How To Make Star Wars Squadrons VR Stop Crashing

When Star Wars Squadrons launched, I couldn’t wait to put on my Oculus Rift S and jump into a Tie Fighter (Rebel scum). I realised very quickly that it wouldn’t be so easy. After loading up the first mission and flying around for about a minute, the game crashed to my desktop. Okay, let’s try again. Another crash. I’ll give it one more go, I thought. Another crash. Well that’s frustrating. After a morning of Googling, I finally found an answer. To save you the time and effort, here’s how to make Star Wars Squadrons VR stop crashing.

Change the Display Mode to Borderless or Windowed

The first and easiest method that might work for you is to make sure the display mode isn’t set to Fullscreen. Instead, you need to change it to either Borderless or Windowed. I’d recommend trying it both ways, as the setting that works seems to be different for everyone. Here’s an exact breakdown of how to do that:

  1. Load up the game to the main menu.
  2. Press the options button (it should tell you which button to press in the bottom right of the screen).
  3. Go to video settings.
  4. Go to Screen settings – this is the first option in video settings.
  5. It should say Fullscreen mode at the top. Change this setting to either Borderless or Windowed.
  6. Restart the game and try to play a mission again.

This could fix the issue with Star Wars Squadrons crashing. If not, don’t worry just yet. There’s another setting you can change which might fix the issue!

Lower Volumetric VR Quality

The second method involves changing the quality of the games graphics, but don’t worry about that. This is what I had to do to fix my issues and Star Wars: Squadrons still looks beautiful. Even if you have the minimum or recommended specs to run Squadrons this is still worth trying, as the crashes seem to be effecting many different people regardless of their specifications. To fix the crashes, you will need to lower the Volumetric VR Quality to Low. Here’s how you can do that:

  1. Load up the game to the main menu.
  2. Press the options button (it should tell you which button to press in the bottom right of the screen).
  3. Go to video settings.
  4. Scroll all the way down to the bottom to find the different VR graphics setting.
  5. Locate the Volumetric VR Quality setting.
  6. Change Volumetric VR Quality to Low.
  7. Restart the game and try to play a mission again.

These two things should fix the VR crashes in Star Wars Squadrons, so hopefully you can enjoy the game now!

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