Game crashes (freezes) whenever fighting with NPC's

Game mode: [Online | Singleplayer]
Problem: [Crash | Bug | Performance | Misc]
Region: The Summoning Place, Sinner’s Refuge… any where… hehe

My game is constantly crashing (freezing) while fighting NPC’s… It also crashed once while watching an NPC fight a rocknose. I have not had this occure fighting critters. Unfortunately, it does not create a bug/crash note to Dev’s.

Steps on how to reproduce issue:

  1. Go up to any hostile NPC and fight them…
  2. happens 50% of the time.

Has happened to me repeatedly today. I can play the game just fine, frame rate drops every now and then, but when I get into a fight with an NPC (animals, exiles, spiders) the lag goes crazy and about 30% of the time it Fatal Crashes. At least I can send the report.