Axiom Verge had a small issue causing crashes on Epic Games’ store

Steam strikes back

Axiom Verge is currently free over on Epic Games’ storefront and fans were overjoyed. Not only could they get a digital copy for free, but more players would be exposed to the game and discovering its hidden treasures. Sadly, the launch was hindered with a problem causing crashes for everyone.

Fairly early in the campaign, entering a specific room would hard crash the game. Users on ResetEra did some digging and found out that a specific filed named “Steam.xnb” was missing from the game’s directory. That file was an audio clip for the steam vents in one of the hallways, so its absence caused a big issue. When users then compared the files between both the Steam and Epic Games’ versions, it turns out a few files with “steam” in them were removed.

Tom Happ, the developer of Axiom Verge, then took to Twitter to explain what had happened.

Whether that is the truth or a cheeky jab, the problem has been fixed. If you download Axiom Verge from Epic’s servers, you’ll have all the required files to complete the game. Funny how a small change can wreak havoc, though.

Axiom Verge on EGS crashes 100 percent on an area because of a missing sound effect (Update: Fixed) [ResetEra]

Tom Happ [Twitter]

Peter Glagowski
Former Dtoid staff member.