Remnant 2, the sequel to 2019’s Remnant: From the Ashes, saw its official PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, and Windows release on July 25, 2023. Developed by Gunfire Games, it’s an excellent sequel and can even be said to be a better game than the first one. However, there are some issues in the game that need immediate fixing. Like the EXCEPTION_ACCESS_VIOLATION error that’s been bugging players ever since the game’s release.
Compared to most AAA and AA title releases this year, Remnant 2 has been a great game from the technical side of things. Unlike Star Wars Jedi: Survivor or Redfall, Remnant 2 has fewer optimization issues and is overall not a bugfest like some other games. But it’s not free from errors, and this EXCEPTION_ACCESS_VIOLATION shows that. And so, here’s a guide that will help you deal with this particular issue.
Remnant 2 EXCEPTION_ACCESS_VIOLATION Error: Is there any fix yet
As of writing this guide, players are yet to get an official fix for this particular error. However, the devs did announce that they are currently focusing on fixing many in-game issues and errors, so you can expect a patch fix soon. Until then, you can follow the workarounds mentioned here.
Restart Remnant 2 –
We always suggest our readers perform a restart of the game as the first basic way to deal with most issues. It is quick, it is simple, and it literally has no downsides. And who knows? A restart might just fix this issue. However, if you are still facing this issue, you can check out other workarounds.
Turn off DLSS and lower quality from Ultra to High –
Some players were able to fix this issue by simply turning off DLSS via the in-game settings and then lowering the Graphics quality from Ultra to High. We recommend that you try this too and see if the issue still persists.
Update your GPU drivers –
In case you haven’t updated your GPU drivers in a while, do so asap. Don’t run new games on an out-of-date GPU. For your GPU to function optimally, you should always keep its drivers updated. You can do so by going to the official website of the GPU manufacturer and getting the latest available drivers from there.
Verify your files –
Players can also use one of Steam/Epic Games Launcher’s features to verify the game files. This way, it can find out if you happen to have missing files or not and then fix them accordingly. For this, all you need to do is:
Open Steam and then navigate to the Library tab.
From the Game Library, search for Remnant 2 and then right-click on it to select Properties.
Next, choose Local Files > Verify the integrity of game files. And that’s really all you need to do. Let Steam handle the rest of it.
For Epic Games Launcher:
Open the launcher, go to Library, and right-click on Remnant 2.
Now, select the Manage option.
After this, click on Verify.
Run the game on admin privileges –
Another workaround that players tend to ignore is running the game with admin privileges. The majority of games these days require admin access in order to run properly, and you might just not have given the admin rights to Remnant 2. You can fix that by simply right-clicking on the .exe of Remnant 2 and then selecting Properties. From there, select the Compatibility tab, and below you will see an option – Run this program as an administrator. Checkmark the checkbox beside the option, click on Apply, and OK.
Use the sfc/scannow command
Running a SFC scan can also fix this prevailing issue in Remnant 2. So, follow the steps to try this workaround:
Head to your Windows search bar, type “cmd”, and right-click on the Command Prompt result that appears. Now, click on Run as administrator.
In the command prompt window, type “sfc/scannow” and press enter. This will initiate the scan. So, wait until it is completed, and then check whether the issue persists.
If none of the aforementioned methods work, then reinstalling the game is your only option left. If you want to go down that path, we suggest you back up your progress and also ensure that you have an uninterrupted internet connection.
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