Ark Not Loading: How to Fix When is Not Responding, Crashing

If you're getting loading errors on ARK gameplay, be sure that your drivers are up to date


In ARK: Survival Evolved you need to survive in a world filled with roaming dinosaurs. The game was released a few days ago in the ‘early access game’ version, and because of that, it has a lot of bugs and issues.

The most common ARK: Survival Evolved errors that players are encountering at this moment are: Loading Screen Issues (infinite loading screen), Random Crashes, the Game Won’t Start, Low FPS Issues, and other minor ones.

Additionally, you have the full guide on how to fix the new expansion pack ARK: Scorched Earth in order to enjoy the updated game on your own PC.

Why is ARK not loading on my PC?

There are multiple reasons why ARK gameplay won’t load on your computer, thus you should consider aspects like draining background applications, outdated drivers, or corrupted game files.

Consequently, lots of players have reported issues with ARK stuck on the loading screen on PC or ARK freezing on the loading screen.

It’s also essential that many players meet the ARK not responding when loading mods errors, resulting in the game not working at all.

Why does my ARK keep not responding?

It’s possible to run into ARK not responding when loading due to similar causes as mentioned above, such as outdated drivers.

Moreover, launching the game without administrator rights can determine ARK gameplay crashes or not launching scenarios.

Why does ARK crash when I launch?

If you’re having recurrent crashes while launching ARK: Survival Evolved is because there may be not enough HDD memory, there are corrupted game files or you need to update the graphics drivers on your device.

How to fix Ark not loading?

Table of contents:

Before starting to fix your issues, make sure that your PC meets the minimum system requirements for the game.  Check these requirements down below:


  • OS: 64-Bit Windows 7 Service Pack 1, or Windows 8
  • Processor: 2.0 GHz Dual-Core 64-bit CPU
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: DirectX11 Compatible GPU and 1 GB Video RAM
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Hard Drive: 20 GB available HDD space

Let’s go ahead and fix your issues. Below you will find a list of the most common errors that players reported about ARK: Survival Evolved.

For each issue, you will have a workaround or a solution to fix it. After you apply this solution, your issue will be fixed and you will be able to play the game. So, go ahead and search for your issue below!

1. Restart the game (pre-check)

The most intuitive solution you can try in case you encounter ARK stuck on the loading screen is to close the game instantly and restart it.

In case your gameplay issues are caused by software or hardware reasons, this workaround will surely help you fix the problem.

2. Update the graphics card driver

  1. Open Device Manager by typing it in the Windows Start.
    update drivers to fix warzone 2 crash in dmz
  2. Select the Display adapters and click to expand it.
  3. Right-click on your display device and choose Update drivers.
  4. Pick the Search automatically for drivers option.
    Pick the Search automatically for drivers
  5. Restart your PC to complete the update.

In addition, you can also install or update problematic graphic drivers fully automatically and resolve ARK crashing on the loading screen.

PC HelpSoft is the go-to software to accomplish this so follow the next steps to perform it and solve ARK errors:

  1. Download the software and install it on your computer.
  2. Launch the application to start scanning your system.
  3. Update all drivers now to start the process.
  4. Wait for each driver to be updated and close the program.

3. Run the game launcher as an administrator

  1. Right-click on your games launcher and select Properties.
  2. Go to the Compatibility mode.
  3. Check the box Run this program as an administrator.
    Check the box Run this program as an administrator
  4. Then, press the Apply button to save the modifications.
  5. Close the window and launch the game again.

4. Verify the integrity of game files

  1. Open your game launcher client.
  2. Go to your Library and right-click on ARK gameplay.
  3. Click on Properties.
  4. Go to Local files and then click on Verify integrity of game files.
    Verify Integrity of Game File to fix mw2 raid not working
  5. Wait for the result to see if your files are corrupted.

5. Close the background applications

  1. Open Task Manager from the Start search box.
    Open Task Manager from the Start search
  2. In the Processes tab, look for the most resource-draining apps.
  3. Right-click on the consuming apps and press End task.
  4. Repeat the action for all unused apps that take up too many resources.

Other frequent errors for ARK: Survival Evolved on PC

➡️ ARK: Survival Evolved Download Stuck at 99%

This issue happens because of the Steam Overlay, the game download is complete but the Steam blocks. Other players reported that they downloaded a new update for the game and that they are stuck with the game patch downloading and they can’t do anything. To fix this issue follow the tip below.

Workaround: You can fix the download stuck issue by clicking Cancel and you should receive a Successful Download message or you can restart Steam. If you encounter the download stuck when you are trying to get an update, the best solution is to restart the Steam client and download that update again.

➡️ ARK: Survival Evolved Crashes with Fatal Error


Every time you launch the game you might get a Fatal Error and you are unable to start and play the game because of this issue. Apparently, a new version of the game, 247.81, suffers from this issue too. The game crashes after the loading screen is finished and it will send you back to your desktop.

Solution: It’s pretty simple to fix this issue. Go to your local content folder. Here right-click on your game and go to Properties, under the local files tab click Browse local files. Then you should go to Engine>Plugins> Runtime> OculusRift> and here delete the oculus rift file in that folder. This should fix your issue.

➡️ ARK: Survival Evolved APPCRASH

This is a classic issue that can be fixed by changing the compatibility mode of the game to Windows Service Pack 1. If you don’t know how to do that follow the workaround below and it should fix your issue.

Workaround: Right-Click on the game executable in the Steam/SteamApps/common/ARK: Survival Evolved folder and go to Properties. Here change the compatibility mode to Windows Service Pack 1.

➡️ Ark: Survival Evolved Loading Screen Issue

Probably because of the last update players are facing an infinite loading screen when they try to join a server. They are unable to play single player too.

“I know that I am not the first person who is complaining about this, but I have paid money for this game, and I can’t even play it. I am stuck at the loading screen like a lot of people. Please help me, guys!”

“So how long does this game load? Because I’ve been sitting for more than 40 minutes, and it’s still loading. If you tell me, that would be great.”

Solution: This error is now fixed with the last game update. If you are still encountering this issue make sure that you updated your game.

➡️ Ark: Survival Evolved Random Crashes

For some players, the game crashes when they try to start it, when they try to connect to a server or when they are playing the game and getting random crashes constantly from 10 minutes to 10 minutes.

“I finally have been able to enter the actual game, for about 5 seconds. Then it crashes, or exits to the main menu, and then I can start all over.”

“Tried joining a server, even local, and through the loading screen the game crashes. I’ve looked into the save log location. However, every .log file is empty.”

Solution: You need to change the compatibility mode to Windows Service Pack 1 and restart the game. If this won’t work for you try updating your latest GPU drivers.

  • Fatal error crashing, if you encounter this issue follow the tip below from a Steam user to fix it:

The first fatal crash I experienced I had steam do a local file check and it found 6 files that needed replaced. It replaced them and the game loaded but in the options screen it crashed again. I went directly to the .ini files that are located at


Here I noticed that the default resolution was 1600×1000… an odd resolution that I have never seen before. So I altered that to my native resolution of 2560×1440. I then noticed that the other 7 of the 8 ini files were blank so I copied them over from the CleanSourceConfigs folder in the Config folder. I then edited my keybindings in the input.ini.

After doing this the game has run without crashing for 4 hours. I think that odd resolution may be the source of some peoples issues. Note: after playing and checking those .ini files they are all blank again except for GameUserSettings.ini and input.ini.

 ➡️ Ark: Survival Evolved Game Won’t Start

This is a common error of the game too, when you begin the game nothing happens, and you can’t enter the game. You click Play in the Steam Library and simply the game won’t start and you can’t do anything to start it from the Steam interface.

You can also try to run the game in compatibility mode:

  1. Right-click ARK: Survival Evolved shortcut and choose Properties.
  2. Go to the Compatibility tab.
  3. Check Run this program in compatibility mode and choose Windows 7 Service Pack 1 from the list.
  4. Click Apply and OK to save your changes.
  5. Try running the game again.
  • Another fix might be to run the game from the installation folder. Just go to the folder where you installed ARK and Run the game executable in Administrator Mode.

➡️ Ark: Survival Evolved Low FPS

You can fix this issue by changing some options in the game, and it will run smoothly at 60FPS, see how to do that:

Solution: Enter the game menu and go to options, now drag the resolution scale to a minimum and you should have a constant 50-60 FPS.

Try to reinstall Visual C++ Redistributables:

  1. Go to ..\steamapps\commmon\ark\_CommonRedist\vcredist.
  2. Run all the installers that you have in that folder to reinstall Visual C++ Redistributables.
  3. After you’ve done that, you start the game and check if the issue has been resolved.

We hope that our article helped you fix Ark Survival Evolved issues and that now you are playing and enjoying the game.

If you encounter any issues, or if you have questions, please use the comment section below and we will help you fix your game.

You might also like
  1. CleanJ says

    Every time I try to play this game I get like 1 fps. I saw this article and was so happy to see that there was a way to fix this. Thank you for helping me!

    1. Elvert says

      same with me!
      Thanks Developer!<3

  2. Timmmieh says

    When i start local my game crashes and it says something like cant load some female clothes does this fix that?

    1. Efuri says

      play male character

  3. Nick says

    it seems that has a story, it’s like Dying Light but instead of Z we have D

  4. Codgishj says

    Kind of remind me Para world and stomping land in first person.

  5. Isaiah says

    I’d like this game a hell of a lot more if there was some kind of faction you could join where the sole purpose is to defend the more innocent dinosaurs from being used, killed, or extorted by the humans.

    1. Scipio says

      form a tribe around it. it’s open world.

    2. Beast says

      Innocent Dinos… lol

  6. MicahelJoun says

    This game is kind of amazing.

  7. sonny says

    is this game available in the UK because I’ve been looking on steam and it doesn’t come with a buy option

    1. Phlora says

      It’s on early release and yes, it’s there to “buy” on the steam page. There’s a button right there that says “Add to Cart”

  8. Sentry says

    My game wont even install……

  9. Seth Ryan says

    Hi, my game will download to 97% then it freezes my computer I have all system requirements so what is wrong steam maybe?

  10. Seth Ryan says

    And I am now downloading it again, it took 9 hours…

    1. Ryan says

      Could it be your internet, or location? I live in the states and downloaded the full game in 15minutes.

  11. nicolas says

    Hello I have an error with the Ark, pressing play on the steam did not open the game and appears like I’m playing 20 seconds after it is closed, any solution? please

  12. Neil-James says

    love your starcraft icon btw (A-Mike)

  13. Tommy says

    wait how do i fix this. It says “Shooter Game has stopped working”

  14. Jack says

    I will play the game (and enjoy it a lot, everything works fine until I crash) but after like 1 minute, the game will crash and say something like “video drive has crashed/stopped working. Check if your video driver is up to date.” I have no idea what a video driver is and I sure as hell have no idea how to check if it is up to date… pls help me.

    1. Denis says

      What video card do you have? To check go to “Start” and search “dxdiag” enter this application and go to “Display” and here you will see your informations about your video card.

      1. Jack says

        uhhh. I recieved this pc from my Korean friend and when I try to search something from the start menu, it says No results for everything…

      2. Jack says

        also, I know very little about pcs in general other than they’re fun xD

      3. Jack says

        would redownloading the game fix this? I don’t mind having to wait again because the download wasn’t long

      4. filip says

        Ark: Survival Evolved Loading Screen Issue IT STUCK AT START LOADING ARK SERVER/SINGLEPLAYER help

  15. Mike87 says

    I just forgot to say thank you! 🙂

  16. John says

    I just got the game and it firtsyly won’t open in full screen and two when i reach the menu it wont allow me to click on anything even the in game exit button. While the game is launched i can access all my other tabs without issue just the game wont let me click anything. Please help.

  17. matt says

    What if the game crashes 3 seconds after opening?

    1. Denis says

      Follow our tutorial!

      1. filip says

        help I am loading to server/single player and game stopped working I check 2 hours and nothing _2 weeks ago it worked but sometimes it stoped working too _

  18. matt says

    That would require upgraded hardware. This will only help things like the game not running correctly, or at all

  19. micke says

    Do it work if the error says “Video driver crashed and was reset!”

  20. kyle says

    Assertion failed: Message == 0 [File:D:\UE4\UnrealEngine\Engine\Source\Runtime\CoreUObject\Private\Serialization\AsyncLoading.cpp] [Line: 2131]

    KERNELBASE.dll!UnknownFunction (0x000007fefd30b3dd) + 0 bytes [UnknownFile:0]
    ShooterGame.exe!FOutputDevice::Logf__VA() (0x000000014026ce68) + 159 bytes [d:\ue4\unrealengine\engine\source\runtime\core\private\misc\outputdevice.cpp:145]
    ShooterGame.exe!FDebug::AssertFailed() (0x000000014026d405) + 178 bytes [d:\ue4\unrealengine\engine\source\runtime\core\private\misc\outputdevice.cpp:220]
    ShooterGame.exe!FFileStreamReader::FFileStreamReader() (0x00000001402e3add) + 0 bytes [d:\ue4\unrealengine\engine\source\runtime\coreuobject\private\serialization\asyncloading.cpp:2134]
    ShooterGame.exe!FGroupedDirectStreamAsyncArchive::CreateChild() (0x00000001402e45b7) + 165 bytes [d:\ue4\unrealengine\engine\source\runtime\coreuobject\private\serialization\asyncloading.cpp:2381]
    ShooterGame.exe!ULinkerLoad::CreateLoader() (0x0000000140302eff) + 84 bytes [d:\ue4\unrealengine\engine\source\runtime\coreuobject\private\uobject\linkerload.cpp:829]
    ShooterGame.exe!ULinkerLoad::Tick() (0x0000000140302860) + 8 bytes [d:\ue4\unrealengine\engine\source\runtime\coreuobject\private\uobject\linkerload.cpp:548]
    ShooterGame.exe!FAsyncPackage::FinishLinker() (0x00000001402dccec) + 50 bytes [d:\ue4\unrealengine\engine\source\runtime\coreuobject\private\serialization\asyncloading.cpp:357]
    ShooterGame.exe!FAsyncPackage::Tick() (0x00000001402dc81b) + 8 bytes [d:\ue4\unrealengine\engine\source\runtime\coreuobject\private\serialization\asyncloading.cpp:216]
    ShooterGame.exe!ProcessAsyncLoading() (0x00000001402e1def) + 31 bytes [d:\ue4\unrealengine\engine\source\runtime\coreuobject\private\serialization\asyncloading.cpp:1380]
    ShooterGame.exe!StaticTick() (0x00000001403501bc) + 0 bytes [d:\ue4\unrealengine\engine\source\runtime\coreuobject\private\uobject\uobjectglobals.cpp:300]
    ShooterGame.exe!UGameEngine::Tick() (0x0000000140a4cffc) + 0 bytes [d:\ue4\unrealengine\engine\source\runtime\engine\private\gameengine.cpp:840]
    ShooterGame.exe!FEngineLoop::Tick() (0x000000013fd345a9) + 0 bytes [d:\ue4\unrealengine\engine\source\runtime\launch\private\launchengineloop.cpp:2181]
    ShooterGame.exe!GuardedMain() (0x000000013fd2f7bc) + 0 bytes [d:\ue4\unrealengine\engine\source\runtime\launch\private\launch.cpp:139]
    ShooterGame.exe!GuardedMainWrapper() (0x000000013fd35a8a) + 5 bytes [d:\ue4\unrealengine\engine\source\runtime\launch\private\windows\launchwindows.cpp:125]
    ShooterGame.exe!WinMain() (0x000000013fd35bb8) + 8 bytes [d:\ue4\unrealengine\engine\source\runtime\launch\private\windows\launchwindows.cpp:209]
    ShooterGame.exe!__tmainCRTStartup() (0x0000000141b80af5) + 21 bytes [f:\dd\vctools\crt\crtw32\dllstuff\crtexe.c:618]
    kernel32.dll!UnknownFunction (0x00000000771659cd) + 0 bytes [UnknownFile:0]
    ntdll.dll!UnknownFunction (0x000000007739b981) + 0 bytes [UnknownFile:0]
    ntdll.dll!UnknownFunction (0x000000007739b981) + 0 bytes [UnknownFile:0]
    how am i supposed to fix this ?????????

    1. Frank says

      having the same issue would like to know how to fix this

      1. steven says

        same for me to

        1. louis says

          🙁 for me

  21. Mohammad says

    My game crashes at the loading screen, i can’t even get to the main menu of the game

  22. Nuta says

    Im getting the same thing as Kyle no issue with the game at all till it updated from v194 to v195

  23. Daina says

    When my game starts loading to go into the gameit freezes at a point where the bottom left screen it says “E3_Near_WIP” does this fix that?

  24. Austin says

    Hi my single player screen freezes at the lakesandriversphysics, how do i fix this?

  25. Kristin says

    I’m downloading ARK and it just wont go further then 2.8/ 6.8 GB. What will I do? Is it the game problem or my computer downloading problem? Help please and tell me what is going on?

  26. Chase says

    Can’t get past the screen that says populating your ark please wait cause it’s taking forever

  27. Mads says

    Everytime i click on “play” i wait a little. The loading screen comes up and it crashes at once. What can i do?

  28. Shoie says

    Does this work on mac I had been searching for a way to fix random crash and fps fixes for mac for a long time alr

  29. StarlightEternal says

    Hi I don’t have AMD or NVIDIA. I run the game on a small little laptop and it works fairly well on a low traffic server and on low graphics. I dont know if possible but maybe it would help other people out there but could you run compalability on your program with intel graphics as well? If not then its ok just I would like to play the game XD as my 300+ hours are just loading into an infinite loop. I do not have money to buy a gaming computer or to upgrade. Was just checking if possible Thanks <3

    1. Denis says

      Sure, it’s possible, our team will look into that and find a solution!

      1. Karen gall says

        How can I get help, downloaded ark survival game, it gets to the stage where you can select single play ect but takes forever to load after that. Nothing happens. My son is devastated

  30. Mrs r says

    Hello, just windering if there is a reason my computer would just shut its self off when i try playing ark. My husband never has this happen on his computer just mine and it has never happend while doing anything else. It doesnt really crash but just shuts off.

    1. san says

      im having the sameproblem did u find a solution

  31. Mrs r says

    Im really enjoying the game and hope we can find a solution.

    1. Jakester says

      I’m having issues with my computer hanging for 2-5 seconds in game. and then randomly freezing the computer. I should be able to run this game in high detail. Having to restart my computer every 15min-1/2 hour is really a bummer. my specs are:

      Windows 10 Home 65-bit
      AMD FX-9590
      16gigs ram
      Nvidia GTX 960 x2 SLI
      4gig Vram
      150 gig ssd boot
      2 tb raid 10 array.

      All my drivers are up to date. Bios newest version. I can run Mad Max at the highest settings with no issues at 60fps. I’m usually playing with my son on LAN and initiate as server. He says he doesn’t have any lag/hang issues. I’ve tried playing single player and I still lag and crash.

  32. RaptorSX says

    Finally i can play the game!!

  33. Anybody says

    Halfway loading single player and it crash and something like this come out. Can it be fixed?

    Assertion failed: Message == 0 [File:D:\UE4\UnrealEngine\Engine\Source\Runtime\CoreUObject\Private\Serialization\AsyncLoading.cpp] [Line: 2131]

    KERNELBASE.dll!UnknownFunction (0x000007fefd30b3dd) + 0 bytes [UnknownFile:0]

    ShooterGame.exe!FOutputDevice::Logf__VA() (0x000000014026ce68) + 159 bytes [d:\ue4\unrealengine\engine\source\runtime\core\private\misc\outputdevice.cpp:145]

    ShooterGame.exe!FDebug::AssertFailed() (0x000000014026d405) + 178 bytes [d:\ue4\unrealengine\engine\source\runtime\core\private\misc\outputdevice.cpp:220]

    ShooterGame.exe!FFileStreamReader::FFileStreamReader() (0x00000001402e3add) + 0 bytes [d:\ue4\unrealengine\engine\source\runtime\coreuobject\private\serialization\asyncloading.cpp:2134]

    ShooterGame.exe!FGroupedDirectStreamAsyncArchive::CreateChild() (0x00000001402e45b7) + 165 bytes [d:\ue4\unrealengine\engine\source\runtime\coreuobject\private\serialization\asyncloading.cpp:2381]

    ShooterGame.exe!ULinkerLoad::CreateLoader() (0x0000000140302eff) + 84 bytes [d:\ue4\unrealengine\engine\source\runtime\coreuobject\private\uobject\linkerload.cpp:829]

    ShooterGame.exe!ULinkerLoad::Tick() (0x0000000140302860) + 8 bytes [d:\ue4\unrealengine\engine\source\runtime\coreuobject\private\uobject\linkerload.cpp:548]

    ShooterGame.exe!FAsyncPackage::FinishLinker() (0x00000001402dccec) + 50 bytes [d:\ue4\unrealengine\engine\source\runtime\coreuobject\private\serialization\asyncloading.cpp:357]

    ShooterGame.exe!FAsyncPackage::Tick() (0x00000001402dc81b) + 8 bytes [d:\ue4\unrealengine\engine\source\runtime\coreuobject\private\serialization\asyncloading.cpp:216]

    ShooterGame.exe!ProcessAsyncLoading() (0x00000001402e1def) + 31 bytes [d:\ue4\unrealengine\engine\source\runtime\coreuobject\private\serialization\asyncloading.cpp:1380]

    ShooterGame.exe!StaticTick() (0x00000001403501bc) + 0 bytes [d:\ue4\unrealengine\engine\source\runtime\coreuobject\private\uobject\uobjectglobals.cpp:300]

    ShooterGame.exe!UGameEngine::Tick() (0x0000000140a4cffc) + 0 bytes [d:\ue4\unrealengine\engine\source\runtime\engine\private\gameengine.cpp:840]

    ShooterGame.exe!FEngineLoop::Tick() (0x000000013fd345a9) + 0 bytes [d:\ue4\unrealengine\engine\source\runtime\launch\private\launchengineloop.cpp:2181]

    ShooterGame.exe!GuardedMain() (0x000000013fd2f7bc) + 0 bytes [d:\ue4\unrealengine\engine\source\runtime\launch\private\launch.cpp:139]

    ShooterGame.exe!GuardedMainWrapper() (0x000000013fd35a8a) + 5 bytes [d:\ue4\unrealengine\engine\source\runtime\launch\private\windows\launchwindows.cpp:125]

    ShooterGame.exe!WinMain() (0x000000013fd35bb8) + 8 bytes [d:\ue4\unrealengine\engine\source\runtime\launch\private\windows\launchwindows.cpp:209]

    ShooterGame.exe!__tmainCRTStartup() (0x0000000141b80af5) + 21 bytes [f:\dd\vctools\crt\crtw32\dllstuff\crtexe.c:618]

    kernel32.dll!UnknownFunction (0x00000000771659cd) + 0 bytes [UnknownFile:0]

    ntdll.dll!UnknownFunction (0x000000007739b981) + 0 bytes [UnknownFile:0]

    ntdll.dll!UnknownFunction (0x000000007739b981) + 0 bytes [UnknownFile:0]

  34. James fulton says

    Same here bro I get the same error

  35. louid says

    Yeess samr eith me

  36. Jhon Clemor says

    oh and I need help cause when I try to join game it says this: Populating Ark. Please wait …

    I realy need help with this I haven’t been able to play for 3-4 weeks

  37. John Cotlet says

    I cannot extract ARK_Launcher SP nor MP, they get deleted as soon as they are extracted. I have tried putting the zip file into the folder and extract without confirmation, but that doesn’t work either. My system requirements are up good, updates are okay. Help.

  38. Lortawlmyteh says

    Please help, the resolution is awful, all I wanted to do was change it and it won’t change back. It’s a great game but now it looks like a Atari game.

  39. Brock says

    How do I get out of loading screens.

  40. Smithc738 says

    Hello! Someone in my Facebook group shared this website with us so I came to check it out. I’m definitely enjoying the information. I’m bookmarking and will be tweeting this to my followers! Outstanding blog and superb design and style.

  41. kai says

    I play a few min and i get a shooter game stop working and the game close.can it be fix

  42. Norman says

    I can’t go online I have an xboxone help plz!

  43. Lars Bjell says

    After reaching lv 94 I stopped gaining xp. I have not learned all “skills” yet. Is this a bug or cant I get any higher? Is there a fix for this?

    1. Michael says

      The max level in Ark is currently 94. You are not supposed to be able to learn all of the engrams. Its designed that way for tribal play. You are supposed to be playing with other people

    2. louis says

      saaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaame 🙁

  44. Jacy says

    ? can’t get this to work help?

    1. Denis says

      Tell us what your issue is and we will help you.

      1. Jacy says

        Whenever I start up my game it crashes with fatal error, will this help?

        1. Denis says


  45. Ryan says

    my ark wont even show the loading screen i just click play singleplayer and it just freezes

  46. Romper says

    Where is the compatibility mode?

    1. Denis says

      Right click on the game executable and go to properties.

  47. Cas says

    Every time I try to load into my single player world my whole mac restarts with an error saying your mac restarted because of a problem. If I reset it or uninstall it the world works at first but if I try to load back into the world again the same problem occurs, I have no mods installed.

    1. ThatBoyWelbs says

      I am having the exact same problem, found any way of fixing it?

  48. Ryan says

    I’m trying to join my friends Non-Dedicated server, it finishes loading and when it is about to load me in and I can see everything… it crashes or says lost connection to host. If it doesn’t crash and I try to reconnect it says that I am still online and I need my friend to restart his ark. How do I fix this?

  49. Yigit says

    hey im using windows 8 and there is nothing about w7 service pack 3 there is only w7 , and vista , vista sp1 ,vista sp2 what should i do? plz hep meeee

  50. Ali says

    My game keeps freezing on the loading bar ‘WorldEnd’ it will sieze up, stop loading, and stop responding, forcing me to open my task manager. What can I do to solve this?

    1. pretzel says

      i have this same problem

  51. lawrence atanacio says

    can yo help me sir??? everytime i open my Ark survival evolved game it always shows….. “unable to launch game make sure the target and start in folder point to correct path and folder” what’s this ?? i dunno how to fix it can you help me??? please 🙁

  52. Ven Ven says

    hi i keep getting the low level fatal error between the dragon and gigant characters. it keeps telling me basically along the line that they share the same field. help T.T i havent been able to play this game for a few months because of this and it was working fine until like said a few months ago

  53. Duke says

    I am playing the ark game but now it just keeps freezing then goes back to
    Main screen. Please help

  54. Duke says

    Ark game keeps shutting down just the ark game.please help

  55. Mac says

    Whenever I launch an ARK single-player game, it starts to load but crashes when I get to D1 Far WIP, I can send you the ERROR message if you want.

  56. Damageddarth says

    i have steam and ark wont load i hear the music i dont even see the loading screen but after about 5 seconds it stops and wont load plz help if you can

    1. Dantin Hart says

      Did you ever figure out what was happening to you? I’m getting the same issue.

      1. mikemiller says

        same here

    2. SplashTwentyOne says

      How?same issue

  57. jason says

    I start up ark and it runs fine then I I host a single player game and it looks looks it will start but I doesn’t

  58. Sam says

    Hello, I have a problem with my ARK, when i want to go in my server Ark says “UE4 shooter game has crashed and will close” I don’t know how to fix it :'( pls help me i can’t play with my friends.. :'( (sorry for bad English I’m french)

  59. Jo says

    I just downloaded the game from steam but can’t play because i got that infinite loading screen when trying to join a server. what should i do ? :S
    I’ve got the following specs:
    Graphics-GeForce GTX 745
    CPU-Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4790S CPU @ 3.20GHz
    CPU speed-2.0 GHz Dual-Core 64-bit CPU
    RAM-8 Gb
    OS- Microsoft Windows 10 (build 10586), 64-bit

  60. Faisal Hasan Pasha says

    when i start the game in local and play singleplayer…then the loading screen appears.and after few seconds the game crashes.and a notification says that Assertion failed..please help me… says about some invalid filename.

    1. D4RK KN1GHT449 says

      Same. Did u ever figure out how to solve it?

  61. mark says

    hey all the game works fine for me but when I try to talk in the chat box this is what happens to me hhheeeyyy its making it so hard to talk to my friends how to fix this

  62. Camaron says

    after i got voidswrath launcher when i tried to run ark the logo disappeared but the loading screen stayed i saw the bar at the bottom of the screen still there so pls help me i cant get in the game anymore i dont like offers cause of viruses so pls help me with another way

  63. dark daz says

    Download the archive of the patch from here: “download ”
    will that line, the download link works but the site its off is doing survays and i refuse to do survays and pasted experience tells me the survays are hiding viruses or spyware or spam in the downloads and dont recommend it

  64. Oven Gloves says

    Hi. I just wanted to know about the workaround for #3 and #5. After I enter my Ark folder, there is no executable. I was wondering if someone could point me to the right folder within the Ark folder and/or the right file. Thanks in advance.

  65. Reese does life says

    So, I was trying to join this server, it has about 12 mods on it. Ive played on it tons before but everytime I tried to join. The screen would go black for about 2 seconds then it would have the leaving screen. And then it would say I timed out. I dont have to problem with any other server. I validated my files. Deleted all my mods then redownloaded. And I think everyone on the server has this problem because no one is getting on and there are usually atleast 12 people on all the time. Can someone help me? Also I managed to join once but it timed me out about 15 seconds later

  66. Ricky Rowzie says

    My Ark loads all the way to the Spawn Random Screen and as soon as I Pick a location it crashes. Can someone help me plz?

  67. CreeperGamer121 says

    says video drivers need to be updated thought they are already up to date

    1. CreeperGamer121 says

      can someone pls help me I really want to play ark

      1. liveuk says

        Buy a recommended Video card from their Sites recommended Video cards support page

  68. Sorcerer says

    Don’t fall for the Scam they are trying to pull on you with there so called patch. They want you to complete a offer which is a scam you can never finish.

    Sites like this should really be taken down there not helping people only trying to make money off people.

    So Again this is a Scam do not try and download there so call Patch which I would guess if you did get through the offer which for me was impossible. That the file you would download is a virus or Trojan.

  69. Dakota M says

    having issues on xbox one once i select server it either goes into loading screen with game tips which it keeps showing the same tip as if its stuck but anyways either it goes to that screen then into black screen as if game is gonna load but stays on black screen or it force closes once black screen hits after loading screen with game tips which every attempt it still only shows the same tip.. havent been able to get into any server since update 7/1/2017

  70. Kevin Preisendorf says

    Why when loading does game stop at snapshot 10

    1. liveuk says

      Your local saved files are corrupt when you leave Ark you must exit to their menu before closeing the app not close app as most PS4 users do and Ark will have to realise this one day. Why did you ask the same question as the post above?

  71. Kevin Preisendorf says

    Why does my game on PS4 stop at snapshot_10 when loading in the server/map?

    1. Darragh says

      I have the same problem how do i fix it ?

      1. liveuk says

        Your local saved files are corrupt when you leave Ark you must exit to their menu before closeing the app not close app as most PS4 users do and Ark will have to realise this one day.

  72. Jacqueline Harrison-Wood says

    I cannot load any map on Ark all of a sudden

  73. Hailey says

    I have a problem with my ps4 Ark Survival Evolved.
    I accidentally changed it to Primitive+ and now it won’t return to normal. Anyone know how to fix this??

  74. Coal Fire says

    every time I try to play single player ark wont load I have mods also and I cant exit out of it using my task bar I have logged out then it worked I have restarted it worked and I have shut down the computer and turned it on again all three of those worked but I cant fix it those were the only ways I could get out of the game and it still wont work can anyone tell me how to fix it I really need help so please answer. thanks

  75. anonymous says

    The wild dinosaurs on my game have been turning red, green,purple, blue, and other weird colors. I found a pink and red direwolf. I don’t know how to fix this. If someone could tell me it would be appreciated.

  76. Phillip Cushman says

    Hello, my game will always crash and show a crash report like “not responding: blahblahblah/menu/not/loaded/blahblahblah” translation: it will not load the menu. Please help :/

  77. Justin says

    I’m trying to download the game and keep getting a error code anyone know why this is happening??

Leave A Reply

Your email address will not be published.