How To Fix the Street Fighter 6 Crash at Launch Issue on PC

Ali Hashmi
Ali Hashmi
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Street Fighter 6 Screenshot

Street Fighter 6 is the latest entry in the long-running fighting game franchise from CAPCOM. The title is out now on last, and current-generation consoles as well as PC. Like the recent string of excellent PC ports by CAPCOM, Street Fighter 6 is no different and runs exceptionally well on a wide variety of systems. There are some technical issues that players can run into, however, which is to be expected with a new launch. Here are a few recommendations to fix the Street Fighter 6 crash at launch issue.


Verify Game Files

The first thing you need to ensure is that the game files are in perfect order. It isn’t uncommon for something to go wrong during the download or installation process, which can result in broken game files. To address this, you can verify the files in Steam, and re-download anything broken or missing.

  • Open Steam and navigate to your library
  • Right-click on Street Fighter 6 in your library
  • Click Properties
Street Fighter 6 in Steam Library
Street Fighter 6 in Steam Library
  • Select the LOCAL FILES/Installed Files tab
  • Click on Verify Integrity of local files…
Verify integrity of game files
Verify integrity of game 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.


Run Street Fighter 6 as an Admin

The developers have recommended running Street Fighter 6 with admin privileges assigned. This is pretty simple, and you can do so easily by following the steps below.

  • Open Steam and navigate to your library
  • Right-click on Street Fighter 6 in your library
  • Click on Manage followed by Browse local files
  • This will take you to where Boltgun is installed
  • Right-click on the .exe and select Properties
  • Now, in the Compatibility tab, check Run this program as an administrator


Update Your Windows Media Player Codecs

Some cutscenes and videos in-game use the necessary Windows video codecs to play. A few versions of Windows don’t come with these codes by default so you’ll need to manually download those. You can download the Media Feature Pack officially from the following Microsoft link:


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


Add an Exception to Your Anti-Virus

It is possible that your anti-virus software can potentially flag Street Fighter 6 as a threat. To ensure that isn’t the case, try adding the game’s folder to the list of the exclusions/exceptions.

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


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


Lower Your Settings

If you’re on a low-end system then I highly recommend turning down a few settings, especially related to textures. While Street Fighter 6 isn’t the most demanding game, it’s a good idea to lower a few settings to shadows.

We hope this guide helped fix the Street Fighter 6 crash at launch issue. Let us know if you have any questions in the comments below.

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