Serious Sam: Siberian Mayhem

How to Fix Serious Sam: Siberian Mayhem Crashing, Stuttering, and Other Performance Issues

Serious Sam: Siberian Mayhem is the latest game by Devolver Digital. Since its release, many players are complaining about the Serious Sam: Siberian Mayhem 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 Serious Sam: Siberian Mayhem in-game issues.

Known Serious Sam: Siberian Mayhem Issues

Here is the list of issues that have been reported by many players while playing Serious Sam: Siberian Mayhem:

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

Recommended Fixes for Serious Sam: Siberian Mayhem Issues

There are lots of factors that may cause Serious Sam: Siberian Mayhem crashes, black screen, lag, screen tearing, and stuttering. If you’re one of the Serious Sam: Siberian Mayhem 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 Serious Sam: Siberian Mayhem System Requirements

One of the main reasons for having Serious Sam: Siberian Mayhem crashing and black screen issues are not meeting at least the recommended system requirements of the game. If you downloaded Serious Sam: Siberian Mayhem without checking the requirements first, you can find the full system requirements below:

Serious Sam: Siberian Mayhem Minimum Requirements

  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
  • Processor: 4-core CPU @ 2.5 GHz
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce 780/970/1050 or AMD Radeon 7950/280/470 (3 GB VRAM)
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 25 GB available space

Serious Sam: Siberian Mayhem Recommended Requirements

  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit (1909)
  • Processor: 8-core CPU @ 3.3 GHz
  • Memory: 16 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce 1080/2060 or AMD Radeon Vega64/5700 (8 GB VRAM)
  • DirectX: Version 11

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

Update Your Drivers

Serious Sam: Siberian Mayhem 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 If you meet the minimum requirements of the game, it’s likely that your outdated graphics driver is the main reason why Serious Sam: Siberian Mayhem is crashing.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 Serious Sam: Siberian Mayhem.

Driver Booster

Verify Game Integrity

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

  • Open Steam and go to Library.
  • Select Serious Sam: Siberian Mayhem 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 Serious Sam: Siberian Mayhem.

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 Serious Sam: Siberian Mayhem crashing. We highly suggest closing the software that you are not using while playing Serious Sam: Siberian Mayhem.

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 Serious Sam: Siberian Mayhem keeps on crashing on PC is your antivirus. Antivirus companies have been usually updating their software to enhance security. There’s a chance that Serious Sam: Siberian Mayhem’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 Serious Sam: Siberian Mayhem from the official store, we’re 100% sure that the game files are safe. So, you have to exclude the .exe of Serious Sam: Siberian Mayhem and see if the problem has been solved.

Contact the Official Support

If you’re still having some Serious Sam: Siberian Mayhem 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 Serious Sam: Siberian Mayhem discussion community on Steam.

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