Vikings Wolves of Midgard bugs: FPS drops, high GPU temperature, and more

By: Madeleine Dean
3 minute read

As its name suggests, Vikings: Wolves of Midgard takes you to the Shores of Midgard, a world where the mythology and history of the Vikings is very much alive.

The title depicts a world on the road to perdition, where the Jotan return to take their vengeance against the Gods of Asgard. However, a group pf unbowed warriors, the Wolves of Midgard, are determined to seize their destiny and save the world. As a player, you’ll take on the role of the clan chief, and guide your warriors to victory.

Unfortunately, the gameplay may sometimes be interrupted by various technical issues, as gamers report.

Vikings: Wolves of Midgard bugs

  • Controller switches to mouse and keyboard

Players report that they can’t play the game using a different controller than the Steam Controller. The game switches to mouse and keyboard as soon as players press any button on the controller.

Whenever I push a button on the not-Steam-Controller it switches to mouse controls and back immediately. Same happens when I’m using Steam Controller over Steam Link. I click the A button, nothing happens and all the prompts change to keyboard. Moving works fine. Steam Controller on PC works fine. Different controller doesn’t work.

  • Low FPS issues

Vikings: Wolves of Midgard sometimes deliver low FPS rates, which affects the gameplay’s fluidity. Players also report that the game itself doesn’t show up on the GeForce Experience screen. This means that it doesn’t use the NVIDIA card and an update is required to improve the FPS rate.

Same, framerate is far from good. Hope nvidia brings out a driver that fixes it or the developers brin out a fix

  • The GPU becomes too hot, causing the game to crash

Some players report getting high GPU temperature when running Vikings: Wolves of Midgard. After approximately 30 minutes, the game usually crashes as the hardware can no longer handle the sustained heat.

Even at the lowest settings I’m getting over 190 F/88 C. […] I’ve got 4 fans total blowing in and out and MSI Afterburner pushing the in and outtake fans at max velocity. The last crash that happened today (the last of the 4) actually forced me to do a hard shut down because it froze and ctrl+alt+delete and win+tab did nothing, and I hate doing that.

  • Game crashes on launch

Some players can’t even launch Vikings: Wolves of Midgard, as the game window crashes as soon as they hit the start button.

has anyone else expierencing problems with the startup of the game?
I get the first window where I can press “start” after that it just crashes. restarted, reinstalled alrdy.

Other known issues, although rare, include:

  • Pathfinding with M/K can cause problems at some corners or obstacles.
  • Some Spanish localization issues: wrong translations and sometimes the UI appears in German instead of Spanish.
  • Players can’t move or get stuck in motion. Opening and closing the inventory should fix this bug.

If you’ve come across any workarounds to fix the issues listed above, list the troubleshooting steps in the comment section below.


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