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How to fix crashing in Disney Dreamlight Valley on Switch

Make sure to try these to prevent crashes in the valley.

In Disney Dreamlight Valley, you get to meet tons of characters, complete quests, and do a lot more around the valley but there are some problems. If you play the game on your Switch, you might have noticed that the game likes to crash, so here's what you can do to prevent this from happening.

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Disney Dreamlight Valley crashing on Switch

If you've chosen to play Dreamlight Valley on your Switch, you might have noticed that the game likes to crash, especially if you are entering an area that requires a loading screen or it's been a while since you last saved. Gameloft has stated that they are aware of the crashing issues on Switch and are rolling out future updates to prevent the problem.

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To check that your game is updated to the latest version available, follow the below-mentioned steps:

  • Click on the detail menu for Disney Dreamlight Valley by pressing the + icon while hovering over the game in the Switch home menu.
  • Choose Software Update from the options available and update your game to the newest version.

If your game is fully up-to-date and still crashing, you can take measures to prevent yourself from losing a bunch of game time in the event of a crash.

Related: Where to get White & Red Hydrangea in Dreamlight Valley

Preventing data loss on Switch

While the game supports autosaving, it's a good idea to get in the habit of manually going in and saving your game every 3-5 minutes. You can accomplish quite a bit in a short time in Dreamlight Valley. Frequent saving will make sure that you don't have to retrace your steps too much, especially if you're working on a difficult goal.

Make sure you save before exiting or entering buildings, especially if you've noticed that the music or gameplay has become laggy. This is often a sign that Dreamlight Valley is struggling to run and is headed toward a freeze or crash.

While the September 15, 2022 update was geared partly towards smoothing out crash errors on the Switch, Gameloft has stated that future update rollouts will feature additional optimization that will hopefully render the above tips moot.

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Shreya's interest in gaming developed back in school, with Clash of Clans in 2006. After that, she moved on to different FPS titles on mobile, and RPGs on PC. Her favorite games include the Dark Pictures series, Disney Dreamlight Valley, Hogwarts Legacy, and Fortnite. She has previously worked as a Games Writer for Dexerto (CharlieIntel). Currently, she is working as a Contributing Writer at Pro Game Guides since January 2023.

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