ARK: Survival Evolved

How to Fix ARK: Survival Evolved Crashing, Stuttering, and Other Performance Issues

ARK: Survival Evolved is the latest game by developer Studio Wildcard. Since its release, many players are complaining about the ARK: Survival Evolved crashing, lagging, and sometimes, black screen. While the developer has been continuously releasing new updates to fix these kinds of concerns, it seems that not every loophole has been fixed. While we are still waiting for a new update to fix these issues, here are the recommended methods to fix the ARK: Survival Evolved in-game issues.

Known ARK: Survival Evolved Issues

Here is the list of issues that have been reported by many players while playing ARK: Survival Evolved:

  • Crashing
  • Black Screen
  • Lag
  • Screen Tearing
  • Stuttering

Recommended Fixes for ARK: Survival Evolved Issues

There are lots of factors that may cause ARK: Survival Evolved crashes, black screen, lag, screen tearing, and stuttering. If you’re one of the ARK: Survival Evolved players having at least one of the mentioned issues, here are the recommended steps that you need to do to fix and address the problem.

Check ARK: Survival Evolved System Requirements

One of the main reasons for having ARK: Survival Evolved crashing and black screen issues are not meeting at least the recommended system requirements of the game. If you downloaded ARK: Survival Evolved without checking the requirements first, it’s time for you to visit this link for the full requirements of ARK: Survival Evolved.

Update Your Drivers

ARK: Survival Evolved is released in a good condition. If you meet the minimum requirements of the game, it’s likely that your outdated graphics driver is the main reason why ARK: Survival Evolved is crashing. We highly recommend getting the latest update for your PC. You can visit your hardware manufacturer’s official website to get the latest update for your device.

Manually downloading and installing drivers for your PC is time-consuming. For some, updating drivers may be a little bit complicated. For those who want an easier method, we recommend trying IObit’s Driver Booster to automatically download and fetch the latest and needed driver update for your PC. In our case, we used Driver Booster to update and fix the crashing and performance issues in ARK: Survival Evolved.

Driver Booster

Verify Game Integrity

Assuming that you tried the two methods above but still experiencing some ARK: Survival Evolved issues, you can try verifying the game integrity of ARK: Survival Evolved. Using this process, Steam will scan all the needed files or fix any corrupted files associated with ARK: Survival Evolved.

  • Open Steam and go to Library.
  • Select ARK: Survival Evolved from the game list on the left side.
  • Right-click and select Properties.
  • Click the Local Files tab.
  • Click the Verify integrity of game files… button.

Check out the image below for the steps.


Right after clicking the verify button, all you have to do is wait until Steam completes the file verification for ARK: Survival Evolved.

Disable Antivirus

Disable or temporarily disable your antivirus or any security programs on your computer. There’s a chance that your antivirus program is deleting or restricting ARK: Survival Evolved to run smoothly.

Contact the Official Support

If you’re still having some ARK: Survival Evolved issues after trying all the recommended fixes above, you can always reach the official support team of Rogue Legends. You can visit their official website or join the discussion on the ARK: Survival Evolved discussion community on Steam.

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