Fix: Among Us Crashing on Nintendo Switch

among us crashing on nintendo switch

Nintendo Switch has its own user base. Thanks to it being quite unique than the rest of gaming consoles like PlayStation and Xbox. It is really popular among remote games who love to play games on the go. But like any other tech gadget, Nintendo Switch has its own issues that users can face while playing the games. One such issue is the crashing of the games without any reason. For instance, recently Among Us players were experiencing game crash for no reason at all.

If you are also facing game crashing issues on your Nintendo Switch, then go through this fixing guide and I’ll show you some fixes, tips, and workarounds to get the crashing games working back.

How to Fix Crashing Games on Nintendo Switch

among us crashing on nintendo switch

Fix 1: Reboot Nintendo Switch

If the game crashing is happening due to some minor bug or glitch on the device, it is a good idea to give it a reboot. To reboot the Nintendo Switch:

Step 1: Press and hold the Power button of the Switch for 3 seconds.

Step 2: You’ll see the Power option on the device. Tap on the Power Off option.

Step 3: Once the Nintendo Switch shuts down, boot it up again by using the power button and see if the game is not running unproblematically.

Fix 2: Reinsert the Game Card

If the game that you are trying to play is on a Game Card, you should consider removing the Game Card and reinserting it back again. Sometimes, the Game Card cases game launching issues.

Fix 3: Clear System Cache

Corrupted cache files on the Switch can lead to unnecessary game crashes. Clearing the system cache on your Nintendo Switch can solve the issue. To clear the System cache:

Step 1: Turn on your Nintendo Switch and open the Home menu.

Step 2: Here, select the System Settings option.

Step 3: Go to System > Formatting Options > Clear Cache.

Step 4: If you have multiple user accounts, select the user for which you want to clear the system cache and follow the on-screen instruction to complete the process.

Step 5: Finally, restart the Switch and see if the issue is resolved.

Fix 4: Check for Corrupted Data

Corrupted game data on the device is another very common cause of crashes. Hence check and repair the corrupted data if there is any.

Step 1: Open the Nintendo Switch and go to its Home menu.

Step 2: Hit on System Settings.

Step 3: Navigate to Data Management from the left pane and finally tap on Manage Software.

Step 4: Select the concerned game for which you want to check the corruption.

Step 5: Finally, tap on Check for Corrupt Data to begin the process.

Fix 5: Install the game to Internal Storage

It has been seen that the game crashed while being on an SD Card, installing it to the internal storage fixes it. It has been experienced by many Switch users. You can also try it by using the steps below:

Step 1: Open the System Settings on your Nintendo Switch and go to Manage Software from the left pane.

Step 2: Select the game from the list of all the games present on your Nintendo Switch.

Step 3: Tap on Delete Software and confirm the same by again selecting Delete.

Step 4: Once the game is deleted, power off your Switch and remove the SD Card.

Step 5: Now, boot up your Switch and go to eShop from the Home screen.

Step 6: Select the profile where you own the game (if you have multiple profiles).

Step 7: Tap on the Profile icon from the top right of the eShop screen and then go to Redownload from the left pane.

Step 8: Install the game and after that, you can put your SD Card back in.

Fix 6: Try using a different account

If you have the game available on more than one of your accounts, or if the game is free to download, then you can try using a different Nintendo account.

Step 1: Open the System Settings from the home screen of your Nintendo Switch.

Step 2: Scroll down to the Users section and tap on Add User.

Step 3: Now follow the on-screen to add another user account or create a new one.

Once done, switch to the new user account and download the game. The game should work fine this time.

Fix 7: Check for pending Update

If there is any pending update available for your Nintendo Switch then it is really important to install that. Similarly, if the game is crashing after updating the Switch to the new update, then wait for the next update to be pushed on your Switch.

Step 1: Open the System Settings on the Home menu.

Step 2: Scroll down and select the System option from the left pane.

Step 3: Select the System Update option.

Your Nintendo Switch will now start looking for updates. If you find any, install it by following the on-screen instructions.

Bottom Line

And with that said, here comes the end of this fixing guide, I am hoping that any of the aforementioned seven fixes would help you in resolving your game crashing issue on the Nintendo Switch. Game crash generally happens due to corrupted cache files or game data. But in some cases, putting the game into the internal storage and trying the game with a different user account also works in favor.

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Bhanu Pratap

Hi! I am Bhanu Pratap, co-founder of Yorker Media Group. A die-heart fan of tech and keeps track of every little happening of the same. When not writing, I usually keep myself busy on YouTube making and exploring new and awesome tech content.

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