Gears Tactics PC is facing errors and issues like Error GT102, Graphics Card stopped responding, graphics card not found, failed to initialize steam, and more. Here I have compiled a list of errors and issues with the game along with their fixes and workarounds.
Gears Tactics Error GT103, Crash, And Fixes
Gears Tactics is the latest addition to the Gears franchise. With the spinoff, the developers have ditched fast-paced over the shoulder shooter mechanics for a more tactical approach.
Gears Tactics PC is quite well-optimized with a lot of graphical options for players to tinker with. Despite that, PC players are facing errors and issues like Graphics Card stopped responding, error GT103, failed to initialize steam, crashing at startup, and more.
The following are the errors and issues that players are experiencing with Gears Tactics along with their fixes and workarounds.
Error GT102 Fix
Players are reporting that Gears Tactics is crashing with “Graphics Card stopped responding” error and get the error code GT102. This error is related to the graphics driver. If you haven’t updated your GPU drivers then update them as the Gears Tactics GT102 error popos up on old driver versions.
However, even if updating the GPU driver hasn’t fixed the error then the following are some troubleshooting steps that’ll help you fix GT102.
Obviously, players need to have the latest drives installed. The first step is to restart your PC as this error resets the GPU. Restarting the PC will fix the issue.
Delete the local cache stored at “%localappdata%\GearsTactics”. Delete the folder, launch the game and GT102 error won’t bother you again.
If you have the Windows Store version of the game then open Command Prompt and run “sfc /scannow” command. The scan will repair the corrupted file and fix the error.
Failed To Initialize Steam Fix
Players are reporting that when they launch Gears Tactics, it crashes instantly with “Failed To Initialize Steam” error. This error pops up due to either Steam or the game not having administrative rights, here is how to fix it.
If you aren’t playing on an administrative Windows account then use one as it is one of the reasons why this error is popping up. If you are, then right-click on Steam’s exe > properties > Compatibility tab > check “run this program as an administrator”.
Apply the change and do the game for Gear Tactic’s exe file. Launch the game and the error will be fixed and the game will work.
If the error persists then download the Steam installer. Run it and choose to repair it to fix the issue.
Players are reporting that they are getting the “Graphics Card Not Detected” errors with error code GT103 while trying to launch the game. If you are playing on Windows7 then, the issues the is OS as Gears Tactics can only be played on Windows 10.
However, if you are using Windows 10 and still getting the error then try starting your system and make sure you have installed the latest GPU drivers.
If by chance the error is popping up on a laptop then the issue might be the game not using the dedicated GPU instead it runs on the integrated one. For Nvidia GPU users, open Nvidia Control Panel > Manage 3D Settings > Program Settings > select the game from the drop-down menu and if it isn’t there then add it. Once selected, under step 1 -> pick the NON integrated GPU option and apply the change.
For AMD GPU users, open Device Manager, and under display adapters, there will two options. Right-click on the integrated GPU and disable it. This will disable the integrated GPU and your laptop will only use the dedicated GPU. This method will also work for Nvidia users and the issue will be resolved.
Game Not Launching, Crash At Startup Fix
According to Gears Tactics PC players, the game crashes at launch or doesn’t even launch at all. Here are a few fixes that’ll help you fix the issue.
One reason for the game to crash could be your anti-virus software or Windows Defender blocking the game’s exe. Either disable your anti-virus or exclude the game’s folder from your anti-virus. Then verify game files, launch the game and the issue will be fixed.
Using third-party monitoring software like MSI Afterburner or GeForce Experience can also cause the game to crash at launch. Disable any third-party software you are using and the issue will be resolved.
Outdated OS can also cause the game to crash. Some users like to pause Windows 10 updates which means their OS version is an outdated one. Just update your Windows 10 OS and the game won’t crash at launch.
Performance, Stuttering Fix
PC video games are no stranger to performance issues like FPS drops and stuttering. While Gears Tactics is an incredibly optimized game but, it is not an exception when it comes to performance issues.
Make sure you have installed the latest GPU drivers and there is no background process using too much of your CPU, GPU, or HDD.
Open Nvidia Control Panel > Manage 3D Settings > Program Settings > select the game from the drop-down menu. Make the following changes.
Set Vertical Sync to “On”
Set “Power Management Mode” to “Prefer Maximum Performance”
set “Texture Filtering- Quality” to “High Performance”
Launch the game, disable in-game v.sync and the stuttering will be fixed. If Gears Tactics performance issues still persist or is still stuttering then follow the steps above but set Vertical Sync to “Fast”. Launch the game, disable in-game v.sync and the display mode should be set at fullscreen. This will not only fix stuttering but will potentially give players an FPS boost if they have decent enough CPU and GPU.
That is all for our Gears Tactics fixes for errors and issues like Error GT102, error GT103, Graphics Card Not Detected, and more. If you are facing other errors and issues with your PC then also see our hub for commonly occurring PC errors and their fixes.