I need to start by pointing out that I am so pissed and frustrated by this issue that I am on the brink of refunding this game. I get its a beta but not being able to play AT ALL is something else. I have never ever had this type of crashes with any game/beta/early access game in my life AND this game was postponed by 4 MONTHS already and it being on this state is unacceptable.
A lot of people are reporting the exact same issue on the steam forums and developers are dead silent about this, so I had to open an account here just to see if I can make something happen.
Having said that, I have had 2 pretty big crashes, just by being on the battle screen (the first crash) and on the cutomize fleet screen (the second crash), mouse started lagging a lot, music was still playing on the background and I couldn't alt-tab to the desktop or open the task manager with ctrl-alt-supr, just a black screen and then I stopped hearing the music. The crashes left my PC being entirely unresponsive and had to hard restart my system. No crash logs were generated. I am afraid to the point of not even want to try launching the game again. Some say its a memory leak, some others state their CPU and RAM usage % went to hell and back, some others blame the EasyAntiCheat software, etc...
Additonal notes: I only use windows defender as antivirus AND nothing else was running on the background when the crashes occurred. On the windows event viewer logs I could only read something about a "bad_module_info" thing that occurred at the time of the most recent crash. Here is what I could gather for your reference but I doubt it would be of much help (just in case):
1/16/2019 9:04 AM
Faulting Application Path: bad_module_info
Problem Event Name: APPCRASH
Application Name: bad_module_info
Application Version: 0.0.0.0
Application Timestamp: 00000000
Fault Module Name: unknown
Fault Module Version: 0.0.0.0
Fault Module Timestamp: 00000000
Exception Code: 00000000
Exception Offset: 0000000000000000
OS Version: 10.0.177184.108.40.206.256.48
Locale ID: 1033
Extra information about the problem
Bucket ID: 2fa587f61571ffe999423f2b2f32e164 (120792870519)
I attached my dxdiag file for reference.0_1547691302001_DxDiag.doc
This is a game breaking bug/issue and if u take a look at the steam forums a lot of people are having the exact same issue.