Skull and Bones is an action-packed multiplayer game developed by Ubisoft, where players take on the role of pirates sailing the high seas. Engage in epic naval battles, plunder enemy ships, and build your own pirate empire in this immersive open-world adventure.
The Skull and Bones open beta is scheduled to run from February 7th at 18:00 to February 11th. During this time, players will have the opportunity to dive into the game and experience its thrilling gameplay firsthand.
If you’re experiencing problems with Skull and Bones Open Beta, such as crashing, not launching, or freezing, don’t worry. These issues can be frustrating, but there are steps you can take to try and resolve them. Here’s a guide to troubleshooting these common problems:
Update Graphics Card Drivers
One of the most common causes of crashing and freezing in games is outdated graphics card drivers. Make sure your graphics card drivers are up to date by visiting the website of your GPU manufacturer (NVIDIA, AMD, etc.) and downloading the latest drivers for your specific model.
Updating drivers manually can be complicated and time-consuming. For a simpler method, we recommend using IObit’s Driver Booster to automatically download and fetch the latest and needed driver updates for your PC. Follow these steps to use the software:
- Download Driver Booster.
- Install and run the software.
- Click the Scan button and let Driver Booster scan any outdated drivers on your PC.
- If the software found any outdated driver, click the Update Now button located on the upper left of the window.
- Wait until the Driver Booster finishes the driver download and installation process.
Note that your PC may restart several times depending on the drivers that are being updated.
Check System Requirements
Ensure that your PC meets the minimum system requirements for Skull and Bones Open Beta. If your hardware falls short of the required specifications, you may encounter performance issues such as crashing and freezing. Pay attention to factors such as CPU, GPU, RAM, and available storage space.
Close Background Applications
Running too many background applications simultaneously can strain your system resources and lead to performance issues. Close any unnecessary programs and background processes before launching Skull and Bones Open Beta. This includes web browsers, streaming services, and other applications.
Verify Game Files
Corrupted game files can also cause crashing and freezing issues. Verify the integrity of Skull and Bones Open Beta game files through the game launcher or platform (such as Steam or Ubisoft Connect). This will check for any damaged or missing files and repair them if necessary.
Disable Overlays and Third-Party Software
Certain overlays and third-party software can interfere with the game and cause it to crash or freeze. Disable overlays such as Steam overlay, Discord overlay, or any other third-party software running in the background. You can usually disable overlays through the settings menu of each respective program.
Update Operating System and Game Client
Ensure that your operating system (Windows, macOS, etc.) and the game client (Steam, Ubisoft Connect, etc.) are both up to date. Developers often release patches and updates to address performance issues and bugs, so keeping your software updated can help prevent crashing and freezing problems.
By following these troubleshooting steps, you should be able to address crashing, not launching, and freezing issues in Skull and Bones Open Beta. If the problems persist, you may need to reach out to the game’s support team for further assistance.