Hearthstone crashing on your PC? In this post, we will show you essential solutions to fix that.
Blizzard Entertainment’s Hearthstone is a popular smartphone/desktop game, with extended support for Android, iOS, Mac and PC. However, one notorious error, which is uniform across all platforms, is the frequent startup crashes.
If you’re encountering this crashing error, herein are some fixes to try.
How to Fix Hearthstone Crashes on PC
Hearthstone crashes are much more notorious on PC, compared to Mac. This is partly due to the huge gap in userbase between both operating platforms. Hence, our fixes herein are tailored for PC.
Solution 1: Check & Upgrade Specs
First and foremost, it’s recommended to check your PC specs, and correlate them with Hearthstone’s system requirements. If your PC is somewhat substandard, you’d have to upgrade as appropriate, to fix the crashing error.
Below is a summary of Hearthstone’s system requirements for PC:
- OS: < Windows 7
- RAM: < 3GB
- Hard Disk: < 3GB
- CPU: < Athlon 64-X (AMD) / Pentium D (Intel)
- GPU: < GeForce 8 / Radeon HD-2
- Internet: Broadband
Note: Ensure your graphics drivers are up-to-date. If not, try and update/upgrade as appropriate.
If you’re running a standard PC, with regards to the above requirements, and you encounter Hearthstone crashes, you can proceed with the next troubleshooting.
Solution 2: Reconfigure In-Game Settings
To do this:
- open the Battle.net app;
- click on Options > Game Settings;
- find Hearthstone;
- click on Reset In-Game Options;
- select Reset > Done; and
- exit window.
Now, relaunch Hearthstone and see if the crashing has stopped. If it persists, you can try the next troubleshooting.
Solution 3: Repair Game
At times, due to corruption or system glitch, a game file(s) could become damaged or corrupted, in which case, you’re bound to encounter errors such as this.
To repair corrupt/damaged game files, Blizzard offers gamers an inbuilt repair tool, which can easily be deployed; as described below:
- Launch the Battle.net app on your PC.
- Find Hearthstone and click on it.
- Click on the Options
- Select the Scan and Repair
- Click on Begin Scan to initiate repair
- Allow the repair process to run.
After the repair, relaunch Hearthstone and see if the error is fixed. If it persists, you can try reinstalling the game.
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