Cyberpunk 2077 is a classic example of a video game to make a comeback whose launch didn’t go well. Not only CDPR fixed the AI, and other gameplay systems with Update 2.0, but they also launched Phantom Liberty, the only expansion for the game. However, following the Update 2.0 or Phantom Liberty update, PC players are experiencing errors and issues with the game line crashes. In this Cyberpunk 2077 guide, I will list fixes that will help PC users fix the crashes.


Cyberpunk 2077 Crash Fixes That’ll Help

PC users are experiencing in-game crashes and startup crashes. Some players get error messages like Woah! Cyberpunk 2077 has flatlined or Unhandled exception EXCEPTION_ACCESS_VIOLATION (0xC0000005) while some players don’t get any error message as the game crashes to the desktop. There are multiple reasons why Cybnerpunk 2077 is crashing following Update 2.0 like Windows compatibility issues, overclocked GPUs, and more. The following are the fixes that will help PC users fix the Cyberpunk 2077 crashes.

Run The Game In Compatibility Mode

PC players report that running Cyberpunk 2077 is a compatibility mode for Windows 7 fixes the crashing issue. To run the game in compatibility mode, right-click Cyberpunk 2077 in Steam library > Manage > Brwose local files. A new Window will open containing Cyberpunk 2077 game files.

Browse local files.
  • Go to bin > x64
  • right-click Cyberpunk 2077 and select properties
  • Go to the Compatibility tab
  • Check “Run this program in compatibility mode for” and select Windows 7 from the drop-down menu
  • Apply the changes
  • Play Cyberpunk 2077 and it won’t crash anymore

Disable XMP

XMP profile is a BIOS feature that allows PC users to overclock their RAM without doing anything. Enabling this profile ensures that your RAM is used to its full potential. However, enabling the XMP profile is causing Cyberpunk 2077 crashes in some cases. Disable the XMP profile from the BIOS and the issue will be fixed. You’ll find the option to enable or disable XMP profile in the basic BIOS menu and if it isn’t there, you’ll have to look into Advanced Options.

Revert To Update 1.63

Update 2.0 brought in a major overhaul to Cyberpunk 2077’s systems like the improved enemy and Police AI, improved perk system, and more. However, a lot of PC users are experiencing Cyberpunk 2077 crashing following the update 2.0. If all of the fixes fail to resolve the crashes, you can roll back to Cyberpunk 2077 update 1.63 until CDPR rolls out a patch that fixes the crashing issues with Update 2.0. Right-click Cyberpunk 2077 in the Steam library> select properties > Betas > select 1_63_legacy_patch. Cyberpunk 2077 will update and roll back to version 1.63 fixing the crashing issue.

Enable Debug Mode

According to PC players, playing Cyberpunk 2077 on an RTX 4090 results in the game crashing. This could be due to the higher GPU clocks or the GPU being factory overclocked which is causing Cyberpunk 2077 to crash. The crashes can be fixed by enabling Debug Mode through the Nvidia Control Panel, which forces the GPU to use the clocks recommended by Nvidia for its reference models. Open Nvidia Control Panel > Help > Debug Mode. Play Cyberpunk 2077 and the crashes are now fixed.

Repair Visual C++ redistributables

Visual C++ redistributables are essential to run any program on a PC. If Cyberpunk 2077 is crashing, there is a possibility that Visual C++ redistributable files are damaged or corrupt. Repairing the Visual C++ redistributables will fix the crshes.

  • Open Steam libraryand type ‘Steamworks’ in the search bar
  • Right-click “Steamworks Common Redistributables” > Manage > Browse local files
  • A new Explorer window will open
  • Go to _CommonRedist\vcredist
  • There are folders with names in years starting from 2010
  • Open each folder and run the VC_redis, both x64 and x86 versions
  • Install or repair Visual C++ Redistributables and restart your PC
  • Play Cyberpunk 2077 and it won’t crash

Disable In-game Overlays

In-game overlays are a given feature for almost every gaming-realted PC software these days. In-game overlays are useful as they allow PC users to access features without minimizing the game. But these overlays can interfere with the game and cause it to crash. Disable in-game overlays like Steam overlay, DIscord overlay, or GeForce Experience overlay and Cyberpunk 2077 crashes will be fixed.

To diable Steam in-game overlay, open Steam settings > In-Game > uncheck “Enable the Steam overlay” and press Ok.

Open settings
uncheck “Enable Steam overlay while in-game”

To disable the GeForce Experience overlay, open GeForce Experience> click on the Gear icon next to your username > General > turn off the “IN-GAME Overlay” options.

Click on the Gear icon next to your username
disable in-game overlay

That is all for our Cyberpunk 2077 fixes for in-game and startup crashes. If you are facing errors and issues with other PC games or your PC then also see our hub for commonly occurring PC errors and their fixes.