Error Fixes for Outlast 2 PC- Crashes to Desktop, FPS drops, Doesn’t start Issues Fix

Outlast, the horror survival game is now back with the sequel. Outlast 2 is now out into the market and’s been getting great reviews everywhere. The plot of the game introduces us to Sullivan Knoth and his followers,  who left our wicked world behind to give birth to Temple Gate, a town, deep in the wilderness and hidden from civilization. This horror survival game has received very positive reviews on Steam. However, there are a list of Issues like errors, bugs, crashes, black screen and other issues which aren’t letting the users play the Game/install the game.

So, as we always do, we came up with the list of workarounds and fixes for Errors in Outlast 2 PC version. We’ll put out the list of errors in Outlast 2 PC and they’ll be followed by the probable workarounds and Fixes. First of all, have a look at the System Requirements of Outlast 2 before getting into the error fixes list of Outlast 2.


    • OS: Windows Vista / 7 / 8 / 10, 64-bits
    • Processor: Intel Core i3-530
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 1GB VRAM, NVIDIA Geforce GTX 260 / ATI Radeon HD 4870
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Storage: 30 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible
    • Additional Notes: Targetting 720p @ 30 fps

    • OS: Windows Vista / 7 / 8 / 10, 64-bits
    • Processor: Intel Core i5
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 1.5GB VRAM, NVIDIA Geforce GTX 660 / ATI Radeon HD 7850
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 30 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible
    • Additional Notes: Targetting 1080p @ 60 fps

As you can see, the requirements are moderate and a POTATO PC definitely cannot run the game. So, just make sure that you are running on a PC that has met the minimum requirements of the game atleast.

So now, let’s get into the Errors Fixes for Outlast 2.

Fixes for Errors, Bugs and Crashes in Outlast 2:

#Error 0xc00007b In Outlast 2 Fix:

This error is due to the Compatibility mode. You have to make changes . First find the exe file shortcut and paste it on the Desktop. Now, right click on it and go to “Properties”

  • Now go to compatibility tab.
  • Set run this game In compatibility mode for : to your OS.
  • And check the “Run the Game as Administrator” tab.

#Frame Drop Issues in Outlast 2 PC Fix:

Try the following workarounds.

  • Update the Drivers of your Video card.
  • Running the game in offline mode also seems to be working as mentioned by few of the players in forums.

# Game Crashes to Desktop: Outlast 2 Fix:

We have a probable solution to this error. This game has been suffering with the crashing issues ever since the open beta and these issues don’t seem to have gone even after the official release. To solve this issue, you can try making a clean install of the latest drivers on your system to solve the crashing issues.Finding each component and making a clean install can be time consuming and sometimes may not work. Hence we recommend you to use the Driver Scanner, a tool which updates all kinds of PC drivers on one click. To do this,

  1. Open this Link.
  2. Now, click on “Scan for Drivers”
  3. You’ll be prompted to download the Driver scanner.
  4. After downloading it, scan your PC for outdated drivers using it.
  5. It usually takes 5-10 minutes.
  6. From the results, you can update the drivers on one click.

#Outlast 2 Detected as Virus: Game Doesn’t start Fix:

Few people who are using the Kaspersky Anti-virus have found that the the AVS detected the Game as trojan. Clearly it’s a false positive as the game doesn’t have any kind of viruses as certified by the developers. This issue is addressed on Steam. You can have a look at it here. You might try disabling the AVS for certain period of Time or whitelisting the game in Anti-virus settings.

# Freezing issues in Outlast 2 PC Fix:

Many users have complained that they are encountering freezing issues while running outlast 2 on their PCs. It not only freezes the game, but also the entire game. Sometimes. this might be due to overheating of your CPU. So make sure that it has proper ventilation. Also, try disabling all the 3rd party background tasks while running the game.

# FPS Drops in Outlast 2 Fix:

Try the following workarounds.

  • Set High Priority to the game in Task Manager.
  • In “Manage 3D settings” of Nvidia control panel, set the power management mode to prefer maximum performance.

If you have any more issues, please comment below so that we can help.

  • David Alberto Alanis

    I got a bug when I’m running down the river, do not let me pass under a fallen tree.