How to Fix Predecessor Crashing on PC

Do you experience Predecessor game crashing on your PC? Several factors can cause this issue such as corrupted game files, your computer does not meet system requirements, or outdated drivers. To fix the game crashes issue, you will need to perform several troubleshooting steps.

Predecessor is a fast-paced MOBA and fps action game that was developed and published by omega studios. It is now available for download on Steam. Ten players are split into two teams and given a hero to handle during a match. No two heroes are the same in a match. Every hero has a distinctive set of skills and features, so there is one to suit every player’s preferred playing style. Heroes execute tasks, such as eliminating enemy heroes, towers, or minions, to receive gold. As a hero gains more gold, they can purchase products from the shop that have interesting effects on their heroes. For example, they can travel to other places, turn invisible, stop time, and more. Items also help heroes become more strong by improving their health, attack speed, power, and a variety of other stats. Predecessor puts you right in the middle of the action, unlike the majority of MOBAs. The Third-Person viewpoint immerses you in the game as opponents pop out from behind you, over ledges, and shadow walls.

Fixing Predecessor Crashing on your PC

How to Fix Predecessor Crashing on PC

One of the common issues the PC users can encounter when playing this game is the crashing issue which you will notice during in the middle of the match or when the game crashes you see a blank desktop screen and this can be a frustrating experience especially if you really want to play the newly released game.

Here’s how to resolve the crashing issue with the game.

Fix #1 Check System Requirements

Fix #1 Check System Requirements

The first thing you should check when you experience game crashes with Predecessor is to check the game system requirements if your computer can run the game properly. If your computer does not meet at least the minimum system requirements then that is the reason you are getting the crashing issue on the PC game.

Minimum Requirements

OS: Windows 10 Home 64 Bit

Processor: Intel Core i5-4590 or similar

Memory: 12 GB RAM

Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GT 1030 2GB or AMD Radeon RX 550 equivalent

DirectX: Version 11

Network: Broadband Internet connection

Storage: 14 GB available space

Sound Card: DirectX Compatible

Additional Notes: Needs 8GB RAM available for the game

Recommended Requirements

OS: Windows 11 Home 64 Bit

Processor: Intel Core i5-11600 or similar

Memory: 12 GB RAM

Graphics: Nvidia GTX 1660 Ti 6GB or AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT equivalent

DirectX: Version 11

Network: Broadband Internet connection

Storage: 20 GB available space

Sound Card: DirectX Compatible

Additional Notes: Needs 8GB RAM available for the game

Fix #2 Update Graphics Card Driver

The next thing to do is to update your graphics drivers. You may be experiencing this game crashing issue because you are using an outdated graphics driver. You can use Windows to update your graphics driver. You can also download the latest driver version of graphics drivers on the manufacturer website or you can use the GeForce Experience application if you have NVIDIA GPU or use Radeon software if you have AMD GPU.

Time Needed : 3 minutes

Updating Graphics Card

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

    Simply type Device Manager in the search bar on your desktop and then click the icon that appears in the results
    This will open the device manager.

  2. Click the Display adapters icon.

    Click the Display adapters icon
    The list of display adapter will be expanded.

  3. Right-click the dedicated graphics card you are using to play the game and then select Update driver.

    Right-click the dedicated graphics card you are using to play the game and then select Update driver
    This will allow you to update your driver.

  4. Choose Search automatically for drivers.

    Choose Search automatically for drivers
    This will search online for any new drivers and install it on your computer.

You should also make sure that the video card is your preferred graphic processor when playing the game. Users of NVIDIA can change to their preferred GPU through NVIDIA’s control panel. If you have AMD graphics card, use the Radeon software then change the preferred graphic processor using switchable graphics application settings.

Changing preferred graphic processor

  • Open the NVIDIA control panel.
  • Navigate to 3D settings > Manage 3D settings.
  • Open the Program settings tab and select your game from the dropdown menu.
  • Select Preferred graphics processor for this program from the second dropdown menu.
  • Save your changes.

After you have installed the correct drivers and updated it, try to check if it has fix the crashing issue.

Fix #3 Disable Overlay Apps

Because overlay apps require system resources and operate in the background, they may cause crashes. The crashing problem might be resolved by disabling game bar option, overlays, third-party overlay programs, including game bars, and other overlay apps.

Disable Xbox Game Bar

Step 1: Click the Start button.

Step 2: Click Settings.

Step 3: Click Gaming.

Step 4: Turn off the switch for Xbox Bar

Disable Steam overlay

Step 1: Open Steam client.

Step 2: Click on Steam found on the upper left side of the client.

Step 3: Click Settings.

Step 4: Click In-Game.

Step 5: Uncheck Enable the Steam Overlay.

Step 6: Click OK.

Disable NVIDIA GeForce Experience overlay

Step 1: Open NVIDIA GeForce Experience.

Step 2: Click Settings or the gear icon.

Step 3: Turn off overlay.

Disable Discord overlay

Step 1: Open Discord.

Step 2: Click on the gear icon at the bottom.

Step 3: Click on Game Overlay under User Settings.

Step 4: Toggle off the Enable in-game overlay.

Fix #4 Temporarily Disable Windows Security and Windows Defender Firewall

Another reason for the crashes with the game is because of an antivirus software that constantly scans the folder for viruses then blocking it and a Windows Firewall that wont allow the game to communicate with the server. You can try to temporarily disable antivirus and Windows Firewall and try to play and see if it crashes. If does not crash then you can add it to the exclusion list of your antivirus and allow it on your firewall. Do not forget to turn back the firewall and antivirus after you have done the steps below:

Turning off antivirus software

Step 1: Press Windows Start menu key.

Step 2: Click Windows Settings.

Step 3: Click update & security.

Step 4: Open Windows Security.

Step 5: Click Virus and Threat protection.

Step 6: Click Manage settings.

Step 7: Turn off real-time protection.

Adding to the antivirus exclusion list

Step 1: Press the Windows key.

Step 2: Click Settings.

Step 3: Click Update & Security.

Step 4: Click Window Security.

Step 5: Click Virus & threat protection.

Step 6: Click Manage setting.

Step 7: Click Add or remove exclusions.

Step 8: Click Add an exclusion.

Step 9: Click Folder.

Step 10: Locate and select the folder.

Adding as an Exception through Firewall exceptions

Step 1: Type Firewall in the search bar on your desktop and then click the icon that appears in the results.

Step 2: Choose Allow an app or feature through Windows Defender Firewall.

Step 3: Scroll down until you find the game, then check all boxes.

Step 4: Click the OK button.

Fix #4 Close Background Programs

Background programs that are running in the background of your computer while you play the Predecessor can also be the cause of the crashes. If there are too many resources that are being use by different programs which leaves the game very little system resources to use. You can close the other programs that you don’t need when playing the game so that you will not experience crashes.

Closing background processes in the task manager

Step 1: Right click on the Start menu then click on Task Manager.

Step 2: Click on More details found at the bottom left part.

Step 3: Click on the Processes tab.

Step 4: Right click on the apps running and select End task on task manager.

Fix #5 Windows Update

The next step to do is to update Windows. These updates will usually have improvements, security patches, DirectX updates, and bug fixes that will resolve the issue in Predecessor.

Updating Windows OS

Step 1: Right click the Start button.

Step 2: Select Settings.

Step 3: Select Update & Security.

Step 4: Select Check for updates to update.

Fix #6 Repair Game Files

Predecessor will crash any one of the files in the installation folder is corrupted or has missing files. What you need to do is to use the repair tool from the Steam client to repair the game file. The servers will immediately download, install, and replace the corrupted and missing files.

Verifying files

Step 1: Open Steam.

Step 2: In your Steam launcher, click Library.

Step 3: Find Predecessor then right-click and select Properties.

Step 4: Choose the Local Files tab and click Verify integrity of game files.

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