Counter-Strike 2 – Fix Crashing

How to Fix Crashing

To check and maybe remove unnecessary launch settings in CS2, do this:

  • Open Steam and find your game library.
  • Right-click on “Counter-Strike 2” and pick “Properties.“
  • In the Properties window, click “Set Launch Options.“
  • Look at the launch options listed.
  • Remove any you think aren’t needed or could make the game unstable.

Cleaning up your launch options can make CS2 run better by avoiding possible issues.

Shut Down Conflicting Applications

  • iCUE
  • Razer Synapse
  • Razer Cortex
  • Armory Crate
  • MSI Afterburner
  • IP filtering or blocking software

Overlays from Third Party Applications

Disable Hardware Acceleration in Discord

  • Open Discord
  • Click on User Settings > Appearance
  • Click on the Hardware Acceleration radio; this will turn it off.

Disable in-game Discord Overlay

  • Open Discord
  • Go to Overlay under App Settings
  • Click on the “Enable in-game overlay” to turn it off.

Windows Game Bar

  • Click Start > Settings > Gaming
  • On the Game Bar, set “Record game clips, screenshots, and broadcast using Game bar” to off.
  • Now head to the Captures tab and set the “Record the background while I’m playing a game” to Off.
  • You can also test turning Game Mode on or off, one by one.

Compatibility Mode

Run the game in compatibility mode and disable Fullscreen optimizations. To set this, right click on the cs2.exe file in:

  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Counter-Strike Global Offensive\game\bin\win64

And click on properties.

Useful Tips

  • Disable full-screen mode when you’re playing Counter-Strike 2, and use window-bordered mode instead.’
  • Stop overclocking the CPU or GPU if you’re doing it.
  • If you have Faceit Anti-cheat installed, disable it.
  • Disable AMD FSR.
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