Wild Hearts has launched PC consoles with great critical reception. However, the game’s PC version is another story, as players report severe performance issues. Other than that, Wild Hearts PC players are experiencing crashes, and the following are the fixes.

Last updated on February 24th, 2023 at 09:54 pm

Wild Hearts Crash Fixes You Can Try

Wild Hearts is an action RPG that tasks players to hunt monsters in a fantasy world. The critics have been kind to the game, but PC players are unhappy. The game currently has Mostly Negative reviews at the time of writing.

Wild Hearts PC players report performance issues, crashes, and other errors. The following are the errors that PC players report and their fixes and workarounds.

Game Not Launching, Crash At Startup Fix

PC players report that Wild Hearts is crashing at startup or doesn’t launch, and the following are the fixes.

Disable VPN

Wild Hearts PC players report that VPN causes the game to crash at launch. Disable VPN, and the game will start without crashing.

Disable OneDrive Sync

Some PC users report that with OneDrive sync on, Wild Hearts fails to launch. Open File Explorer > right-click your Personal OneDrive > OneDrive > Manage Onedrive backup. Disable all the options. Alternatively, you can quit OneDrive, so it doesn’t sync, and the issue will be fixed.

Uncheck Run This Program As An Administrator

Usually, when a game fails to launch, we recommend that you run the game as an administrator. However, PC users report that Wild Hearts has admin rights by default, and players need to uncheck “Run This Program As An Administrator” for its executable to run the game. Go to the Wild Hearts folder by right-clicking the game in Steam library > Manage > Browse local files. Navigate to WILD HEARTS>00_games>target_origin>ex. Right-click Wild Hearts.exe > properties > compatibility tab > uncheck “Run this program as an administrator” and press OK. Launch Wild Hearts, and it won’t crash at startup.

Remove Trial

Another reason Wild Hearts is crashing at startup or failing to launch is the trial version. Right-click Wild Hearts in Steam library > Manage > Browse local files. A new window will open with game files, navigate to 00_games>target_origin>ex. You’ll find two executables here for Wild Heart, and one is named ‘Trial.’ Remove that executable named ‘Trial,’ and Wild Hearts will launch without crashing.

Application Not Found Fix

Players report that they cannot launch Wild Hearts as they get the following error.


Application not found 

This error is popping up for players who bought the game on Steam. Note that even if you buy Wild Hearts on Steam, you must have EA APP on your PC and log in. If EA APP is already installed, uninstall it and then reinstall it. Ensure you are logged in, and Wild Hearts Application not found error will be fixed.

Crash Fix

Aside from the game not launching, those who can play the game report that Wild Hearts is crashing in-game, and here are the fixes.

Change Audio Output

Wild Hearts PC players report that they could fix the in-game crash by switching the audio output of the game from Steroe to 7.1 or 5.1. Go to the game’s audio settings, and change the audio output to either 7.1 or 5.1, and Wild Hearts will stop crashing in-game.

Change Display Settings One By One

Wild Hearts players say the game crashes when they change resolution on a Widescreen monitor. You must change settings one by one to keep the game from crashing. First, change the aspect ratio, select the option above the current one, which would be 16:10, and then back out. Now change the aspect ratio to 16:10 and back out gain. Now change the resolution, and Wild Hearts won’t crash.

That is all for our fixes for Wild Hearts in-game crash and crash at startup.  Also, see our hub for commonly occurring PC errors and their fixes if you are experiencing errors with other PC video games or PC.

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