Saints Row The Third has recently been offered as a free game in the Epic Games Store and while the game is largely working for the majority of players, some folks are reporting crashing issues. If you’re also experiencing crashes when running the game, you’ve come to the right place. Learn what you can do to fix the crashing issues on your PC below.
How to fix Saints Row The Third crashing on Epic Games?
If you got your Saints Row The Third Remastered version from the Epic Games Store and it keeps crashing on you, these are the solutions that you can try:
Solution #1: Ensure that your hardware meets the game system requirements.
Each and every game has its own specific requirements. If your PC is not primarily designed for gaming, you should consider checking if its hardware components support your Saints Row The Third game.
Below are the minimum system requirements for Saints Row The Third Epic Games version:
- Operating System: Windows 10
- CPU: AMD / Intel CPU, running at 3.4 GHz or higher: AMD FX 6000 series or Intel Core i5-3000 series or newer is recommended.
- RAM: 8GB
- GPU: AMD/NVIDIA dedicated graphic card, with at least 4GB of dedicated VRAM and with at least DirectX 11 and Shader Model 6.0 support: AMD Radeon 500 series or NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 or newer.
If you want to play the game on higher graphics settings, you should ensure that your machine meets the recommended system requirements instead.
Solution #2: Install game updates.
Keeping the game updated is one of the best ways to lessen the chances of problems. Although Saints Row the Third Remastered version is not exactly a new game, the developer continues to release patches via updates to fix known bugs from time to time.
By default, your Epic Games launcher should automatically check for updates to your games after it’s been launched so all you have to do is to force close Epic Games and start it back up.
Alternatively, you can go your Game Library, click on the three dots below the game icon, and toggle the Auto-update switch to force the game to update (if there’s an available update of course).
Solution #3: Check for the latest GPU drivers.
Another important thing that you must do is to check if your PC is running the latest version of graphics drivers. Outdated or corrupted drivers can lead to all sorts of problems such as performance issues, crashes, random disconnections, etc.
You can either manually check for your graphics driver updates via the Device Manager or use a special software (such as the NVIDIA GeForce Experience) of your hardware to do the driver updates for you.
Solution #4: Use lower display settings.
If the game seems to be stuttering, lagging, or showing signs of performance issues, it’s possible that your PC is struggling to meet the demand for resources. Open the Task Manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC) and check the Memory, CPU, and GPU tabs.
If the demand reaches to almost 100% for any of the tabs, one of the interventions that you can do is to run Saints Row The Third in lower graphics settings. To do that, go into the game settings and change some settings such texture filtering, anisotropic filtering, among other settings to lower values. If the game runs smoothly when you use lowered graphics settings, that means that it’s struggling to run the game.
Another fix that you can try is to close other application when the game is running. This will free up the resources that your PC needs to run the game properly.
If you have an NVIDIA GPU, you can also use the NVIDIA Control Panel software to turn off certain 3D settings such as V-Sync, Antialising, etc., or to limit the framerate to allow the GPU to run faster.
Also read: How To Set Framerate Limit In Nvidia Control Panel
Solution #5: Check for damaged game files.
In case there’s a problem with the game files, you can try to repair them by using the Verify tool in the Epic Games launcher. Here’s what you need to do:
- Close Saints Row The Third (if you’re running it).
- Open Epic launcher.
- Select Library on the upper left.
- Below the game tile, click on the three-dots.
- Select Verify.
- Wait for the process to finish.
- Launch Saints Row The Third and check for the problem.
Solution #6: Play the game on Windowed Mode.
Some players were able to fix the random crashes on the NBA 2K21 Epic version by playing it on Windowed mode. To do that, simply press ALT+ENTER while in the game.
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