Metro Exodus is a great game set in Russia, but that does not discount the fact that the game has several bugs that not been repaired even after nearly two years from the launch of the game. The game is bugged with constant crashes when using the shovel, in Caspian Sea, when trying to access the light house, but there are also random crashes. As the game’s resurfaced again on the Steam top, new players are having to encounter these errors all over again. Here are all the solutions you can try to fix Metro Exodus crashing and lockups.
How to Fix Metro Exodus Crashing and Lockups
For users who have their game crash when using the shovel, it’s a known bug with the game. Interacting or trying to use the shovel crashes the game. As such, the only fix at the moment is to avoid use the shovel.
As for Metro Exodus crashing at Caspian Sea, the problem seems to be fixed by disabling fullscreen optimizations. To perform the fix, launch the Steam client, go to Library, right-click on Metro Exodus, and select Properties. Go to the Local Files tab and click on Browse. Locate MetroExodus.exe and right-click, select Properties, go to Compatibility tab and check the box ‘Disable fullscreen optimizations.’
If that does not help, we suggest that you perform a clean boot before launching the game. Here are the steps you can follow.
- Press Windows Key + R and type msconfig, hit Enter
- Go to the Services tab
- Check Hide all Microsoft services
- Now, click Disable all
- Go to the Startup tab and click on Open Task Manager
- Disable one task at a time and restart the system.
Is Metro Exodus crashing problem still haunting you after trying the above solution, then the problem may be with your Steam Overlay. Launch Steam client. Click on Library and right-click on Metro Exodus. Select Properties and uncheck Enable the Steam Overlay while in-game.
If you are still facing the crashing problem, the issue may be an outdated graphics card driver. Go to the manufactures website and get the latest driver. While installing though, choose a clean install. While you are at it, check if there is an update for the windows.
If the above solutions have not been of help, you might have to wait for the developers to fix the issue. If you have a suggestion that can resolve the error, let us know in the comments.