How to fix the Super Meat Boy Forever crashing issues on PC

Super Meat Boy Forever Crashing
Super Meat Boy Forever

Super Meat Boy Forever is a sequel to the highly popular indie platformer, Super Meat Boy. This one is led by one of the creators of the original, Tommy Refenes, and Team Meat. The title is currently available on PC via Epic Games Store and the Nintendo Switch. Now, the game only came out a day or so ago, and there are bound to be some technical problems. If you are on PC and are running into any Super Meat Boy Forever crashing issues, here is how you can fix those.

The game was originally planned for a mobile release, but as the development caught on, the scope naturally increased as well. It is still coming to Steam, PS4, PS5, Xbox Series X|S, and Xbox One sometime early next year. This is one of the final big releases of 2020, and it has been an incredible year for gaming.

Super Meat Boy Forever Crashing Issues

For the most part, the game runs very well, but if you are running into a crash while trying to save the game, change any settings, or generally during gameplay, you can try the following methods. The developers have provided these tips, and given how the game isn’t demanding, it’s probably not your hardware at fault.

Add the game to your Anti-virus Software’s Exceptions

It is possible that your first-party, or third-party anti-virus application is interfering with the game, and isn’t allowing it to save, or adjust settings. To add an exception, follow the steps below.

  • Open Windows Settings, and here, you want to click on Update & Security
  • In this section, click on Windows Security, followed by Virus & Threat Protection
  • Here, under Virus & Threat Protection Settings click the Manage Settings link
  • Scroll down to Exclusions and click Add or remove exclusions
  • Click Add an exclusion
  • Click Folder
  • Browse for the directory where the game is installed, which for example is this
C:\Program Files\Epic Games\SuperMeatBoyForever
  • Select the SuperMeatBoyForever folder

You can watch the process below

Super Meat Boy Forever Crashing
Adding the game to Window’s exclusion

For most users, this fix should do the trick, and if you are still getting crashes, then you might want to refer to our other guides for the game.


While you are here, make sure you check out our other guides on Super Meat Boy Forever as well.

For the most part, the game runs exceptionally well, and there are a bunch of small graphics options that you can tweak. If you are on a really low-end system though, you can try reducing the anti-aliasing, or the resolution.

We hope this guide was helpful. Are you enjoying Super Meat Boy Forever? Which platform are you playing on? Let us know in the comments below and share your thoughts.