The Finals is a free-to-play multiplayer FPS that features incredible destruction physics and incredible FPS mechanics. Since it’s a multiplayer game, it has run smoothly on a variety of PC configurations and the devs have done a good job optimizing The Finals. Despite that, PC users are experiencing errors and issues with the game like the Out Of Video Memory error or the Unreal Process Has Crashed error. Aside from these two errors, PC users are also experiencing in-game crashes with the game. In this The Finals Guide, I will list fixes to help you fix the in-game crashes.
The Finals Crash Fixes You Can Try
The Finals is running on the Unreal Engine 5, which is still in its infancy, at the time of writing, and devs are still trying to get their bearing with it. Some of the issues experienced by the PC users with The Finals are due to the engine itself. However, there are other reasons why the game is crashing in-game like in-game overlays, overclocked GPU, GPU driver, and more. The following are the fixes that’ll help PC users fix The Final’s in-game crashes.
The current DirectX version installed on your Windows system is outdated and is the reason why The Finals is crashing to the desktop. Update DirectX to the latest version and the issue will be fixed.
- Open Steam and search Steamworks
- Right-click “Steamworks Common Redistributables” > Manage > Browse local files
- A new window will open containing the “_CommonRedist” folder
- Go to _CommonRedist > DirectX > Jun2010
- Run the DXSETUP and follow the onscreen prompts
Disable In-game Overlays
In-game overlays allow PC users to access certain features without minimizing or quitting the game. Almost every gaming-related software on PC features in-game overlay and it’s enabled by default. Overlays like Steam overlay, Discord Overlay, or GeForce Experience overlay often interfere with the games and cause them to crash. This is the reason why The Finals is crashing to the desktop while playing. Disable all in-game overlays and the game will stop crashing.
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.
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.
Increase Shader Cache
As I mentioned above, The Finals runs on the Unreal Engine 5 and it relies heavily on shaders to deliver great visual fidelity with compromising performance. The Finals is crashing due to the default shader cache size set by the GPU driver isn’t enough for it. Increase the shader cache sizes and The Finals 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
Disable Overclock, Enable Debug Mode
Overclocking the hardware and getting the most out of it is one of the advantages of PC gaming. However, overclocking can make gaming an unstable experience with games crashing to the desktop. Revert the GPU to its default GPU and Memory clocks and The Finals will stop crashing.
However, most GPUs from third-party AIB partners like GIGABYTE or Zotac have higher GPU and memory clocks compared to Nvidia’s reference models. Enable the Debug Mode through the Nvidia Control Panel to force the GPU to use Nvidia’s recommended GPU and memory clocks and The Finals will stop crashing. Using the Debug Mode will result in GPU temperatures lowering relatively while gaming and the game won’t crash. Open the Nvidia Control Panel > Help > Debug Mode.
Limit Max Frame Rate
Playing games at an unlocked or high FPS is very helpful in multiplayer games as it reduces input lag and players can react quickly in matches. However, unlocked FPS increases GPU load, which sometimes the GPUs can’t handle, and the game crashes. If you are playing The Finals at a higher or unlocked FPS, this is why it’s crashing to the desktop while playing. Limit the game’s Max Frame Rate and it’ll stop crashing. I recommend using the Nvidia Control Panel’s FPS limiter as in-game FPS limited often cause bad frame pacing.
- Open the Nvidia Control Panel
- Go to Manage 3D Settings > Program Settings
- Select The Finals from the drop-down menu
- Scroll down and 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.
Update Or Roll Back GPU Driver Version
The Finals is crashing to the desktop because your GPU driver is old and having compatibility issues with the game. Update the GPU driver and The Finals will stop crashing. In case you are using an update driver version, then roll back to a previous one and the issue will be fixed. Ensure you do a clean installation.
Enable Sysmem Fallback Policy
The Finals uses the Unreal Engine 5 to render its amazing visuals. However, the engine for some reason uses a lot of VRAM, to the point where a 4090 isn’t enough and The Finals crashes with not enough video memory error. To remedy it, Nvidia added the “CUDA – Sysmem Fallback Policy” in recent Driver updates. Enable the “Sysmem Fallback Policy” in the Nvidia Control Panel and The Finals will stop crashing.
- 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
Reduce Performance Core Ratio
PC users report that high CPU clocks are the reason for The Final’s in-game crashes and lowering the Performance Core Ratio fixes these crashes. Download Intel Extreme Tuning Utility and turn the Performance Core ratio down to 53 or 54. This will fix The Final’s in-game crashes. However, you’ll experience lower in-game performance.
Play The Game In Power Saver Mode
If you don’t want to lower your Performance Core Ratio, you can try playing The Finals in the “Best Power Efficiency” mode to reduce the CPU load and fix the in-game crashes. This will reduce the GPU and CPU performance and will reduce in-game FPS.
- Open Windows Settings
- Go to System > Power
- Select “Best Power Efficiency” For Power Mode
Limit CPU Threads
Limiting the CPU threads that The Finals can use also fixes the in-game crashes.
- Launch The Finals and minimize it
- Open Task manager
- Go to Details
- Right-click Discovery.exe > click “Set Affinity”
- Uncheck CPU 8-11 and press OK
Note: You have to do it every time you launch the game.
That is all for our The Finals fixes for the in-game crashes. 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.