Valheim Crashing, Connection & Sync Issue

Valheim crashes are rare, but they’re the kind of technical issue that can completely ruin someone’s experience with the game. The developers are working on a solution, but in the meantime, there are some workarounds you could try if you’re having this problem. There are some connection and sync issues as well, which are easily solved with just a few clicks. In this guide, we’re going to show you how to fix Valheim crashing, connection & sync issues.

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Valheim Crashing, Connection & Sync Issue

Valheim crashes – how to fix

The good news is that the developers are aware of the problem and are working on a solution. In the meantime, you can try to aleviate the issue by turning down the graphical settings in the game, and using the GPU control panel to force it to prioritize performance and set Vsync to fast.

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Other things you could try include disabling the Steam overlay, and forcing the game into exclusive fullscreen mode. You can do this by right clicking on it in the library, then selecting launch options and entering “-window-mode exclusive -screen-fullscreen” (without the quotation marks).

You can also try setting the game’s process’ priority to high, but you’ll have to do it manually every time you start the game. If you’re willing to fiddle even more, you can download the Nvidia Studio drivers – they’re more stable, but updated less often.

Finally, if you’re no stranger to editing ini files, you can open the game’s installation folder, find the valheim_data folder in there and look for the boot.config file. Make a backup copy, open it in notepad and add these two lines:

gfx-enable-gfx-jobs=1
gfx-enable-native-gfx-jobs=1

Connection issue icon

If you’re seeing the connection issue icon, and you’ve already tried restarting your router, closing any programs that are used to optimize your network might help. This kind of software usually does all kinds of stuff behing the curtains, some of which may interfere with the game.

Sync issues on multiplayer servers

Sync issues are also caused by other software interfering with the game. A common culprit is the Killer Network software, which is often bundled with network drivers on MSI laptops. If you’re using it, your best bet would be to uninstall it – just be careful not to delete the network drivers along with it. There’s a special uninstaller you can get from their website if you’re not sure what exactly to remove.

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