Squad Crashing, Freezing, Not Launching: How to Fix

Squad keeps crashing, freezing or even fail to launch or respond? Don't worry and see our fixes ⚙️


Squad was released on Steam and is a multiplayer first-person shooter that aims to capture combat realism through communication and teamplay.

The most common Squad glitches that players reported until now are crashes, freezing, launching, and performance Issues.

Why does Squad keep crashing?

The most common reasons why Squad keeps crashing are due to outdated graphic drivers or your PC doesn’t respect the minimum specs of the game.

Other causes may imply too many apps running in the background, your antivirus software or firewall that interferes with the game, or corrupted game files.

The most common crashes are the following:

  • Squad crashing when joining a server
  • Squad crashing on startup
  • Squad crashing.mid game

In addition, users claimed that the game won’t launch or is otherwise unresponsive. Don’t worry if you’re experiencing one of these issues. We devised the simplest solutions that will fix all of these.

How do I fix my Squad from crashing, freezing, or not launching?

1. Repair the game files

  1. Open Steam.
  2. Right-click on Squad and go to Properties.
    click on game properties
  3. Go to the Local Files tab.
  4. Click on Verify integrity of game files.
    Verify Integrity of Game File

2. Update the graphics driver

  1. Open the Start Menu, type Device Manager, and press Enter.
  2. Expand Display adapters.
  3. Right-click on your graphics driver, and choose Update driver.
    Update GPU driver
  4. Click on Search automatically for drivers and update the driver.
    Search automatically for drivers
Otherwise, it will be easier to use a tool like PC HelpSoft rather than Device Manager. It can locate and install the most latest official graphics driver on your computer. Although it may not be the most recent driver, Windows Device Manager may claim that the best driver is already installed.

 Get PC HelpSoft

3. Clear Steam cache

  1. Go to Steam settings, as shown in the screenshot.
  2. Select the Downloads tab and click on Clear download cache.
    clearing steam cache
  3. Now, try to run Squad and see if it works.

4. Disable problematic background services

  1. Right-click on the Taskbar and open Task Manager.
  2. Go to the Processes tab.
  3. Select the process you want to disable and then click on End Task.
    click on Processes end task

 All unnecessary and problematic processes will be ended in this way and you can avoid crashing determined by conflicting programs running in the background. 

5. Install DirectX runtime

  1. Go to the DirectX Runtime download page.
  2. Download the installer.
  3. Install it on your PC.
  4. Restart your computer.

6. Install the missing Visual C++ redistributables

  1. Visit the Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable download page.
  2. Click on the download link for X64.
  3. Install it.
  4. Restart your PC.

You might encounter FPS issues like drops and low FPS even with a high-end PC. This issue was reported by a lot of players.

We hope that our guide helped you fix Squad crashing issues and that now you are playing the game. If you have any questions or if you encounter difficulties in the solutions to your game, please comment below and we will help you!

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  1. lemagicdolpinh says

    When I launch Squad, it brings up the squad logo and shows me a black screen then freezes?
    Any help please?

    1. Tony says

      Just w8 your game, my first game squad just like you, i think its freeze, but i waiting arround 5 minutes, i can play this game.

  2. Matt Carter says

    Whenever i try to play on a server it will not let me play with anyone on the multiplayer it cuts off while loading and the load time takes pretty long please help.

  3. Tony says

    If i play squad arround 5 -10 minutes my game always freeze, and i always restart my laptop, did you know my trouble?

  4. Samuel Leung says

    Wow, that patch was nothing but a text file with instructions to download Microsoft patches for the wrong operating system. Meh.

  5. David weeks says

    Yeah I can’t get my game to work still I’ve followed all your steps. Paid the 60 dollars gor the game and I haven’t been able to play a single game.

  6. Weaam Diab says

    Game keeps Crashing either on startup or few minutes after joining a match, it sucks to wait in line for over an hour sometimes just for the game to crash a few minutes in, ive completed all the steps but none works, i tried uninstalling and reinstalling the game and even steam multiple times but it didnt help, the drivers and hardware are all good and im seriously confused as to whats wrong.

    1. Dan Scutaru says

      Hi Weaam, try turning off tour pc antivirus or allowing the game though firewall

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