Are you wondering why New World won’t launch and why it crashes on startup? Are you experiencing this issue on your PC via Steam? In this article, we will show you some basic and simple fixes for PC users who are facing this issue.

New World is a new entrant on the gaming map by Amazon Game Studios. You can play as a solo player or team up with other players to gain control of the Aeternum island. With over 700,000 active players, this game has the potential to be the next big thing in the gaming world.

However, the game has some issues and the game developers tried hard to find a working fix on their closed beta version. New World not launching at startup is one of these issues. Now that the New World game is officially fully released on September 28, 2021, we are stating here some DIY fixes that you can try to fix the issues on your end.

Can I play New World in Windows 7?

Can I play New World in Windows 7?

The information on the Steam page states that the New World game is compatible with a PC running Windows 10 64-bit operating system. Therefore, New World won’t launch on a PC that is using Windows 7 either with a 32-bit or 64-bit operating system.

What are the system requirements for New World?

What are the system requirements for New World?

If you can’t launch New World on your PC, make sure that your PC meets the following system requirement.

  • Intel Core i5-2400k CPU or AMD CPU with 4 physical cores at 3Ghz
  • AMD Radeon R9 280 or NVIDIA GTX 670 2GB graphic card
  • Minimum 8MB of PC RAM
  • Windows 10 64-bit operating system with DirectX 12
  • At least 50GB available storage

How to fix New World launch issues at startup?

How to fix New World launch issues at startup?

If your PC is compatible with the recommended minimum system requirement and New World won’t launch, try the following troubleshooting steps.

Reinstall GPU drivers

New World users who are using the recommended GPU hardware often face game crashing issues at startup. To fix this, make sure that you are using the latest GPU drivers for your graphic card.

For Nvidia GPU users, you can use the Nvidia Geforce experience to stay updated on the latest drivers. For New World, Nvidia has also launched a new ready driver as well to improve the game performance. If you are using the AMD GPU, download the RADEON Software Adrenalin 2020 Edition to make sure that you have the latest drivers.

Run New World as administrator

Quite a few New World users opt not to launch the game as administrators to overcome the purchase issues in the game store. This approach can help them get through the buying process but has the downside of affecting the game performance and launching errors.

Therefore, once you are done buying something in the game store, launch New World as an administrator. To do this, right-click on the New World launcher and select properties. Under the Compatibility tab, check the “Run as administrator” option to fix the game launch issue.

Check default clock speeds

Sometimes, an unstable GPU or Processor can cause the New World crashing issues at startup. The game does so as it is not able to draw the required power from the PC power supply. Therefore, you need to use the default clock speed for an overclocked GPU/CPU.

To reset the clock speeds to default, go to your BIOS settings and select “Advanced Chipset Features”. Next, click on CPU Multiplier. Scroll to “Reset Default Settings” and click on it. Restart your PC and now try to launch the New World game.

Adjust processor power management for high CU usage

While trying to launch New World, you can encounter issues such as high CPU usage and high CPU temperature. This can inevitably result in launch issues with the game. To fix high CPU and high-temperature issues in Windows 10, do the following steps.

  • Navigate to Windows 10 Settings and select System
  • From the left bar, click on Power & Sleep
  • On the right side, select “Additional Power Settings”
  • Next, click on “Change Plan Settings” which is just beside the Balanced (Recommended) setting
  • Now click on “Change Advanced Power Settings”
  • Click on “Processor power management” and expand the list to see % settings
  • If the Setting (%)’ under Maximum process state shows 100, change it to 60
  • Finally, relaunch the New World game to check if that fixes the problem


Not being able to play New World in your free time can certainly cause extreme frustration. We hope that after downloading and installing the game, you’ll be able to successfully launch the New World game by using the troubleshooting steps in this guide.

However, if you are getting the “vcruntime140_1.dll missing” or “MSVCP140.dll was not found” error” before the New World game launch, remember to install the latest version of Visual C++ redistributable on your PC. We recommend installing Visual C ++ redistribute before trying out the fixes. Good luck!