Top 8 Fixes for CoH 2 Western Front Armies Crash to Desktop, DLL Error, Compatibility Crash, Unable to Connect, Lag, Poor FPS

A few days after the release of the highly anticipated Company of Heroes 2: The Western Front Armies DLC, the game is still riddled with bugs, crashes, errors and performance issues despite major patches being released. Below is a guide to some of the most common crash fixes. Read on and hopefully find your fix.

Top 8 Fixes for CoH 2 Western Front Armies Crash to Desktop, DLL Error, Compatibility Crash, Unable to Connect, Lag, Poor FPS

1. CoH 2 Western Front Armies crashes to the desktop every time you launch the game.

  1. Make sure your all your drivers are updated. You can use this update tool.
  2. Try turning off your computer’s antivirus and windows defender before running the game.
  3. Turn off SLI ,V-sync,anti-aliasing,filtering and Crossfire in-game then restart the game.
  4. Try running the game in windowed mode by pressing “Alt+Enter”.
  5. Disable running background applications before running the game.
  6. Lastly, if you are running game on Win7, right click on CoH2.exe file, navigate to the compatibility mode tab and check the box “Disable Desktop Composition”.

2. CoH 2 Western Front Armies cannot sync with Steam cloud service

Verify your local game cache. Here’s how to do it: Launch Steam > Right-click on game’s icon > Verify game cache.

Restart Steam. The game should run properly now.

3. CoH 2 Western Front Armies crash – compatibility mode error

If you are getting crashes due to a compatibility mode error, close the game and exit Steam completely.

  1. Navigate to the Steam folder C:/Windows/ProgramFiles/SteamRight click steam.exe then properties then click on the compatibility tab.
  2. Uncheck all the checked boxes but dont click on apply or close the dialogue box yet.
  3. Click “change settings for all users”, then repeat the same procedure of unchecking all the boxes.
  4. Click “apply” then close the dialogue boxes.
  5. Navigate to Company of Heroes 2 installation folder (steamappscommonCoH2)
  6. Look for the file RelicCoH2.exe , right click then select properties.
  7. Repeat exactly the same procedure of unchecking the boxes as you did before with steam.exe
  8. Close all the dialogue boxes.
  9. Restart Steam, then launch game.

If the problem still persists and the game is still running in compativility mode, then you have to delete certain registry keys to correct this.

  1. Again, close Steam plus the game
  2. Open Run then type regedit
  3. Back up the registries first before deleting
  4. Delete any registries mentioning RelicCoH2.exe or Steam.exe
  5. Close regeditRestart Steam then launch game again.

4. CoH 2 Western Front Armies crashes after playing for some time

  1. Disable V-Sync, SLI,Anti aliasing, Textures and lower graphics settings and resolution.
  2. Verify your local game cache on Steam as described above.
  3. Navigate to control panel and windows updates then download and run any updates that you have pending.

5. CoH 2 Western Front Armies is unable to connect to server

  1. Check your network/Internet connection and ensure it is stable.
  2. Make sure TCP port 443 is open on your router.
  3. Whitelist RelicCOH2.exe and battle server IP address on your router which changes randomly be sure to check it in their site first in your antivirus settings
  4. Try temporarily disabling your firewall and antivirus when playing online.

6. CoH 2 Western Front Armies lags and stutters continuously throughout game play.

  1. Reduce the games graphic and resolution settings.
  2. Update your graphics drivers and DirectX

7. CoH 2 Western Front Armies DLL error crash

Reinstalling your DirectX drivers will fix any DLL-related crashes in CoH2 Western Front Armies.

8. Error: CoH 2 Western Front Armies is unable to connect to Relic Servers.

This issue is on the Relic servers side and you cant do any thing on your side. Just wait for the servers to go back up or for a patch or update.

If you still haven’t found a fix to your problem, please feel free to leave a comment below explaining your problem in detail and hopefully someone will help you.

Company of Heroes 2: The Western Front Armies Patch Notes

Company of Heroes 2: The Western Front Armies was released slightly earlier than expected on Steam, and if you’re wondering what the new features, armies, maps, and bug fixes are, check out the official patch notes below.

New Company of Heroes 2: The Western Front Armies content:
  • Added two new armies
    • “Oberkommando West”
    • “US Forces”
  • Maps
    • Added The Western Front Armies Maps
    • Faymonville Approach (2)
    • La Gleize Breakout (2)
    • La Gleize (2)
    • Trois Pont (2 – 4)
    • Vaux Farmlands (4)
    • Hurtgen Forest (4)
    • Ettlebruck Station (4-8)
    • Lienne Forest (6-8)
    • Lazenrath Ambush (6-8)
    • Road to Kharkov (2-4)
New Features (all players)
  • Public Games List
  • War Spoils
  • Victory Strikes
  • New progression system
UI Updates
  • New armies selection
  • New inventory system
Updates
  • Optimized pathing in a number of areas on maps
Bug Fixes
  • Yes, many bugs have been squished!
Balance Updates
  • AOE Profiles
    • All weapons that have AOE profiles will inflict less damage at midrange
    • Mines will be less prone to wiping out an entire squad
Wehrmacht
  • Tank traps
    • HP increase from 250 to 500
    • Armor increased from 35 to 50
  • Werhmacht Bunker
    • Sight from 35 to 10
    • Bunker upgrade increases sight by 25
  • Panzer Grenadiers
    • Now have reduced receieve accuracy by 15%
  • 222 Armored Car
    • Population increased from 4 to 5
  • StuG III G
    • Population increased from 10 to 8
  • StuG III E
    • Population increased from from 6 to 8
  • Panzerwerfer
    • Population increased from 10 to 12
  • Brummbar
    • Population increased from 16 to 14
  • Tiger Ace
    • Population increased from 24 to 26
  • Panzer IV
    • Cost increase from 320/115 to 350/125
    • Distant scatter max value from 9.5 to 6.4
  • Tiger Heavy Tank
    • Health reduced from 1280 to 1040
  • Elefant
    • Range from 100 to 70
  • Panther
    • Armor increased from 270 to 290
  • Pak 43 Anti-tank Gun
    • Range reduced from 100 to 80
    • target weak point range reduced from 100 to 80
  • Panzerwerfer 42 Multiple Rocket Launcher
    • Recharge time reduced from 90 to 70 seconds
  • Pak 40 Anti Tank Gun
    • Added Hold Fire
  • ZiS-3 76mm Field Gun
    • Added Hold Fire
  • Stuka Close Air Support
    • Close reduced from 240 to 200
  • Relief Infantry
    • Price reduced from 120 to 90 Munitions
  • Osttruppen Reserves
    • Price reduced from 500 to 425
Soviet
  • Soivet Partisans
    • Can now capture points
  • Tank traps
    • HP increase from 250 to 500
    • Armor increased from 35 to 50
  • M3A1 Scout Car
    • Population increased from 4 to 5
  • T70
    • Population increased from 6 to 8
  • T34-76
    • Population increased from 10 to 12
  • T34-85
    • Population increased from 12 to 14
  • Katyusha
    • Population increased from 10 to 12
  • KV-1 from 15 to 12
    • Population increased from 10 to 12
  • KV-2 from 22 to 24
    • Population increased from 10 to 12
  • ISU-152 Heavy Assault Gun
    • Range from 100 to 70
    • Concrete Piercing Round ability range reduced from 100 to 70
  • IS-2 Heavy Tank
    • Health increase from 960 to 1040
    • Armor increase from 340 to 375
  • M-42 45mm Anit-Tank Gun
    • Added Hold Fire ability
  • T-34/85 Medium Tank
    • CP requirement increased from 9 to 10
  • KV-8 Heavy Flamethrower Tank
    • Health increase from 720 to 800
    • Price increase from 360 / 135 to 390 / 145
  • Rapid Conscription
    • Price reduced from 160 MU to 120 MU