Guild Wars 2 Game Client Has Stopped Working (Appcrash, Gw2.exe – Fixes, Solutions)

Game Client Has Stopped Working2_thumb4Guild Wars 2 is not flawless, so you may encounter the error “The game client has stopped working” or various appcrashes of the Gw2.exe – here are solutions

Common Solutions

  • Corrupt Game Files
  • Corrupt Drivers
  • Insufficient Resources To Play Gw2
  • System Specs Insufficient

1. Step In the first both cases, it is recommend to rename your Gw2.dat to Gw2.dat.bak and then download it again from the official servers, this may take a while

2. Step Also open a command prompt and enter sfc.exe /scannow (more details here)

3. Step The last two depend on your actual system hardware. Make sure to restart your PC AND close all programs before you launch Guild Wars or you may run into frequent crashes, glitches, freezes, hanging systems and a lot more problems that can be easily avoided

4. Step We recommend to use a tool like GameBooster as outlined in our extensive guide that explains how to make Windows 7 faster

Appcrash of GW2.exe after closing Guild Wars 2

The following issue is can occur while you are playing the game or when you close it. This can be easily fixed by not using Xfire – however if that is not a solution you have to live with it

Game Client Has Stopped Working

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: APPCRASH
Application Name: Gw2.exe
Application Version:
Application Timestamp: 504c46d8
Fault Module Name: xfire_toucan_45682.dll
Fault Module Version:
Fault Module Timestamp: 50107610
Exception Code: c0000005
Exception Offset: 00045967
OS Version: 6.1.7601.
Locale ID: 1031
Additional Information 1: 0a9e
Additional Information 2: 0a9e372d3b4ad19135b953a78882e789
Additional Information 3: 0a9e
Additional Information 4: 0a9e372d3b4ad19135b953a78882e789

Another common error is this one: Guild Wars 2 has encountered an error 

Guild Wars 2 Has Encountered An Error The Game Client Unable Connect

If you are unable to log in, you should try to check your firewall settings as outlined here

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