How To Fix Arma 3 Crashes?


There are typically three scenarios when Arma 3 crashes occur:

  • The loading progress bar stucks for some time
  • The game crashes during gameplay
  • Users receive Steam ticket check failed error

    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

Make sure your computer is well equipped to play Arma 3.

  • Processor: Intel Dual Core 2.4 GHz/ AMD Dual Core Athlon 2.5 GHz
  • Memory: 2 GB
  • Graphics Card: Intel HD Graphics/ NVIDIA GeForce / AMD Radeon HD
  • Free Disk Space: 15 GB
  • Other: Audio Card

Delete Multiplayer Cache To Prevent Arma 3 Crashes

Over a period cache contents are corrupted. Go to the application data directory and clean-up the cache.

For Windows 10/ 8.1/ 8/ 7/ Vista:

  1. Exit the game completely.
  2. Press Windows Key + R simultaneously.
  3. Type “%AppData%” and click OK.
  4. Open following location:
  • ..\Arma 3\
  1. Delete the folder named “MPMissionCache.”
  2. Reopen the game again with the multiplayer mode to create fresh cache contents.

Delete Corrupted PhysX3_x86.dll File

This DLL file is an essential component of Steam. It may be corrupted.  Delete that file and initiate verification of game cache integrity.

For Windows 10/ 8.1/ 8:

  1. Double click This PC or Computer icon.
  2. Open following location:
  • C:\Program Files\Steam\
  1. Press F3 key to initiate Search feature. Type “PhysX3_x86.dll” in Search Box located on the upper right corner.
  2. Now you’ve the search result on your screen. Right-click and select “Delete” option for the PhysX3_x86.dll file as it has been probably corrupted.
  3. Exit File Explorer. Open the Steam application.
  4. Go to Games Library and right click Arma 3 icon; select Properties.
  5. In the new dialog that opens, click Local Files tab.
  6. Click “Verify integrity of game cache” button. Your deleted file will be re-downloaded again.

For Windows 7/ Vista:

  1. Click Start button on your Taskbar.
  2. Type “PhysX3_x86.dll” in the Search Box on the bottom.
  3. As soon as you start typing the file name into Search Box, the file name will be displayed in Search Result. Right click that file, select Open folder location.
  4. Right click the target file, select Delete option.
  5. Refer Steps # 5-8 under Windows 10/ 8.1/ 8 user’s section.

Change Game Settings

Arma 3 configuration file is located in the Documents folder. Open that file with Notepad and change its contents.

For Windows 10/ 8.1/ 8:

  1. Double click Users folder on your Desktop.
  2. Open following location:
  • For Windows 8.1/ 8: ..\My Documents\Arma 3\
  • For Windows 10: ..\Documents\Arma 3
  1. Right click Config.cfg file, select Open with | Notepad.
  2. Click Edit | Find, type “gpu max frames” and click Find Next.
  3. Set the following value:
  • gpu max frames 1
  • cpu max frames 1
  1. Also, set the following configurations:


  1. Click File | Save.

For Windows 7/ Vista:

  1. Click Start, select Documents.
  2. Open “Arma 3” subfolder.
  3. Refer Steps # 3-7 under Windows 8.1/ 8 user’s section.

Change Launch Options

Here are the steps to change game launch options:

For Windows 10/ 8.1/ 8/ 7/ Vista:

  1. Launch Steam.
  2. Go to Games Library.
  3. Right-click Arma 3 icon, select Properties from the context menu list.
  4. Click Set Launch Options.
  5. Add the following text in the text box:
  • -malloc=system
  1. Click OK.

Hopefully, this should fix Arma 3 crashes.


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