Chivalry 2 - solving technical problems

XInput1_4.dll error, crashes, freezes, white screen and more


The new game from Torn Banner Studios, popularizers of the medieval battlefield genre, is both entertaining and inventive. In some ways, Chivalry 2 has bypassed even Mordhau - the crown king of the genre in recent years. The classic formula of the game was finalized and added not only depth, but also fun.


Unfortunately, even after a year's alpha test and two beta tests, the release of Chivalry 2 was not without bugs. Below are proven solutions for all common technical issues with the game.


What computer do you need for Chivalry 2 (system requirements)?

We studied the tests of the game on different hardware in different resolutions and came to the conclusion that the official system requirements are not far from the truth. But they lack recommendations for playing at 1440p and 4K - we added them based on the tests we studied.


Official minimum system requirements (1080p @ 30 FPS):

  • Operating system: Windows 10 (64-bit only!).
  • Processor: Intel Core i3-4370
  • Video card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 / AMD Radeon HD 7870.
  • RAM: 8 gigabytes.

Official Recommended System Requirements (1080p @ 60 FPS):

  • Operating system: Windows 10 x64.
  • Processor: Intel Core i7-6700 / AMD Ryzen 5 3500X.
  • Video card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 / AMD Radeon RX Vega 56.
  • RAM: 16 gigabytes. 

To play at 1440p @ 30 FPS (according to tests):

  • Operating system: Windows 10 x64.
  • Processor: Intel Core i5-7400 / AMD Ryzen 3 1200.
  • Video card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti / AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT.
  • RAM: 16 gigabytes.

To play at 1440p @ 60 FPS (according to tests):

  • Operating system: Windows 10 x64.
  • Processor: Intel Core i3-8100 / AMD Ryzen 3 2200G.
  • Video card: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 / AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT.
  • RAM: 16 gigabytes.

For 4K @ 30 FPS (benchmarked):

  • Operating system: Windows 10 x64.
  • Processor: Intel Core i5-9400 / AMD Ryzen 5 3500X.
  • Video card: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 / AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT.
  • RAM: 16 gigabytes.

For 4K @ 60 FPS (benchmarked):

  • Operating system: Windows 10 x64.
  • Processor: Intel Core i5-9600K / AMD Ryzen 5 3600X.
  • Video card: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 / AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT.
  • RAM: 16 gigabytes.

Chivalry 2 won't start on Windows 7

Chivalry 2 won't start on Windows 7

The game is not designed to run on Microsoft operating systems older than Windows 10. In addition, a 64-bit version of the OS is required.

Chivalry 2 won't start / freezes on startup / white screen

Check the integrity of the game files:

  1. Launch Epic Games Launcher .
  2. Go to the "Library" section via the side menu.
  3. Find the game Chivalry 2 and click on the icon with three dots opposite the "Run" button .
  4. Click "Check" and wait for the process to finish.

Out of memory error in Chivalry 2

Your PC is out of RAM. The best solution is to increase the amount of RAM to at least 8 gigabytes. Increasing the paging file probably won't help. Also, be sure to close your browser before launching any game. Especially if it has a large number of open tabs.


Chivalry 2 crashes

  1. Disable all programs running in the background.
  2. If it does not help, then check your computer for viruses using the free utility Dr.Web CureIt!
  3. A complete reinstallation of the game can also help.

Resolution does not change in Chivalry 2

This error can occur if screen scaling is enabled on Windows. You can compensate for this as follows:

  1. Find the Chivalry2-Win64-Shipping.exe file in the game folder.
  2. Go to properties and go to the "Compatibility" tab .
  3. Click the Change High DPI Settings button .
  4. In the option "Override scaling mode ..." select "Application".

Error 0xc0000001 / 0xc0000005 in Chivalry 2

This is a problem with Windows system files. Some of them can be damaged. Perform a system restore or reinstall Windows. To check and repair corrupted system files, open a command prompt and enter the command "sfc / scannow" (without quotes).

Error 0xc000007b in Chivalry 2

Reinstall or update your graphics card drivers. It is advisable to do a clean install to reset unsuccessful settings.

Chivalry 2 slows down / lags / low FPS

Check your PC meets the system requirements

Cm. See the chapter “What computer do you need for Chivalry 2” above.

Update your graphics card drivers

Visit the video card manufacturer's website:

  • NVIDIA GeForce . The site itself will select the appropriate drivers. Just hit Search and then Download Now . After the download is complete, run the downloaded file and follow the instructions of the installer.
  • AMD Radeon . Scroll down to Search for your product and select your graphics card in the Graphics section. Click the "Submit" button. On the page that opens, click LMB on your version of Windows and click "Download" . When the download is complete, run the downloaded file and follow the instructions of the installer.

Important: Be sure to restart your computer after updating your drivers.


Enable high performance for your graphics card

For NVIDIA GeForce owners:

  1. Open the NVIDIA Control Panel by right- clicking on the desktop.
  2. Select Manage 3D Settings from the list on the left.
  3. Switch to the "Software Settings" tab in the main part of the screen and select Chivalry 2 from the drop-down list under item "1. Select a program to configure " (if the game is not in the list, then add the corresponding button next to it).
  4. In the list below, find the Power Management Mode function and switch it to Maximum Performance Mode Preferred .

For AMD Radeon and AMD processor owners:


  1. Open Radeon Settings by right- clicking on the desktop.
  2. Go to the "System" section .
  3. In the "Switchable Graphics" category , set the "Maximum Performance" graphics card as the main one.
  4. Click “Accept” .

How to adjust graphics in Chivalry 2 / how to increase FPS (frame rate)


Optimal settings for a weak PC , close to the minimum system requirements:

  • Windowed mode: full screen.
  • Vertical sync: disable.
  • Frame Rate Smoothing: Disable.
  • Frames per second limit: unlimited.
  • First Person Field of View (FOV): 110.
  • Resolution scale: 100.
  • View range: low.
  • Shadow quality: low.
  • Anti-aliasing quality: FXAA: low.
  • Texture quality: average.
  • Effects quality: low.
  • Post-processing quality: low.
  • Motion Blur Quality: Medium
  • Motion Blur Intensity: 0.35.
  • Gamma: 2.2.
  • The lifespan of corpses: 0.0.
  • The lifetime of blood stains: 0.0.
  • Quality of Surrounding Corpses: Disable.
  • Environmental particles: disable.
  • Use DX12: Disable.

Chivalry 2 audio issues / audio clicks / audio wheezing


  1. Open the Windows Control Panel.
  2. Go to the Hardware and Sound section .
  3. Open your sound settings.
  4. Select the default device (there should be a green checkmark next to it) and go to its properties with the button below.
  5. In the "Advanced" tab, select the default format "24 bit, 48000 Hz" .
  6. If it does not help, then lower it to "16 bit, 44100 Hz".

Chivalry 2 has stopped working / error "DXGI_ERROR_DEVICE_HUNG"

Perhaps the problem is overheating of the video card. Check to see if the fans of her cooling system are blocked by adjacent wires. If everything is in order with this, then try resetting the overclocking: go to the MSI Afterburner application and press the Reset button (if such a program is not installed, then the video card most likely did not overclock).

Gamepad (joystick) does not work in Chivalry 2

Gamepad (joystick) does not work in Chivalry 2

  1. Remove the device in Device Manager and restart your computer.
  2. If that doesn't work, then run the controller setup on Steam and manually set the Xbox Controller mode .
  3. If this does not help, then try connecting the gamepad over the wire.
  4. If even that doesn't help, then turn off all other controllers, especially steering wheels or simulator joysticks.

XInput1_4.dll file not found

Go to the C: \ Windows \ System32 folder and find the XInput1_3.dll file . Copy it to the Outriders root directory and then rename it to XInput1_4.dll .

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