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Fix: Hot Wheels Unleashed Crashing Issue on PC or Gaming Console?

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Milestone has developed Hot Wheels Unleashed video game that has been launched recently for PC and gaming console platforms. Although the game is new in the market, it has received positive reviews on Steam. But it seems that plenty of players are experiencing the Hot Wheels Unleashed Crashing Issue on their PC or Gaming Console. Now, if you’re also one of the victims then make sure to follow this guide completely.

It’s not a new thing for PC games or even for console games to have multiple bugs or errors or crashing issues whatsoever. Meanwhile, most of the games do have their own fair amount of issues like graphics problems, black screen issues, lags, stutters, frame drops, matchmaking issues, multiplayer mode connectivity issues, and more. So, we won’t gonna blame Hot Wheels Unleashed title to have crashing issues. But is there any fix?

Fix: Hot Wheels Unleashed Crashing Issue on PC or Gaming Console?

In most scenarios, issues with the game files, outdated game patch version, an outdated graphics driver, incompatible system requirements, etc can cause several problems with the PC games. While a temporary system glitch or cache issue, console firmware issue, or corrupted game installation can also cause multiple issues with consoles.

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Well, there are a couple of possible workarounds mentioned below that should work for you. So, without wasting any more time, let’s jump into the guide below.

1. Check System Requirements

You’ll need to check whether your PC configuration is meeting the system requirements or not. If in case, your PC configuration isn’t compatible with the system requirements then you’ll need to upgrade the hardware. Otherwise, you will encounter such issues quite often.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: Windows 8.1 64-Bit or later
  • Processor: Intel Core i5-2500K / AMD FX-6350
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: GeForce GTX 960 / GeForce GTX 1050
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 22 GB available space
  • Sound Card: DirectX compatible

Recommended Requirements:

  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: Windows 8.1 64-Bit or later
  • Processor: Intel Core i7-5820K / AMD Ryzen 5 2600
  • Memory: 16 GB RAM
  • Graphics: GeForce GTX 1060 / Radeon RX 580
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 22 GB available space
  • Sound Card: DirectX compatible

2. Run the game as an Administrator

Without having admin access on your PC or launching applications, you’ll end up getting errors or crashing. So, it’s better to run the application or game as an administrator to get user account control access.

  • Right-click on the Hot Wheels Unleashed exe shortcut file on your PC.
  • Now, select Properties > Click on the Compatibility tab.
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  • Make sure to click on the Run this program as an administrator checkbox to checkmark it.
  • Click on Apply and select OK to save changes.

3. Verify Integrity of Game Files on Steam

Verifying the game files on your computer via the Steam client will be another fix. Sometimes a corrupted or missing game file can cause crashing issues while launching. You can fix this automatically by following the steps below:

  • Launch Steam > Click on Library.
  • Right-click on Hot Wheels Unleashed from the list of installed games.
  • Now, click on Properties > Go to Local Files.
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  • Click on Verify Integrity of Game Files.
  • You’ll have to wait for the process until it gets completed.
  • Once done, just restart your computer.

4. Update GPU Drivers

Maybe your graphics drivers have been outdated for a while on the PC and you haven’t installed the latest update yet. In such a case, the latest game or app can cause several compatibility issues whatsoever. You can easily update graphics drivers on your computer by following the steps below:

  • Press Windows + X keys to open the Quick Link Menu.
  • Now, click on Device Manager from the list > Double-click on Display adapters.
  • Right-click on the dedicated graphics card that’s active.
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  • Next, select Update driver > Choose to Search automatically for drivers.
  • If there is an update available, the system will automatically download & install it.
  • Once done, restart the computer to apply changes.

5. Close Background Processes

Closing unnecessarily running background tasks can eventually fix issues with the application crashing, etc. Otherwise, third-party programs can literally consume a lot of resources in the background and affect system performances. To do this:

  • Press the Ctrl + Shift + Esc keys to open Task Manager.
  • Click on the Processes tab > Select the task that you want to close.
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  • Once selected, click on End Task. Make sure to do the steps for each task individually.
  • Once done, just restart your computer to change effects immediately.

6. Hard Reset Console [PS and Xbox]

Well, performing a hard reset of your gaming console can also resolve multiple gaming-related issues such as lags, crashes, FPS drops, slow loading, or slow game downloading issues, etc. To do so:

For Xbox:

  • You’ll require to go to the Guide option by pressing the Xbox button on your controller.
  • Then go to Profile & System > Select Settings.
  • Choose System > Select Console Info.
  • Select Reset > If prompted, confirm the task to proceed.
  • Wait for the console to reset completely.
  • Once done, make sure to sign in to your Xbox account.
  • Finally, install the Hot Wheels Unleashed game properly, and then check for the crashing issue.

For PlayStation:

  • First of all, you’ll have to completely switch off your PlayStation 4/5 console.
  • Once the console is turned off, press and hold the Power button on the console until you hear two beep sounds within a couple of seconds.
  • Here you’ll see two reset options to choose from.
  • Select the necessary option to reset your PlayStation console.
  • Wait for the process to complete and then make sure to sign in to the PS account.
  • Finally, install the Hot Wheels Unleashed game, and try running it.

7. Reinstall Hot Wheels Unleashed [PS and Xbox]

If none of the methods working for you, then just uninstall and reinstall the Hot Wheels Unleashed game on your console to check if that helps you or not. To do so:

For Xbox:

  • Press the Xbox button on the controller to enter the console’s main menu (Guide).
  • Select Games from the Games & Apps menu.
  • Now, navigate to the Hot Wheels Unleashed game that you want to delete.
  • Select the game > Press the menu button (three dots icon).
  • Choose Uninstall > Select Uninstall All to confirm the uninstallation process.

Then reinstall the Hot Wheels Unleashed game again by following the steps below:

  • Insert the disc of the Hot Wheels Unleashed game or simply download it from the Microsoft Store.
  • Go to Games & Apps > Select Games.
  • Locate the game from the list and select Ready to Install.

For PlayStation:

  • Navigate to the Hot Wheels Unleashed game icon that you want to delete in the library.
  • Once the game icon is highlighted, press the Options button on your controller to bring up the options menu.
  • Scroll down to Delete and confirm the selection by pressing the OK button.
  • Once the game is uninstalled, restart your console to refresh the system.

Next, reinstall the Hot Wheels Unleashed game again by following the steps below:

  • Select Library and scroll down until you find the Purchased section on the home screen.
    • If you would like to search for specific PlayStation Plus games, you can click on the yellow plus sign under the Purchased icon.
  • You’ll get a small download icon next to the games which aren’t downloaded.
  • Select the download icon on the Hot Wheels Unleashed game and it will start reinstalling on your console.
  • Wait for the process to complete and then run the game again.

This is how you can easily fix the crashing issue on your PC or console while launching Hot Wheels Unleashed.

That’s it, guys. We assume this guide was helpful to you. For further queries, you can comment below.

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