Crisis Core FF7 Reunion Crashing [FIXED]

There are several fixes that can stop Crisis Core Final Fantasy 7 Reunion to stop crashing on your PC and Consoles. Let's Explore them one by one.

I remember playing the original Crisis Core Final Fantasy 7 on my Playstation Portable (PSP) back in the gold ol’ days. I almost feel too old writing this error guide, yet here we are, being nostalgic over this wonderful remake. A remake plagued with the video game’s most notorious disease; Crashing. I find your frustration relatable. I also wanted to re-experience Zack’s story, yet these crashes ruined my experience. So, I instantly jumped on my work laptop and gathered the best fixes to solve the Final Fantasy Core Crashing issue. 

We also have the complete Crisis Core Final Fantasy VII Reunion review up on eXputer. Maybe check it out later?

Key Takeaways

  • Final Fantasy Core crashing is rampant in all the platforms it was released on. 
  • The crashing error mostly happens on PC due to corrupted local files or antivirus software messing with the game.
  • Crisis Core Final Fantasy 7 usually crashes on Xbox and Playstation due to either game files corruption, outdated system software, missing title update, or built-up cache. 
  • There are tons of easy ways to temporarily fix these crashes until an official patch from the devs is released.

Fix Final Fantasy Core Crashing on PC

Check System Requirements First

Most of the time crashes happen because some hardware component in a PC is either not compatible with the game or it’s not capable enough. Before diving into any PC fixes for Crisis Core Final Fantasy 7, you should at least verify whether your PC can handle the game. 

Minimum Requirements

  • Architecture: Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • Operating System: Windows® 10 / Windows® 11 64-bit
  • CPU: AMD A8-7600 / Intel® Core™ i3-3210
  • RAM: 8 GB RAM
  • GPU: AMD Radeon™ RX 460 / Intel® Arc™ A380 / NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 750 Ti
  • DirectX Version: 12
  • Storage Space Requirement: 30 GB available space
  • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible Sound Card
  • Further Notes: 30 FPS @ 1280×720

Recommended Requirements

  • Architecture: Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • Operating System: Windows® 10 / Windows® 11 64-bit
  • CPU: AMD Ryzen™ 3 1200 / Intel® Core™ i5-6500
  • RAM: 8 GB RAM
  • GPU: AMD Radeon™ RX 5500 XT / Intel® Arc™ A750 / NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1060 (VRAM 3GB)
  • DirectX Version: 12
  • Storage Space Requirement: 30 GB available space
  • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible Sound Card
  • Further Notes: 60 FPS @ 1920×1080

Check out the official system requirements provided by the devs above and verify whether your PC is up for the task or not. If your PC meets all the requirements, then you can safely proceed further to other fixes. However, If your PC falls below the minimum system requirements, you can still try other fixes, but there’s a lower chance of success.

Crisis Core Final Fantasy 7 Reunion also has different editions. You can read up on them and see if others are worth upgrading to. 

Verify Game Files Integrity

Game files get deleted accidentally or damaged all the time. It usually happens because of some 3rd-party software or malware that might have messed with the locally installed files. This does lead to the Final Fantasy Core crashing issue and other problems. 

You can easily replace damaged or missing files by verifying game file integrity on Steam. Here’s what you need to do:

  1. Open Steam and go to the Crisis Core Final Fantasy VII Reunion game in the library. 
  2. Right-click on the game and select its properties. 
Verify Local Files Steam
Verify Game Files on Steam
  1. Once inside the properties window, go to the Local Files tab.
  2. Here, select the “Verify Integrity of Game Files” option to start the process.

Depending on your storage speed, this process can take anywhere from a few minutes to several. Once it completes, Steam will automatically download the missing or damaged files that are causing the Final Fantasy Core crashing issue. 

Run the Game as an Administrator

Games sometimes need high-privilege access to run properly. Otherwise, they simply either refuse to launch or crash afterward. The same is the case with Crisis Core Final Fantasy 7, as giving it administrator access can help you resolve the crashing problem. 

You have to make sure that the game’s application has admin access to allow the User’s Account Control (UAC) access to the PC. You can run Crisis Core Final Fantasy 7 with administrator privileges like this:

  1. First, go to the local installation folder for FF7 Crisis Core. It’ll be in the following directory depending on the drive you have the library on: 
    C:\Program Files(x86)\Steam\steamapps\common
  2. Now right-click on the main game’s executable and select properties. 
Crisis Core FF7 as Admin
Select Run Crisis Core FF7 as Admin
  1. Once you’re in properties, go to the Compatibility tab and check to mark the option Run This Program as an Administrator. 

Once you’re done, click on OK and boot up the game. If the crashing issue occurs due to a lack of permissions, you’ll solve it with this fix. 

Close Unnecessary Background Applications

Several other processes and applications run in the background when you’re gaming on Windows PC. Most of the applications are crucial to the proper functioning of Windows; some are unnecessary and bog down performance. Alongside lowering performance, some processes or services can cause a clash with Crisis Core Final Fantasy 7 and lead to crashing issues. 

The more third-party softwares you have installed on your PC, the more processes will run in your game’s background. You can try closing tasks that you don’t need while your game’s running like this: 

  1. Open Windows Task Manager by hitting CTRL+SHIFT+ESC Keys. 
Task Manager To Close Background Applications
Task Manager
  1. Once the task manager opens, click on the processes and see what tasks are active in the background. 
  2. Right-click on a task and select End Task to close it down. 

Keep repeating step 3 until you’ve closed all unnecessary applications you don’t need while playing Crisis Core FF7. Some applications, like slack, discord, etc., keep running in the background even after you close them in task manager. Close them completely from your taskbar in the bottom-right corner of your screen. 

You don’t need to close down applications every time you boot up your PC and start a game. Head over to the Auto-Start Applications or Startup tab and disable applications you don’t need every time your PC boots up. This will prevent any unnecessary applications from auto-launching when Windows boots up. 

Turning Off 3rd-Party Overlay Apps

Several applications provide additional functionality through in-game overlay menus. Now, it might sound nifty, but these application overlays can trigger several issues with the game launcher. This is because these overlays continuously use your PC resources even when the game’s running at fullscreen.

If you don’t want to close those applications in the background, you can at least disable their in-game overlays. This will free up many of your PC resources and can even solve the Final Fantasy Core crashing issue. Here are some of the popular applications with overlays that you may have installed:

Disable Steam Overlay

Yeah, Steam has an overlay. Trust me; I just found out too! Here’s how you can disable it: 

  1. Open up Steam and browse your Library to find Crisis Core Final Fantasy. 
  2. Right-click on the game and click on properties. 
Disable Steam Overlay
Steam Properties for FF7
  1. Once you open properties in the General tab, you’ll see the option to Enable Steam Overlay In-Game. Simply uncheck this option. 

Now you’ve successfully turned off Steam Overlay for Crisis Core FF7 Reunion.

Disable Discord Overlay

  1. Open the discord application and go to its settings (gear icon) in the bottom left corner. 
Disable Discord Overlay
Discord Settings
  1. Once you enter Discord settings, scroll down to the bottom to find Game Overlay Tab, and click on it. 
  2. In the Game Overlay tab, you’ll see a switch on the top that’ll either turn on or off the Discord in-game overlay; make sure to turn it off.

And there you have it; we’ve successfully disabled Discord in-game overlay. 

Disable Xbox Game Bar

Windows 10 introduced several baked-in Game features, and Xbox Game Bar is one of them. It’s quite system intensive and can cause Final Fantasy Core crashing issues. Here’s how to disable it:

  1. Go to Windows Settings by hitting WIN Key+I.
Disable Xbox Game Bar
Xbox Game Bar Settings
  1. Here, go to the Captures menu and disable all the options shown in the screenshot above.
  2. After this, head over to the apps tab in the Windows Settings.
Disable Xbox Game Bar
Stop Xbox Game Bar
  1. In the Apps tab, go to the Apps & Features option and type Game Bar into the search.
  2. Once the Game Bar App pops up, click on its menu button and select Advanced Option.
  3. When you open up Game Bar’s Advanced Options, You’ll see Let This App Run In Background option under Background App Permissions. Select Never here.
  4. Once done, scroll down and click Terminate to close down Game Bar for Good.

And there you have it. You’ve finally disabled Game Bar in Windows for good.

Disable Your Antivirus Software

Whether you use Windows Defender as your primary Antivirus software or a 3rd-party solution, they all have a habit of messing with your game files. I can’t remember how many times I’ve gotten my game files either corrupted or deleted due to false positives from AV softwares. Their real-time shields sometimes prevent your game from accessing files properly, leading to crashes. 

To solve this problem, disable your Antivirus software for a moment and try launching Crisis Core Final Fantasy. Play the game for a while and see if you’re facing any crashes. If the game doesn’t crash, it was indeed your AV software creating the problem. Simply whitelist or exclude Crisis Core’s install folder from AV settings, and you’ll be good to turn AV back on. 

Reinstall Visual C++ Runtime Redistributable Software

The Final Fantasy Core crashing issue can also come from the absence of proper Microsoft Visual C++ Runtime software. These are crucial when properly functioning of a game or an application that’s particularly reliant on GPU. 

To address this concern, visit the Microsoft Visual C++ Runtime page and download all supported files for both 32-bit and 64-bit for every possible year. This will help you cover the required Visual C++ runtime for Crisis Core and all other games. 

Final Fantasy Core Crashing Fix for Xbox One & Series S/X

Now that we’ve finally covered the PC side of things, let’s see how to solve the Final Fantasy Core crashing issue on Xbox One and Series S/X. 

Xbox players have also reported abrupt crashes when they either boot up Crisis Core FF7 Reunion, or they’ve only begun playing it for a few minutes. It’s frustrating when you finally start playing Crisis Core, and it ends up kicking you back to the home screen. However, there are a few fixes you can try to solve this issue until an official patch released. Let’s check them out:

Try Restarting Crisis Core or the Xbox

In several cases, if you’re facing random freezes, stuttering, or crashing in Final Fantasy Crisis Core, all you have to do it restart the game. Simply Press the Xbox button on your controller and exit the home screen. 

Once you’re on the home screen, you should also reboot your console just for good measure. This way, you can get rid of any problematic cache buildup that might be causing the game to crash. This might be a simple fix, but it’s an effective one nonetheless. 

Make Sure to Update Your Xbox

Keeping your Xbox firmware updated is key to running all the latest games without any issues. Xbox pushes out the latest firmware with several configurations for all the latest games released; hence you should check for updates for your Xbox first. Here’s how to do it:

  1. From the Xbox home, go to the settings tab.
  2. Here, select the All Settings options. 
  3. Go to the updates section of the settings and see if there are any updates available for your Xbox. If there are, click on Update Console. 

This process can take anywhere from a few minutes to several, depending on the update size. Make sure you’ve closed everything else in the background since you’ll be restarting the console after the update finishes.

Log Into a Different Xbox Profile

Sometimes, corrupted profile data can also cause Final Fantasy Core Crashing issues on Xbox. To check if your profile’s the culprit behind crisis core crashing, try using a different profile to log into your Xbox and play the game. If you don’t have another profile, create a dummy one just for the test run. 

If Crisis Core FF7 Reunion runs just fine with the new ID, your original profile data is most probably corrupted. To solve this issue, follow the steps below:

  1. Press the Xbox button on your controller and go to Profile & System. 
  2. From here, select Add or Switch and choose to Add New option. 
  3. Here, enter your credentials and set up your new profile. Once everything is done, start up Crisis Core FF7. 

There’s a good chance you won’t be facing that pesky Final Fantasy Core crashing issue again. 

Clear Up Persistence Storage

You should try to clear persistent storage often, as it helps keep your Xbox system and games running smoothly. It’s a harmless process that removes any leftover junk memory from your system’s cache. That junk can be problematic and cause issues like Final Fantasy Core crashing. To clear Persistent Storage in Xbox, follow the steps below:

  1. Open up System settings and go to the Devices and Streaming section. 
  2. Here, go to the Blu-Ray option and select Persistent Storage. 
  3. Clear the cache 3 times total before restarting your Xbox.

Now your Xbox can feel a bit snappier, and hopefully, you won’t be facing any more crashes in Crisis Core Final Fantasy 7 Reunion. 

Re-Install Final Fantasy 7 Crisis Core

Take this fix as a last resort if none of the above fixes work for you. Your install files of FF7 Crisis Core may have gotten corrupted, which is why you’re constantly facing game crashes. To fix this, uninstall that game from your storage space and re-download it. This will take some time, but at least you’ll get rid of the corrupted install and fix the crashing issue. 

If you’ve gotten rid of the error, why not get rid of slow-level progression in the game and boost your way to the max level with our Crisis Core FFVII Reunion Max Level Guide?

Final Fantasy Core Crashing Issue for PS4/PS5

Playstation players have also been reporting similar Final Fantasy Core crashing issues on their consoles as well. With these many reports across different platforms, it’s quite apparent that it’s a problem that devs need to prioritize fixing through an official patch. However, until that patch drops, let’s try to find a solution to these annoying crashes.

Check Game Download Status

If you’re downloading a digital copy of Crisis Core Final Fantasy 7 Reunion, you’ll need to verify whether the game’s completely downloaded on your internet HDD/SSD or not. Here’s how to do that:

  1. Simply press the options button on your PS controller and go to the Information section. 
  2. From here, select Download Status and verify the downloaded status for Crisis Core. 

Once you’ve verified the download status, if the game’s still installed, give it time to complete before you boot it up. Playing an incompletely downloaded game on PS can often lead to data corruption as well if the console powers down unexpectedly. Hopefully, after completely downloading the game, you won’t face the crashing issue. 

Update Your PS4/PS5

Having your PlayStation console up-to-date with the latest firmware is important. This is because the latest update packs a ton of optimizations, bug fixes, and compatibility settings for the latest titles that are released. If your Playstation is on an older firmware, that might be why you’re encountering crashes in Final Fantasy 7 Crisis Core. Follow the steps below to update your console:

  1. On the home screen, go to the PS Settings menu. 
  2. Go to the System Software Update section and select Check for Updates. 
  3. If there are any available updates, install them after closing down every other application or game you might use in the background. 

This will update your console to the latest firmware and hopefully resolve the crashing issue. 

Try Using PS Performance Mode

Playstation has a performance mode baked into their consoles that favors higher FPS and takes your game’s FPS cap to 120hz. Here’s how you can select different presets for specific games on your console:

  1. From the PS5 home screen, head over to the system settings.
  2. Here, select Save Data and go to its Game/App Settings.
  3. You’ll see the Game Presets here; make sure to select the Performance Mode and close out of the menu.

Now try booting up the game, and hopefully, you won’t have to face the Final Fantasy Core crashing issue. 

Attempt Rebuilding Database

Rebuilding Database in PS5 is a great way to make your console more responsive, snappier and remove any problematic It scans your drive, reindexes files, and creates a new database of all its content. You can attempt rebuilding the database, as it can help with different system issues, missing game icons, games glitching, or crashing. Here’s how you can do it: 

  1. Shut down your PS5 Console.
  2. Now press and hold the Power button for 7 seconds until you hear the second beep. On the second beep, release it and let your console boot. 
  3. Connect your PS5 controller with a wire to the console and press the PS button to enter Safe Mode. 
  4. You’ll see the Rebuilding Database option, select it, and receive a message saying the databases will be rebuilt. Simply click ok to start the process. 

This process may take some time to complete. Once it’s done, restart your console, try playing Crisis Core Final Fantasy, and see if you’re encountering crashes. This will hopefully fix it. 

Re-Download Final Fantasy 7 Crisis Core

Similar to the Xbox scenario, your game’s files might’ve been corrupted, causing the Final Fantasy Core crashing issue. You’ll try uninstalling and then reinstalling the game to fix this. 

Were you able to finally solve your crashing issue? If so, boost your trophy collecting with our Crisis Core Reunion Trophy Guide

Did We Help You Fix the Final Fantasy Core Crashing Issue?

So there you have it. We’ve listed every possible fix to address the Final Fantasy Core crashing issue on PC and consoles. If we find any more fixes, this blog will be updated with them. If none of the fixes resolved your issue, don’t lose hope, as this is a high-profile bug that developers prioritize fixing. So you won’t have to worry about experiencing it for long. For now, I’ll leave you to re-living Zack’s tale in higher definition. 

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Ayyoun Ali

Ayyoun is a passionate technology and gaming enthusiast who loves to help others experience the same enthusiasm through his content. With over 4 years of professional writing experience and 15 years of gaming experience, he's always in search of the next best thing people want to know about. He's mostly into the horror genre and his favorite games include Silent Hill, Resident Evil, and Hunt Showdown...the list goes on friends. Better save your stash of coffee cuz he might gulp it down before you could say "Expelliarmus".

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