For Massive Entertainment, The Division 2 has been one of the most successful titles in their entire portfolio. Released back in 2019, the game is a sequel to 2016’s The Division and is available for Windows, PS4, and Xbox One. However, it is also playable on the Steam Deck. While the game runs fine, many players have complained about the game crashing frequently on the Deck. So, if you too are encountering the same, continue reading.
While the game is playable on the Steam Deck, it is yet to receive the Verified badge. It’s also why issues like this one are so common in the game. Now, game crashes on the Deck are a very common thing, so don’t get too worried about this. However, to fix the issue, you will have to try a bunch of workarounds.
Division 2 Crashing on Steam Deck: How to fix it?
Players can make use of the following workarounds to fix this issue. Try not to skip one unless you have already tried one before.
Well, the very first thing that we recommend you do is restart the game. Now, if doing so doesn’t work, you can even try restarting the Steam Deck. In case the issue persists, we suggest you switch to another workaround.
Disable UbisoftConnect Overlay –
It seems like disabling overlay helps in dealing with this issue. Now, if you don’t know how to do that, you can just follow the instructions mentioned below:
- Start Division 2 in Desktop Mode and close it.
- Next, click on Ubisoft Connect and open Settings.
- From the General section, uncheck the Enable in-game overlay for supported games option.
- Switch back to Gaming Mode and then run Division 2.
Run the game at a certain Refresh Rate–
One player shared that running the game at a certain refresh rate helped get rid of this issue. Basically, if you are playing Division 2 on your Deck in Desktop Mode, make sure it’s running at 60 Hz (30 FPS). Do the same if you are in Gaming Mode. You can also try 40 Hz (40 FPS).
Try Proton Experiemental –
Another player shared that running the game using Proton Experimental on their Steam Deck fixed the issue for them. So, make sure to give this method a try too.
A common workaround for issues like this is to simply update both the Deck and the game. The latest Steam Deck update is a great one, so if you haven’t installed that update, do so. Whereas keeping the game updated is usually the best way to avoid bugs and errors.
Use CryoUtilies –
For the uninitiated, CryoUtilities is an app that can be used to boost your Steam Deck’s performance. As such, we recommend that you use this guide to install and set up CryoUtilities, and then use its recommended settings.
Set MTU to 1400 –
For some players, setting the MTU to 1400 worked wonders. You can follow the given instructions to do just that if you don’t have the know-how:
- First, disable the UbisoftConnect Overlay by following the workaround from before.
- After that, while you are in Desktop mode, open Steam Deck Settings and choose Connection.
- Now, select your connection from the list, and you will see MTU in the right window.
- Select 1400 and apply the changes.
- After this, restart your Deck and then launch the game in Gaming Mode.
And that’s all you need to know to fix this issue. Additionally, if you’ve got the same problem with Wizard101, check out this guide. For more guides like this, keep following DigiStatement. Also read: Pioneers of Pagonia PvP Mode & Steam Deck Support: Are they available?