Error Fixes for Insurgency: Sandstorm PC- Won’t start, Lag, Crash on startup, Stuttering, Server issues

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Insurgency: Sandstorm open beta is now available for everyone who has pre-ordered the game. This open beta is available for the next week until the release date i.e December 12, 2018. It’s one of those team-based strategic FPS games based on lethal close quarters combat and objective-oriented multiplayer gameplay. The game has been observed very good reviews during the beta but however, several issues like errors, bugs and crashes are encountered in Insurgency: Sandstorm.

insurgency_sandstorm_Error_fixTo resolve these issues like Bugs and crashes in Insurgency: Sandstorm, we have brought up this guide of workarounds and solutions for most of those issues. If you have found help from this article, please do share it and join the community on Facebook.

First of all, have a look at the system requirements of Insurgency: Sandstorm. It is important to always delve into the list of requirements and compare them with your computer specifications. It sets a benchmark and gives an idea of how well your computer can perform.


    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 7/8/10 (64 bits)
    • Processor: Intel Core i5-4440 (3.10GHz)/AMD FX-6300 (3.50GHz)
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760/AMD Radeon HD 7970
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 40 GB available space

    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 7/8/10 (64 bits)
    • Processor: Intel Core i7-8700 (3.20GHz)/AMD Ryzen 7 2700 (3.20GHz)
    • Memory: 16 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980/AMD Radeon R9 390X
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 40 GB available space

The game demands high end rig from your side. If you are interested in upgrading your PC to meet the requirements, we recommend you to check out the post embedded below.

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Now, let’s delve into the error fixes list for Insurgency: Sandstorm

How to change the Game Language in Insurgency: Sandstorm

You can always change the language settings from the in-game settings menu. However, you can also change it from the steam settings. Just follow the workarounds given below.

1. Run Steam and click LIBRARY.
2. Right click on Insurgency: Sandstorm and click Properties.
3. Click LANGUAGE tab.

BSOD while quitting the Game Insurgency: Sandstorm fix

BSOD issue has more to do with your computer than the game. Just try the following workarounds.

  • Update the drivers.
  • Remove any USB devices that are unwanted
  • Press and hold F8 as your computer boots, but before the Windows logo appears.
  • At the Advanced Boot Options screen, select Repair your computer using the arrow keys and hit Enter.

Cannot Install the Game Insurgency: Sandstorm Fix:

Few people have complained that they have updated the game and when they are trying to install Insurgency: Sandstorm on PC, the game doesn’t install due to some corrupt files.

  • Generally, this issue will arise if your antivirus comes up with a false positive.
  • Disable your antivirus and redownload the game.
  • You can also try verifying the integrity of game cache files from steam. If any files are missing, then you can download them and install Insurgency: Sandstorm

Kicked from server: host closed the connection Insurgency: Sandstorm Fix

Developers have noticed this issue and have released a patch. Download the update and run the game again. From your side, you have to make sure that you have an active high-speed internet connection.

Game crashes on Startup/ 0xc00007b fix in Insurgency: Sandstorm Fix

We have a huge list of fixes for this 0xc00007b error in Insurgency: Sandstorm. Whenever this issue occurs, the game crashes back to the desktop with message “application was unable to start correctly”

Stuttering issues in Insurgency: Sandstorm Fix:

You face stuttering issues when there’s a high burden on your computer. If disk usage or CPU usage is high, these stuttering issues might occur.

  • Open Task Manager.
  • Check the unwanted tasks that are eating up the memory and CPU
  • Right click on them and click on “End Task”

Screen Tearing issues in Insurgency: Sandstorm Fix

Just enable the V-sync from your settings and you are good to go.

Insurgency: Sandstorm Game won’t start fix:

First of all, make sure that your files are not missing by verifying the integrity of game cache files.

  • Try disabling your antivirus and install the game again
  • Download visual C++, .NET framework

Lag and Low FPS in Insurgency: Sandstorm Fix

Try each of the following workarounds to fix lag in Insurgency: Sandstorm

  • If you are using a laptop, then make sure that you have switched from integrated graphics to dedicated ones.
  • Try disabling V-sync.
  • Close all the running background tasks.
  • Set High priority to the exe file in the Task Manager.
  • Switch from DX 12 to DX 11.