Diablo 2 Resurrected

Fix Diablo 2 Resurrected Crashing at Startup and Won’t Launch

Diablo 2 Resurrected Crashing at Startup and Won't Launch

Diablo 2 Resurrected beta is underway and it’s quite a short beta with mere 3 days for players to experience the game before it launches on September 23, 2021. The closed beta of the game has been ongoing for the past few days and was only accessible if you preordered the game or got the key from Twitch. The current beta allows players to experience both the solo and multiplayer modes of the game. But, some users are reporting that they can’t even launch the game. Users are encountering issues like Diablo 2 Resurrected crashing at startup and won’t launch.

Crashes can happen due to poor optimization of games or issues on the user-end. It’s not very often that a game’s code causes the crash, but every once in a while such a game emerges. You can get the general idea of the problem is on your end or not by looking at other users. If a large majority of players are having the Diablo 2 Resurrected crashing problem, there’s probably something wrong with the game. Otherwise, the issue is on your end. Here are all the solutions we suggest in the work-in-progress guide.

How to Fix Diablo 2 Resurrected Crashing at Startup and Won’t Launch

Games crash to desktop for a range of reasons. Sometimes the files are corrupted, third-party software is interfering with the game, outdated drivers, and much more. Here are the most likely causes and solutions for Diablo 2 Resurrected crash to desktop.

Update the GPU Drivers

When playing a new game the first thing you should do is update the GPU. Often, a simple update of the GPU suffices to fix crashing problems in games. New driver software is optimized for new games and old bugs are removed.

Launch the Game in a Clean Boot Environment

Third-party software that interfere with the game process can lead to the Diablo 2 Resurrected crash. Hence, launch the game after a clean boot. It will ensure that only the essential applications are running. Doing so will also provide more performance for the game. Here are the steps you can follow.

  1. Press Windows Key + R and type msconfig, hit Enter
  2. Go to the Services tab
  3. Check Hide all Microsoft services
  4. Now, click Disable all
  5. Go to the Startup tab and click on Open Task Manager
  6. Disable one task at a time and restart the system.

Hopefully, the Diablo 2 Resurrected crash at startup or not launching is fixed after a clean boot. If not move to the rest of the solutions.

Check the Game Files on Origin for Corruption and Perform Repair

If a portion of the game files are missing or corrupt, which can happen during the download and install process, the game will fail to launch. Origin has a simple feature to help with that – Scan and Repair.

Launch the Battle.net client > Open Diablo 2 Resurrected by clicking on the icon > Click Options > Scan and Repair > Start Scan.

Other solutions to Fix Diablo 2 Resurrected Crash

Here are a bunch of quick solutions you can try that can potentially help you address the problem.

  1. Install the game in the same drive as the Steam client
  2. Disable all the Overlays you may have including Discord, GeForce Experience. Also, disable the Windows Game bar.
  3. If you are crashing mid-game change the settings to default or set minimum for everything.
  4. Disable Overclocking.

That’s all we have in this guide. We will update the post when we have more info about the problem and if any new solution is found for a specific problem. If you have something to add, please use the comments.  

Harsh Clif
He is caught in a loop between writing about games and playing them. It's a vicious cycle. Although he's biased towards PC, you can occasionally find him on the PS5. He does not own an Xbox Consoles but plans on getting one soon.

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