Guild Wars 2 Crashes on Windows 8.1, 10 for Some Players

Radu Tyrsina By: Radu Tyrsina
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Guild Wars 2 is a very popular MMORPG game with hundreds of thousands users across the world; now, according to some complaints, Guild Wars 2 crashes and hangs in Windows 8.1
guild wars windows 8Only a few days ago did we report that Dragon’s Prophet players have been reporting that their game crashes under Windows 8.1, and now it’s the time for another popular multiplayer online game – Guild Wars 2. Earlier this morning, I found somebody complaining on Reddit about this, saying the following:

When i launch the Guild Wars 2 game my computer used to crash. I then proceeded to update my video card drivers like they proposed on the forums (I’m on Windows 8.1) but now i get these constant error messages when i want to run the game. What further steps can i take so i can play Guild Wars 2 once more?

The Guild Wars 2 player then shares a link to the exact error he is getting: Exception: c0000005; Memory at address 7425e8a9 could not be read;
App: Gw2.exe. A potential fix is suggested by another Guild Wars player and solution apparently involves turning off the Overwolf overlay. Apparentyl, the Windows 8.1 crashes are caused by the OWClient.dll file.

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If this hasn’t solved your Guild Wars 2 game crashing in Windows 8.1, describe your issue thoroughly in the comments box and we will be swift to research more on this to find a proper fix for your issue.

Fix Guild Wars 2 Windows 10 issues

Upgrading to Windows 10 will boost you to another gaming level, but there are always compatibility issues. Guild Wars 2 has some problems in Windows 10, such as crashes, graphical glitches, driver issues, full-screen game mode problems and game settings lags. In case you encounter one of this problems, check this fix guide and get rid of them.

If you have problems with your connection while playing Guild Wars 2 or you simply want to access other servers that you cannot because of your geo-location, you might want to consult our list of best VPN services for Guild Wars 2.

Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in November 2013 and has been since revamped and updated for freshness, accuracy, and comprehensiveness.


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