Nothing is annoying like when a game crashes after purchasing/ downloading and installing it. Watch Dogs 2 is a fantastic Open World/ Hacking game that is also available for Windows PC users. Recently I have purchased the games and installed it on my PC but the game use to crash on startup. Sometimes Watch Dogs 2 crashes on Nvidia screen, sometimes on Loading and Menu screen.
At first, I was looking for the help/ fix for the Watch Dogs 2 crash problem on PC but haven’t got help from any. After few hours I have figured out what was causing the startup crush on Watch Dogs 2 and fixed it.
To make it easier to figure out what is cause the same issue for you (if you are facing startup crash on Watch Dogs 2), here I’m going to show you the easiest way to fix the issue. So, without talking much let’s check how we can fix startup crashes on Watch Dogs 2.
Startup Crashes on Watch Dogs 2: Nvidia Screen/ Loading Screen/ Menu Screen
If you are facing startup crashes on Watch Dogs 2, check the fixes mentioned below. Try them one by one and find out which works for you.
Restart your PC
Restarting a PC solves 90% of software problems. If you are facing issues with games or other software, you can perform a reboot to fix it. In the case of Watch Dogs 2 crash, there is no guarantee that Restarting your PC will fix the problem, but you can always try it.
Install DirectX 11
Make sure your computer is DirectX 11 compatible, and you have installed it on your device. If not, you can download it directly from the Microsoft’s official website for free. DirectX is necessary to run most of the games on your Windows PC.
Run as administrator
Running a game on Windows as the administrator can also solve the crash and disturbance problem. You can run the game as administrator by right clicking on the game name and choose the run the administrator option. You can also set the Watch Dogs 2 to run always with admin permission by going to the properties of the app. Check the screenshot added below for better understanding.
After running the Watch Dogs 2 as administrator, it might solve the problem or not. If it not, follow the other methods.
Run in Compatibility Mode
Running the Watch Dogs 2 game in previous windows version compatibility mode can also solve the problem. But it is not guaranteed. Follow the steps given below to run Watch Dogs 2 in Windows 8 compatibility mode.
Right click on the shortcut of the game or the main application
After that choose properties
Now go to the compatibility tab
There you’ll see an option, compatibility mode. Tick to enable it and choose Windows 8
Hit Apply and click on OK button.
Now try running the Watch Dogs 2 and check if it fixes the crash problem on startup, loading or Nvidia screen.
Disconnect the Internet
I don’t know why it works but if you have downloaded the crack verison of Watch Dogs 2 you’ll need to disconnect the internet connection to play the game. Simply turn on Airplane mode and open the Watch Dogs 2 game, it will work smoothly.
Trying to run on a Low Specs computer? Huh…!
Make sure that your computer meets the minimum requirements for the Watch Dogs game. You can check the requirements of any game on CanYouRunIt for free, I have also mentioned the minimum PC requirements for Watch Dogs 2.
Minimum PC Requirements:
|CPU||Intel Core i5 2400s @ 2.5 GHz, AMD FX 6120 @ 3.5 GHz|
|OS||Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8.1, Windows 10 (64-bit only)|
|Video Card||NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 with 2GB VRAM or AMD Radeon HD, with 2GB VRAM|
|Sound Card||DirectX compatible using the latest drivers|
|Free Disk Space||50GB|
These are the minimum requirements for Watch Dogs 2. Make sure your PC meets the requirements mentioned in the list above. If your PC meets the requirements and it is crashing every time, then only the mentioned methods here will work.
That’s how you can fix startup crash of Watch Dogs 2 on Nvidia screen, loading or menu screen. If you are still facing the issue on Watch Dogs 2 even after matching the minimum requirements, feel free to leave a comment below and we’ll try our best to fix it for you.