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How to Fix Sonic Frontiers Not Launching, Crashing, or Freezing

To fix Sonic Frontiers not launching, crashing, or freezing, you can try updating your graphics card, running the game as an administrator, or allowing it in your antivirus.

You can also try disabling overlays/conflicting programs, repairing/verifying the game files, or updating Windows.

Sonic is lost on an ancient island filled with strange creatures.

Fight multiple enemies and explore a world of action, adventure, and mystery.

There are five gigantic islands with forests, waterfalls, and desert landscapes.

Complete side quests, solve puzzles and scale enormous structures.

There are portals all around the island and you can go into Cyber Space levels.

Defeat colossal enemies by combining moves like dodges, parries, counters, and combos.

Discover the secrets of the remains of an ancient civilization taken over by robotic hordes.

In this guide, you’ll learn how to fix Sonic Frontiers not launching, crashing, freezing, or having a white/black screen.

Fix 1: Update your graphics card

Fix 2: Run Sonic Frontiers as an administrator

  1. Navigate to your Steam library.
  2. Right-click Sonic Frontiers > Properties > Local Files > Browse.
  3. Right-click Sonic Frontiers > Properties > Compatibility > Run this program as an administrator > Enable > OK > Launch the game.

Fix 3: Allow Sonic Frontiers in your antivirus

  • Open the Windows settings > Privacy & Security > Windows Security > Virus & threat protection > Manage ransomware protection > Allow an app through Controlled folder access > Add an allowed app > Browse all apps > select Sonic Frontiers app > Open.
  • Open the Control Panel > System and Security > Windows Defender Firewall > Allow an app or feature through Windows Defender Firewall > Change settings > Allow another app… > Browse… > select Sonic Frontiers app > Add.
  • Turn off Real-time protection: Open the Windows settings > Privacy & Security > Windows Security > Virus & threat protection > Manage settings > Real-time protection > Off.

Fix 4: Disable overlays/conflicting programs

  • Navigate to your Steam library > right-click Sonic Frontiers > Properties > Enable the Steam Overlay while in-game > Disable.
  • Open Steam > Steam > Settings > Downloads > Clear Download Cache.
  • Unplug the Logitech or Thrustmaster racing wheel.
  • End the task for Razer Synapse or MSI Dragon Center.
  • Close all of your tabs to free up RAM and relaunch the game.

Fix 5: Repair/verify the game files

  1. Navigate to your Steam library.
  2. Right-click Sonic Frontiers > Properties > Local Files.
  3. Click on “Verify integrity of game files”.
  4. Launch Sonic Frontiers.

Fix 6: Update Windows to the latest version

  1. Search for “Check for updates” using Windows Search.
  2. Update Windows to the latest version.
  3. Launch Sonic Frontiers.

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