How to Fix A Way Out Crashing on PC (Windows 10/11)

A Way Out is an exciting game that offers a unique cooperative gaming experience. However, it can be frustrating when the game crashes, shuts down unexpectedly, or displays a black screen, preventing players from enjoying the gameplay. In this article, we will explore some solutions to common issues players may encounter while playing A Way Out on their PC. Whether it’s a startup problem, loading issue, or a black screen, we have got you covered with possible fixes.

Solution 1: Restart the PC

When you experience not opening on Windows 11/10/7 or any bug in A Way Out, it’s recommended to start by restarting the computer before attempting any other fixes.

This is because restarting the computer can resolve any temporary errors caused by outdated cookies and cache or conflicts with other software on your system by simply restarting Windows.

Solution 2: Run the Program as an Administrator (Permanently) PC

When running A Way Out on PC, there may be times when you need to give the program administrative privileges in order to access certain features or settings and in our case to get rid of crashing.

One way of doing it is by simply right-clicking on the program and selecting “Run as administrator”, but it may not always be enough, as you may need to grant these privileges permanently in order to avoid constantly having to repeat the process.

Here’s how to run a program as an administrator permanently on Windows 11:

  1. Go to the folder/Application
  2. Right-click on it
  3. A menu will open
  4. Select Properties
  5. A new window will open
  6. Navigate to the “Compatibility Tab
  7. Under the Settings heading
  8. Find “Run this Program as an administrator
    Run this program as an adminstrator on Windows 11
  9. Check the box for this option
  10. Click “Apply

Now your program successfully Runs as an Administrator on Windows 11/10/7 (Permanently) and you can easily open the program without repeating the steps.

Solution 3: Update A Way Out

For critical errors like not opening, publishers release updates for an optimized and smooth gaming experience. It’s wise to check for any update released before troubleshooting other possible issues.

Playing with outdated versions can also lead to technical glitches, compatibility issues, or even missing out on new content. Here’s how to keep any game updated using its dedicated launcher:

Open the Game Launcher and from its settings locate “Update” Options. Either enable automatic updates or do a manual update if there are any. Restart the Launcher and check if you are still facing not loading.

Solution 4: Close Intensive/Unwanted Programs Or Settings

Your game/PC can be set to maximum performance, try running the game on lower settings to consume fewer resources. This can include:

  1. A lower resolution(From 4k to 1080p or 1080p to 720p)
  2. A lower frame rate (try playing at 60Hz)

If there are too many programs running in the background, using too much internet/RAM/Disk can cause A Way Out black screen on Windows 11.

Closing unwanted programs will help you eliminate the crashing issue on your PC as your game would be able to get the required resources from Windows.

  1. Press Ctrl + Shift + ESC keys to open Task Manager
  2. Now check which program is using more Resources, usually indicated by a darker background
  3. Right-click on that program and select End task
    End Task on Windows 11

Now check if the not loading is solved or not.

Solution 5: Try Enabling/Disabling VPN while playing A Way Out

Still running into shutdown error on Windows 11/10/7?

If you’ve got a VPN on, try turning it off to see if it makes a difference. If it’s off, switch it on and check again. But heads up! Don’t jump between too many regions; you don’t want to get blocked.

Remember, the right VPN can be a game-changer.

Solution 6: Add Game Exceptions on Antivirus PC

Sometimes antivirus thinks game files are bad guys and stops them, causing the black screen on startup.

To fix this, tell your antivirus that A Way Out files are cool by adding them to the “exceptions” list. This way, you can play without the antivirus messing things up!

Follow the steps below to add an exception on Antivirus (This guide is for Avast, and would be similar for other antiviruses):

  1. Launch Avast on your PC.
  2. Select Menu at the top-right corner of Avast.
  3. Choose Settings from the menu.
    Settings on Avast antivirus
  4. From the left sidebar, choose General > Exceptions
    Add Exception Button on Avast Antivirus
  5. Click ADD EXCEPTION and then type the URL you want to add to it.
  6. Click ADD EXCEPTION to save the URL and check if you can access the URL
    Add exception on Avast Antivirus

If you are still facing Avast Blocking Websites, continue to the next solution.

Solution 7: Check if Windows or Any Driver is Outdated

Sometimes compatibility issues can be a reason for continuous A Way Out not loading on Windows 11.

Often, it’s all about the updates. First off, head to your Windows settings and see if there’s an update waiting. While you’re on this updating spree, dive into your device manager and update your Wi-Fi drivers and update graphics drivers making sure they are on the latest versions.

These updates can make a big difference, fixing a lot of errors.

Solution 8: Disable SHA Check

A Reddit user found the technical fix to resolve A Way Out crashing issue on PC by disabling SHA in open SSL.

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Here are the steps you need to follow to fix A Way Out crashing issues on PC.

  1. Open the search bar on your Windows PC and type ENV.
  2. Select ‘Edit the system environment variables’.
    Editing System Variables on Windows
  3. Select Environmental Variables > New > System Variables.
  4. Below the ‘System Variables’ fine the variable named ‘OPENSSL_ia32cap’.
  5. Set the variable value to ~0x20000000 and then run the game without any crashing issues.

Solution 9: Contact A Way Out Support

Tried everything and that game error’s still bugging you?

As a last resort, head to A Way Out’s official website and click ‘Support’ or ‘Contact’. Send them an email, jump into live chat, or post in their official forums.

Share what’s happening and any error messages. Remember to double-check you’re on the official site. Sometimes, reaching out is the best way to get back to gaming!

Stay smart and game on!

What to do if A Way Out keeps crashing?

Check for Windows updates and make sure that your GPU drivers are running the latest version.

Can you play A Way Out solo?

No, A Way Out does not have a single player mode.

Final Thoughts

To wrap it up, encountering crashes, shutdowns, black screens, or other issues while playing A Way Out on PC can be disheartening. However, there are several steps you can take to resolve these problems and get back to enjoying the game. By following these suggestions, players can overcome technical difficulties and fully immerse themselves in the captivating world of A Way Out. Don’t let these issues hinder your gaming experience any longer – try out these solutions and get ready to embark on an unforgettable cooperative adventure!

Sophia
Sophia

Hi! I'm Sophia from France. 🇫🇷 I got my first PlayStation as a gift and saved up big time for my fav, the PS2! 🎮 Now, I write super cool guides and articles about it on thecpuguide.com. Let's game on! 🌟

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