How to Fix the Engine Error on CS:GO

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If you play Counter-Strike Global Offensive (CS:GO), you may have likely experienced an Engine Error at some point. It can be a frustrating and recurring issue, and it can stop you from playing the game. 

Fortunately, there are a few steps you can take to try and fix the issue. Here, our players will discuss how you can fix the CS:GO engine error. 

How to Fix the CS:GO Engine Error

Since so many users have encountered this issue, our team curated the different methods to fix it. Follow these in order for efficient troubleshooting:  

Video Card Driver

Your graphics card driver is the first thing you need to take care of to fix the engine error on CS:GO. First, you need to pay attention to the text that comes after the name of the error. 

If you don’t know English, you should know where it says that your video card can’t handle some of the game’s graphics. 

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This problem can be fixed by first getting the latest drivers for your card from the manufacturer’s website and installing them. After that, the problem shouldn’t appear again. 

Also, you should be careful when installing beta versions or drivers that are still being tested. If you tried to overclock your card or optimize it in a similar way, you should uninstall the driver and download the latest stable full version from the manufacturer’s website. 

If you’re unable to fix the engine error, here are other things you can do.

Verify Game Cache

When CS:GO crashes, check the cache of the “Steam” game client, if you play the game through Steam. 

Find a game called “Counter” in the library of existing games, click on it, right-click, and go to settings. You can pick the option that lets you test the cache [1] there.

verify game cache

This process doesn’t take long, but it checks all the files in your game client to make sure they are what they should be. If it finds problems, it fixes them all. 

While the engine error can be frustrating, you can easily fix it by updating your drivers or verifying your game cache. Once you have done these steps, you should be able to get back to playing CS:GO.

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Matthew Paxton
Matthew Paxton
Mathew has nursed a love of video games since childhood. Now, as an adult, he enjoys playing challenging games as much as he enjoys relating with other gamers. Matthew created Hypernia to give gamers like himself accurate and reliable information about games, servers, communication protocols, and much more.

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