Orcs Must Die 2 Errors and Fixes Guide

If you are enjoying Orcs Must Die 2 but struggling with the number of issues with the game, this Orcs Must Die 2 Errors and Fixes guide is perfect for you.

Orcs Must Die 2 Errors and Fixes

Orcs Must Die 2 does not allow the public matchmaking so you will have to get a partner before you can jump into the co-op action.

Anyway, since it’s a PC game, you can expect some unwanted problems. So, if you have been looking for a fix against a particular issue related to Orcs Must Die 2, you can refer to the following troubleshooting guide.

#1 Crashes/Freezes/Black Screen
The issue may well be related to the GPU. If you are using a Nvidia card, you try out the following steps:

  • Rightclick on the desktop, select NVIDIA Control Panel
  • Select Configure Multi-GPU, Surround, PhysX
  • Select Disable multi-GPU mode
  • Under PhysX settings, select B or what it says as #2 to secure the game doesn’t take over and forces SLi or multi anyways.
  • Now, select “Dedicate to PhysX” to resolve the issue.

If it does not help, you should try disabling V-sync and Anti-aliasing in the options.

#2 Can’t Launch Orcs Must Die 2
If you are unable to launch the game then you can do the followings to make it work:

  • Try running the game as administrator.
  • Make sure that you have installed all the C++ redistributable package before you run the game. One easy of doing it is that you install the Orcs Must Die 1 (that is if you have it) which will install all the required content to run the game. Or you can try installing the package manually.

#3 Bilebat Bug
The bug has been noticed by the developer, and they are working for a fix. Hopefully, it will be fixed in the next update.

#4 Settings not being saved
If you are facing this issue, then you should try changing the setting after you have created the character, and you are playing the game. In the main-menu, you may not be able to save the changes you made, and they may get reset. It’s a bug apparently and hopefully, will be fixed soon.

#5 Crashes on the Start-up
If you gave managed to run the game, and it crashes just after a few screens, then you can give following suggestions a shot:

  • Try verifying the integrity of the game cache
  • Try running the game as “administrator”
  • Restart steam and try again.

#6 No Gamepad Support?
The game pad is supported but there is no option to customize keys in the menu. So, you will have to play with the default controls I guess.

#7 Connection Problems
If you have been facing issues in the demo to connect with other players, then its worth mentioning here that the issue has been resolved in the full version of the game. Make sure that your firewall/antivirus isn’t blocking the game. If it still doesn’t work you can try UDP port forwarding for 50,000-65535 range.

#8 Orcs Must Die 2 Voice System

The voice system in Orcs Must Die 2 is very sub-par, far behind Steam’s. If you want to use Steam’s VC system instead, you’ll have to disable the voice system of the game through the settings. Do this by the following method:

  • Head to ‘<path-to-game>\data\startup’ and make a file. Name this file ‘user.cfg’.
  • Type ‘–voice’
  • Save changes.

#9 Orcs Must Die 2 Disabling FPS Lock

If you want to play this game on the highest possible FPS, you have to disable the FPS lock; which limits the framerate to 84 FPS. Do this by the following method:

  • Head to ‘<path-to-game>\data\startup’ and make a file. Name this file ‘user.cfg’.
  • Type ‘ForceFPS=value’. Here, put the FPS you want in place of “value”.

Other Configurations

The following are all the extra configurations you can do using the ‘user.cfg’ file.

The first thing you need to do is head to ‘<path-to-game>\data\startup’ and make a file. Name this file ‘user.cfg’. To experiment with any of these configurations, edit this file and add options from your desired config.

-soundTurns off sound. Remember to put the minus sign.

NoAlienFXThis will disable the AlienFX lightning effects on Alienware PCs. This can possibly help you with launch options.

EnableBloodMapToggleThis option lets you use the ‘L’ key to toggle the Blood Map any time. You can change the key as well.

HideCrosshairThis config disables the 2d reticule.

SwapOnBindIf you set a key for an option but the key is already in use, instead of unbinding the key, this option will swap with the key that was mapped before.

DoNotPostToLeaderboards Does not post your scores to the leaderboards.

After editing the file with your desired configs, save it and relaunce Orcs Must Die 2

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