King's Bounty 2 - solving technical problems

 Game not saving, black screen, sound problems, low FPS and more


King's Bounty 2 was conceived as the second reimagining of the legendary franchise that gave rise to the equally legendary Heroes of Might and Magic series . The result is a beautiful RPG based on The Witcher and with elements of tactical combat strategy.


Fortunately, there were no serious bugs on the release, but there are still typical technical problems on the player's side. Below we provide solutions to similar problems.


What computer do you need for King's Bounty 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, low preset):

  • Operating system: Windows 10 (64-bit only!).
  • Processor: Intel Core i5-4690 / AMD FX-9370
  • Video card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 / AMD Radeon RX 480.
  • RAM: 8 gigabytes.

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

  • Operating system: Windows 10 x64.
  • Processor: Intel Core i5-7400 / AMD Ryzen 7 1700X.
  • Video card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 / AMD Radeon RX 580.
  • RAM: 8 gigabytes.
What computer do you need for King's Bounty 2 (system requirements)?

For playing at 1440p @ 30 FPS, high. preset (according to tests):

  • Operating system: Windows 10 x64.
  • Processor: Intel Core i5-7400 / AMD Ryzen 3 1200.
  • Video card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 / AMD Radeon RX 580.
  • RAM: 16 gigabytes.

For playing at 1440p @ 60 FPS, high. preset (according to tests):

  • Operating system: Windows 10 x64.
  • Processor: Intel Core i3-8100 / AMD Ryzen 3 2200G.
  • Video card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 / AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT.
  • RAM: 16 gigabytes.

For 4K @ 30 FPS, hi. preset (according to tests):

  • Operating system: Windows 10 x64.
  • Processor: Intel Core i5-9400 / AMD Ryzen 5 3500X.
  • Video card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 / AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT.
  • RAM: 16 gigabytes.

For 4K @ 60 FPS gameplay, high. preset (according to tests):

  • Operating system: Windows 10 x64.
  • Processor: Intel Core i5-9600K / AMD Ryzen 5 3600X.
  • Video card: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 / AMD Radeon RX 6800.
  • RAM: 16 gigabytes.

King's Bounty 2 won't start on Windows 7

  1. Install the SP1 update for Windows 7.
  2. Update DirectX.

King's Bounty 2 won't start / freezes on startup / black screen

Check the integrity of the game files on Steam:

  1. Start Steam .
  2. Go to the "Library" section .
  3. Click RMB on the name of the game ( King's Bounty 2 ) in the list on the left and open the properties.
  4. In the "Local Files" tab, click "Verify Integrity of Game Files" .
  5. Wait for the process to complete.
If you bought the game from the Epic Games Store, then the verification algorithm is as follows:

  1. Launch Epic Games Launcher .
  2. Go to the "Library" section via the side menu.
  3. Find the game King's Bounty 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 King's Bounty 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.

King's Bounty 2 crashes

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

Resolution does not change in King's Bounty 2

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

  1. Find the KingsBounty2.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 King's Bounty 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 damaged system files, open a command prompt ( Windows key + R ) and enter the command "sfc / scannow" (without quotes).


Error 0xc000007b in King's Bounty 2

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

King's Bounty 2 lags / lags / low FPS

Check your PC meets the system requirements

Cm. See the chapter “What computer is needed for King's Bounty 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 "Program Settings" tab in the main part of the screen and select King's Bounty 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 King's Bounty 2 / how to increase FPS (frame rate)

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

  • Resolution: 1920x1080.
  • Screen mode: full screen.
  • Resolution scale: 100%.
  • Vertical sync: enabled.
  • Anti-aliasing: Medium.
  • Texture quality: high.
  • Effects Quality: Medium.
  • Shadow Quality: Medium.
  • Post-processing: average.
  • Vegetation quality: medium.
  • Shader quality: high.


Sound problems in King's Bounty 2 / 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" .


King's Bounty 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 King's Bounty 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.

King's Bounty 2 game not saved

Check if there are any Russian letters on the path to the KingsBounty2 .exe file.

Where are the save files for King's Bounty 2?

In the following folder: C: \ Users \ UserName \ AppData \ Local \ KingsBounty2 \ Saved \ SaveGames

Write in the comments if you know other ways to solve technical problems in King's Bounty 2!

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