How To Fix the Warhammer 40,000 Boltgun Crash at Launch Issue on PC

Ali Hashmi
Ali Hashmi
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Warhammer 40,000: Boltgun is finally out on PC and is available through Steam. Retro shooters have been exploding recently, and there are plenty of good ones to choose from. The PC version runs great for the most part, especially due to its low requirements, but there are a few technical problems players can face. If you’re running into the Boltgun crash at launch issue, here is how you can fix that.


Verify Game Files

First off, if you’re running into crashing there’s a good chance something is wrong with your game files. To make sure everything is in order, you can use Steam to scan through the files and re-download anything broken or missing.

  • Open Steam and navigate to your library
  • Right-click on Boltgun in your library
  • Click Properties
Steam library > Boltgun > Properties
  • Select the LOCAL FILES/Installed Files tab
  • Click on Verify Integrity of local files…

For most users, this should be enough to fix any crashing problems.


Update Your GPU Drivers

Make sure that you have the latest drivers for your GPU installed. You can get the latest ones from the links below.

NVIDIA GeForce Experience
NVIDIA GeForce Experience


Update DirectX and Visual C++ Redistributables

Ensure that both DirectX and Visual C++ Redistributables are on the latest version.

Download button for DirectX
DirectX Download


Update Your Windows

Make sure that you are on the latest version of Windows as well.

  • In Windows Search, type “Update” and click on Check for Updates
  • This will take you to the Windows Update section, and you can make sure you are on the latest version
Updating Windows can fix various issues related to modern titles
Windows Update


Run the Game as an Administrator

The developers have recommended that you give the game admin privileges to avoid any crashing or stability issues. Here is how you can do that.

  • Open Steam and navigate to your library
  • Right-click on Boltgun in your library
  • Click on Manage followed by Browse local files
  • This will take you to where Boltgun is installed
  • Right-click on the Warhammer 40,000 Boltgun.exe and select Properties
  • Now, in the Compatibility tab, check Run this program as an administrator


Add an Exception to Your Anti-Virus

Your anti-virus software can potentially add Boltgun as a threat. To ensure that isn’t the case, try adding the game to the list of exceptions or exclusions and try again.

We have listed some popular ones and their respective FAQ pages.

We hope this guide helped fix the Boltgun crash at launch issue. Let us know if you have any questions in the comments below.

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