Slime Rancher 2

How to Fix Slime Rancher 2 Crashing, Stuttering, Low FPS, and Lag Issues

This page will be covering the solutions on how to fix Slime Rancher 2 crashing on startup, lag, FPS drop, and performance issues that have been appearing in the game

Slime Rancher 2 is the latest game by developer Monomi Park. Since its release, many players are complaining about the Slime Rancher 2 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 Slime Rancher 2 in-game issues.

Known Slime Rancher 2 Issues

Here is the list of issues that have been reported by many players while playing Slime Rancher 2:

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

Recommended Fixes for Slime Rancher 2 Issues

There are lots of factors that may cause Slime Rancher 2 crashes, black screen, lag, screen tearing, and stuttering. If you’re one of the Slime Rancher 2 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 Slime Rancher 2 System Requirements

One of the main reasons for having Slime Rancher 2 crashing and black screen issues are not meeting at least the recommended system requirements of the game. If you downloaded Slime Rancher 2 without checking the requirements first, you can find the full system requirements below:

Slime Rancher 2 Minimum Requirements

  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
  • Processor: Intel Core i5-2500K / AMD FX-6300
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 2GB / AMD Radeon R9 280 3GB
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 8 GB available space

Slime Rancher 2 Recommended Requirements

  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
  • Processor: Intel i5-8400 / AMD Ryzen 5 1500X
  • Memory: 16 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 / AMD RX 5700
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 8 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

Slime Rancher 2 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 If you meet the minimum requirements of the game, it’s likely that your outdated graphics driver is the main reason why Slime Rancher 2 is crashing.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 Slime Rancher 2. 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 Slime Rancher 2 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 Slime Rancher 2 issues, you can try verifying the game integrity of Slime Rancher 2. Using this process, Steam will scan all the needed files or fix any corrupted files associated with Slime Rancher 2.

  • Open Steam and go to Library.
  • Select Slime Rancher 2 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 Slime Rancher 2.

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 Slime Rancher 2 crashing. We highly suggest closing the software that you are not using while playing Slime Rancher 2.

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 Slime Rancher 2 keeps on crashing on PC is your antivirus. Antivirus companies have been usually updating their software to enhance security. There’s a chance that Slime Rancher 2’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 Slime Rancher 2 from the official store, we’re 100% sure that the game files are safe. So, you have to exclude the .exe of Slime Rancher 2 and see if the problem has been solved.

Contact the Official Support

If you’re still having some Slime Rancher 2 issues after trying all the recommended fixes above, you can always reach the official support team of Slime Rancher 2. You can visit their official website or join the discussion on the Slime Rancher 2 discussion community on Steam.