Saints Row (2022)

How to Fix Saints Row (2022) Crashing, Stuttering, Low FPS, and Lag Issues

This page will be covering the solutions on how to fix Saints Row (2022) crashing on startup, lag, FPS drop, and performance issues that have been appearing in the game

Saints Row (2022) is the latest game by developer Volition. Since its release, many players are complaining about the Saints Row (2022) 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 Saints Row (2022) in-game issues.

Known Saints Row (2022) Issues

Here is the list of issues that have been reported by many players while playing Saints Row (2022):

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

Recommended Fixes for Saints Row (2022) Issues

There are lots of factors that may cause Saints Row (2022) crashes, black screen, lag, screen tearing, and stuttering. If you’re one of the Saints Row (2022) 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 Saints Row (2022) System Requirements

One of the main reasons for having Saints Row (2022) crashing and black screen issues are not meeting at least the recommended system requirements of the game. If you downloaded Saints Row (2022) without checking the requirements first, you can find the full system requirements below:

Saints Row (2022) Minimum Requirements

  • OS: Windows 10 (64-bit)
  • Processor: AMD Ryzen 5 3600, Core i5 6600K
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: AMD Radeon RX 560, Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Ti
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 60 GB available space

Saints Row (2022) Recommended Requirements

  • OS: Windows 10 (64-bit)
  • Processor: AMD Ryzen 7 2700X, Intel Core i7 4790
  • Memory: 16 GB RAM
  • Graphics: AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT, Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060
  • DirectX: Version 12
  • Storage: 60 GB available space

For those who meet the requirements but still getting the issues mentioned above, below are the fixes that you can try.

Update Your Drivers

Saints Row (2022) 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 If you meet the minimum requirements of the game, it’s likely that your outdated graphics driver is the main reason why Saints Row (2022) is crashing.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 Saints Row (2022). You can follow the steps below on how to use the software:

  1. Download Driver Booster.
  2. Once downloaded, install and run the software.
  3. Click the Scan button and let Driver Booster scan any outdated drivers on your PC.
  4. If the software found any outdated driver, click the Update Now button located on the upper left of the window.
  5. Wait until the Driver Booster finished the driver download and installation process.

Driver Booster

Note: Your PC may restart several times depending on the drivers that are being updated. Worry not, as this is a normal process for the Windows operating system.

After the driver update completion, try running Saints Row (2022) and see if you still encounter the issues that you have earlier.

Verify Game Integrity

Assuming that you tried the two methods above but still experiencing some Saints Row (2022) issues, you can try verifying the game integrity of Saints Row (2022). Using this process, Epic Games Store will scan all the needed files or fix any corrupted files associated with Saints Row (2022).

  • Open Epic Games Store and go to Library.
  • Select Saints Row (2022) from the game list and click the three dots. Alternatively, you can right-click the game icon.
  • Select the Manage option.
  • Click the Verify button.

Right after clicking the verify button, all you have to do is wait until Epic Games Store completes the file verification for Saints Row (2022).

Kill Resource-Hogging Applications

Chances are you have lots of applications installed on your PC. Some of these applications have been constantly using the resources that possibly trigger Saints Row (2022) crashing. We highly suggest closing the software that you are not using while playing Saints Row (2022).

Some of the most popular software that eats lots of resources while in the background are Media Players, web browsers such as Firefox and Chrome,  and more. You can close these applications by closing them using the Task Manager.

Disable Antivirus

Another reason why Saints Row (2022) keeps on crashing on PC is your antivirus. Antivirus companies have been usually updating their software to enhance security. There’s a chance that Saints Row (2022)’s executable file (.exe) is being marked as a virus. Disable or temporarily disable your antivirus or any security programs on your computer. If you download the Saints Row (2022) from the official store, we’re 100% sure that the game files are safe. So, you have to exclude the .exe of Saints Row (2022) and see if the problem has been solved.

Contact the Official Support

If you’re still having some Saints Row (2022) issues after trying all the recommended fixes above, you can always reach the official support team of Saints Row (2022).