Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Fix: Horizon Forbidden West Complete Edition Crashing on PC

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Horizon Forbidden West Complete Edition Crashing

Horizon Forbidden West Complete Edition is now available for its fans to have a good time with Aloy’s adventure. The latest version of the game contains Burning Shores- it has additional content such as a new storyline, characters, and new areas to exploit. But few players complain that they are unable to play or join with Aloy in the game due to crashing issues.

If you are also experiencing the same issue of crashing or lagging, you can follow this article. Here we’ve listed a few fixes that will help you restart your gameplay and join Aloy in the new adventure. Have a look.

Fix 1: Restart the System

The first solution to resolve Horizon Forbidden West Complete Edition Crashing issue is to restart the system. This time most of the minor glitches will get removed from the system and you are capable of starting the game without any errors.

Fix 2: Update Driver

Another solution is to begin the game after updating the Graphics driver used to run the game. To do so,

  • Open Device Manager and click on the Display adapters section.
  • Then right-click on the Graphics driver and click on the Update driver option and resume the game.


Go to the Graphics drivers official webpage (AMD, NVIDIA), find any latest update available, if yes, download and install it on your system and start the game.

Fix 3: Verify Game Files

In case, any game files get corrupted then you will encounter lagging or crashing issues on your PC. Here you need to check the integrity of game files and start the game.

  • Open Steam client and choose Horizon Forbidden West Complete Edition from the game list.
  • Then right-click on the game icon and choose its Properties option.
  • Now click on Local Files and click on Verify integrity of game files and resume the gameplay.

Fix 4: Reinstall Visual C++ Redistribution/ DirectX

Sometimes reinstalling the latest version of Visual C++ and DirectX packages will help you to resolve the Horizon Forbidden West Complete Edition crashing issue.

  • Firstly uninstall early installed Visual C++ Redistributable from the system.
  • Open Visual C++ Redistributable webpage and choose and download the X64 and X86 files.
  • Then install the download files on your system and relaunch the game and start gaming.


  • Open the DirectX web page and click on the Download button and install the file on your system.
  • Finally, you can launch and begin the gameplay smoothly.

Fix 5: Lower Graphics Settings

If you are facing a lower FPS issue in Horizon Forbidden West Complete Edition, then you should lower all the graphics settings and launch the game.

  • Open Game’s Graphics Settings page and lower all the settings in the list.
  • Then set the game in Windowed Mode and save changes.
  • Finally, enjoy the game without any FPS issues.

Note: If the issue is not solved, then avoid using Dual Senec Controller. Some players reported that this trick helps in their case, so you can also make a try. As per their report after disconnecting the controller, FPS jumped to 120-130 FPS.

And if you are using a PS5 controller via bluetooth, then disconnect it and connect via a cable.

Fix 6: Check Antivirus

There is a possibility that your antivirus tool might interfere with the game and cause crashing issues. Here you can uninstall the antivirus tool and start the game to check the issue gets resolved for you. If the issue gets solved, then you need to switch to a new antivirus tool on your system.

Fix 7: Reinstall the Game

If any of the above fixes do not solve your issue, then it is good to reinstall the game’s latest version.

  • Uninstall the currently installed game and restart the device.
  • Then reinstall the game latest version from a reliable source and start the gameplay.

These are quick fixes you can apply to resolve Horizon Forbidden West Complete Edition crashing issues. Along these fixes you can check your Windows system is updated to the latest version.

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