Sniper: Ghost Warrior 2 PC Crashes, Errors, Freezes and Fixes


Sniper Ghost Warrior 2 just got released to masses on all the major Platforms (PC, Xbox 360 and PS3) and FPS fans around the globe are itching to get their hands on it. Unlike the console users, PC gamers can run into small issues spoiling the fun for them. If that’s the case, you can refer to our troubleshooting guide to find the possible fixes of the known issues.

#1 Sniper: Ghost Warrior 2 Multiplayer Issues
If you have been unable to connect to the multiplayer games, you need to make sure that your firewall/antivirus isn’t blocking the game. The multiplayer does seem to be broke a bit so try restarting to see if there is an update available for you. Furthermore, try disabling any other network adapters (like VPN, etc.) which are not being used.

#2 Sniper: Ghost Warrior 2 – Settings Won’t Change
The issue is there for some users, and the support team is aware of it. The next patch on the horizon should include a fix for it.

#3 Sinper: Ghost Warrior 2 Black Screen Fix
You can try out the following fixes to resolve the issue:

  • Go to the main folder with the game (for Steam version it’s located in “[main Steam folder]\steamapps\common\sniper ghost warrior\”) right-click on “Sniper_x86.exe” -> Properties -> compatibility bookmark -> disable desktop compositions and enable option “always run as administrator”.
  • You can also try deleting “settings” folder from “My Documents\Sniper Ghost Warrior\”.
  • Verifying the integrity of game files can also prove helpful.
  • You can also change the in-game resolution manually. To do this, go to “My Documents\Sniper Ghost Warrior\out\settings\” -> open Notepad -> drop Video.scr file on Notepad window -> in line Resolution set it to the same as in your windows settings.

#4 Sniper: Ghost Warrior 2 – Black Screen with Music in the Background
The game does not support the integrated graphic cards so you should use your dedicated memory. For nvidia cards, this option should be located in nvidia control panel while for AMD cards, you can find it in Catalyst Control Centre.

#5 Sniper: Ghost Warrior 2 Crashes on Start Up
If re-installing the game doesn’t fix the issue, you can try out the following:
Go to the main folder with the game (Steam version it’s located in “[main Steam folder]\steamapps\common\sniper ghost warrior\”) right-click on “Sniper_x86.exe” -> Properties -> compatibility bookmark -> disable desktop compositions.

#6 Sniper: Ghost Warrior 2 – Invalid CD Key Error
You need to run Steam client as administrator. If it doesn’t work, try the same with Sniper_86.exe file which can be found in “[main steam folder]\steamapps\common\sniper ghost warrior\”

If you have a physical copy of the game, then Right-click the “.exe” file and choose option open with -> choose Notepad -> in line “SerialNumber”=”*****-*****-*****-*****-*****” enter your serial key for the game (with capital letters) -> save changes -> run file. This should work.

#7 Sniper: Ghost Warrior 2 – Failed to Start the Game (Missing Executable)
To fix this problem, you need to exit Steam and restart it. It should replace the missing/corrupt file.

#8 Sniper: Ghost Warrior 2 – Invalid CD Key
If you have purchased the game via any third party retailer like Gamestop, then you should try restarting the download app/client.

If you come across any other issues, let us know by commenting below!

By Ali Asif

Being the managing editor, Ali manages a lot of the editorial duties as well as publishing stories for you. A long-time gamer, his favorite game series is the Gears of War but when he's not gaming he likes to kick back with a few popular animes like Naruto.


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    • jarie60

      After killing all enemy’s in the follow maddox the game freez and i cn’t go further

    • Harsha Srivatsa

      So i’ve this weird problem after the 1st mission(after the boat passes) my mini map diappears can any one help me

    • http://www.facebook.com/Vivekreddy00 Vivek Reddy

      starting mission that damn boat is not comming at all can u help me to fix dat error

    • http://www.facebook.com/Vivekreddy00 Vivek Reddy

      starting mission that damn boat is not comming at all can u help me to fix dat error

      • Shabeer Shaarim AJ

        did use Kaos rip

    • rattlesnake_906

      Your system specs and OS details?

    • angie

      When i invite a friend to play on multiplayer on a created game….ther controller wont work and connection bars r red and vise versa when she createsa game…so we can never play together…i tried everything..how do i fix fhis

      • rattlesnake_906

        Are you able to play normally online? The red bar appears fine in other multiplayer matchups?

    • Ernst

      Hvorfor skal det være så besværligt, kan man ikke komme til at tale med en person, hvis man nu ikke lige har forstand på alt det i skriver om??

    • http://www.facebook.com/deadlydiddly.bond DeadlyDiddly Bond

      The 360 version locks up too, often when loading a new part of a mission.

    • jure

      when i get shoot and when i click ”restart” it kick’s me out of game

    • http://www.facebook.com/akash.banerjee.777 Akash Torres Banerjee

      hey plzz help in the 1st mission a boat comes and is supposed to pass by but gets stuck and the mission wont progress any further..plzz help!!

      • DSterling9

        Did you ever get an answer? Same problem here.

      • Sniper

        I have the same problem