Fix NieR Replicant Crash at Startup, Crashing in New Game, and Stuck or Crash at Loading Screen

Nier Replicant ver.1.22474487139 is a remaster of the original game that released exclusively for Japan in 2010. There have been a lot of improvements made to the game in terms of visual effects. However, a lot of players who have jumped to play the game are reporting launch problems. The reports include NieR Replicant crash at startup, crashing in new game, and stuck or crash at loading screen.

There are various reasons why a game can fail to launch. Hence, troubleshooting launch problems is one of the most difficult. However, one of the most common reason why a game crashes is when the system requirements to play the game are not met. So, before you proceed with the guide, ensure that the minimum specifications to play the game are met.

Fix NieR Replicant Crash at Startup, Crashing in New Game, and Stuck or Crash at Loading Screen

As we cannot identify the exact cause of the error for the entire player base, we will list all the possible causes and their solutions for the NieR Replicant crash at startup, crashing in new game, and stuck or crash at loading screen. However, in the next few days we will update this post with more specific solutions that may fix the crashing problem with the game.

Go through each of the solution and try the ones you think may be relevant in your case or try them all one at a time.

Update the Graphics Card Drivers and Get Latest Windows Update

Outdated graphics cards are one of the most common reasons why a game can crash. Both NVIDIA and AMD regularly release new driver updates. Ensure that you have updated the system to that. Also, update the OS. If you have recently updated the GPU driver, try rolling back. Sometimes a new driver can have bugs that can cause certain games to crash.

Disable the Antivirus Completely

The antivirus can block the game from executing essential functions that can lead it to crash. Disable the antivirus or the Windows Defender and try to play the game. If the game works, you need to set an exception for the game on the respective antivirus software as you can’t keep the security software disabled for long.

Verify Integrity of Game Files

If the game itself is corrupted that could also lead to NieR Replicant crash at startup or mid-game crash. Here are the steps to check and repair corrupt files on Steam.

  1. Launch the Steam client
  2. From the LIBRARY, right-click on NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139 and select Properties
  3. Go to LOCAL FILES and click on VERIFY INTEGRITY OF GAME FILES…

Run NieR Replicant in the Clean Boot Environment

Sometimes third-party software running in the background can either interfere with the game’s processes or consume too many resources, which can cause a game to crash. As such, try to launch the game after a clean boot. Follow the steps carefully and as instructed. Don’t hurry the process or you may be locked out of your system.

  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.

Now, attempt to run the game and check if the NieR Replicant crash, crash at startup, crashing to desktop, stuck at loading screen, and black screen problems are fixed.

Launch the Game in Windowed Mode

It’s obvious, running a game on fullscreen consumes more resources, therefore, try to run in the Windowed mode and the NieR Replicant infinite loading screen or crash may not occur. Here are the steps you can follow.

  1. Launch the Steam client
  2. Go to Libraries and locate NieR Replicant. Right-click on the game and select Properties
  3. Click on the General tab and click on SET LAUNCH OPTIONS
  4. In the field type or paste -windowed –noborder
  5. Press Ok and exit
  6. Restart the system and check if the NieR Replicant crash at startup still occurs.

Disable Steam Overlay

If the game crashes right after the intro video, the cause of the problem can be the Steam Overlay. This feature has been known to act up with some games. You can resolve the error by disabling the Steam Overlay. Launch Steam client. Click on Library and right-click on NieR Replicant. Select Properties and uncheck Enable the Steam Overlay while in-game.

Installing Latest Microsoft Visual C++ and Reinstall DirectX

Here are the steps you can follow.

  1. Download and install both the x86 and x64 versions from the Microsoft website
  2. Restart the system.

Sometimes the DirectX can also be corrupted. Repair or reinstall the DirectX and the issue may be resovled.

Disable Discord Overlay

Disable Discord Overlay as a fix to resolve NieR Replicant crash at startup, freezing, and white screen. It has been noted on various forums that Discord overlay causes issue with the game. To disable the Discord Overlay, open Discord > go to User Settings > click on Overlay under the App Settings > toggle Off the Enable in-game overlay.

If the crash happens even after trying all the above solutions, we will update the post in the next 24 hours with more effective solutions to fix NieR Replicant crash at startup.

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