Star Wars Squadrons: How to Fix Crashes on PC


As players take flight in Star Wars: Squadrons, they can place themselves into the pilot’s seat of a starfighter and engage in an epic, first-person battle. Players can either control a starfighter for the Empire or the New Republic ‘s navy and choose their class of starfighter. They can use weapons and engage defenses, essentially entering the Star Wars galaxy and becoming part of the action. In such an exhilarating game, the last thing players will likely want to deal with are unpleasant crashes, but PC users may find this happens frequently. The game has fairly demanding minimum system requirements to ensure the high-action combat runs smoothly.

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PC players will have different experiences depending on their machine, but players have reported crashes taking place during gameplay anywhere from the very first fleet battle tutorial to Mission 2. Some players are able to run the waiting room in single player and multiplayer, but once actual gameplay begins, they find themselves back on their desktop without even an error message to alert them of any issues. However, players on the EA forum have found a fix. Here’s how to fix Star Wars: Squadrons crashes on PC.

How to Fix Star Wars: Squadrons Crashes on PC

Part of the problem may simply be that players’ machines do not have the capacity to run the game. Players should be sure to check they have the minimum system requirements prior to installing the game, as having anything lower can contribute to the problem. The minimum settings for the game are:

Minimum Requirements :

  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
  • Processor: Ryzen 3 1300X / Intel i5 6600k
  • Memory: 8GB
  • Graphics Card (AMD): Radeon HD 7850 or Equivalent / GeForce GTX 660 or Equivalent
  • DirectX: 11.1
  • Hard Drive Space: 40GB

Players should also double-check that their drivers are up-to-date, as outdated ones can sometimes contribute to crashes.

If players have the minimum requirements or above and have all their drivers updated, the next step is to change the Volumetric settings. Most players on the EA forum who try this method have reported success and no further crashing. To change this setting, launch the game and choose Options. There, select Video 

Players will need to scroll down until they find Graphics Quality and select Custom. At that point, they can select Volumetric Quality and switch it to Low or Medium.

This is the only Graphics Quality setting players need to change. All others can be set to Ultra, the highest setting, and the game should still run without a crash. Some players have still reported crashing with their Volumetric Quality set to Low, though it is not clear if they had the minimum system requirements and updated drivers on their machine.

Another solution may be for players to verify and repair the game files. This can be done in Origin, Steam, or Epic Games Launcher and will help if a game file or two failed to properly download or became corrupted.

Star Wars: Squadrons is available for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.

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