Fix: LEAP Crashing/ Freezing/Lagging/ Black Screen or Not Launching on PC

LEAP is a recently released, amazing fast-paced multiplayer first-person shooter video game developed by Blue Isle Studios. This adventure game allows its players to jump into battle as an elite LEAP mercenary and fight for the United Earth Defense Coalition (UEDC) or Rebel Exo-Terrans (whoever pays the maximum). Unfortunately, few players have complained that they are being able to run the game due to a crash or not launching issue.

There can be a number of reasons for the same issues, including improper game installation, outdated drivers and many more. If you are also experiencing a crash or lagging issue in LEAP, this article will help you. Here we have listed a few solutions to handle your issue effectively and help you join in with your teammate to sour into the battle. Then let’s have a look.

Some workarounds:

  • Disable unwanted apps/services are running in the background.
  • Check Internet connection
  • Install the latest Game Patch
  • Check System Requirement

If any of the above workarounds do not allow you to solve the issues mentioned above, you need to go to the section below to find some detailed solutions.

Fix 1: Run as Administrator

The first try to resolve the LEAP Crashing or not launching issue is running the game with administrative privileges. To do so,

  • Firstly, move on to the LEAP installation folder and right-click on the LEAP.exe file.
  • And from the sub-menu, choose the Properties option.
  • On the new screen, select the Compatibility tab, tick the checkbox beside the Run this program as an administrator and click on OK.
  • Finally, launch the game and see the issue resolved for you.

Fix 2: Update Driver

Sometimes outdated graphics drivers might be the primary reason for the LEAP Crashing or lagging issue. Here you should check and update your driver to the latest version. To do so,

  • Firstly, type “device” in your desktop search box and launch the Device Manager window from the top search result.
  • Inside the new screen, expand the section Display adapters and right-click on your currently using Graphics driver.Update driver
  • Then choose the Update driver option from the drop-down menu and complete the process.
  • Once done, relaunch the game and see if everything is fine or not.

Fix 3: Check Game Files Integrity

During the installation of the game, if any files get damaged or missing, then it might affect the game’s performance and lead to crashing or freezing issues. In this case, you should check the integrity of game files. To do so,

  • Firstly, open Steam, go to the Library and select and right-click on the LEAP from the list.
  • Then choose its Properties option from the sub-menu.Verify integrity of game files
  • On the new screen, click on the Local Files option and select the Verify integrity of game files.
  • Finally, launch the game and see the game running well on your system.

Fix 4: Disable Overlay

Overlays are an extremely convincing feature that allows for boosting the performance of the game. But sometimes, the enabled overlay might conflict with the game and lead to crashing or lagging issues. Here the most effective solution is disabling the overlays.

In GeForce Experience,

  • Open GeForce Experience, go to its Settings menu, and you should Turn off In-game overlay option.

In Discord,

  • Open Discord, and go to its Settings menu
  • Then you should choose the Overlay option and Turn off Enable in-game overlay.

Fix 5: Update Windows

If you are running an outdated version of the Windows operating system, it may affect the game’s performance as well. The best possible solution here is to update the Windows to the latest version. To do so, 

  • Firstly, open the Settings menu and click on the Windows Update option on the screen.
  • On the next screen, click on Check for updates tab and continue with the process. 
  • Finally, relaunch the game and see if everything is fine or not. 

Fix 6: Disable Overclocking

If you enable the Overclocking feature to make the LEAP run faster than it intended to go, it can sometimes cause crashing or black screen issues. In this case, you need to disable overclocking and run the game normally.

Fix 7: Lower Graphics Settings

At times the high visual effects in the game might not be compatible with the system and lead to crashing or low FPS problems. To avoid this situation in the future, you need to go to the game Graphics Settings menu and lower all the settings and switch to Windowed Mode.

Fix 8: Disable VSync

In most cases disabling the VSync allows you to run the LEAP without any crashing or freezing issues. To do so,

For NVIDIA users,

  • Firstly, open NVIDIA Control Panel, click on Manage 3D Settings and select the Virtual Sync option.
  • In the new screen, enable and disable the Sync option.

For IntelHD graphics users,

  • Firstly, open the IntelHD graphics control panel, and select 3D General Settings and Custom Settings.
  • Then select the Virtual Sync and toggle On or Off beside the VSync option.

Fix 9: Install Visual C++ Redistributable

If the LEAP is continuously crashing at the startup screen, then you need to install the latest Visual C++ Redistributable on the system. To do so,

  • Firstly, open your browser and go to the Visual C++ Redistributable official page.Visual C++ distributable
  • Then choose the X64 and X86 files from the screen, download and install them on your system.
  • Once done, launch the game and see if everything is fine.

Fix 10: Install DirectX

If you encounter a crashing or shuttering issue in LEAP, then you need to reinstall the DirectX on your system. To do so,

  • Firstly open your browser and go to the official DirectX page.
  • Then choose the Language, click on the Download button, and continue the process.
  • Once done, launch the game and see if it is running fine on your system.

Fix 11: Reinstall the Game

If none of the above solutions helps you, you will need to uninstall the game from your system. Once done, reinstall the game from the relevant source and check if it works without any problems.

These are all about the LEAP Crashing, Freezing, Lagging, Black Screen or Not Launching issue on PC. If you have any queries or concerns regarding this article, you can leave a comment in the comment box below.