Warframe is one of those exciting games that no one ever wants to experience issues with. But to the frustration of many gamers, some system and in-game glitches come in the way of smooth gameplay. While the developers of the first-person shooter game try to resolve some issues by releasing hotfixes, certain system glitches still manage to mess things up.
If you’re one of such frustrated users, you don’t need to jump from forum to forum, checking for solutions to common Warframe bugs, as we have filled this article with fixes for many bugs and glitches that have been plaguing gamers.
We’ll show you different problems connected to the game and all the relevant methods that can help you resolve each problem.
Check your system’s specifications
If your system is going to run Warframe without issues, it must, at least, meet the game’s minimum requirements. While Warframe’s minimum requirements are not too much, judging from the prevalence of modern high-spec computers, some users still overlook certain specifications. Below, you’ll find the official minimum requirements of the game and how to find out if your computer is lacking in any way:
Operating System: Windows 7 (64-bit)
Processor: AMD Athlon x64 4000+
System Memory: 4 GB
Free hard Disk Space: 35 GB
GPU: DirectX10 and above compatible graphics card
As you can see, the requirements for the game are not quite high-end, meaning that virtually every computer out there should be able to run it. That said, there are little things that some gamers tend to overlook, such as the architecture of the OS (if it’s 64-bit or 32-bit) and their DirectX version. You should note that the game isn’t compatible with 32-bit operating systems.
Here’s how to check your system’s specifications against Warframe’s requirements:
- Open the Start menu and launch the Settings app.
- Click on the System label once the home screen of Settings appears.
- Go to the left pane of the System screen, scroll down, and then click on About.
- Now, on the right pane, you’ll find your system’s information under Device Specifications. Scroll down further to check the specifications of your operating system, whether the Windows version you’re running is 64-bit or 32-bit.
Follow these steps to check whether your graphics card is compatible with DirectX 10 and higher versions:
- Press and hold the Windows key and tap the R key to launch the Run dialog box.
- Type “dxdiag” (no quotes) into the text field and click on OK.
- Once the DirectX Diagnostic Tool opens, check for the DirectX version of your computer under the System tab.
- If you have DirectX 10 or above, go to the Display tab.
- If “No problems found” appears under Notes and the DirectX features are enabled, then your card is compatible.
How to Resolve Common Warframe Issues on Windows 10
If you’re running Warframe on Windows 10, then you’re on one of the best operating systems for the game. However, you must make sure you’re running a 64-bit variant of the OS. If you’ve checked your specifications and they’re up-to-par, you’ll find useful information on how to get rid of the bugs you’re experiencing in this article.
Before you begin, make sure you’re running the latest version of Windows 10. If you don’t know how to update your OS, here’s how:
- Go to Settings and click on Update & Security.
- Click on the Check for Updates button.
- If there are available updates for your system, allow Windows to download them.
- Click on Restart Now if Windows asks to install updates outside your working hours.
It’s also important that you install the latest update and patch for the game, as developers often roll out these updates to resolve some in-game issues that many users have complained about.
Now that we’ve got all that out of the way, let’s move on to solving issues that updates and hotfixes won’t resolve.
How to Fix Warframe Does Not Start and Crashing Issues
Among the most annoying issues that gamers can suffer on any game are crashing and launching problems, and they happen to afflict many Warframe players.
Launch issues often come in different forms. Sometimes, the game’s launcher fails to respond, and other times, it crashes just after startup or login. As for crashing issues, they occur in the middle of gameplay. You’ll find different fixes for these issues below.
First Fix: Make Sure Your Graphics Card Driver Is Up-To-Date
You must know that your graphics processing unit carries the weight of your gaming experience, and much of this relies on its driver. Your display driver is responsible for the communication between your system and your GPU, and the program has to be compatible with your OS, API, and game for things to work smoothly.
A lot of the crashing and launching issues faced by gamers have been traced back to a faulty, missing, or obsolete driver. Fixing the problem here requires you to install the latest driver for your card. There are different methods involved in making sure your display card driver is up-to-date, and we’ll be showing you how.
Use dedicated software
Using a dedicated program such as Auslogics Driver Updater provides you with the means of doing things easily and also gives you the ability to check whether device drivers on your system, not just your graphics card driver, are problematic.
The tool works by scanning your PC to fish out problem drivers. Once it detects drivers that are either faulty or out of date, it goes ahead to download and install their latest version. Another great thing about the program is that it puts your mind at ease considering the particular driver you get to install. Recent drivers are installed from a database containing the latest manufacturer-approved drivers.
The steps below will show you how to use Auslogics Driver Updater:
- Follow this link to download Auslogics Driver Updater.
- Go to the folder where you saved the installer and run it. It’s usually your Downloads folder.
- Select your preferred language and click on the Install button.
- Once the installation completes, the tool will launch and start scanning your computer for problem drivers. If it doesn’t launch automatically after the installation, go to the Start menu, search for it, launch it, and then click on the Start Search button once it opens.
- You’ll find your graphics card driver on the list of problematic drivers if it’s faulty, missing, or out-of-date. Allow the tool to perform the update and then restart your system once it’s done.
- Launch Warframe and check if it still crashes or refuses to launch.
Updating your display driver using Device Manager
Using Device Manager is another means of downloading and installing a driver that is compatible with your version of Windows. That said, Device Manager is not always reliable, but you can give it a try since some users were able to use it successfully. Here’s how to perform a driver update using the built-in program:
- Press the Windows logo key and the R key on your keyboard simultaneously to launch Run.
- Once Run appears, type “devmgmt.msc” (without the quotes) into the text field and press Enter.
- The Device Manager will now show up.
- Go to the Display Adapters drop-down and expand it.
- Right-click your main graphics card and click on Update Driver.
- Now, click on “Search automatically for updated driver software” once you see the Update Driver window.
- Allow Windows to complete its online search for your card’s latest driver.
- Your driver will be downloaded and installed automatically if Windows finds it.
Updating your driver using the proprietary program
Downloading and installing your card’s driver online is another way to go, but it’s quite risky, as a simple oversight can cause you to download a driver that is meant for another card model. To make sure you download the right program, consider using Auslogics Driver Updater or the proprietary software of your card’s manufacturer.
Below, we’ll be showing you how to use programs developed by graphics card manufacturers to update your driver.
- Right-click your Desktop and click on Nvidia Control Panel in the context menu. Once the Control Panel opens, click on Help at the top of the window, and then click on Update.
- Alternatively, you can click on the Show Hidden Icons arrow in your taskbar, right-click on the Nvidia logo in the icons tray that shows up, and then click on Update Preferences or Check for Updates.
- The Nvidia Update dialog will now open.
- Allow the tool to detect your card, check for updates, and install them.
- Right-click your Desktop and select AMD Radeon Settings from the context menu.
- Once you see the AMD Radeon Settings window on your screen, go to the top-right corner of the window and click on the System button.
- Click on the Software tab under System to see the driver version of your card and other details related to the driver.
- Now, to update the driver, return to the Home screen of Radeon Settings, and in the bottom-left corner of the window, click on the Updates button.
- The tool will display a button that allows you to install the latest driver if your Radeon driver isn’t up to date.
- Choose between Express Upgrade or Custom Upgrade under New Recommended or New Optional.
Note that selecting Express Upgrade installs the core components of the driver software while going for Custom Upgrade gives you the option to choose the components you prefer to install.
Once the tool installs your updated driver, exit the program and restart your system to check if the error persists.
Launch Warframe as an Administrator
Warframe will run better if you grant it advanced privileges. The launching and crashing issues you’re facing might be because the game is limited. Many users reported that running the game as an administrator had resolved the issue. Here are the steps you should follow:
- Open a File Explorer window and navigate to Warframe’s folder. It’s usually in the following path:
- You can also access the game’s folder through Steam. Open Steam, click on Library, right-click Warframe and click on Properties, then click on Local Files and select Browse Local Files.
- Locate the game’s executable file, right-click it and select Properties.
- Once the Properties dialog opens, switch to the Compatibility tab.
- Under the Compatibility tab, check the box that says, “Run the program as an administrator.”
- Click OK and relaunch the game.
Uninstall Razer SDK Core Components if the Game Crashes after Login
Some users complained that the game kept crashing after they had logged in. If this is the same launch issue that you’re facing, you can get rid of it by removing Razer SDK components from your system. This method worked like a charm for many users, and we’re sure it’s the resolution to your problem. Follow these steps:
- Click on the magnifier icon in your taskbar to open the search utility.
- Type “control” (no quotes) into the text field and select Control Panel from the results.
- Click on Uninstall a Program under Programs once the Control Panel window appears.
- Now, under “Uninstall or change a program” in the Programs and Features window, locate Razer Chrome SDK, click on it, and then click on the Uninstall button.
- Follow the instructions in the wizard to complete the process.
- Reboot your system, and the problem should be resolved.
You can also uninstall other programs that are known to conflict with Warframe, such as:
- Razer Synapse
- Baidu IME
- Rapter overlay
- Lucid Software
Check the Game’s Files
This should be one of your foremost steps. Your game requires its files to work properly. If any of these files are corrupt or missing, Warframe will encounter certain errors such as crashing or not launching, depending on the problematic file. To make sure that a file isn’t the cause of the problem, follow the guides below to verify your game’s files:
- Go to the Start menu, search for Steam, and then launch the client.
- Once Steam opens, go to the top of the window and click on Library.
- Now, locate Warframe under Library, right-click it, and then click on Properties.
- Go to the right pane and switch to the Local Files sub-tab.
- Under Local Files, click on the button that says, “Verify integrity of game files…”
- The Steam Client will now check your game’s local files for irregularities and replace any faulty or missing file from the game’s server.
- Now, relaunch the game and check for the problem.
Using the game’s launcher:
- Open Warframe, go to the top-right area of the window and click on the cog icon.
- Once the Settings window opens, go to the left side and click on the Verify button under Download Cache.
- Once the verification process is complete, you can choose to Defrag if the tool prompts you.
- Reboot your PC and launch the game again to check for the issue.
Adjust the Game’s Settings
If you’re experiencing crash issues, they might be connected to your in-game settings. Sometimes, this might be because your system’s specs are close to the game’s minimum requirements or not compatible with the game. You can fix the problem by tweaking certain settings. Follow these steps:
- Open the game.
- In the middle of gameplay, tap the Esc key and click on Options.
- Once Options opens, switch to the Audio tab and disable options, including:
- Mute When Running in Background
- Mute chat notifications
- Enable Voice
- Auto Gain Control (outbound)
- Now, move over to the Display tab. Set Display Mode to Windowed and change the Preset option to low under Graphics Quality.
- Save your changes and exit the game. Launch the game again to check for the problem.
Disable Nvidia PhysX
Nvidia PhysX is an SDK engine developed by Nvidia to help improve the gaming experience. While the engine has helped many users improve their gaming quality, some gamers have complained about it causing several issues. It’s also been reported that the engine clashes with Warframe as the game doesn’t seem to support it. To fix the problem you’re facing, follow these steps:
- Open Nvidia Control Panel by clicking on your Desktop and selecting Nvidia Control Panel.
- Once the app opens, go to the left pane, expand 3D settings, and then click on Set PhysX Configuration.
- Now, go to the right pane and choose CPU from the “Select a PhysX processor” drop-down menu.
- Close the control panel and relaunch the game.
Stop Overclocking Your CPU and GPU
CPU and GPU overclocking is now common practise among gamers. Overclocking allows you to increase the frequency of your CPU or GPU to boost efficiency and speed. That said, overclocking doesn’t always bode well for some games and your PC in general. To fix this issue, revert your CPU and GPU frequencies to default.
How to Fix Warframe Lags on Windows 10
Another annoying issue that Windows 10 users face while playing Warframe is lagging. Gamers have reported problems such as FPS drops, stuttering, and other performance issues despite having systems with high specifications. Many issues can cause performance drops, such as outdated video card drivers, conflicting programs, and network problems, among others.
Make sure your graphics card driver is up-to-date, and ensure you have the required DirectX installed on your computer. Also, ensure you install the latest version of Windows to make sure system glitches aren’t dragging the game down. Now, follow these guides if you’re still experiencing the lag issues:
Make Sure Your System is Using Your Dedicated GPU
If you have a dedicated GPU and an integrated one, chances are, you’re experiencing lag issues because your computer is utilizing the integrated GPU for your game’s graphics rendering. Integrated GPUs are quite slow compared to high-end dedicated graphics cards, and they take an extra toll on your computer because they use part of your system memory. Integrated graphics are mostly used by default to increase battery performance.
To fix the issue in this case, try switching to your dedicated GPU.
Follow these steps if you have an Nvidia card:
- Right-click on your Desktop and choose Nvidia Control Panel from the context menu.
- Once Nvidia Control Panel opens, go to the left pane and expand 3D Settings.
- Click on Manage 3D Settings.
- On the right pane, switch to the Program Settings tab.
- Choose Warframe in the “Select program to customize” drop-down.
- Under “Select the preferred graphics processor for this program”, choose High-Performance Nvidia Processor.
If you have an AMD graphics card, follow these steps:
- Right-click anywhere on your Desktop and select AMD Radeon Settings from the context menu.
- Once the application opens, click on the Gaming button at the top of the window.
- Once the Gaming menu opens, click on Global Settings.
- Now, locate GPU Workload on the Global Graphics tab, click on it, and then select Graphics from the drop-down.
- Restart the program, and your default GPU should be switched.
Set the Game’s Priority to High in Task Manager
This method is more of a performance boost. Setting the priority of the game in Task Manager to high will allocate more of your system’s resources to the game. Here’s how to apply this tweak:
- Press the Ctrl + Alt + Del combo and then click on Task Manager in the next screen. Alternatively, you can open Task Manager, using the Ctrl + Shift + Esc hotkey.
- Once Task Manager opens, locate the game, right-click it, and then click on “Go to details.”
- Under the Details tab, right-click the game, hover your mouse pointer over “Set priority” and choose High.
Now, relaunch the game and check for performance improvements.
Perform a Clean Boot
You might be experiencing lags because some programs that run automatically once your system starts are eating up your system’s resources. You can find out if one of such programs is causing this problem by performing a Clean Boot.
Whenever your system starts in a Clean Boot state, it prevents such startup items from launching. This will allow you to open Warframe and check whether you still experience lags. You can also use this troubleshooting method to resolve other issues, such as crashing and connectivity problems. Follow these steps:
- Press the Windows logo key and the R key on your keyboard together to summon Run.
- Once the Run dialog box opens, type “msconfig” (no quotes) into the text filed, then press the Enter key.
- The System Configuration dialog window will appear.
- Switch to the Services tab and tick the Hide all Microsoft Services checkbox.
- Now, click on the Disable all button to prevent the services in the list from opening the next time your system starts.
- Head over to the Startup tab of System Configuration and click on the Open Task Manager link. You’ll now be redirected to the Startup tab of Task Manager.
- Disable every item in the Task Manager’s Startup tab by clicking on each one and clicking the Disable button.
- Exit Task Manager and return to System Configuration.
- Click on the OK button in the System Configuration dialog window.
- Reboot your PC.
Once your computer boots, open the game to check if you still experience lags, FPS drops and other performance issues. If you can now play the game without issues, then it’s time to determine which service or program is responsible for the problem.
Finding the culprit usually involves enabling a service and rebooting your PC, then launching Warframe and checking for the issue. You’ll have to repeat this process for all the services under System Configuration and the programs under Task Manager. However, you can cut through the stress by following these steps instead:
- Go to the System Configuration Services tab and enable half the services.
- Click on the OK button and restart your PC.
- If the performance issue occurs, then one of the services you enabled is responsible. Disable every service in the list and start checking them (only the services you enabled earlier) one after the other until you find the problematic service.
- If the lag or FPS drop doesn’t occur, then you’ve cancelled out half of the startup services from the list of possible culprits. Perform Steps 1 to 3 for the other half.
- Carry out steps 1 to 4 for the startup programs under the Startup tab of Task Manager.
Once you find out the startup program or service that has been causing the lagging issue, try updating or replacing it.
How to Resolve Network Not Responding on Warframe
Sometimes, an interface with the message, “Network not responding” shows up on your screen, indicating that you can’t sign in or connect to the game’s servers. Many other users have experienced this problem, and as it turns out, the issue is connected to some local system issues.
For starters, it could be that the game’s servers are down due to maintenance or other reasons, in which case, you just have to wait until they’re up again. However, if you check and find out that the game’s servers are up and running, you should try out the troubleshooting steps in this segment.
Allow Warframe through Your Firewall Application
One of the common causes of the issue is that your firewall is blocking the game from accessing your computer’s network connection. The resolution to the problem, in this case, is allowing the game through the program. If you’re using a third-party firewall program, refer to the manual or any online guide provided by the program’s developer to find out how to allow the game.
If you don’t have a third-party firewall program, these settings can be applied in Windows Defender Firewall. Follow these steps:
- Go to the right side of your taskbar and click on the Show Hidden Icons arrow.
- Once the icon tray slides up, click on the white shield icon to launch Windows Security.
- On the home screen of Windows Security, click on the Firewall & Network protection tile.
- Under Firewall & Network Protection, click on Allow an App through Firewall.
- The Allowed apps window will now appear.
- Click on the Change Settings button.
- Now, locate Warframe under Allowed Apps and Features, then click on the checkboxes to its right, under Public and Private.
- Click OK and try launching the game.
Flush Your DNS
Your DNS cache is where past network configurations on your computer are saved. This enables Windows to establish future connections automatically. If the DNS cache becomes faulty or if problematic network configurations are stored on it, you will likely begin to experience network failures. To fix the problem, try flushing your DNS cache to prompt Windows to establish a new connection. Here are the steps you should follow:
- Press and hold the Windows logo key, then press the S key to open the search utility next to Start.
- Type “command” (no quotes) in the search text field, and once Command Prompt shows up in the results, right-click it and click on Run as Administrator. Click on Yes once the User Account Control dialog prompts you for permission.
- Type the command line below into the elevated Command Prompt window once it opens and then hit Enter:
- Reboot your system and launch the game to check for the problem.
We are confident you can now play your game without problems. If you’re facing other challenges or want to share how you solved your issues, let us know through the comments section below.