How to Fix New World Keeps Freezing Issue on Windows Computer

Several factors can cause the New World game to freeze while playing on the Steam client. It could be due to a game bug, certain game files that are corrupted, software conflict, or an issue with the hardware not reaching the minimal requirements, to mention a few possibilities. To resolve this, you will need to go through many troubleshooting procedures.

Amazon Games produced and distributed New World, one of the most recent MMORPGs to be released on Steam. In this game, players can join one of three factions: the Marauders, the Syndicate, or the Covenant. You can also find materials to make goods, take control of settlements, interact with non-player characters, and participate in player-versus-player combat (PVP).

Why does New World game keeps freezing and stuck on loading screen on my Steam client?

Why does New World game keeps freezing and stuck on loading screen on my Steam client?

One of the things that can happen when playing New World on your PC is that it freezes during gaming. The game may stall for a few seconds before responding again, or it may not respond at all and remain stuck on the screen. It can be aggravating because you will be unable to play the game properly.

The following are the troubleshooting steps you must do to improve your game performance.

Fix #1: New World system requirements

Fix #1: New World system requirements

The first step is to see if the game will run on your computer or the system meets the requirements. To avoid freezing in-game, your computer should meet the minimum requirements. The minimum and recommended system requirements for the amazon games New World are shown below.

Minimum System Requirements

Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system

OS: Windows 10 64-bit

Processor: Intel Core i5-2400 / AMD CPU with 4 physical cores @ 3Ghz

Memory: 8 GB RAM

Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670 2GB / AMD Radeon R9 280 or better

DirectX: Version 12

Network: Broadband Internet connection

Storage: 50 GB available space

Additional Notes: Internet connection required to play, offers in-game purchases

Recommended System Requirements

Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system

OS: Windows 10 64-bit

Processor: Intel Core i7-2600K / AMD Ryzen 5 1400

Memory: 16 GB RAM

Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 / AMD Radeon R9 390X or better

DirectX: Version 12

Network: Broadband Internet connection

Storage: 50 GB available space

Additional Notes: Internet connection required to play, offers in-game purchases

Fix #2: Verifying integrity of game files on Steam

The game may freeze if the game files in New World folder are corrupted or missing. You can use Steam to verify integrity of game system files, and if any of these faults are discovered, the New World local files will be fixed immediately.

Verify the integrity of game files

Open Steam launcher.

On your Steam launcher, click the Steam library tab.

On your Steam launcher, click the Steam library tab

Right-click New World in your library, then click properties.

Right-click New World in your library, then click properties

Click the local files tab and click verify integrity of game files.

Click the local files tab and click verify integrity of game files

Fix #3: Update graphics driver

Fix #3: Update graphics driver

One of the most common causes of New World game freezing is an outdated graphics driver on your PC. You should always have the latest graphics card drivers installed on your computer because they usually offer multiple improvements and bug fixes over the previous version. The steps for updating graphics drivers are as follows:

Updating Graphics card driver

Simply 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 and then click Update driver.

Choose Search automatically for drivers.

Your computer will search for updated GPU drivers and install it automatically.

Fix #4: Microsoft Windows updates

Fix #4: Microsoft Windows updates

These updates typically bring new features, better security, and fixes, and they may be able to fix the freezing issue you’re having with New World. The steps are as follows:

OS updates

Type windows update settings in the search bar on your desktop and then click the windows update settings icon that appears in the results.

Click check for updates.

After updating Windows to the newest version, launch the game and see if the freezing gaming experience has been resolved. If the freezing persists, try the next fix below.

Fix #5: Windows defender firewall

New World may be freezing due to a conflict with your Windows defender firewall. Check whether your firewall is affecting the game and if so, establish an exception for it.

Checking Windows defender 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 New World game, then check all boxes named New World game.

Click the OK button.

Fix #6: Windows security

Your antivirus program may be having problems with New World, which is causing the performance issues. Follow these steps to temporarily disable Windows Security to determine if this is the source of the problem. It is critical to remember that if you stop your antivirus, your computer may be open to assaults.

Checking Windows security

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

Choose virus & threat protection.

Click manage settings.

Switch real-time protection to off.

Fix #7: High Priority

Set New World as a high priority to allocate more resources to it and avoid freezing.

Make sure New World is running.

Minimize the game to show the desktop.

Open Task Manager.

Go to the Details tab and then search for the New World.

Right-click the New World and then choose the High setting under the Set priority option.

Fix 8: Adjust Virtual Memory Section

If you’re still experiencing freezing issues, try adjusting the Memory portion. You can set the initial, minimum, and maximum settings.

On the search bar on your desktop, type View Advanced System Settings and click it from the search result.

Click Advanced then, go to the Performance tab and then click Settings.

Choose the Advanced option and select the Change option located under the Virtual Memory.

A window will appear, uncheck the box associated with the Automatically manage paging file size for all drives option and click on the C drive.

Choose the Custom Size and then type 4096 in Initial size (MB) and Maximum size (MB), then click on Set and hit OK.

Reboot your PC and check to see if the New World freezing is fixed.

Fix #9: Reinstall New World

If none of the following solutions work, you must uninstall and reinstall the game. If you reinstall the game, the freezing and error issues will be resolved

Uninstalling

Open Steam launcher.

Go to the library tab.

Right-click on New World then click on manage then uninstall.

Click uninstall again to uninstall New World.

Installing

Open Steam launcher.

Go to the Library tab.

Right-click on New World then click on install.

Click next to proceed with the installation.

After installing New World, the freezing issue will be fixed .

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