Frontier Development’s Jurassic World Evolution 2 was released back in 2021 and quickly turned out to be one of the better Jurassic World games out there. Like most of Frontier’s portfolio, Jurassic World Evolution 2 is also a construction and management simulation title, one where the player gets to manage a park filled with a myriad of prehistoric species. And now, players can manage their park on the go with the Steam Deck. However, it has come to light that the game has a crashing issue on the Deck.
The Steam Deck is not a perfect device and games crashing on it are nothing new. While JWE2 is Steam Deck Verified, it does suffer from some issues like this one at times. Some say it’s due to Proton compatibility, while it could also be an update-related issue. Nonetheless, it’s a major issue and as such, we need to find a fix for it. So, are there any fixes? Well, continue reading to find out!
Jurassic World Evolution 2 crashing on Steam Deck: How to fix it?
Due to there being no official fix for this issue, players will have to try the following workarounds. So try these and see if any one of them is of help to you.
Use without Proton Compatibility –
Players can try running the game without Proton Compatibility and see if that helps. For some, this was what helped them deal with this issue, so we recommend you start with this one. However, in case this doesn’t work, you can switch to another workaround.
Keeping both the SteamOS and the game updated to the latest version will help you a lot in avoiding a ton of bugs and issues. As such, we recommend that you check to see if there’s an update available. If there’s indeed one, then download and install the update. Once the installation is done, launch the game and check if it crashes again.
Switch to another Proton version –
While we recommend running the game without Proton Compatibility, you can use this method if that doesn’t work for you. Basically, you can try switching to Proton Experimental or other Proton versions and find out if any of them are able to help you circumvent this issue.
Switch to Desktop Mode –
For a lot of Steam Deck-related crashing issues, one common workaround has been to simply switch to Desktop Mode and play the game in this mode. So, if you haven’t tried this method, do so and check if that helps.
If none of the aforementioned workarounds are of help, then what we recommend you do is reinstall JWE2. Although we can’t give you a guarantee that this method will work, nonetheless, give it a try once.
Well, that’s the extent of our knowledge on this issue. If you are encountering the same problem with Wizard101, check out this guide. And as always, don’t forget to follow DigiStatement for more such guides. Also read: Euro Truck Simulator 2 Steam Deck controller not working: How to fix it