Far Cry 5 Crashes

Far Cry 5 Crashes

The game Far Cry 5 is based on the idea of a one-person army fighting against aggressive enemies. Though the game has gained a substantial following among users across the entire globe, there are some deficiencies. A large chunk of users reported frequent crashes during game-play. We will cover up the detailed solution into this article.

Download the Diagnostic

There are certain situations when missing entries in your registry and registry corruption causes this problem. Try running a registry scan to identify if there are any such issues.

  1. Click the button below to download and install the Diagnostic
  2. Perform a Registry scan and fix any problems detected.
  3. Restart your computer.

Estimated Download Time: 10 Seconds

Check System Requirements

System specifications are provided as a guide to assist user in game installation. If your computer does not fulfill the minimum system requirements, you may not be able to play it.

  • Operating System: Windows 10, Windows 8.1/ 8, Windows 7 Service Pack 1
  • Operating System Type: 64-bit
  • RAM: 8 GB
  • Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce/ AMd
  • Video Memory: 2 GB
  • Software: Microsoft DirectX
  • Free Disk Space: 40 GB

Wipe Out the Cache

Your computer stores some information in a special directory so that the next time you start that game or program, it is readily available in no time. Far Cry 5 crashes occur when the cache contents are corrupted.

  1. Open the Steam client.
  2. Sign-in to your account.
  3. Go to the Games Library.
  4. Right-click the Far Cry and choose Properties.
  5. Click the Local Files tab.
  6. Click on Verify Integrity of Game Cache.

Change Process Priority

When you change priority of a process, your system requests the kernel dispatcher to allocate requested preference to the process in question.

  1. Type Task Manager in the Search Box on the Taskbar.
  2. Open it from the Search Results.
  3. Click the Details tab.
  4. Right-click the Far Cry 5 process, and choose Set Priority.
  5. Select High.

Update Drivers

Look for a driver update which is specific to your computer’s components. If you could not manually find a driver, search for one using the Device Manager tool.

  1. Press Windows Key + X.
  2. Select Device Manager.
  3. In the newly opened window, expand the top node.
  4. Expand the Display Adapters sub-category.
  5. Right-click your video card, choose Update driver software.
  6. Click Search automatically for updated driver software option.
  7. If no luck finding a newer version, open the Update Driver dialog and go ahead with the Browse my computer for driver software option.

Optimize Graphics Settings

Be sure to balance your game’s performance with the graphics quality. Tweak your game settings, give it a try.

  1. Go to the Settings page, and select Options.
  2. Select Video.
  3. Click the Monitor icon on the upper side in the Video category.
  4. Set the Window Mode to Windowed.
  5. Set the Display Resolution according to your monitor’s resolution. For example: 1920×1080.
  6. Set the Graphics Quality to Low.
  7. Set V-Sync to Off.
  8. Save the settings, exit and re-open the game again.

Modify Game Configuration File

The CFG abbreviation stands for Configuration File. The game settings are stored in a CFG file format so that they can be loaded the next time you re-open the game.

  1. Exit the Far Cry 5.
  2. Click on File Explorer icon.
  3. Open the following directory:
    • C:\Program Files\Ubisoft\Crytek\Far Cry
  4. Right-click the system.cfg file, choose Open with | Notepad.
  5. Set the following parameters:
    • e_overlay_geometry = “0”
    • r_WaterReflections = “0”
    • r_WaterRefractions = “0”
  6. save your settings and exit.

Reinstall Required Components

There are certain programming frameworks that are required to be installed in order to play Far Cry 5 or any other game. Go to the Microsoft Download Center, and use the Search icon on the top right corner to obtain the latest version of Microsoft DirectX and Microsoft .NET Framework.

Disable Conflicting Background Services

Some background processes or threads might interrupt the process of accessing the crucial game components, and cause gaming errors. Disabling such conflicting services might help.

  1. Type Services.msc in the Search Box.
  2. Open it from the Search Results.
  3. One by one disable all unneeded services. (Right click > Stop)

Add Antivirus Exception

The advanced settings in Antiviruses enable users to add files to exceptions list that these files are considered to be safe. Far Cry 5 crashes may occur when your Antivirus falsely detects game files as virus.

For McAfee Antivirus Plus

  1. Open your Antivirus program, and go to Settings.
  2. Click Navigation on the right corner.
  3. Click on Real-Time Scanning.
  4. Expand the Excluded Files, and click on Add File.
  5. Browse and locate all the Executable Files (.exe) from the following directory:
    • C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\Common\Far Cry 5\

Disable Full Screen

Far Cry offers an option to play it in windowed mode. If you’re unable to play it in full screen mode, toggle between full screen mode and windowed mode. This shall fix the problem.

  1. Click the Start icon.
  2. Type Documents, and open up that folder.
  3. Go to the following location:
    • …\My Games\Far Cry 5
  4. Right-click the GamerProfile.xml and select Open with | Notepad.
  5. Click Edit | Find.
  6. Search for “WindowMode” (without quotes)
  7. Set the following:
    • WindowMode=”1″
  8. Click File | Save, and exit.

Enable Single GPU

If you’ve multiple GPU activated, turn it off and switch to the single GPU. The steps are given below:

  1. Press Windows Key + X, select Control Panel.
  2. Open Nvidia Control Panel.
  3. Click Manage 3D Settings.
  4. Click Program Settings tab.
  5. Click Add.
  6. Locate the game Executable File (.exe) from the following directory:
    • C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\Common\Far Cry 5\
  7. Click Add Selected Programs.
  8. In the Preferred Graphic Processor, choose High Performance Nvidia Processor.
  9. Save the settings by clicking Apply.

Roll back Video Driver

Driver roll-back process restores the previous working version of a driver. This is especially important if you’re encountering Far Cry 5 crashing issue after updating your drivers.

  1. Open the Device Manager.
  2. Expand the top-level node, and then Display Adapters node.
  3. Right-click your video card and choose Properties.
  4. Click the Driver tab, and then Roll back Driver.

Clear Temporary Files

Temporary files are stored in special directories, typically with the .tmp extension. They do not contain any sensitive data and it is safe to remove them. Your game stops working when some of the temporary files are incorrectly modified.

  1. Close all programs that are running on your screen.
  2. Open the Run prompt using Windows Key + R.
  3. Type C:\Windows\Temp
  4. Click OK.
  5. Delete all the temporary files.


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