The Hades crashing on your Xbox Series X is a problem that can be caused by various factors. This could be due to a bug in the game, a corrupted cached file, or an outdated console software. To fix this you need to perform a series of troubleshooting steps.
Hades is a roguelike dungeon crawler game developed by Supergiant Games and was first released last year. It’s available for download at the Microsoft Store or you can get it for free if you have an Xbox Game Pass subscription. In this game you control Zagreus, the son of Hades, in an attempt to escape the Underworld to go to Mount Olympus.
What to do when your Hades game keeps on crashing
One issue that you might encounter when playing Hades on your Xbox Series X is when it crashes or freezes. This can happen when loading or running the game. Here’s what you need to do to fix this.
- Make sure to update the Xbox software.
- Make sure to update Hades to eliminate the possibility of a game bug causing this problem.
Solution 1: Restart Hades
The very first troubleshooting step you should do is to restart the game while it is running. This removes any corrupted cached data that could be causing the freezing or crashing issue.
Time needed: 3 minutes.
Restart the game
- Press the Xbox button.
You can find this on your controller.
- Highlight the title.
This will select the game.
- Press Menu.
This allows you to access the game system settings.
- Select Quit.
This will stop the game from running.
- Start Hades.
This will start the game.
Try to check if the issue still occurs.
Solution 2: Restart the Xbox console
One of the causes of a game crashing is corrupted cached data that is stored in the console’s RAM. You can fix this by performing a power cycle which will also refresh the system. Press the Xbox button on the console for 10 seconds or until it turns off. Unplug the power cord then wait for a minute before plugging it back in. Turn on the Xbox after a few seconds then try running Hades again then check if it still crashes.
Solution 3: Try to use a different profile
If the Xbox user profile you are using is corrupted then this could be what’s causing the problem. You can check if this is the culprit by using a different profile.
- Press the Xbox button on the controller.
- Select Profile & System.
- Select Add or switch.
- Try using a different profile. If only one profile is available then select the Add new option to add another profile that you can use for checking.
If the problem does not occur when using this new profile then you will need to remove your original profile from the Xbox then add it again.
Solution 4: Delete the game save file
A corrupted game save file that you try to load can cause the game to crash. In order to fix this you will need to delete this file then resync with the cloud.
- Press the Xbox button on your controller.
- At the Home tab open My games & apps.
- Select See all.
- Highlight Hades then press the menu button on the controller.
- Select Manage game and add-ons.
- Select Saved data.
- Select Delete all to remove the local save data.
After performing these steps try checking if the problem still occurs.
Solution 5: Reinstall Hades
If after performing the troubleshooting steps we have provided the crashing problem still occurs then this could already be caused by a corrupted game installation. To fix this you should try to uninstall the game then reinstall it again.
Having the Hades crashing on Xbox Series X can be a frustrating experience. Hopefully, this solution will help you fix the problem.
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