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6 Working Fixes for Helldivers 2 AMD Crash from Reddit and Steam Community

Players using AMD graphics cards have been experiencing crashes while playing Helldivers 2. This guide compiles fixes shared by the community to get you back in the action.

6 Working Fixes for Helldivers 2 AMD Crash from Reddit and Steam Community

Before starting, we hope that you have done the basic fixes like verifying game files, running the game as administrators etc. as mentioned in the following troubleshooting guide.

If you have already done that, proceed to these fixes.

Fix #1: Switch to DirectX 11 and Optimize Shader Cache

One common solution involves adjusting graphics settings and utilizing specific launch options. Follow these steps:

  • Navigate to %APPDATA%\Arrowhead\Helldivers2\shader_cache and delete any files within this folder. These files constitute the DX12 shader cache.
  • In your Steam Library, right-click on Helldivers 2, select Properties, then go to the General tab.
  • In the launch options, add --use-d3d11.

To verify your rendering API in-game, use Rivatuner Statistics Server (RTSS) instead of relying on the AMD overlay, which might not provide accurate information.

Additionally, it’s advised to limit the game’s FPS to 60, especially for those concerned about power consumption.

Fix #2: Optimization Tips for AMD Systems

Before you begin:

  • Ensure you have the latest AMD drivers: Download and install the latest drivers from AMD Software: Adrenalin Edition 24.2.1 for HELLDIVERS™ 2 Release Notes as crashes and disconnects can sometimes be resolved by driver updates.
  • Verify Game Files: Steam offers a built-in feature to verify the integrity of game files. This can help fix corrupted files causing issues.

Optimization steps:

  1. Process Lasso:
    • Install Process Lasso: https://dl.bitsum.com/files/processlassosetup64.exe
    • Launch the game and open Process Lasso.
    • Right-click “Helldivers2” in the “Active Processes” tab.
    • Set:
      • CPU Priority: Always –> High
      • CPU Affinity: Always –> Disable SMT
      • CPU Limiter: 50% – 2 seconds – 4 cores (adjust based on your system)
  2. AMD Software Settings:
    • Open AMD Radeon Software.
    • Go to the “Gaming” tab.
    • Select “Helldivers 2” from the list of games.
    • Enable “Radeon Chill“.
    • Set “Min FPS” to 25 and “Max FPS” to 60 (adjust later if comfortable).
  3. In-Game Settings:
    • Go to “Display” settings.
    • Set “Render Scale” to “Performance”.
    • Enable “Vsync“.
    • Go to “Graphics” settings.
    • Choose “LOW” preset.
    • Disable “Space Global Illumination“.
    • Disable “AA“.

Additional Tips:

  • Start with the minimum settings and gradually increase them one by one while monitoring for stability. This helps identify the specific setting causing issues.
  • Consider disabling other AMD Radeon Software features like “Sharpening” and “Frame Gen” temporarily to see if they contribute to the problem.
  • Lowering “Reflections” to low-medium and completely disabling “Global illumination” might help specifically for AMD 7000 series cards.

Fixes Reported by Helldivers

Here are some more working fixes compiled from the Reddit and Steam community.

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