception list.

Turning off Antivirus software

Press Windows logo.

Click Settings.

Click update & security.

Click Windows Security.

Click Virus & Threat protection.

Click Manage settings.

Turn off real-time protection.

Turning off Avast

On the taskbar, look for the Avast icon.

Right-click Avast icon.

Select Settings.

Select disable option from Avast Shields.

Turning off AVG

Right-click the AVG symbol in the system tray.

Select Disable AVG Protection temporarily.

Turning off McAfee

In the system tray, double-click the McAfee antivirus icon.

In the upper right corner, click the Navigation link.

Select Real-Time Scanning and then turn it off

Adding the game to the exception list of Windows security

Click the Start Menu button.

Click Settings.

Click Update & Security.

Click Windows Security.

Click Virus & threat protection.

Click Manage settings.

Click Add or remove exclusions.

Click Add an exclusion.

Click Folder.

Locate and select the game folder.

Adding as an Exception through Windows Firewall

Type Windows Defender Firewall in the search bar on your desktop and then click the icon that appears in the results.

Choose Allow an app or feature through Windows Defender Firewall.

Scroll down until you find the game, then check all boxes.

Click the OK button.

Fix #8 Reinstall game

If none of the suggestions above resolve the freezing issue, you must uninstall and reinstall the game. Reinstalling will also resolve the vast majority of your freezing and error issues.


Open the launcher.

Go to the library tab.

Right-click on the game then click on manage then uninstall.

Select uninstall again to uninstall the game.


Go to the Library tab.

Right-click on the game then click on install.

Click next to proceed with the installation.

Try to check if the above methods has fixed the issue.

This is the most effective solution for the freezing problem you’re having; once you’ve followed the steps above, you’ll be able to play the game smoothly.

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