If you are experiencing crashing issues in Middle-earth: Shadow of War - The Mobile Game, please try the steps below:
- First, you should check to see whether your mobile device and the game are up to date. Instructions for this can be found here for iOS, or here for Android. Note that only the OS software released officially by your device manufacturer should be used to play this game. If you have installed custom operating system software/firmware on your device (often referred to as “jailbreaking” or “unlocking” your device) the game will most likely experience issues when you try to play it. If you are using software like this, we would recommend switching back to the operating system software officially released by your device manufacturer. Please contact them for instructions to do this if needed.
- Make sure you have only downloaded the game from an official storefront, such as the Google Play Store or the iOS App Store. If you download the game from any other location, there is a high chance that you will be downloading a version of the game that is not intended for your device, and will not work correctly. Likewise, we would advise you not to use any third party apps which show App Store/Google Play Store downloads for a different device than the one you are using.
- If you continue to experience crashes after updating your OS and game software, close any background processes on your device. Background processes will continue to use device memory and resources. You can close all background apps by rebooting the device or by pressing (typically) the home button on the device twice and swiping frames of open programs off-screen. If you try the swipe method, try also closing the game itself this way along with your other background processes before attempting to play. If you are using an Android device, the method you use to bring up a list of processes that you can close will vary based on the device and software you are using.
- Lastly, you can try reinstalling the game on your device if the steps above do not solve your crashing issue. Again, make sure you only download the game from an official storefront (Google Play Store or the iOS App Store), not any other resource online. Middle-earth: Shadow of War – The Mobile Game uses Facebook to back up your save game, so please make sure you have linked your Facebook account to your profile through the in-game Settings menu prior to reinstalling the game. For more information on cloud saving, please see this article.