Fix Company Of Heroes 3 Crashing On A Windows PC

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Company of Heroes 3 is a real-time strategy game played by gamers worldwide. Unfortunately, like many other games, it comes with some issues and one of the more common ones is the game crashing. If you are experiencing Company of Heroes 3 crashes on your Windows 10/11 PC, you are not alone. This issue can be frustrating, especially when in the middle of a multiplayer match! In this article, we will provide you with some tips and tricks on how to fix Company of Heroes 3 crashing on your Windows 10/11 PC. These solutions are easy to implement and will help you get back into the game and enjoy it without any interruptions.

Fix 1: Ensure Your Computer Meets the System Requirements

Like many modern video games, you must ensure your computer has the hardware to run. If your computer doesn’t meet the system requirements, you may experience crashes.

The minimum system requirements for CoH3 are as follows:

Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system

OS: Windows 10

Processor: Intel i5 6th-gen or AMD Ryzen desktop processor with 4 cores @3GHz, or equivalent performance

Memory: 8 GB RAM

Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950, AMD Radeon R9 370, or equivalent performance

DirectX: Version 12

Storage: 40 GB available space

If your computer does not meet the minimum requirements for the game or is struggling to run it, try lowering the graphics settings to reduce the strain on your system.

Fix 2: Verify CoH3 Game Files

Corrupted game files can cause crashes or prevent the game from launching altogether. Steam and other game launchers have the option to verify the integrity of game files. This will ensure that all of the game files are present and correct.

To verify your files on Steam:

Open Steam

Go to your Steam Library

Right-click on Company of Heroes 3 and select “Properties.”

Click on the “Local Files” tab

Select “Verify Integrity of Game Files”

Fix 3: Uninstall Mods

CoH 3 is generally a stable game on its own. However, when you add mods through the Steam Workshop, they may have compatibility issues with other installed mods, or even the game itself. This can be especially prevalent if there is a game patch, but the mod developers have not updated their mod to reflect the patch.

To remove mods from inside Company of Heroes 3:

Launch Company of Heroes 3

Click on the “Mods” tab on the top left of the home screen

Right-click on the mods you want to delete

Click on the “Delete” button on the dropdown menu

To remove mods via the Steam Workshop:

Open Steam

Go to your Steam Library

Click on Company of Heroes 3 to open its library page

Click on the “Workshop” tab

Hover the “Browse” tab on the workshop page and click the “Subscribed Items” button

Find the Mods you want to uninstall and click on the “Subscribed” button (the text should switch to unsubscribed when you hover the button).

Fix 4: Update your Graphics Drivers

For many games, not just Company of Heroes 3, players have reported that outdated graphics drivers have caused many problems with their games, including crashes. You can manually update your graphics card by visiting your manufacturer’s website (e.g. amd support or nvidia driver downloads page) or install a program to monitor and update your drivers automatically.

Fix 5: Disable Background Programs

There is a possibility that some background programs, such as antivirus or other software can interfere with CoH3’s or your computer’s performance. Try disabling any non-essential programs in the background while playing.

You can easily end programs by following the following steps:

Press Ctrl + Shift + Esc to open Task Manager.

Click on the Processes tab and see which app is consuming more resources.

Right-click on them and select End Task.

Fix 6: Turn Off CPU Overclocking

Overclocking your hardware can cause instability throughout your system, which can lead to your game crashing. If your CPU or GPU fans make a lot of noise around the time your Company Of Heroes 3 crashes, and you have your hardware overclocked, it may be the root of the issue.

It is important to ensure that your CPU and GPU temperatures are within acceptable limits. You can check your current PC temperature by temporarily downloading a CPU temperature monitor. If your temperatures are too high, try clocking your hardware at normal speed or even underclocking it. You may need to take other steps to cool down your computer, such as cleaning the fans or adding more case fans.

Fix 7: Reinstall Company of Heroes 3

If none of the above fixes resolve your Company of Heroes 3 hard crashing, consider reinstalling the game. Use your Steam client to uninstall the game and then remove all traces of the game from your Windows 10/11 PC.

Here are the steps on how to do it:

Open Steam.

Go to your library.

Right-click on Company of Heroes 3 and select "Uninstall."

Follow the on-screen instructions to uninstall the game.

Once the game is uninstalled, open File Explorer.

Go to the following location:

C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\company of heroes 3

Delete all the files and folders in this location.

Restart your computer.

Launch Steam and reinstall Company of Heroes 3.

This should fix the hard crashing issue. If the issue persists, you can contact Relic Entertainment for further support.