A “Low-Level Fatal Error” in Borderlands 3 is typically related to issues with the game’s engine or your system’s hardware/software compatibility. Here’s how you can troubleshoot and potentially fix this error:
- Update Graphics Drivers: Outdated or corrupt graphics drivers are often the cause of such errors. Ensure your GPU drivers are updated. Visit the website of your graphics card manufacturer (NVIDIA, AMD, Intel) for the latest drivers.
- Verify Game Files: If you’re playing on a platform like Steam or Epic Games, use their feature to verify the integrity of game files. This process will check for and replace any missing or corrupted files.
- Run the Game as Administrator: Sometimes, running the game with administrator privileges can resolve issues. Right-click on the game’s shortcut or executable file and select “Run as administrator”.
- Disable Overlays and Background Applications: In-game overlays from software like Discord, Steam, or NVIDIA GeForce Experience, and other background applications can sometimes cause issues. Try disabling these overlays and closing unnecessary applications.
- Check for Windows Updates: Make sure your operating system is up to date. Windows updates can fix many compatibility issues and bugs.
- Install Latest Visual C++ Redistributables: The game might require the latest Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable packages. You can download and install these from Microsoft’s website.
- Lower Game Settings: High graphics settings can cause crashes if your system doesn’t meet the game’s demands. Try lowering the graphics settings in the game.
- Monitor Hardware for Issues: Check if your hardware is functioning correctly. Overheating, faulty RAM, or an unstable overclock can cause fatal errors.
- Check DirectX Version: Ensure that your DirectX version is up to date. Borderlands 3 requires DirectX 11 or later.
- Reinstall the Game: If none of the above steps work, try uninstalling and then reinstalling Borderlands 3. Sometimes, a fresh install can resolve hidden issues.
- Check for Hardware Compatibility: Make sure your hardware meets the minimum system requirements for Borderlands 3. If your system is borderline, the game might not run correctly.
- Contact Support: If the problem persists, consider reaching out to the Gearbox Support or the support team of the platform you’re playing on (Steam, Epic Games, etc.) for further assistance.
Remember to restart your computer after applying these fixes to ensure that any changes take effect. If the problem continues, it might be more specific to your system’s configuration, requiring a more detailed investigation.