Blood West – Crashes, freezing, error codes, and launching problems – fix it!December 7, 2023
Having issues with crashes, freezing, error codes, or launching problems in Blood West? This can be very annoying, we all want to play normally in Blood West no matter the situation. If your game becomes unplayable due to crash issues or worse, problems with launching the game and you get an error code, you should follow the steps outlined below. Sometimes it can be the fault of bad optimization or game code – if the steps below don’t help, check if more players aren’t having similar problems as you (e.g. in the Blood West Steam community forum).
Download update / patch
Make sure you have the latest version of Blood West. If the problem is in the optimization of the game or its code – you will not do anything about it except make sure that you have the latest version of the game. If you are sure that you have the latest version of the game, check the next steps below to fix your Blood West problem.
You can download updates by simply launching Blood West if you have it on platforms such as Steam. If you have a physical copy of the game or an installer copy of the game, check the Blood West publisher/developer website for a patch.
Verify Integrity of Game Files
If you own the game on Steam, you should verify the integrity of the game files that you have on your computer against the files that are available on the Steam server. Most problems are solved by using the built-in Steam tool.
- Open Steam and go to Library
- Right-click on Blood West and select Properties
- Go to the Local Files option then click Verify integrity of game files
- Wait for Steam to validate all files
- Launch the game to see if you can play it properly
An important element in your PC are the drivers for specific components that are responsible for the correct operation of your computer parts – for example, outdated graphic drivers may not be able to cope with newer technologies used by game developers and therefore your Blood West freezes.
Don’t worry, if you can’t update drivers manually or don’t know where to find such drivers, you can use a program that will scan your computer and download the latest drivers and install them – it’s a free tool that millions of people around the world have chosen.
See our recommended program for automatic driver installation – click here
Set game to High Priority
This method causes your operating system to allocate more resources to Blood West that are marked as High Priority. If the game needs more resources to run, this operation may cause resolve your problem with Blood West. Follow the steps below if you can run the game.
To set the game to high priority:
- Open Blood West
- While in-game, open Task Manager (press CTRL + SHIFT + ESC at the same time)
- Go to the Details tab and find the main process of the game.
- Right-click on Blood West and hover your mouse to Set Priority then choose High.
Restart the game and see if the issues persist.
Reinstall the game
This is the final step you should take. If all of the above tips didn’t work, reinstalling Blood West may solve your problems – remember to manually remove all files that may have been left over from Blood West (e.g. mods, additional textures, or programs).