If your Cities: Skylines 2 crashes on your computer as well, don’t worry, you’re not alone. Before more updates are released by Parabox Interactive, here are some tips that have helped many other gamers with their Cities: Skylines 2 crashing problem, and you may want to give them a try as well.
Try these fixes for Cities: Skylines 2 crashing problem
You don’t have to try all the following tips: simply work your way down the list until you find the one that does the trick to fix the Cities: Skylines 2 crashing issue on PC for you.
- Check system requirements
- Make sure your computer is not running hot
- Update Windows
- Update graphics card driver
- Verify game files
- Reinstall Cities: Skylines 2
1. Check system requirements
Cities: Skylines 2 has rather high requirements for your computer CPU, especially when compared to other games. So if your Cities: Skylines 2 crashes easily, one of the first things you need to check is whether your computer meets the minimum system requirements for the game. If your machine is below or just at the requirements, you may need to upgrade your hardware for Cities: Skylines 2 to run smoothly.
Here are the requirements for your reference:
|Windows® 10 Home 64 Bit
|Windows® 10 Home 64 Bit | Windows® 11
|Intel® Core™ i7-6700K | AMD® Ryzen™ 5 2600X
|Intel® Core™ i5-12600K | AMD® Ryzen™ 7 5800X
|8 GB RAM
|16 GB RAM
|Nvidia® GeForce™ GTX 970 (4 GB) | AMD® Radeon™ RX 480 (8 GB)
|Nvidia® GeForce™ RTX 3080 (10 GB) | AMD® Radeon™ RX 6800 XT (16 GB)
|60 GB available space
|60 GB available space
If you’re not sure how to check your computer specs, you can refer to this post here for more detailed information: How to Check Your PC’s Specifications
When you’re sure that your machine meets the system requirements to run the game, but Cities: Skylines 2 still crashes, please move on to the other fixes below.
2. Make sure your computer is not running hot
If the ventilation for your computer is rather poor, your machine may run hot. In addition, games usually consume more computer resources than other programs, and therefore add more pressure to your computer’s cooling system. So if your computer is overheated, there’s a bigger chance that your Cities: Skylines 2 crashes easily, among many other PC performance issues.
If you can feel the heat on your computer case or on your computer itself, or you can hear the fan(s) running very loud when you play games, you need a better cooling system for your machine to make sure that Cities: Skylines 2 doesn’t crash.
3. Update Windows
If your system isn’t updated regularly, there could be problems with the outdated redistributables, DirectX, and/or other Windows patches, and thus cause Cities: Skylines 2 to crash. To make sure that you have the latest available updates installed:
- On your keyboard, hit the Windows key, then type check for updates, then click Check for updates.
- Click Check for updates, and Windows will scan for any available updates.
- If there are available updates, Windows will automatically download them for you. Restart your computer for the update to take effect if needed.
- If there are no available updates, you’ll see You’re up to date like this.
Then try your Cities: Skylines 2 again to see if it still crashes. If the problem remains, please move on to the next fix.
4. Update graphics card driver
An outdated or incorrect display card driver could also be the culprit to your Cities: Skylines 2 crashing problem, so if the above methods don’t help Cities: Skylines 2 to stop crashing, it’s likely that you have a corrupted or outdated graphics driver. So you should update your drivers to see if it helps.
There are mainly 2 ways you can update your graphics driver: manually or automatically.
Option 1: Update your graphics driver manually
If you’re a tech-savvy gamer, you can spend some time updating your GPU driver manually.
To do so, first visit the website of your GPU manufacturer:
Then search for your GPU model. Note that you should only download the latest driver installer that’s compatible with your operating system. Once downloaded, open the installer and follow the on-screen instructions to update.
Option 2: Update your graphics driver automatically (Recommended)
If you don’t have the time, patience or skills to update the driver manually, you can do it automatically with Driver Easy. Driver Easy will automatically recognize your system and find the correct drivers for it. You don’t need to know exactly what system your computer is running, you don’t need to be troubled by the wrong driver you would be downloading, and you don’t need to worry about making a mistake when installing. Driver Easy handles it all.
You can update your drivers automatically with either the FREE or the Pro version of Driver Easy. But with the Pro version it takes just 2 steps (and you get full support and a 30-day money back guarantee):
- Download and install Driver Easy.
- Run Driver Easy and click the Scan Now button. Driver Easy will then scan your computer and detect any problem drivers.
- Click Update All to automatically download and install the correct version of all the drivers that are missing or out of date on your system. (This requires the Pro version – you’ll be prompted to upgrade when you click Update All.)
Note: You can do it for free if you like, but it’s partly manual.
- Restart your PC for the changes to take effect.
Launch Cities: Skylines 2 again and see if the latest graphics driver helps to stop the crashing problem. If this fix doesn’t work for you, try the next fix, below.
5. Verify game files
Corrupted or missing Steam files will cause problems like crashing with your Cities: Skylines 2 as well. To see if this is the case, you can verify your game files in this way:
- Launch the Steam app and navigate to the LIBRARY tab, then right-click Cities: Skylines 2 and select Properties.
- Click Installed Files, and click Verify Integrity of game files.
- Then wait for the process to be done – it could take several minutes.
- When the verification is done, launch Steam and try Cities: Skylines 2 again to see if its crashing problem is fixed. If not, please move on to the next fix.
6. Reinstall Cities: Skylines 2
If your Cities: Skylines 2 still crashes after all the above, especially after the game file verification process, you may need to consider reinstalling it. To do so:
- In your Steam library, right-click Cities: Skylines 2, and select Manage then click Uninstall.
- When Cities: Skylines 2 is removed from your computer, restart the Steam client.
- Then go to your Steam library, find Cities: Skylines 2, and install it again.
Thanks for reading this post. Hope one of the above methods helps to fix the Cities: Skylines 2 crashing problem for you. If you have other suggestions, please feel free to leave a comment.