How to fix The Witcher 3 – Wild Hunt Errors: Crash, Lag, Stuttering, Freezing, Black Screen and more

fix The Witcher 3 - Wild Hunt Errors: Crash, Lag, Stuttering, Freezing, Black Screen and more

The Witcher 3 – Wild Hunt was one of the most anticipated games of 2015. Here we will see how to fix the Witcher 3 – Wild Hunt errors. CD Projekt finally released on Steam and other platforms on May 18th, 2015. The PC version is plagued by a number of issues and the game is unplayable for many. Issues like crash, lag, freeze and black screen are common.

Here you can find out how to fix the most common issues and errors encountered in The Witcher 3 – Wild Hunt PC version. Before going further, please make sure you have the official system specifications to run the game. Take a look at the minimum and recommended system requirements of the game below.

The Witcher 3 – Wild Hunt Official System Requirements

The Witcher 3 Wild Hunt Minimum System Requirements

  • OS: 64-bit Windows 7 or 64-bit Windows 8 (8.1)
  • Processor: Intel CPU Core i5-2500K 3.3GHz / AMD CPU Phenom II X4 940
  • Memory: 6 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Nvidia GPU GeForce GTX 660 / AMD GPU Radeon HD 7870
  • Hard Drive: 35 GB available space

The Witcher 3 Wild Hunt Recommended System Requirements

  • OS: 64-bit Windows 7 or 64-bit Windows 8 (8.1)
  • Processor: Intel CPU Core i7 3770 3.4 GHz / AMD CPU AMD FX-8350 4 GHz
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Nvidia GPU GeForce GTX 770 / AMD GPU Radeon R9 290
  • Hard Drive: 35 GB available space

How to fix The Witcher 3 – Wild Hunt errors – Crash, Lag, Stuttering, Freezing, Black Screen and more

1 Crash during startup/random crashes/black screen/failed to launch fix:

  • Players who are facing issues like the game crashing to desktop while launching, try updating graphic card drivers. We advise users to do a clean install of the video card drivers by downloading from the official website.
  • If you bought the game on Steam, we suggest you to verify the game cache to avoid such problems.
  • Users with SLI/Crossfire setup can try disabling it and laptop users should use the dedicated GPU instead of the integrated one

2 The Witcher 3 – Wild Hunt low fps/laggy gameplay fix:

Try one of the following workarounds to tackle this problem

  • Play the game in window mode
  • Disable Anti-aliasing , Anisotropic Filtering and adaptive Anti-Aliasing in AMD Catalyst Control Center/NVIDIA GeForce Experience
  • Set priority High for the game in Task Manager
  • Set Power Management to “Prefer Maximum performance ” in Nvidia control panel

3 Game doesn’t launch fix

This is an issue faced by many in Sniper Elite III. It can be solved by verifying the game cache and downloading missing game files in Steam.

4 No sound in gameplay fix

One of the reasons why this occurs is outdated sound card drivers. Make sure you update them before going further. Another fix that works is by changing the settings from 7.1/5.1 to stereo.

5 Laggy gameplay on Laptop fix

Make sure the game is using your dedicated GPU instead of the integrated one. Also install a suitable cooling pad for heating issues.

6 Download stopped at 99% in Steam fix

This one is the most annoying issue ever faced by gamers. Just Pause the download. After a few seconds, resume the download. You will see that the download is complete.

Players who are still facing issues running The Witcher 3 – Wild Hunt are free to ask in the comments. We will try our best to solve the issues that are preventing the game from running correctly. And we will update this page with solutions as new issues are encountered by the users. That’s all about how to fix The Witcher 3 – Wild Hunt errors.