Fix all Guild Wars 2 crash problems, errors, freezing, lagging, server issues, and poor FPS with this list of user-contributed solutions. With the much anticipated release of Guild Wars 2, thousands of gamers all over the world jumped onboard the GW2 servers only to experience various crashes, errors, and slow connections. Before you proceed with your GW2 journey, be sure you’ve carefully read through the advice we’ve compiled for you to spare you from headaches. If you found these helpful, we’d appreciate your thanks in the comments section!
Fixing Guild Wars 2 Crash, Error 21, Error 1038, Lagging, Slow Connection, Guild Services and Trading Errors
Before anything else, make sure your PC system meets the minimum requirements to run Guild Wars 2. If you’re not sure of your PC specs, check this guide on how to check your PC specs.
Guild Wars 2 Minimum System Requirements:
- Windows® XP Service Pack 2 or better
- Intel® Core™ 2 Duo 2.0 GHz, Core i3, AMD Athlon™ 64 X2 or better
- NVIDIA® GeForce® 7800, ATI Radeon™ X1800, Intel HD 3000 or better (256MB of video RAM and shader model 3.0 or better)
- 25 GB available HDD space
- Broadband Internet connection
- Keyboard and mouse
Guild Wars 2 Crash Fix and Fixes to Errors, Freezing, Lagging, CTD, Poor FPS, Black screen, No Sound
Problem #1 Guild Wars 2 Error Fixes – Known workarounds and solutions
Try these solutions if you’re getting any of the following errors when launching / playing Guild Wars 2:
- Guild Wars 2 Error 21 – Switch off the option to remember your account details before restarting your client
- Guild Wars 2 Error 1038 – Check if you are using the Guild Wars 1 account
- Guild Wars 2 Error 1032 – Should be fixed in a few days, as transfer demand is causing delays
- Guild Wars 2 Error 122 – Disk problem; ask for a refund from your retailer.
Problem #2 Guild Wars 2 Lag Fix – Get faster connection to Guild Wars 2 Servers
Problem #3 Guild Wars 2 Other Errors – Trading post, In-game mail, Guild services errors
We’ll post solutions as soon as we have more information. Meanwhile, we encourage you to contribute in the comments section below.
Problem #4 Guild Wars 2 Crash Fix – Crash to Desktop upon Launch / Startup
If Guild Wars 2 randomly crashes upon launching the game, ensure or try the following:
- Update your nVidia / ATI graphics drivers. Check our Technical References page for proper and official download links.
- Turn off SLI / Crossfire then start the game. See if it stabilizes Guild Wars 2 performance.
- Turn off your anti-virus software before launching the Guild Wars 2, but make sure you turn it back on after playing. Make sure Windows Defender is also disabled.
- Try using only one GPU first (turn the other one off via your nVidia / ATI graphics control panel)
- Try running the game in Windowed Mode (frequently works for low-end PCs)
- Disable anti-aliasing and filtering, restart Guild Wars 2
- Disable V-sync, restart Guild Wars 2
- Disable background apps, and turn off your anti-virus software
- In Windows 7 right-click the Guild Wars 2 exe file, go to the ‘Compatibility Mode’ tab and check ‘Disable Desktop Composition’
- Run through our list of general fixes, which will most likely resolve your Guild Wars 2 crash problems
Problem #5 Guild Wars 2 Crash Fix – Guild Wars 2 Crashes right after pressing the ‘Play’ button
In Windows 7 go the Guild Wars 2 installation folder, right-click the Guild Wars 2 exe file, go to the ‘Compatibility Mode’ tab and check ‘Disable Desktop Composition.’ Then try running Guild Wars 2 once more.
Problem #6 Guild Wars 2 Launch Crash Fix – Guild Wars 2 “Could not load image”
Go to the Guild Wars 2 installation folder and look for the Guild Wars 2 .exe file and run it directly from there, rather than using the shortcut or client link.