Star Wars Jedi Survivor, the sequel to Fallen Order is now available on PC, and current-generation consoles. The title is running on Unreal Engine 4 and is a pretty substantial upgrade over the last entry. As is the case with any modern PC launch though, there are a few technical problems that players are reporting. If you’re running into the Star Wars Jedi Survivor crash at launch issue, here are a few suggestions to fix that.
Verify Game Files
As always, the first thing you need to ensure is that your game files are in order. It’s entirely possible that something went wrong during the download or installation process. Jedi Survivor is available on PC through multiple clients, and thankfully, you can scan and verify in each launcher.
- Open Steam and navigate to your library
- Right-click on Star Wars Jedi Survivor in your library
- Click Properties
- Select the LOCAL FILES tab
- Click on Verify Integrity of local files…
You can also verify the game files in the EA
- Launch the EA App
- Click on Library at the top left
- Now, click on the three dots on Star Wars: Jedi Survivor under Installed
- Select the Repair option
- This will initiate a “repair scan”, and download anything that might be out of order.
Epic Games Launcher
- Open your Library in the Epic Games Launcher
- Now, click on the three dots next to Star Wars Jedi Survivor
- Here, select Manage
- Click on the Verify button next to Verify Files
Like Steam, this will scan the game files and download any required files.
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 (531.68) has already released game-ready drivers for Star Wars: Jedi Survivor.
Switch to dedicated GPU (Laptop Users)
If you’re on a laptop device, it’s possible that your main GPU isn’t being utilized in Jedi Survivor. This can lead to a host of issues, especially with insufficient VRAM. Ensure that your dedicated GPU is being utilized instead of the integrated one.
Switching to the dedicated Nvidia GPU
- First, open the Nvidia Control Panel
- Then navigate to 3D Settings and then Manage 3D Settings
- Open the tab Program Settings and choose Star Wars: Jedi Survivor from the dropdown menu
- Next, select the preferred graphics processor for this program from the second dropdown.
- Your Nvidia GPU should show as High-performance Nvidia processor
- Save the changes
Switching to the dedicated AMD GPU
- First, open Radeon Settings
- Then navigate to Preferences, followed by Additional Settings
- Here, select Power and then Switchable Graphics Application Settings
- Select Star Wars: Jedi Survivor from the list of applications
- If Star Wars: Jedi Survivor isn’t in the list, click the Add Application button and select the executable from the installation directory. This adds the game to the list, and you’ll be able to select it afterward.
- In Graphics Settings, assign the High-Performance profile to the game.
Update DirectX and Visual C++ Redistributables
Ensure that both DirectX and Visual C++ Redistributables are on the latest version.
Update Your Windows
Make sure that you are on the latest version of Windows.
- 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
Add an Exception to Your Anti-Virus
Third-party anti-virus software can often flag some games as a threat. Try adding Star Wars: Jedi Survivor to its exceptions or exclusions list, and see if that makes a difference.
We have listed some popular ones and their respective FAQ pages.
- Windows Defender
- Microsoft Security Essentials
- Avast Antivirus
- AVG Antivirus
- Kaspersky Anti-Virus
- Webroot SecureAnywhere
- McAfee Antivirus (Steam Support guide)
Turn Down Settings on Lower End PCs
If you have a GPU with less than 8 GB of VRAM, we recommend turning down some settings. Jedi Survivor is a very demanding title, and is giving even higher-end PCs a run for their money. This will ensure that the game isn’t crashing due to the game running out of memory.
Reset Overclock Settings
If you have overclocked a particular component in your PC using the bios, then it’s recommended to reset those settings to default just to test if those might be interfering with the game’s stability. This is especially useful for people with high-end systems.
We hope this guide helped fix the Star Wars Jedi Survivor crash at launch issue. Let us know if you have any questions in the comments below.