Valheim: How to fix Unity engine crashing?

Published: 14:54, 23 March 2021
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Valheim - Unity engine crash

Valheim might be one of the hottest games on the market at the moment but sometimes it can be unplayable due to Unity engine crashing bug. Luckily, it seems that the fix for this one is pretty easy.

Valheim took Steam by the storm, selling more than 6 million copies since its launch in Early Access. We have to say, it's one of those games that nailed the gameplay perfectly, which is not an easy task, especially for survival games.

Iron Gate's title is currently in the Steam Early Access phase, which means it's nowhere near its final release. You'll encounter plenty of bugs, crashing and other issues and one of these is Unity engine crash, which can make the game unplayable at times. 

If you are experiencing this issue, fear not, the fix is pretty easy but as always, it might not work on every single PC. Here's how to fix Unity engine crashing in Valheim:

  1. Right-click on Valheim in your Steam library
  2. Click Properties
  3. Uncheck "Enable the Steam overlay while in-game"
  4. Uncheck "Use Desktop Game Theatre while Steam VR is active"

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As we already mentioned, this fix may not work on every PC but as soon as we unchecked both of these options, the crashing actually stopped so it's definitely something you should at least try until the devs release a patch with a fix for this particular issue.


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