How to reduce We Were Here Forever crashing on PC

We Were Here Forever is the latest entry in the cooperative puzzle series from Total Mayhem Games. The game is out now on PC via Steam, and Epic Games Store, as well as consoles. Based on early reports, the game runs fine for the most part, but there are some technical issues. Here are a few things we recommend to reduce We Were Here Forever crashing on the PC version.

Fixing the We Were Here Forever crashing

A few users on Steam forums have reported that they are running into a crash during the loading, at the start, or during gameplay. The developers have provided some suggestions, and here are a few things you can do to fix this.

Launch the game in DirectX 11 Mode

This suggestion comes from the developers, and it’s something you can easily do through Steam or Epic Games Launcher.

Steam

  • Open Steam, and navigate to your library
  • Here, right-click on We Were Here Forever, and select Properties
  • In the General tab, under LAUNCH OPTIONS, enter the following command
-force-d3d11
Forcing Directx 11 mode can potentially fix the We Were Here Forever crashing
Force DirectX 11 in Steam

Now launch the game, and see if that made any difference. This will force the game to run in DirectX 11 mode.

Epic Games Store

To enable the mode on the Epic Games Store version, follow the steps below.

  • Open Epic Games Launcher, and click on your user icon in the top right
  • Now, select Settings
You can access various settings of your games in Epic Games Launcher through Settings
Settings in Epic Games Store
  • Scroll down to the bottom, and expand We Were Here Forever under MANAGE GAMES
  • Check ADDITIONAL COMMAND LINE ARGUMENTS, and add the following line
-force-d3d11
Forcing Directx 11 mode can potentially fix the We Were Here Forever crashing
Force DirectX 11 in Epic Games Launcher

Add an exception to your anti-virus

Your anti-virus software might be interfering with the game, and flagging it as a threat. To ensure that isn’t the case, you should add the game’s folder to the exceptions or exclusions list.

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

Verify Game Files

At times, during the download or installation process, game files can get corrupted. Thankfully, both the Steam and Epic Games Launcher allow PC users to verify their game files, and you can do so by following the steps below.

Steam

  • Open Steam, and navigate to your library
  • Right-click on We Were Here Forever in your library and click Properties
  • Select the LOCAL FILES tab
  • Click on Verify Integrity of local files…
Verifying game files can fix various technical issues in a game
Verify Game files in Steam

Epic Games Launcher

  • Open your Library in the launcher
  • Now, click on the three dots next to your game
  • Click on the Verify button
You can verify game files in Epic Games Launcher as well
Verify Game files in Epic Launcher
  • This will start a verification scan, and some files might be downloaded.

Update DirectX and Visual C++ Redistributables

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

Manually 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.

We hope this guide helped reduce the We Were Here Forever crashing on PC. Let us know if you have any questions in the comments below.

Ali Hashmi
Ali Hashmi
Gaming enthusiast, massive soulsborne fan, and a passionate writer. Always on the lookout for interesting games with unique mechanics and design. He loves to write informative guides for newer and ongoing releases.

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