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Ghostrunner Fatal Error Fix, UE4-Ghostrunner Crash, LowLevelFatalError, Crash At Startup, Stuttering, Access Denied (0x5), Crash Fix

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hostrunner is one of the best games to release on current and last-gen consoles and PCs. It’s fast-paced action platforming delivers. Playing it on PC, allows gamers to play it at a higher FPS, which adds to the experience. However, PC users are experiencing errors and issues with Ghostrunner like the crash at launch, Fatal Error, LowLevelFatalError, in-game crash, UE4-Ghostrunner Crash, stuttering, Access Denied (0x5), and more. In this Ghostrunner guide, I have listed fixes that’ll help you fix these errors and issues.

Ghostrunner Fatal Error And Crash Fixes You Can Try

Ghostrunner is a fast-paced action game full of parkour and requires fast reflexes from the players. While the game is well optimized, PC players are reporting errors and issues with Ghostrunner like Fatal Error, LowLevelFatalError, crash at launch, Access Denied (0x5), UE4-Ghostrunner Crash, stuttering, in-game crash, and more. The following are the errors and issues that PC players are experiencing with the game along with their possible fixes and workarounds.

Fatal Error Fix

Fatal Errors is one of the errors that Ghostrunner PC players are experiencing. According to them, they are experiencing the error either when they launch the game or randomly while playing after the game crashes. Here are the fixes.

Fix #1 – Remove Unnecessary Peripherals

One reason for the Ghostrunner Fatal Error is the use of the controllers for some reason. Players have reported that when they attach controllers to their PCs, the game crashes and shows a Fatal Error message. Unplug any controller or unnecessary peripheral and the error will be fixed.

Fix #2 – Disable Sharpening

The use of a Sharpening filter through the Nvidia Control Panel is the reason for Ghostrunner’s Fatal Error crash. Unreal Engine has issues with the Sharpening filter with specific driver versions. Disable the Sharperning filter and the error will be fixed.

  • Open the Nvidia Control Panel
  • Go to Manage 3D Settings > Program Settings
  • Select Ghostrunner
  • Turn off Image Sharpening
  • Play Ghostrunner and the Fatal Error is fixed

Fix #3 – Install Important Windows Updates

If you are experiencing Ghostrunner’s Fatal Error crash error on Windows 7, you are missing important OS updates. Download and install this update and the error will be fixed. If the error isn’t fixed then installing the update KB3080149 will fix it.

Fix #4 – Disable Overclock or Enable Debug Mode

Having the ability to overclock hardware and extract more performance put of them is one of the advantages of PCs. However, this makes gaming an unstable experience. If you have overclocked your GPU, this is why Ghostrunner is crashing with the Fatal Error. Revert the GPU to its default GPU and memory clocks, and the Fatal Error will be fixed.

However, most GPUs from third-party AIB partners like Zotac are factory-overclocked or use higher GPU and Memory clocks compared to Nvidia’s reference models. This is why Ghostrunner is crashing with the Fatal error message. Enable the Debug Mode through the Nvidia Control Panel to force the GPU to use Nvidia’s recommended GPU and MEemopry clocks to fix the Fatal Error.

  • Open the Nvidia Control Panel
  • Go to Help > Debug Mode

Fix #5 – Limit Max Frame Rate

Ghostrunner is a game that requires fast reflexes and low input latency. So, it makes sense to play it at an unlocked or high frame rate. However, this can cause Ghostrunner to crash with the Fatal Error message. Limit the game’s max frame rate to reduce CPU and GPU load and the Fatal Error will be fixed.

  • Open the Nvidia Control Panel
  • Click “Manage 3D Settings” and open the Program Settings tab
  • Select Ghostrunner from the drop-down menu
  • Scroll down, enable Max Frame Rate, and set a value for it

Note: Unless you are using a Freesync or G.sync display, your Max Frame Limit should be 1/2, 1/3rd, or 1/4th of your monitor’s refresh rate. Otherwise, the game will feel jittery.

Open the Nvidia Control Panel
Go to program settings
Select the game from the list
Enable Max Frame Rate
Hit apply after making changes

Fix #6 – Update Proton

Those who are facing the Ghostrunner Fatal Error while playing the game on Linux using Proton, update the Proton and the Fatal error will be fixed.

Fix #7 – Remove RGB and Other Third-Party Software

If you are using third-party software like MSI Afterburner, RGB software for your peripherals, driver/software for controllers and HOTAS, it’s the reason for Ghsotrunner’s Fatal Error crashes. Disable or uninstall these third-party software and the Fatal error will be fixed.

Fix #8 – Change Sound Settings

Your current sound settings is the reason for Ghostrunner’s Fatalk Error crash. Tweak these these settings and the error will be fixed.

  • Open Windows Setting > System > Sound
  • click “More Sound Settings”
  • A new window will open
  • Select your active audio device in the Playback Devices tab and click Properties
  • Go to the advanced tab and select the value lower than the already selected
  • For some players, the Fatal error was fixed by setting the audio output to 32-bit 96000Hz.
  • Play Ghostrunner and the Fatal error won’t pop up again
Open Windows Settings > Sound > click “More Sound Settings”.
Select your active sound output device and click “Properties”.
Go to the Advanced tab and select the value lower than the already selected and apply changes.

Fix #9 – Switch DirectX

Ghostrunner supports both DirectX 11 and 12 and the latter is required to enable DLSS in the game. If you have selected DirectX 12, it is causing Ghostrunner to crash with the Fatal error. Switch to DirectX 11 and the Fatal Error will be fixed. In case you can’t switch due to the game crashing at launch, follow the steps below.

  • Right-click Ghostrunner in your Steam library and select properties
  • Type -dx11 under Launch options
  • Launch the game, and this command will force the game to switch to DirectX 11, and the Fatal error will be fixed

Note: If the game switches to DX11, you won’t be able to use DLSS.

Right-click the game and select properties
type -dx11 under Launch Options

Fix #10 – Delete DirectX Shader Cache

The DirectX cache on your Windows PC is either damaged or having compatibility issues with Ghostrunner which is why it’s crashing with the Fatal Error. Delete the Shader cache and the game will create a new one when you launch it the next time. This will fix the Fatal Error.

  • Open Windows Settings
  • Go to System > Storage > Temporary Files
  • Select DirectX Shader Cache and click “Remove Files”
Open Windows Settings > Storage > Temporary files.
Check “DirectX Shader Cache” and click Remove Files.

Fix #11 – Increase Shader Cache Size

Ghostrunner runs on the Unreal Engine 4, which relies heavily on shaders for its performance and visual fidelity. However, the default shader cache size set by the GPU isn’t enough. This is why the game is crashing with the Fatal Error. Increase the shader cache size and Ghostrunner Fatal error will be fixed.

  • Open the Nvidia Control Panel
  • Go to Manage 3D Settings > Global Settings
  • Scroll down to Shader Cache
  • Select 10 GB and apply the changes.

UE4-Ghostrunner Crash, LowLevelFatalError Fix

According to Ghostrunner PC players, they are getting the following error while trying to play the game.

There are multiple reasons why you are experiencing the “UE4-Ghostrunner Game has crashed” error and the following are the fixes that’ll help you resolve the error.

Fix #1 – Update GPU Driver

One reason behind this error could be the GPU driver. Update your GPU driver or try installing another driver version for your GPU. Make sure to do a clean installation. This will fix the error.

Download the driver and launch the setup.
Agree to terms of and conditions.
Select custom and click next.
Check ‘Perform a clean installation’ and click next to install.

Fix #2 – Disable XMP

XMP is an option in the BIOS for most modern PCs that ensure your RAM is being fully utilized. However, in some cases enabling the XMP profile causes games to crash and it’s the reason for Ghostrunner’s “UE4-Ghostrunner Game has crashed” error. Disable the XMP profile from your BIOS and the LowLevelFatalError will be fixed.

Fix #3 – Limit Max Frame Rate

If you are facing the UE4-Ghostrunner crash or LowLevelFatalError while playing and the game randomly crashing, you could try locking the game’s max FPS. Do that and this error will be fixed.

  • Open the Nvidia Control Panel
  • Click “Manage 3D Settings” and open the Program Settings tab
  • Select Ghostrunner from the drop-down menu
  • Scroll down, enable Max Frame Rate, and set a value for it

Note: Unless you use a Freesync or G.sync display, your Max Frame Limit should be 1/2, 1/3rd, or 1/4th of your monitor’s refresh rate. Otherwise, the game will feel jittery.

Open the Nvidia Control Panel
Go to program settings
Select the game from the list
Enable Max Frame Rate
Hit apply after making changes

Fix #4 – Tweak Registry

Your Windows registry settings is causing Ghostrunner to crash with the “LowLevelFatalError” error. Tweak the registry and the error will be fixed.

  • Type regedit in Windows search and run it as an administrator
  • Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE -> SYSTEM -> CurrentControlSet -> Control -> GraphicsDrivers
  • Right Click in the right panel in the ‘blank space’ and Select New In Windows Registry
  • Select DWORD (32-bit) Value and name the file TdrLevel
  • Double-click TdrLevel and select Modify
  • Confirm that the value is 0
  • Restart your PC
  • Play Ghostrunner 2 and the LowLevelFatalError is fixed

Fix #5 – Troubleshoot Compatibility

Compatibility issues with Windows is the reason for Ghostrunner to crash with the “LowLevelFatalError” error. Troubleshoot compatibility to fix the error.

  • Right-click Ghostrunner in your Steam library
  • Go to Manage > Browse local files
  • A new window will open with the game files
  • Right-click the executable
  • Select properties and go to the Compatibility tab
  • Click “Run compatibility troubleshooter”
  • Let Windows do its thing
  • Click Try recommended settings and apply them
Locate the game’s files
Right-click the executable and select properties
go to Compatibility tab and click Run compatibility troubleshooter
use recommended settigns
Test the program before clicking next

Fix #6 – Enable Debug Mode

Most GPUs from third-party AIB partners like Zotac have higher GPU and memory clocks compared to Nvidia reference models or are factory overclocked. This is why Ghostrunner is crashing the “UE4-Ghostrunner Game has crashed” error. Enable the Debug mode through the Nvidia Control Panel to force the GPU to use Nvidia’s recommended clocks to fix the “UE4-Ghostrunner Game has crashed” error. Open the Nvidia Control Panel > Help > Debug mode.

Crash Fix

Ghostrunner players are reporting that the game is crashing randomly while playing. There are multiple reasons behind this issue and here are the fixes.

Fix #1 – Disable In-game Overlays

In-game overlays are useful as they allow PC users to access certain features without minimizing or quitting the game. But these in-game overlays can interfere with the game and cause it to crash. If you have enabled or are using in-game overlays, it’s the reason for Ghostrunner’s in-game crash. Disable in-game overlays like Steam in-game overlay, discord overlay, or GeForce Experience overlay to fix the crashes.

To disable Discord overlay, open User settings > Game Overlay > turn off the “Enable In-game overlay” options.

To disable Steam in-game overlay, open Setting settings > In-Game tab > uncheck “Enable the Steam overlay while in-game” and press OK.

Open settings
uncheck “Enable Steam overlay while in-game”

If you have installed GeForce Experience, its overlay is enabled by default. To disable GeForce Experience Overlay, open GeForce Experience> click on the Gear icon next to your username > General > turn off the “IN-GAME Overlay” options.

Click on the Gear icon next to your username
disable in-game overlay

Fix #2 – Disable GPU Overclock

If you have overclocked your GPU, that is why Ghostrunner is crashing. Revert the GPU to its default clock speed, even if it’s factory overclocked to fix the in-game crashes.

Fix #3 – Disable Third-Party Tools and Software

One reason for Ghostrunner’s in-game crashes could be the use of third-party tools and software like MSI Afterburn, RGB software, drier/ software for peripherals like HOTAS or controllers, and more. Disable any third-party software you use, and it will fix the game’s random crash.

Fix #4 – Enable Sysmem Fallback Policy

Ghotnrunner is running on the Unreal Engine and this engine often runs our of the VRAM to use, especially on GPU with 6GB or less VRAM. This results in Ghostrunner crashing and it can be fixed by enabling the Sysmem Fallback Policy.

  • Open The Nvidia Control Panel
  • Go to manage 3D Settings > Program Settings
  • Select “The Finals” from the list
  • Scroll down to “CUDA – Sysmem Fallback Policy”
  • Select “Prefer Sysmem Fallback” and apply

Fix #5 – Increase Shader Cache

Unreal Engine relies heavily on shaders and he default shader cache size set by the GPU driver isn’t enough, which is crashing Ghostrunner. Increase the shader cache size and the game will stop crashing.

  • Open the Nvidia Control Panel
  • Go to Manage 3D Settings > Global Settings
  • Scroll down to Shader Cache
  • Select 10 GB and apply the changes.

Access Denied (0x5) Error Fix

Access Denied is another error that Ghostrunner players are experiencing and here is how to fix it.

Fix #1 – Run The Game As An Administrator

One reason for the Access Denied (0x5) Error could be the lack of admin rights. Run Ghostrunner as an administrator and the Access Denied (0x5) error will be fixed.

  • Right-click Ghostrunner in your Steam library > Manage > Browse local files
  • A new Explorer Window will open containing game files
  • Right-click the executable > properties > Compatibility tab
  • Check “run this program as an administrator” and hit apply
  • Launch Ghostrunner and the Access Denied (0x5) error is fixed
Click on Browse local files to open a new window with the game files
Right-click the executable and select properties
Go to Compatibility tab and check “Run this program as an administrator”

Fix #2 – Disable Ransomware Protection

Ransomware Protection setting in Windows Security is causing Ghostrunner to crash with an Access Denied (0x5) error. Disable the Ransomware Protection and the error will be fixed.

  • Open Windows Settings > Privacy & Security > Windows Security
  • Click Virus & Threat Protection > Manage ransomware protection > Turn off controlled folder access
  • This will fix the Access Denied (0x5) Error
Open Settings and go to Windows Security in Privacy & Security settings.
Open Virus & threat protection.
open Manage ransomware protection.
Turn off Controlled Folder Access.

Game Not Starting, Crash At Startup Fix

A lot of players are reporting that they are unable to play the game as it crashes at launch or doesn’t launch at all. There are several reasons behind the Ghostrunner crash at launch issue and here are the fixes.

Fix #1 – Run The Game As An Administrator

The lack of admin rights is why Ghsotrunner is crashing at launch. Run the game as an administrator and it’ll launch without crashing.

  • Right-click Ghostrunner in your Steam library > Manage > Browse local files
  • A new Explorer Window will open containing game files
  • Right-click the executable > properties > Compatibility tab
  • Check “run this program as an administrator” and hit apply
  • Launch Ghostrunner and the Access Denied (0x5) error is fixed
Click on Browse local files to open a new window with the game files
Right-click the executable and select properties
Go to Compatibility tab and check “Run this program as an administrator”

Fix #2 – Install or Repair Visual C++ Redistributables

Your Windows PC is missing or has damaged Visual C++ Redistributable files, which is why Ghostrunner is crashing at launch. Install or repair the Visual C++ Redistributables and the game will stop crashing at launch.

  • Open the Steam library and type ‘Steamworks’ in the search bar
  • Right-click “Steamworks Common Redistributables” > Manage > Browse local files
  • A new Explorer window will open
  • Go to _CommonRedist\vcredist
  • There are folders with names in years starting from 2010
  • Open each folder and run the VC_redis, both x64 and x86 versions
  • Install or repair Visual C++ Redistributables and restart your PC
Right-click Steamworks Common Redistributables > Manage > Browse Local Files.

Fix #3 – Disable Anti-virus

Your anti-virus/Windows Security might be blocking the game’s executable and causing Ghostrunner to crash at startup. Either disable real-time protection or exclude the game’s install folder from it. After that, verify game files and the issue will be fixed.

Fix #4 – Disable Fullscreen Optimizations

Fullscreen Optimizations are enabled by default for every installed game and application on Windows. It can cause games to crash and is the reason for Ghostrunner’s crash at startup issue. Disable Fullscreen Optimizations and the issue will be fixed.

  • Right-click Ghostrunner in your Steam library > Manage > Browse Lcoal files.
  • A new window will open with game files.
  • Right-click the executable > properties > Compatibility tab
  • check “Disable fullscreen optimizations” and apply the changes.
  • Launch Ghostrunner and it won’t crash at startup.
Right-click MW2 in Steam library > Manage > Browse Local Files.
Right-click the executable and select properties.
check ‘Disable Fullscreen optimizations’

Fix #5 – Delete DirectX Shader Cache

The DirectX shader cache on your PC is either damaged or has compatibility issues with Ghostrunner, which is why the game is crashing at startup. Delete the DirectX shaser cache and a new one will be created the next time you launch the game. This will fix the crash at startup issues with Ghostrunner.

  • Open Windows Settings
  • Go to System > Storage > Temporary Files
  • Check “DirectX Shader Cache” and click “Remove Files”

Low FPS, Stuttering Fix

PC games have always had performance issues and Ghostrunner is no exception as players are reporting low FPS and stuttering issues with the game. Here is how to fix these stuttering and low FPS issues.

First, make sure you have installed the latest GPU driver. Open Task Manager and check if there is any process using too much CPU, GPU, or HDD. Wait for the process to complete and if it takes too long, then terminate it.

Nvidia Control Panel Tweaks

Launch the game and disable in-game v.sync and then close the game. Open Nvidia Control Panel > Manage 3D Settings > Program Settings > select “Ghostrunner” and make the following changes.

Anti-aliasing-FXAA – “Off”
Anti-aliasing-Gamma Correction – “Off”
CUDA GPUs – “All”
Low Latency Mode – depends on the player.
Set Power Management to “Prefer Maximum Performance”
Shader Cache – “On” only if you are using an HDD. Don’t need to enable it for an SSD.
Set Texture filtering – Quality to “High Performance”
Triple Buffering – “Off”

Apply these changes and not only stuttering will be fixed but, players will also see a potential boost in the game’s performance.

That is all for our Ghostrunner fixes for errors and issues like Fatal Error, crash at launch, UE4-Ghostrunner Crash, LowLevelFatalError, in-game crash, stuttering, and more. If you are facing errors and issues with other PC games or your PC then also see our hub for commonly occurring PC errors and their fixes.

David
David
David is a highly skilled technical writer with 5+ years of experience in providing fixes for video games and tech bugs. He is an expert in troubleshooting and has helped countless gamers overcome frustrating technical issues. In addition to providing bug fixes, David also specializes in writing technical reviews for video games. His expertise in the industry allows him to provide insightful commentary on gameplay mechanics, graphics, and other technical aspects that are crucial to a game's success.

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