If you are trying to play Ready or Not 1.0 or newer but are having some major performance issues and crashing at startup problems this article will show you several different troubleshooting steps you can take to resolve the crashing issue in Ready or Not. Just keep in mind that you will need to meet some basic system requirements for the game to work properly. So if you don't meet the game's basic requirements you aren't going to be able to solve this problem.

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Crashing at startup is one of the most common problems in gaming. As soon as you launch the game it will crash to the desktop or simply get stuck on a black screen. Nine times out of ten this issue issue can be solved using a variety of easy fixes. However, before you even consider starting those. Make sure your hardware meets the game's minimum system requirements. If any of your components fall short, none of the steps in this guide are going to help. You need to upgrade your hardware. If your system has plenty of power you've got quite a few troubleshooting options available. First things first though make sure Windows is up to date, you have the latest AMD or NVIDIA graphics drivers installed and you have the latest BIOS version.

Stop Using Mods in Ready or Not.

First things first! If you are using an assortment of Mods in Ready or Not to get more exciting gameplay you may need to disable them in order to get the game to work. Simply disable all of your mods then check to see if the game is working. If it is then you know you have a mod problem. Now you just need to go back and check that the mods you are using have been updated since the last update of the game. If you are still using the early access installation of Ready or Not I would completely uninstall the game and remove all the local files mod folders to get a fresh installation. This will make sure you don't have any missing or corrupted files lying around. It's always good to check for updates!

How to Fix Ready or Not Crashing at Startup on Windows.

The first thing you need to do if you are having game issues, performance issues, and general lag issues is to update your graphics drivers. I highly suggest a clean installation of GPU drivers using DDU (Display Driver Uninstaller).

  • Visit the official website of your computer or graphics card manufacturer to get the latest graphics drivers.
  • Use Display Driver Uninstaller (DDU) to completely uninstall your current graphics drivers.
  • After the uninstallation, proceed to install the new drivers you downloaded.
  • This guarantees a clean installation, minimizing the chances of facing generic driver issues.
  • Once your computer restarts, you should be able to play Ready or Not without any complications, assuming the servers are operational.

Make Sure Ready or Note is Running in High-Performance Mode.

Sometimes new games and software aren't registered properly in Windows which means they may have performance problems such as low frame rates, frame drops, instability and even high ping. That is where this step comes in handy.

  • Open Windows Settings by pressing Windows Key + I.
  • Next, go to Display > Graphics.
  • On this page click the Add Desktop App button and select the Ready or Not.exe file inside the installation folder:

C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Ready or Not

  • Once you have done this use the drop-down arrow next to Ready or Not to expand more options.
  • Here change the GPU preference option from Let Windows Decide to High Performance.

After you have made this change restart your computer and check to see if the game's working better.

Run Ready or Not as Administrator.

Another quick fix is to run the game as an administrator. Yes, you can do this with Steam games and it does sometimes solve this problem. To run a game as an Administrator on Steam, go to Steam and do the following.

  • Go to your Steam library then right-click on Ready or Not and select properties > installed files > browse.

How to Fix Ready or Not 1.0 Crashing - Fix Ready or Not Crashing and Performance Issues

  • Right-click the game .exe and select Run as admin.

How to Fix Ready or Not 1.0 Crashing - Fix Ready or Not Crashing and Performance Issues

Uninstall and Reinstall Ready or Not.

If nothing in this guide has worked you have two options.
1. download and install the game again
2. wait for updates to patch the performance issue.

As the game gets more and more popular there will probably even be some driver updates that address common performance issues. Alternatively, you could try verifying game files in Steam.

Verify Game Files.

Check if the Ready or Not game files are complete. To accomplish this, follow the instructions below:

  • Launch Steam.
  • Go to the game library.
  • Right-click on Ready or Not and open Properties.
  • Go to the Installed Files tab.
  • Click on Verify integrity of game files.
  • Launch the game from Steam and see if the error disappears.