Persona 5 Strikers

Fix Persona 5 Strikers Crashing to Desktop and Stuck at Loading Screen | Long Load Times

Fix Persona 5 Strikers Crashing to Desktop and Stuck at Loading Screen Long Load Times

Although Persona 5 Strikers released a year back in Japan, it’s released today internationally for all supported platforms – PS4, Switch, and PC. However, some players on PC are having a particularly difficulty time with the game as it crashes sometimes at launch, randomly while playing game, fast travelling, during the loading screen, etc. The crash is pretty random and seems to happen at any time you are playing the game. There are a number of things that can attribute to this. Fortunately, we have some proven fix for Persona 5 Strikers crashing to desktop and stuck at loading screen. Keep scrolling through the post to know more.

Fix Persona 5 Strikers Crashing to Desktop and Stuck at Loading Screen | Long Load Times

Games crashing to desktop can have a range of possible cause, but it mostly occurs due to an optimization problem with the game. If such a problem is widespread, the mostly likely cause is a setting with the game that’s causing it. However, there are also client side issues that can cause the game to crash. Some computed files of the game can also cause it to crash. Stick with us and we will help you fix the Persona 5 Strikers crashing to desktop, startup and long load times.

Run the Game in Windowed Mode

Playing the game on fullscreen consumes more resources, which can over-exhausted the GPU or the CPU leading to crash. One of the simplest fix is to run the game in Windowed mode. It has been noted that the crashing problem with P5S escalates when the user is running the game in Borderless-Windowed or Fullscreen. It can causes the long load time.

So, if you are facing the issues highlighted in the post, try running the game in Windowed Mode and that should make the loading quicker and prevent the game from crashing frequently. We know that running the game is Windowed mode is not ideal for the experience of the game, but until the devs optimize the game better with upcoming patches, it’s the best option you have. This fix would apply more to players whose system barely meets the requirements to play the game.

Update the Graphics Card Drivers

When the game is crashing, the most obvious cause can be an outdated or corrupt graphics card drivers. Ensure that you have installed the NVidia 461.40 driver update. While performing the update, choose a clean install. While you are at it, also ensure that the operating system is updated. Go to the Windows Update settings and install all the available updates.

If you are already on the 461.40, try rolling back to the 460.79 version and check if that addresses the issue.

Change the Resolution Scale

The title 4 in the Persona series also had similar problems like crashing, black screen, and forever loading screen. A simple fix that worked at the time was to setting the resolution scale to 1.0. If the game is optimized similar to the previous title, any other value then 1.0 for the resolution scale is going to cause problems. So, if the above solutions have failed for you, try setting the resolution scale to 1.0.

Edit the Config File

Another fix that may be effective to resolve all kinds of performance problems with the game is to edit the config file and change the Video value from 0 to 1. For this, you have to go to AppData > Roaming > Sega > steam > PS5. Edit the config file using Notepad and locate Movie. Change the value from 0 to 1 and save the file

Run P5S 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 Persona 5 Strikers crash at startup, crashing to desktop, stuck at loading screen, and black screen problems are fixed.

Do not Overclock

OC can destabilize the system leading to random crashes. One of the main reason a game can crash is if you are overclocking. Whether it’s OC using software like MSI Afterburner or from the BIOS. Run the game with chipset manufacturers recommended settings for the clock speed.

Try Limiting the FPS

A fluctuating FPS can also cause problem with the GPU leading it to crash. You can limit the FPS of the game at 60 and check the performance. Go to the NVidia control panel or AMD settings and set a limit on the FPS.    

Update or reinstall DirectX files

Another reason P5S crashes on startup or is not launching is the corruption of the DirectX installation. If there is a problem with DirectX, the game won’t launch and as soon as you try to launch it, the game will crash. To fix the issue, you need to update the DirectX to the most recent version. Follow the link to download the latest DirectX.

Repair corrupt game files

When the game files are corrupt, the game will crash, either at startup or mid-game. Steam has a feature that can repair corrupt game files. It’s quicker than reinstalling the entire game. Here are the steps you can follow.

Launch the Steam Client > go to Library > right-click Persona 5 Strikers > Properties > Go to Local Files > click on Verify Integrity of Game Files

Wait for the process to complete and check if P5S crashes at startup, won’t launch, not starting issues 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 P5S. Select Properties and uncheck Enable the Steam Overlay while in-game.

Reboot Steam and check if the in-game crash or Persona 5 Strikers crash at startup still occurs. If the problem still persists, disable the GeForce Experience and Discord Overlay.

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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