How to Fix Dirty Bomb Errors, Crashes, Launch Issues, FPS Drops


Dirty Bomb is a new free-to-play first person shooter that was released recently on Steam in Open Beta version and because of that it has some errors and issues.The most common Dirty Bomb errors are: Random Crashes, Launch Issues, FPS Drops, Server Connection Problems and other minor bugs.

The game takes first person shooters back to their purest roots in a fast-paced team game that will challenge even the most competent players. This game won’t hold your hand, in fact it is more likely to kick your teeth in. With no controller support or aim assist, all that lies between you and certain death is player skill and reaction. Work together or die alone in the most challenging team-based FPS.

Below you can see the errors of the game described and what other users reported about them and also how to fix the issues:

How to fix Dirty Bomb Errors:

1) Dirty Bomb Won’t Start

“I installed this game yesterday and played it just fine.Today when I launch it I get box with an image of Nader and a loading bar. When the loading bar gets full nothing happens.”

“I try to launch the game, the little anticheat thing bottom right corner pops up and then the loading thing in the middle of the screen and then disappears (crashing like) with no explanation or error.”

Some players reported that when they click Play in Steam nothing happens or that they get the antichet image and the loading bar of the game but after that nothing, the game doesn’t start.

Solution: To fix the launch issues of the game you need to follow our tutorial at the end of the post and to apply our patch to your game, after that Dirty Bomb will start and you will be able to play it.

2) The game crashes to desktop or random

“Anyone experiencing frequent crashes? I started yesterday, and played 11 hours without crashes, today it already crashed like, 6-7 times, already restarted my computer.”

“When i hit play it loads up the dirty bomb logo then it says Dirty Bomb not responding and it crashes.”

Solution: Follow the tutorial at the end of the post to fix this issue.

The game crashes to desktop when you try to load into a map or sometime it crashes randomly when playing. To fix this you need to delete this file: My Documents/My Games/UnrealEngine3/ShooterGame/Config/ShooterEngine.ini

3) Dirty Bomb Server Connection Error

“I’m having trouble connecting to competitive servers for the North American region. Help?”

“For some time now i can’t connect to the game server, why is that? Can anyone help me fix this please?”

This issue is because of the amount of players that are already connected to the game server.You can’t do anything to fix this at this moment, just wait until the server is not that full and try to connect then.

4) FPS Drops or Low FPS

“So in title screen I get a 40 max fps. In game I get 25 fps but used to get 30 max fps. Was Vsnyc always on?”
“My game runs really smoothly and then a random fps drop. I have no idea why this happens. My settings are all on low, please someone help me.”
Solution: Follow the tutorial below or the workaround below.
To fix the FPS problems try to change the game video settings to minimum and if that doesn’t help try to use the tip below that i found on Steam Dashboard:
“I get 60 fps sometimes it drops but this is what i did i went to %temp% and deleted all that don’t worry its all the stuff that you don’t need or use when you deleted it go into recycle and delete that. when your done with that delete any unnecessary processes google/games”

Dirty Bomb Tutorial to Fix Major Issues:

Our team of developers managed to release a patch that helps you fix the errors described above. You can see how our patch looks like below, where you can also find a tutorial on how to use it and a download link. Please follow the tutorial step by step before asking any questions regarding your issues. Our patch won’t interfere with your Steam account, it will just change some files and .dll in the game folder in order for the errors to be fixed.

Follow the tutorial below to apply the patch correctly to your game.

How to apply our patch:

  1. Download the archive of the patch from here: download
  2.  Extract the downloaded archive on your PC, and open the patch from the folder.
  3. Your GPU will be selected automatically, make sure that you use your dedicated GPU if you have a laptop!
  4. Select the game executable from the game folder, if you used the default install folder it should be: “C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\Steamapps\common\Dirty Bomb”
  5.  Select your issue or issues from the box to the right and click the corresponding “Fix” button.
  6. After your errors are successfully fixed you can click the “Launch Game” button and play the game.

How to download: Well, you might think that our download service is pretty annoying but is very effective. To download you just need to complete a simple offer, it usually takes a few minutes, and after that, you will be able to download the patch. We use this service because is the only way to support our developers and to keep releasing and updating patches for games. Thank you! We hope you understand us and have fun playing Dirty Bomb!

If you encounter any other errors or issues please comment below and we will help you fix them and play the game. – Team


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  1. Doup says

    I deleted the ShooterEngine.ini files but that didn’t do anything

    1. Denis says

      Are you encountering crashes when you try to start the game or when you play it?

      1. Meska_ says

        same here… always happens on loading a map or right after a match is done.

  2. Adam says

    Hi im having truble when i start up a match its keeps giveing me a black screen and then i have to restart my pc deleted the file but it dint do much. by th way sorry for speeling 😀

    1. Denis says

      Try to turn off your antivirus maybe it’s blocking the game from connecting to the server.

    2. Brian says

      Yeah that happens to me, but at the end of matches. It literally crashes my whole system and I have to manually hit the power button to get a response from my PC. Last time it happened, the power and reset buttons didn’t work, and I had to turn the power switch off on the back of the PSU.

  3. Bao says

    I experience constant freezing when I play and after it stops it shows “Attempting to reconnect” or something of that sort.

  4. Boaboa says

    I’ve re-downloaded, verified the cache, it’s still not starting. Whenever I launch the game from steam, a loading thing appears in the bottom right of the screen, then splash with mercs in the middle of the screen and then it just closes. Please help 🙁


    when i click on a server and join it it joins it and then it just brings me back to HOME!!

    1. Ck King says

      me to

  6. danial says

    Can i run on 32 bit???

    1. Denis says

      Sorry, 64 bits OS is required.

      1. Gizmo020227 says

        And when it does launch I can just hear the music but there is on black screen

  7. R0b1n says

    The loading time is really long on my pc but everyother game runs very well. I dont know what i can do pls help me.

  8. spartney says

    my computer crashes to a bsod every time I play Dirty Bomb, and that’s the only time it does it

    1. Gizmo020227 says

      Same here

  9. Joachim says

    When I click “play” on steam, a little window with a picture of one of the caracters and a oading bar popps up in the bottom right corner of my screen. But when the loading bar gets to 1/4 of the whole bar the loading screen just dissapears. I have deleated the game and installed it again, but the same thing still happen

  10. Joachim says

    when i click “play” on steam, an little window appears on the bottom right corner on my screen. it has a picture of one of the characters, and a loading bar. when the loading bar gets to around 30% the window closes and nothing happens. i have tried to reinstall the game, but the same thing still happens. please help me, I would really like to play the game

  11. Joachim says

    Its works now! i just restarted my pc 🙂

  12. evan says

    I just have really low framerate on my laptop, which makes it really hard to get any kills. I don’t why its like that, please help

    1. M3lly says

      you need a better computer with a better processor or graphics processor

  13. Gavin Perez says

    I have a problem where in some cases (almost all the time) i encounter a weird screen that is pix-elated or is just messed up if anyone knows how to fix i need answers, this is annoying.

  14. Smirkoff says

    for those that game wont start at all:

    in Steam\steamapps\common\Dirty Bomb\CrashReporter



    IF output an file output.txt NO NEED FOR Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 Redistributable Package

    Other it say missing an file msvrc100.dll in windows\system32 folder…

    Install Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 Redistributable Package
    the just the file msvcr100.dll in windows\system32 folder

  15. Tiago says

    Anyone here? i had played this before but due to poor internet connection i had to forget about it, but i kinda never forgot since i enjoyed the game and theres not much games i do enjoy, so now that i had the possibility to have a better internet i came back, just to find out that the game is freezing while in-game, no crashes in lobby or freezes ,just in-game i have freezes, can you help me with this ? my LAPTOP its not the best but i do think with some reduced video settings it should run smoother than it does . Its a toshiba intel core i3.. thanks

  16. NightTravel says

    I’m sorry to ask this but I have like over 1k hours in this game but I can’t figure out why everytime I craft a card it straight leads me to blue screen of death

  17. Enrique says

    When I start a match it shows that it loads then the loading circle stops and the only way it loads is when I turn my laptop on and off

  18. M3lly says

    when I start the game it says “sign in could not be completed” then I can play the tutorial but when I go to press play it doesn’t give me the option of quick play. Only tutorial and assault course and assault course is locked

  19. Abdou Bouzian says

    when i click on any server to play it starts allright but after that the lodings crashes


    Whenever I finish a match (when it says Next Match 0:07) it freezes! I’ve tried reinstating turning administrator on and verifying integrity of game cache, Please help me!

  21. alan says

    survay ???? fking retard website. the editor can eat my ass.

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