How To Fix Mass Effect Legendary Edition Crashing On Steam

Many Steam players have been reaching out to us for help regarding the Mass Effect Legendary Edition crashing issue. If you’re also experiencing crashes any time after the game is launched, check out the solutions below on what you can do.

How to fix Mass Effect Legendary Edition crashing issue on Steam?

If your Mass Effect Legendary Edition game keeps crashing on you and you have no idea how to fix it, these are the solutions that you can try:

Fix #1: Ensure that your PC supports the game.

Ideally, you’re supposed to check ahead of time if your PC can run a game before installing. If you haven’t and you’ve already paid and installed Mass Effect Legendary Edition, the next thing that you can do is to double check if your PC can support it. This means that you must ensure that your computer’s hardware meets the game’s system requirements.

Mass Effect Legendary Edition requires a decent hardware. Below are the minimum and recommended system requirements for it:


  • Operating System: 64-bit Windows 10
  • Processor: Intel Core i5 3570 or AMD FX-8350
  • Memory/RAM: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics Card: NVIDIA GTX 760, AMD Radeon 7970 / R9280X 
  • GPU RAM: 2 GB Video Memory
  • DirectX: Version 11


  • Operating System:: 64-bit Windows 10
  • Processor: Intel Core i7-7700 or AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
  • Memory/RAM: 16 GB RAM
  • Graphics Card: GPU: NVIDIA GTX 1070 / RTX 200, Radeon Vega 56, 
  • GPU RAM: 4 GB Video Memory
  • DirectX: Version 11

Fix #2: Install GPU driver update.

Unlike console players, those playing on computers need to ensure that the latest drivers for their hardware are updated. Although driver updates now happen almost exclusively under the hood, there are instances that a player may need to check if the latest updates have been installed, particularly the ones for the graphics card.

A driver is like a mini-OS of a hardware component and if the driver for, say, your GPU is outdated, it may run into conflict with the OS when a new game is being run.

Mass Effect Legendary Edition

To update your GPU drivers, follow these steps:

  1. Right click the Start button located at the bottom left of the screen.
  2. Select Device Manager. You can also access Device Manager by accessing the Control Panel.
  3. Select Display Adapters.
  4. Then right click the adapter found under the Display Adapters category.
  5. Select Update Driver. Wait for a few minutes to complete the process. Once completed, the performance when you play the games on your Windows PC should also improve.

Fix #3: Update the game.

If Mass Effect Legendary Edition keeps crashing on you even though your PC can clearly run it and your drivers are updated, it may be due to inefficient codes. New games tend to have bugs upon release but generally, such problems are fixed over time via updates. 

If you haven’t updated Mass Effect Legendary Edition at this time, be sure to do before running it again. Close the game and your Steam launcher then simply restart it.

Here’s how to update a Steam game:

  1. Launch the Steam app.
  2. Go to the Library.
  3. Look for the Mass Effect Legendary Edition and right click the icon.
  4. Then select Properties from the drop down options.
  5. Go to the Updates.
  6. In this section, you have the option to either update the game automatically or manually moving forward.

Fix #4: Repair damaged game files.

Sometimes, game files may become corrupted due to issues in a system. To check if the cause of the crashes is a set of bad files or corrupted data, you can try to repair them using the Steam’s Verify tool. Here’s how to do that:

  1. Launch the Steam app.
  2. Go to the Library.
  3. Look for the Mass Effect Legendary Edition and right click the icon.
  4. Then select Properties from the drop down options.
  5. Choose the Local Files tab.
  6. Select Verify Integrity of Game Files to begin the repair process. 
  7. Run Mass Effect Legendary Edition again to check if the issue has been eliminated.

Fix #5: Close other background apps.

If your PC is not designed for gaming, it may be running out of resources when Mass Effect Legendary Edition is running. In order to give all available resources for the game when you’re playing, make sure that you close other apps that you’re not currently using such as web browsers, video editing software, launchers, etc.

Fix #6: Delete and reinstall Mass Effect Legendary Edition.

If none of the solutions in this guide has helped so far, you need to see if the cause of the problem can be addressed by deleting and reinstalling the game. This often works if the main reason for your trouble lies deep within the software that basic troubleshooting can’t fix.


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