Screen Freezes after 3-5min while game keeps running

Game Version:

  • Build 33059
  • Platform Steam

Issue:

The game runs perfectly smooth for 3-5min, then suddenly the screen freezes. I can still hear the game sound, even use hotkeys, but only have a frozen image on my screen. Only the cursor can be moved. No errors shown, no limits reached for CPU/GPU/Memory.
This is completely independent of game complexity, it even happens in the main menu

I already tried all the recommended fixes for game crashes and bad performance.

Reproduction Steps:

  1. Start AoE2 DE
  2. Stay in main menu or launch any game
  3. Wait for 5min