Deathloop - How to Fix PC Crashes and Increase FPS

Deathloop - How to Fix PC Crashes and Increase FPS


 Technical issues and graphics settings for Arkane Studios' new shooter


Deathloop is a new shooter from Arkane Studios in this year's trendy time loop concept. The game can be called a mixture of Dishonored 2 and Prey - previous works of Arkane. From the first got the opportunity to play as one of the two heroes with completely different fighting styles, and from the second - the emphasis on studying the environment and looping through the passage.


Unfortunately, the September 14 release didn't go very smoothly. The PC version of Deathloop was particularly problematic. In this guide, we have collected solutions for common bugs (crashes, freezes, etc.) and gave tips on optimizing graphics to increase FPS.


What computer do you need for Deathloop (system requirements)?

We studied the tests of the game on different hardware in different resolutions and came to the conclusion that the official system requirements are not far from the truth. But they lack recommendations for playing at 1440p and 4K - we added them based on the tests we studied.

Official minimum system requirements (1080p @ 30 FPS, low preset):

  • Operating system: Windows 10 1909 (64-bit only!)
  • Processor: Intel Core i5-8400 / AMD Athlon X4 950
  • Video card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (6 GB) / AMD Radeon RX 580 (8 GB).
  • RAM: 12 gigabytes.

Official Recommended System Requirements (1080p @ 60 FPS, High Preset):

  • Operating system: Windows 10 1909 x64.
  • Processor: Intel Core i7-9700K / AMD Ryzen 5 1600.
  • Video card: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 / AMD Radeon RX 5700.
  • RAM: 16 gigabytes.

For playing at 1440p @ 30 FPS, high. preset (according to tests):

  • Operating system: Windows 10 x64.
  • Processor: Intel Core i5-7600K / AMD Ryzen 5 1400.
  • Video card: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 / AMD Radeon RX 5700.
  • RAM: 16 gigabytes.

For playing at 1440p @ 60 FPS, high. preset (according to tests):

  • Operating system: Windows 10 x64.
  • Processor: Intel Core i5-8400 / AMD Ryzen 5 2400G.
  • Video card: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 / AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT.
  • RAM: 16 gigabytes.

For 4K @ 30 FPS, hi. preset (according to tests):

  • Operating system: Windows 10 x64.
  • Processor: Intel Core i5-9400 / AMD Ryzen 5 3500X.
  • Video card: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 / AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT.
  • RAM: 16 gigabytes.

For 4K @ 60 FPS gameplay, high. preset (according to tests):

  • Operating system: Windows 10 x64.
  • Processor: Intel Core i7-9700K / AMD Ryzen 7 3700X.
  • Video card: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 / AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT.
  • RAM: 16 gigabytes.

Deathloop technical problems

Doesn't start on Windows 7

The game is not designed to run on operating systems older than Windows 10, version 1909. In addition, a 64-bit OS is required.

Doesn't start / freezes on startup / black screen / Deathloop game crashes

I. Check the integrity of the game files:

  1. start Steam ;
  2. go to the "Library" section ;
  3. Click RMB on the name of the game ( Deathloop ) in the list on the left and open the properties;
  4. in the "Local files" tab, click "Check the integrity of game files" ;
  5. wait for the process to complete.

II. Disable MSI Afterburner, RivaTuner and other similar software.

Not enough memory error

Your PC is out of RAM. The best solution is to increase the amount of RAM to at least 8 gigabytes. Increasing the paging file probably won't help. Also, be sure to close your browser before launching any game. Especially if it has a large number of open tabs.

Error 0xc0000001 / 0xc0000005 in Deathloop

This is a problem with Windows system files. Some of them can be damaged. Perform a system restore or reinstall Windows. To check and repair corrupted system files, open a command prompt and enter the command "sfc / scannow" (without quotes).

Error 0xc000007b in Deathloop

Reinstall or update your graphics card drivers. It is advisable to do a clean install to reset unsuccessful settings.

Deathloop slows down / lags / low FPS

1. Update the drivers for the video card:

  • NVIDIA GeForce . The site itself will select the appropriate drivers. Just hit Search and then Download Now . After the download is complete, run the downloaded file and follow the instructions of the installer.
  • AMD Radeon . Scroll down to Search for your product and select your graphics card in the Graphics section. Click the "Submit" button. On the page that opens, click LMB on your version of Windows and click "Download" . When the download is complete, run the downloaded file and follow the instructions of the installer.
Important: Be sure to restart your computer after updating your drivers.

2. Reduce the quality of the shadows and enable AMD FSR (more on the graphics options below).

How to adjust graphics in Deathloop / how to increase FPS (frame rate)

  • "Screen resolution". It is always best to choose the native resolution for your display (most often 1920x1080).
  • "Display mode". It is better to choose the full screen mode so that most of the system resources are devoted to the game itself, without maintaining the desktop.
  • "Line of sight". It is usually best to leave the field of view at a standard value so as not to distort the aspect ratio of the image. In addition, while zooming in will allow you to see more in front of you, it will also reduce performance, as more objects and surfaces will fall into the frame.
  • "Texture detail". The quality of textures should only be lowered if you are low on video memory. And if 6 gigabytes or more, then set the maximum quality. In this case, owners of 4 gigabytes are better off slightly lowering.
  • "Model detailing". Responsible for detailing objects in the distance. Do not degrade below average, as many frames per second will still not increase.
  • Shadow Detailing. It is recommended to lower it on most systems, as too much FPS is lost. Unfortunately, there will be fewer shadows in the distance.
  • "Detailing of water". Reducing the quality of the rendering of the waves can help a little with the smoothness when you wander in the game near the shore. For obvious reasons, this will not help in other cases.
  • "Detailing the landscape". Slightly simplifies the detailing of the ground in the distance. It gives little in terms of performance, so it's better to leave it on medium or even high quality.
  • "Detailing decals". Decals are traces of shots and explosions. They load the processor more than the video card. Tune based on your CPU power.
  • Diffuse Shading. Adds shadows to joints and grooves for added realism. Better to choose the option FidelityFX CACAO: Performance. This will make the picture enjoyable without taking a lot of frames per second.
  • "Shadows from the sun". You can switch to ray tracing if you have a GeForce RTX graphics card. This will greatly improve the quality of outdoor shading. In other cases, it is better to leave simple.
  • Anti-aliasing post-processing. The only way to adjust anti-aliasing in the game. On a weak PC, it is better to turn it off.
  • "Motion blur". This is motion smoothing, which in theory should help increase the visual smoothness of the image. But the effect itself looks rude - it's better to turn it off.
  • Amplification of light. It is better to turn it on to make the lighting more varied. Disabling will hardly add FPS anyway.
  • "Depth of field". An artistic effect that blurs the background for a more cinematic look. Especially noticeable when aiming. It does not affect performance - you can turn it on or off to your liking.
  • Lens flare. Another cinematic effect with highlights from bright light sources like lanterns or the sun. Sometimes it can be distracting, but turning off frames per second will not add. So decide to your taste.
  • "Rays of light". Beautiful rays breaking through foliage or crevices. Disabling can add a few frames per second.

Fortunately, Deathloop looks good even at low settings mixed with medium. So don't worry if you've had to downgrade many of the graphics options !

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