Starfield constantly crashing for players, and there's no easy fix
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Starfield players are reporting consistent crashes when talking to certain NPCs, and there’s no way to fix it.
Millions of Bethesda fans across Xbox and PC platforms have created their characters, built their starships, and embarked on a brand-new space exploration adventure, though classic Bethesda performance issues and glitches are ruining the experience for some.
Check out our review for Starfield below.
Despite a successful launch and rave reviews from critics, Starfield has failed to impress a lot of people. This is largely due to the reality of the game not living up to its marketing, specifically the 1,000 explorable planets, how they’re explored, and how stable your gameplay is while doing it.
Xbox made the bold claim prior to release that Starfield would have the fewest bugs of any Bethesda game, though player experiences beg to differ, as they’ve been popping up left, right, and centre for the majority of players.
One problem, for PC players in particular, is game crashing when you enter certain dialogue-based encounters, meaning some players can’t complete certain questlines. So, what’s the problem? Apparently, your game is more prone to crash if you have an AMD Ryzen CPU. If that name sounds familiar, it’s because AMD is an official partner of Starfield, and supplied copies of the game in product hardware bundles.
Starfield is supposedly optimised for AMD's products, but it hasn’t stopped players from experiencing consistent issues, with the only real fix being a complete restart of the hardware.
Players who’ve queried the issue with Bethesda’s support channels have reported that all non-Microsoft programs and third-party antivirus programs can be disabled to keep the game running smoothly, though even that is a temporary, and not guaranteed, fix.
Luckily, the problem should be fixed in future patches for the game, though when that’ll be is another question. One thing is certain though, it hasn’t done the game’s reputation any favours.
Starfield is currently available for Xbox, as part of Xbox Game Pass, and PC.