How To Fix Civ VI Crashes At Startup

The Civ Vi crashes at startup issue is usually caused by a corrupted or missing game file. It can also be caused by an outdated graphics card driver. To fix this, you will need to repair the game file or update your graphics driver.

Civilization VI or Civ VI is a turned based strategy game that was first released in 2016. The object of the game is to develop a civilization from a settlement to a world power. Victory can be achieved through several conditions such as military domination, technological superiority, or cultural influence.

Civilization VI Constantly Crashes at Startup

One of the problems that you might encounter when playing this game is when it will constantly crash. Here’s what you need to do to fix this.

Prerequisites:


Restart your computer.

Make sure that your computer meets the system requirements to play the game.

Minimum

  • OS: Windows 7 64bit / 8.1 64bit / 10 64bit
  • Processor: Intel Core i3 2.5 Ghz or AMD Phenom II 2.6 Ghz or greater
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Hard drive: 12 GB or more
  • DVD-Rom: Required for disc-based installation
  • Video card: 1 GB DirectX 11 Video Card (AMD 5570 or Nvidia 450)

Recommended

  • OS: Windows 7 64bit / 8.1 64bit / 10 64bit
  • Processor: Fourth generation Intel Core i5 2.5 Ghz or AMD FX8350 4.0 Ghz or greater
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Hard drive: 12 GB or more
  • DVD-Rom: Required for disc-based installation
  • Video card: 2 GB DirectX 11 Video Card (AMD 7970 or Nvidia 770 or greater)

Method 1: Verify the game files to fix Civilization VI crashes during startup

The most common cause of this problem is a corrupted or missing game file. If this is what’s causing the problem then all you need to do to fix this is to verify the game.

If you downloaded the game from the Epic Store then here’s what you need to do.

Time needed: 10 minutes.

Verify Civilization VI

  1. Open the Epic Games Launcher.

    You can do this by clicking on it from the Start menu list of applications.Fix Civ VI Crashes At Startup

  2. Click on Library.

    This can be found on the left pane.Civ VI Constantly Crashes at Startup

  3. Click the three dots after the Civilization VI title.

    This will open a settings menu.open civ vi setting

  4. Click Verify.

    The game will be verified. If any missing or corrupted files are found then they will be fixed.verify the game

If you downloaded the game from Steam then here’s what you need to do.

  • Open the Steam desktop launcher. 
  • Click on Library.
  • Locate Civilization VI.
  • Right click Civilization VI then click Properties.
  • Click Local Files. This is the third tab on top of the window.
  • Click Verify Integrity of Game Files. This will check and fix any game files that have issues.

Method 2: Update your graphics card

There’s a possibility that an outdated graphics driver is causing this problem which is why you should make sure your computer has the latest graphics card driver installed.

If you are using an NVIDIA GPU then here’s how to get the latest update.

  • Open the NVIDIA GeForce Experience.
  • Make sure to click on the Drivers tab on top of the window.
  • Click on the check for updates link. This will check if any new driver is available. If a driver is available then you should download and install it.

If you don’t see the GeForce Experience then you should download it first from here https://www.nvidia.com/en-us/geforce/geforce-experience/.

Alternatively, you can also update your graphics card driver from the device manager.

  • Right click the Start button.
  • Click Device Manager.
  • Click the forward arrow before Display Adapters.
  • Right click the display adapter then click Update driver.
  • Click search automatically for drivers.

Method 3: Reinstall the game

There’s a possibility that the problem is caused by a corrupted game installation. If this is the case then you will need to reinstall the game.

If you downloaded the game from the Epic Store then here’s what you need to do.

  • Open the Epic Games Launcher.
  • Click on Library.
  • Click the three dots after the Civilization Vi title.
  • Click Uninstall.

If you downloaded the game from Steam then here’s what you need to do.

  • Open the Steam desktop launcher. 
  • Click on Library.
  • Locate Civilization VI.
  • Right click Civilization VI then click Properties.
  • Click Local Files.
  • Click Uninstall.

After uninstalling the game restart the computer before installing it again.


After performing the steps listed above you will successfully fix the Civ Vi crashes at startup issue.


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