Hood: Outlaws & Legends is PvPvE launched for PC and consoles. While the game is quite optimized but, Hood Outlaws & Legends PC is facing errors and issues like Unreal Crash UE4-Hood, Unhandled Exception: EXCEPTION_ACCESS_VIOLATION, EasyAntiCheat Error, error 30005, Error 3500, in-game crash, and more. Here I have compiled a list of errors that PC players are experiencing with Hood: Outlaws & Legends and along with their fixes and workarounds.
Hood Outlaws & Legends Unreal Crash, EasyAntiCheat, And Fixes
Hood Outlaws & Legends has launched for PC and consoles developed by Sumo Digital. The game is a PvPvE experience and players have to be on their toes all the time as other players can come n take away their treasure. Not only that, each character plays differently and players have to play different roles and coordinate with teammates to win.
While the game is optimized, Hood: Outlaws & Legends PC players are reporting errors and issues like in-game crash, Unreal Crash UE4-Hood error, Unhandled Exception: EXCEPTION_ACCESS_VIOLATION, EasyAntiCheat Error, stuttering, and more.
The following are the errors and issues that PC players are experiencing with the game along with their fixes and workarounds.
Unreal Has Crashed UE4-Hood, Unhandled Exception Fix
Hood Outlaws & Legends PC players are reporting that they are experiencing the “Unreal Process has crashed: UE4-Hood” error and are unable to play the game. The following is the full error message.
Unreal Process has crashed: UE4-Hood
Unhandled Exception: EXCEPTION_ACCESS_VIOLATION reading address 0xfffffff8
Unhandled Exception: EXCEPTION_ACCESS_VIOLATION reading address 0x00000000
One reason for this particular error to pop up is the DirectX 12 which the game uses by default. To fix the “Unreal Crash” crash error, players have to force the game to run using DirectX 11 and here is how to do it.
Right-click Hood: Outlaws & Legends in Steam library > Properties > General tab > add ‘-dx11’ under Launch Options. Close the window, launch the game and the “Unreal Process has crashed: UE4-Hood” error will be fixed.
In case the “Unreal Process has crashed: UE4-Hood” is still bothering you then your OS might not be updated. Update your Windows OS and players have reported that doing so has fixed the error.
EasyAntiCheat Error, Error 30005, Error 3500 Fix
Players are reporting that they are unable to play Hood Outlaws & Legends due to EasyAntiCheat Error, Error 30005, and error 3500. There are multiple reasons behind the EasyAntiCheat and other errors and here is how to fix them.
For the EasyAntiCheat error and Error 30005, go to Hood Outlaws and Legends install folder and delete the EasyAntiCheat.sys file in the EasyAntiCheat folder. Close Steam before deleting the file and then restart the PC afterward. Launch the game from Steam and the EasyAntiCheat error will be fixed.
Another fix for the EasyAntiCheat error is to verify game files. Steam will detect corrupt files and will download new ones to replace them. This will fix the error.
If the above fixes didn’t work or players are experiencing the error 3500 with the game, your anti-virus might be the culprit. Open Settings > Update & Security > Windows Security > Virus & Threat Protection > click “Manage Settings” under Virus & Threat Protection Settings > click “add or remove exclusions” under Exclusions. Browse and exclude both the easy anti-cheat folder and Hood: Outlaws & Legends’ install folder. After that, verify game files and the error will be fixed.
Reinstalling the latest C++ Redistributables both x86 and x64 versions can also fix the EasyAntiCheat error. Alternatively, open CMD and run it as administrator, type “sfc /scannow” and press enter. Let the scan run and it’ll repair any corrup[ted system files and will fix the EasyAntiCheat error.
Game Not Starting, Crash At Startup Fix
PC players are reporting that Hood: Outlaws & Legends is not launching or is crashing at startup. There are multiple reasons behind the Hood Outlaws and Legends crash at launch issue and here is how to fix it.
First, the game only supports Windows 10 64-bit. If you are using a 32-bit Win 10 or an old operating system, then you need to upgrade your OS to play the game. Also, if you haven’t updated your 64-bit OS, then update it as it’ll resolve the issue.
One reason why the game is crashing at startup or not launching is the DirectX 12. The game uses DX12 by default and players need to force DirectX 11 to fix the crash. Right-click Hood: Outlaws & Legends in Steam library > Properties > General tab > add ‘-dx11’ under Launch Options. Launch the game and it’ll run without crashing.
Right-click Hood: Outlaws & Legends in Steam > Manage > Browse Local Files. Launch the game directly from its exe. Most likely players will encounter an error similar to “vcruntime140_1.dll or MSVCP140.dll Was Not Found”. To fix the error, players need to the latest Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributables both x64 and x86 versions. This will fix the error.
Your anti-virus/Windows Security might be blocking important game files and causing the crash at startup issue. Players can either disable real-time protection or exclude the game’s install folder from it. Open Settings > Update & Security > Windows Security > Virus & threat protection > click Manage Settings under “Virus & threat protection settings” > click “add or remove exclusions” under “Exclusions”. Browse to the Hood: Outlaws & Legends folder and add it. Then verify game files, launch the game, and it won’t crash at launch.
According to PC players, Hood Outlaws & Legends is crashing during gameplay. There are multiple reasons behind the Hood: Outlaws & Legends in-game crash and here is how to fix it. Using, third-party tools and software can cause the game to crash. Disable any third-party software you have installed and also disable Steam overlay and Geforce Experience overlay. This will keep the game from crashing.
Another reason for the game to crash could be the GPU driver. Update the GPU driver and do a clean installation to fix the issue.
If the above fixes didn’t work, then your GPU is either overclocked or old. In case the GPU is overclocked then revert it back to its default GPU clock even if it’s factory overclocked. If the GPU is old, then use MSI Afterburner to reduce the GPU clock by 100 MHz. Those of you who don’t want to mess with the GPU clock, cap the game’s max FPS to 30. Open NviNvidia Control Panel > Manage 3D Settings > Program Settings > select the game. Turn on Max FPS Limit and set the value to 30. The game will be locked at 30 FPS, reducing CPU and GPU load. Launch the game it won’t crash while playing.
Stuttering, Low FPS Fix
Performance issues like Low FPS, stuttering and random FPS drops common among PC gamers and Hood Outlaws & Legends is no exception. Here is how to fix these issues.
First, make sure you have installed the latest GPU drivers and there no background process using too much CPU, GPU, or HDD.
If you are playing the game on a laptop, these performance issues might be occurring due to the game using the integrated GPU instead of the dedicated GPU. For Nvidia GPU, open Nvidia Control Panel > Manage 3D Settings > Program Settings > select the game > select “High-performance Nvidia processor” under preferred graphics option.
AMD GPU users need to open Radeon Settings > Preferences > Additional Settings > Power > Switchable Graphics Application Settings. Select the game and select the “High-Performance profile” to the game under Graphics Settings.
In case you are playing the game on a desktop PC, open Nvidia Control Panel > Manage 3D Settings > Program Settings > select the game and make the following changes.
Anti-aliasing-FXAA – “Off”
Anti-aliasing-Gamma Correction – “Off”
CUDA GPUs – “All”
Low Latency Mode – Ultra.
Set Power Management to “Prefer Maximum Performance”
Shader Cache – “On” only if you are using an HDD. Don’t need to enable it for an SSD.
Set Texture filtering – Quality to “High Performance”
Triple Buffering – “Off”
Set Vertical Sync to “Use the 3D application setting”
Apply these settings and players will see a noticeable improvement in performance.
That is all for our Hood: Outlaws & Legends fixes for errors like Unreal crash, Unhandled Exception: EXCEPTION_ACCESS_VIOLATION, crash at startup, in-game crash, and more. 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.