Saints Row Bugs, Known Issues, Glitches & Workaround

    Saints Row is now available on PC. Unfortunately, since the release, players are experiencing various bugs and online issues. Today, we have compiled a list of Saints Row known issues, bugs, and glitches.

    Check out more details below.

    List of Saints Row Known Issues, Bugs, and Fixes – August 23, 2022

    The game freezes and stutters

    • HDD can severely impact the performance of the game. This can result in long pauses, freezes, lag or stutters while traversing through the city at high speeds, especially at higher Graphics settings.

    Recommended: SSD drive for better performance.

    Saints Row Launch Error or Won’t start properly

    • Please make sure that your game files are not damaged. This can be done on PC, please right -click on the game in your library and then click on manage -> verify.
    If Epic Game Launcher does not update or launch games anymore.
    1. Exit the Epic Games Launcher by right-clicking on the system tray icon in the bottom-right corner, and then click Exit.
    2. Press Windows key + R and type “%localappdata%” to open a File Explorer window.
    3. Open the Epic Games Launcher folder.
    4. Open the Saved folder.
    5. Click the webcache folder, and then delete it.
    6. Restart your computer and start the Epic Games Launcher.

    Also, disable the Antivirus and run the game.

    Black Screen Issue

    • If you start a game and only see a black screen, try waiting 10-15 minutes on the black screen, the game may take some time to load on older hardware or high video settings. If the issue persists you can try repairing the game files and/or try restarting your PC.

    Related: Saints Row PC Save File (100% Complete)

    Saints Row PC crashes after startup

    • There is a bug where the game crashes shortly after startup on PC. The fix will be available soon.

    Video Memory Crash

    Players are reporting Saints Row PC crashes with the following warning:

    Workaround: Try the following and restart your computer afterwards:

    How to change page file size

    1. Press the Windows key on your keyboard
    2. type sysdm.cpl and press enter.
    3. Go to the Advanced tab and press Settings under the Performance section.
    4. Press the Advanced tab in the Performance Options window.
    5. Under Virtual memory, press Change.
    6. Tick the box for Automatically manage paging file size for all drives.

    Lower your graphical settings

    If you have an older computer, a low-end GPU or laptop, this crash might occur because the available VRAM and system memory is not enough for the selected graphical settings. Choose a lower resolution, or a lower graphics preset.

    Saints Row PC Stuttering/ FPS Drop/ Graphics issues

    Please make sure that you are in the range of official recommended system specs. The next step will be to check if your drivers are up to date.

    Download the new driver and install it: Nvidia GeForce:

    If the game does not run correctly (black screen on launch or poor performance), follow these steps

    Check if your configuration meets the minimum requirement on the Steam Store page. Also, update your graphics card drivers from the link below.

    Update or repair Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable for Visual Studio 2017

    • Download it from here (or use this mirror link if the first link is broken)
    • Run ‘vc_redist.x64.exe’

    Update or repair Microsoft DirectX End-User Runtimes (June 2010)

    • Download it from here

    If you’re using a laptop, check if the game runs on the graphic card and not the integrated graphic chipset of the processor

    Saints Row save files loading issue (Unable to load save file)

    • Players are reporting an issue where the game fails to load the last saved file. The game devs are working to address this issue.

    Related: Best Saints Row PC Graphic Settings

    Workaround 1: Change the Volume Mixing

    You can change Volume Mixing from the default Windows Volume Mixer to address the audio issue.

    1. Right-click on the speaker icon on the bottom right on the Windows Taskbar tray.
    2. Select Volume Mixer.
    3. Set the volume for “MultiVersus” is set to Max.

    Workaround 2: Update Default Speakers Format

    1. From the lower-right of your Windows Taskbar, right-click the Speaker icon
    2. Click on Sounds and then go to the Playback tab
    3. Now select the device you want to output the audio on
    4. Right-click on the device, and select Properties
    5. Go to the Advanced tab
    6. Change the default format to 24 bit, 48000 Hz (Studio Quality)

    You also need to make sure to have Spatial Sound or Windows Sonic off.

    Many of these bugs are known to the developers, who are working hard to fix them.

    Jack Johnson
    Jack Johnson
    Jack Johnson mainly writes about game-related news and updates. He is a passionate gamer, music lover, and traveler.

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