NFS Unbound Crashing On PC [FIXED]

Here is a quick guide to fix NFS Unbound Crashing On PC by Deleting the DX12 file, Launching the game through Origin and Repairing Game Files.

After a wait of three years, EA has finally released the next game in the Need for Speed series called Unbound. Unfortunately, despite waiting for a couple of years, players are already facing game-breaking errors while trying to run NFS Unbound on their PCs. One of these is the crashing on PC issue which is caused by operating system issues, DirectX issues, and third-party mods or software.

Fortunately, there are a few possible fixes for the NFS Unbound crashing issues, which can ease the early problems for plenty of gamers.

Key Takeaways

Following are some fixes you can try to resolve the issue:

  1. Deleting the DX12 file
  2. Launching the game through Origin
  3. Repairing Game Files
  4. Reinstall The Game
  5. Report The Issue

Launch The Game Through Origin:

EA App PC nfs unbound
EA App on PC [Image Credit: eXputer]
Since the game is capable of running through EA App and Origin both, some players were able to fix the crashing problem by switching their base engine for NFS Unbound. Regardless of the store you bought the game from, NFS Unbound will use either the EA App or Origin engine to launch on your PC. Even Steam will redirect you toward these clients when you try playing NFS Unbound.

 Important: Before you try implementing this method, make sure that you link your Steam/EA/Origin accounts. 

Other than that, if the Origin client is unable to locate the game, then browse for it through the given option in the engine. After that, try running NFS Unbound to check whether the error has been fixed for you.

Repair Game Files:

Repairing game files can help solve NFS Unbound crashing on PC by identifying and fixing any corrupted or missing game files that may be causing the crashes. When you repair game files, the game’s launcher scans the game installation and compares the files to the original versions stored on the game servers. If any discrepancies are found, the launcher downloads and replaces the corrupted or missing files.

Delete DX12 File:

When I encountered this error myself, this fix was the one that got me through the error. Many players also pointed out that by deleting the relevant file, their game started working properly. If you’re not aware of how to find the DX12 file on your PC, then we have got you covered.

  1. Open up your File Explorer and locate the “Origin Games” folder. (Your destination folder is set from within the Origin engine).
  2. In the “Origin Games” folder, find and open the “Need For Speed Unbound” folder.
  3. Now you will be able to see a bunch of different folders and files. Ignore everything and simply open the “Shader cache”.
  4. Now choose the “PcDx12” file and delete it.

After doing the above-mentioned steps, it is essential to delete the DX12 file from the Documents folder as well. Hence, here are the following steps:

  1. Open up the “File Explorer” on your PC.
  2. Head to the Documents folder by pressing the icon at the left panel of the File Explorer window.
  3. Now open the “Need For Speed Unbound” folder and enter the “cache” folder.
  4. Yet again, delete the Dx12 file you find here and close the window.

When you have followed these steps, close up all the windows and restart the PC. After it’s back and running, open the relevant gaming engine and run NFS Unbound to check if the game still causes any issues or not. 

Reinstall The Game:

If the above fixes did not work for you, then I recommend you consider reinstalling the game. This will remove any underlying issues with your version of the game and the game will be given a clean fresh start with new game files etc. Although this is a last-resort fix, I do recommend it for you if everything else doesn’t work.

Report The Issue:

If even reinstalling didn’t work, then unfortunately, all that’s left for you to do is report the issue to the EA support team and wait for a fix. Although, with EA’s track record I wouldn’t keep my hopes up for a fix anytime soon.

My Thoughts On NFS Unbound Crashing On PC:

EA has always been infamous for being one of the worst gaming companies when it comes to audience appeasement. And with the release of NFS Unbound, we can see that this time is no different from the rest. While the game, itself, is very enjoyable and I’m having lots of fun playing it, this doesn’t excuse the poor state it’s in in terms of bugs and errors.

Hopefully, EA will address the issue soon enough and release a patch update that fixes all the ongoing errors in Need for Speed Unbound.

For more info on NFS Unbound, check out our other articles to find out how you can also exploit the current Money Glitch in NFS Unbound. Also, if the Driving effects are bothering you too much, then you can switch them off by reading our guide.

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Hashim is a Junior Error Fixes Writer at eXputer. Hashim has been obsessed with games ever since his Xbox 360 days. Whether it was shooting down zombies on COD Black Ops 2, racing past players in Need for Speed Most Wanted 2, or beating up Frieza in Dragon Ball Raging Blast 2. With more than 1,000+ hours of gaming, you can trust Hashim when it comes to fixing errors! Experience: 2+ years || Worked for ComputerVerge || Covers Error Fixes

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