Fallout $ was the fifth major installation of the Fallout series. Though the gameplay is very similar to Fallout 3 and Fallout: New Vegas, it comes with the ability to switch from the first-person to third-person view. The additional features of Fallout 4 are:
- Spilled-piece armor system,
- Base building,
- Adynamic dialogue system, and
- A crafting system that makes the use of every looted object as a raw material.
- Ability to build settlements
- Skills have been removed and replaced with a 7X10 perk chart.
While playing games on our computers, at some point in time, we all must have faced some issues. These issues arise due to various reasons like internet connectivity. the game is not updated and many other purposes.
But sometimes the game may crash on startup. This would shatter a gamer’s dream into pieces as gamers are always excited regarding their games.
Why does Fallout 4 crashes on start up?
This is an important question. One should know why Fallout 4 is causing problems on start-up.
The answer to this question is that there can be different reasons that are causing Fallout 4 to crash. Sometimes Fallout 4 crashes while loading and sometimes after few minutes of the start. These problems may arise due to video resolution, graphic card issues, or sometimes the hardware issues.
So while installing the game, carefully note down the requirements of Fallout 4.
But you guys don’t have to worry. In this world, there is a solution to every problem. So, we’ve solved your problem with Fallout 4.
In this article, we will be discussing the fixes to Fallout 4 crashing on start up.
1: Install the latest version
Sometimes, we don’t even notice that we are running the older version of an application, and we have to face some problems due to this.
We need to install the latest version of the app or update the application to enjoy the new features and environments provided by the application.
The bugs present in the games can also cause crashing issues, and that is the reason why the developers keep releasing the updates of the game. The update covers the security issues, improves performance, and maintains the stability of the application on your computer.
This is very important to avoid unusual changes in the game. Installing the updates makes the application to run efficiently and safely on your computer.
2: Downgrade your Graphics Drivers
The video settings in your game can also cause the Fallout 4 crashing on start up. Therefore you need to maintain your Graphic settings carefully because steaming keeps rolling new updates now and then for its game.
The NVidia driver updates on your Pc are 358.91, 358.87, and 358.50. You need to downgrade back to 355.98. Here are the steps for how you can do it:
Step 1: On your desktop home page, right-click anywhere in the empty region, a menu bar will appear
From here, select the NVIDIA Control Panel.
A similar window will appear:
Step 2: On the left of this window, click to ‘help’ option and then to ‘system information.’
Step 3: A window will appear in which the NVIDIA drivers are listed:
If you face any problem in this method, you can also try an alternate way to do the same:
The process is:
- Press the ⊞ Win (windows) + R key to bring up the Run window.
- In the dialogue bar, type ‘dxdiag.’
- Choose the display tab, and you will be able to see the version.
A window will appear, and on this window, you can find 355.98 if your version isn’t correct.
3: Update your Graphics card driver
Sometimes, the outdated Graphic card driver also causes crash issues in Fallout 4.So, make sure the video drivers are up to date. You can update them either manually or automatically:
to update the drivers manually, go to the manufacturer’s website and download the latest drivers and install them. But do it only you have computer skills and this method also needs time.
Use Driver Easy to install the updated drivers for your pc. This method will save you time. Driver Easy automatically recognizes your computer and install the drivers accordingly.
- The first thing you need to do is to install Driver Easy on your pc.
- Then, run Driver easy on your pc and click on the “Scan Now” button. It will start scanning your computer and detect the drivers causing problems.
- Click on to the Update button, next to a flagged graphics device, if you want to automatically download the correct version of their driver and then install it on your computer.
- After that, restart your computer and again open Fallout 4.
4: Change a few settings
You may need to change a few system settings to avoid crashing. For this follow these steps:
Step 1: Equalize your game resolutions as per your desktop resolution
Step 2: Either run the game in Borderless option or windowed mode.
Step 3: If you are running the game on Power saving mode or any other performance mode, then remove it and switch back to high-performance battery mode.
Step 4: Disable the intro video mode.
Step 5: Disable God Rays options in Fallout 4 game.
5: Disable anti-virus
Anti-virus or Firewall running on the background may also cause issues in Fallout 4. To solve this issue, you need to disable the anti-virus.
Step 1: Click on “Show hidden icons” on the taskbar
Step 2: Right-click on the anti-virus icon and click on “quit” or “exit.”
Now, restart the game again and enjoy the gaming experience.
6: Game cache integrity verification
The Steam Client has ‘Verify Integrity of Game Cache’ option for abnormal or weird issues. The option checks the game files, and then the cache fixes the missing game files.
Step 1: Open steam and search for Library. You will also find the Fallout 4 game and then right-click on the “Properties.”
Step 2: In the properties, click on the “Verify Integrity of Game Cache.”Steam will take few minutes to check the Game cache and game files.
Step 3: After the completion of the verification, restart your computer and restart the game.
7: Uninstall and then again download the game
When nothing works, this is the best approach. When you have tried all the options mentioned above, and they didn’t work out for you, then this is the best approach:
Step 1: Go to the Steam client and then go to the Library Tab.
Step 2: Find Fallout 4 and then right-click on it and select the uninstall option.
Step 3: Click yes on the next window that appears on the screen, the install will take some time.
Step 4: Go to the official site of the game and then again download the game.
Summary: I hope we’ve solved you crashing problems in Fallout 4, and after trying out these approaches, you will be able to enjoy all the Fallout 4 gaming experience to its fullest.
John Scalzi writes books, which, considering where you’re reading this, makes perfect sense. He’s best known for writing science fiction, including the New York Times bestseller Redshirts, which won the Hugo Award for Best Novel. He also writes non-fiction, on subjects ranging from personal finance to astronomy to film, was the Creative Consultant for the Stargate: Universe television series. He enjoys pie, as should all right thinking people. You can get to his blog by typing the word “Whatever” into Google. No, seriously, try it.