Halo Inifinite Keeps Crashing on PC: Solved by Specialists' 10 Ideas

Your Halo Infinite keeps crashing mid-game? No panic, here in this article, we have provided you with a total of ten solutions that can help you fix this problem and obtain a better game experience. Even you are a new beginner, you can resolve this problem by yourself with confidance if you thouroughly read this passage.

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Updated by Daisy on Feb 22, 2023
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Workable Solutions Step-by-step Troubleshooting
1. What to Do if Halo Infinite Crashes Halo Infinite crashing on a PC is a frustrating and unexpected problem many people face...Full steps
2. 10 Effective Fixes
  1. Fix 1. Check for Conflicting Programs...Full steps
  2. Fix 2. Disable Full-Screen Optimizations...Full steps
  3. Fix 3. Disable In-Game Overlay...Full steps
  4. Fix 4. Verify the Integrity of Game Files...Full steps
  5. Fix 5. Check Your DLC...Full steps
  6. Fix 6. Check for System Updates...Full steps
  7. Fix 7. Scan and Repair Windows...Full steps
  8. Fix 8. Upgrade Your Graphics Driver...Full steps
  9. Fix 9. Extend Gaming Partition Size...Full steps
  10. Fix 10. Upgrade to a Larger SSD...Full steps

Halo Infinite is a 2021 first-person shooter game developed by 343 Industries and published by Xbox Game Studios. It is the sixth mainline entry in the Halo series and the third in the "Reclaimer Saga" following Halo 5: Guardians (2015). The campaign follows the human super-soldier Master Chief and his fight against the enemy Banished on the Forerunner ringworld Zeta Halo, Pin 07. Unlike previous installments in the series, the game's multiplayer portion is free-to-play. 

What to Do if Halo Infinite Is Crashing a Lot

Halo Infinite crashing on a PC is a frustrating and unexpected problem many people face. Occasionally, you'll see Halo Infinite crashing at the start of the game or between games out of nowhere.

Some Windows PC users see this when loading screens or playing games if there is a strong resource demand. Due to the heavy use of graphics in this game, various factors can cause this issue. Therefore, it is necessary to find out the main reasons. Here are ten ways with which you can resolve this issue.

  1. 1. Check for conflicting programs
  2. 2. Disable full-screen optimizations
  3. 3. Disable in-game overlay
  4. 4. Verify the integrity of game files
  5. 5. Check your DLC
  6. 6. Check for system updates
  7. 7. Scan and repair Windows
  8. 8. Upgrade your graphics driver
  9. 9. Extend gaming partition size
  10. 10. Upgrade to a larger SSD
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How to Effectively Fix Halo Infinite Keeps Crashing Problem

When you have encountered the Halo Infinite keeps crashing problem, you can follow the detailed steps bellow to fix it.

Fix 1. Check for Conflicting Programs

If the Halo Infinite game gives you problems, switch it off from your PC's Background Apps option.  

Step 1. Press Windows + I to open settings > After clicking on 'Privacy,' click on 'Background apps' from the left pane.

background apps

Step 2. Now, search the Halo Infinite game title while scrolling through. 

search the halo infinite game title

Step 3. Next to the game's title, disable the toggle > Close the window and restart your PC after you are done.

Step 4. Now, check if your issue has been resolved. 

Fix 2. Disable Full-Screen Optimizations

Full-screen optimization is a feature built into Windows 10 that should improve the performance of full-screen programs. However, some players complained that this could cause the game to crash. So, try turning it off and see if that's the reason for Halo Infinite crashing.

Step 1. Go to LIBRARY on the Steam client. Select Properties from the right-click menu of Halo Infinite > Select the local file on the left > Choose Browse > Select Properties from the context menu of the Halo Infinite launcher.

disable full screen optimization

Step 2. Check the checkbox next to Disable full-screen optimization in the pop-up window. Then you need to click on a high DPI setting to change it.

Step 3. Select the Override high DPI scaling behavior check box. Then click OK to save your changes > Now check if the "Halo Infinite crashes" issue is resolved.

Fix 3. Disable In-Game Overlay

Steam overlays and 3rd party overlay apps may cause Halo Infinite crash issues and should be disabled like discord overlays.

For Discord

Step 1. Double-click the Discord icon in the system tray to launch the Discord client > To access the Preferences menu, click the gear icon in the upper left corner of Windows > In the application settings section, go to the Overlay tab.

application setting

Step 2. Disable the toggle "Enable in-game overlay" in the right pane.

enable in game overlay

Step 3. You can now play any game and test if the Discord has been disabled > Now check if the "Halo Infinite crashes" issue is resolved.

For Steam

Step 1. Go to the Library section of the Steam app. Right-click on Halo Infinite and select Properties from the menu > To disable it, go to the General page, scroll down and uncheck the option to enable Steam overlays in your game.

enable steam overlays

Step 2. Disabling overlays will help fix Halo Infinite crashes on Windows 11/10.

Step 3. Now check if the "Halo Infinite crashes" issue is resolved.

Fix 4. Verify the Integrity of Game Files

Some halo data may be corrupted, causing the "Infinite Halo crash" issue. In this case, you can use the built-in Steam utility to check the Halo installation package and repair corrupt game files.

Step 1. Launch Steam on your computer and log in to your account > Then go to your game library and select Halo Infinite from the dropdown menu.

Step 2. Go to the properties window and select the Local File tab > Finally, select Game File Integrity Check and wait for the scan to complete.

integrity of gamefiles

Step 3. After analyzing your game files, relaunch Halo Infinite to see if it's still crashing or not.

steam file validation

Fix 5. Check Your DLC

Halo fans have identified potential solutions to the glitch. i.e., Disable the DLC called Multiplayer High-Res Textures.

Step 1. Go to LIBRARY on the Steam client. Select Properties from the right-click menu of Halo Infinite.

Step 2. Select DLC from the right pane. Deselect this option before using HD multiplayer textures. Then restart the game.

Fix 6. Check for System Updates

Upgrade to Windows 11 or Windows 10 improves system stability and, in some cases, game performance.

Step 1. To open the Windows settings app, click Win + I (Windows logo and I) on your keyboard. Select Update & Security from the dropdown menu.

Step 2. Click Check for updates to check for updates. Then Windows installs the patch. It can take some time.

Step 3. Repeat these steps until you click Check for updates. The message "Latest" appears, indicating that all system updates have been installed.

Step 4. After all system updates are installed, restart your computer and test the game.

Fix 7. Scan and Repair Windows

Before reinstalling Windows, you may need to perform a system scan using a Windows repair app.

Step 1. Insert the Windows 10 bootable USB flash drive you created into your computer > To boot the computer into BIOS, turn on the computer and press and hold a specific key.

Step 2. F2, F8, and F10 are the most commonly used keys to enter BIOS. The computer manufacturer has been identified > The BIOS setup menu is displayed. Press the right arrow key to enter the startup pane.

Step 3. Press the up-arrow key to select the USB drive. Then hold down the + key and drag the USB drive to the top of the boot menu > Press F10 to save the settings and exit the BIOS.

Step 4. Set the language, time, and keyboard on the Windows Settings page and click Next > In the lower-left corner, select Repair your computer.

Step 5. Select Troubleshoot > Advanced options > Startup repair > Windows 10 from the drop-down menu. After that, the Startup Repair application will scan your PC and fix any loading issues it finds.

setup repair

Fix 8. Upgrade Your Graphics Driver

If your graphics card drivers are not up to date, you will need to update them.

Step 1. From the Start menu, find and select Device Manager > When Device Manager opens, expand the Display Adapters list.

Step 2. Right-click on the graphics driver and select the Uninstall device option from the dropdown menu.

Step 3. Next, visit the card manufacturer's website to get the latest drivers for your card. After installing the driver, restart the computer and see if it is resolved.

Fix 9. Extend Gaming Partition Size

Increasing the partition size will keep the game running smoothly and prevent crashes.

Step 1. Search for computer management in the windows search bar and then select "Run as administrator."

computer management

Step 2. Select "Disk Management" in computer management. 

disk management

Step 3. In Disk Management, right-click an unallocated region on your hard disk, then select "New Simple Volume".

new simple volume

Step 4. Select "Next" in New Simple Volume Wizard.

new simple vplume wizard

Step 5. Enter the size or gigabyte of the volume you want to create, or accept the default maximum size and select Next. If you make a book that does not reach the default full size, the remaining space remains unallocated.

simple volume size

Step 6. Select a drive letter or accept the default drive letter to define the new partition and select Next  > To format the volume with the default settings, you can customize the volume label and select Next.

Step 7. It will create a new simple volume; review the following settings you have set, then select Finish. You can find the newly created volume in Disk Management. Even if space is left, it is unallocated, and unallocated space can be created as another partition.

Fix 10. Upgrade to a Larger SSD

If you have tried the methods mentioned above, but the halo infinite still keeps crashing on your PC, then it may the time to upgrade the drives. You can try to upgrade your SSD to a larger one to fix the Halo Infinite crashing problems. However, such a process can be pretty damaging to your data if you are not very familiar with the computer hardware. But there is no need to worry since things will get easier if you have downloaded an efficient backup tool.

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You can follow the steps below to create a backup of your SSDs:

Step 1. Click the "Select backup contents" button to start backup.

create file backup step1

Step 2. There are four data backup categories, File, Disk, OS, and Mail, click File.

create file backup step2

Step 3. Both local and network files will be listed on the left. You can expand the directory to select the files to be backed up.

File backup

Step 4. Follow the on-screen guide, select the destination where you want to save the backup.

File backup step4

Click "Options" to encrypt the backup with password in "Backup Options", set the backup schedule and choose to start back up at certain event in "Backup Scheme". There are also many other options you can explore, customize the backup task according to your need.

Backup options

Step 5. You can store the backup to local drive, EaseUS's cloud service, and NAS.

file backup step4

Step 6. EaseUS Todo Backup enables users to back up data to both third-party cloud drive and its own cloud drive.

If you want to back up data to third-party cloud drive, choose Local Drive, scroll down to add Cloud Device, add and login your account.

Backup to cloud
You can also choose EaseUS's own cloud drive. Click EaseUS Cloud, sign up with your EaseUS Account and log in.

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Step 7. Click "Backup Now" to start backup. After the backup task is completed, it will be displayed in the form of a card on the left side of the panel. Right-click the backup task to further manage it.

File backup step7


Nobody likes their app to crash midgame. To prevent Halo infinite from crashing, you can follow the ten thorough and easy-to-follow solutions discussed in this article for a faster and untroubled game experience.

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FAQ on Halo Inifinite Keeps Crashing

Why is Halo Infinite keep crashing?

Due to the heavy use of graphics in this game, various factors can cause this issue. It may be caused by conflicting programs, full-screen optimizations, system and graphics driver haven't been updated, etc. 

How do I stop Halo Infinite from crashing mid-game?

You can try the following fixes:  

  • Restart your computer and relaunch the game.
  • Update your graphics driver. If you don't have the time, patience, or skills to update the driver manually, you can do it automatically with Driver Easy.
  • Verify the integrity of your game files.
  • Disable full-screen optimizations for Halo Infinite.

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Updated by Daisy

Daisy is the Senior editor of the writing team for EaseUS. She has been working in EaseUS for over ten years, starting from a technical writer to a team leader of the content group. As a professional author for over 10 years, she writes a lot to help people overcome their tech troubles.

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Since graduating from university, Jean has been writing tech articles and has been a valuable member of the EaseUS team for over 5 years. Her areas of expertise include data recovery, disk partitioning, data backup, and multimedia world.

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