Jagged Alliance 3 has launched on PC with great reception from players and critics alike. PC video games often face errors and crashes for one reason or another and Jagged Alliance 3 PC players report that the game is crashing randomly in-game. In this guide, I will list fixes that will help players resolve the Jagged Alliance 3 in-game crashes.
Jagged Alliance 3 Crash Fixes That’ll Help
Jagged Alliance 3 PC players are experiencing crashes while playing. There are multiple reasons why the game is crashing like GPU load, in-game overlays, third-party tools/software, and more. Some players even report that Jagged Alliance 3 is crashing the PC, meaning the PC turns off randomly. The following are the fixes that’ll help players fix the in-game crashes. If you are experiencing crash at startup issue with Jagged Alliance 3, check our Crash At Startup Fix for the game.
Lower Graphics Settings
Jagged Alliance 3 might not look impressive graphically but some of the graphics settings really put a lot of load on your GPU, causing it to overheat and crash. One player reported that lowering Reflections and Shadows from Ultra to High reduced the GPU temperature by 20°C. If you are experiencing crashes and are playing the game at Ultra settings, lower the graphics settings to High, and Jagged Alliance 3 will stop crashing.
Limit Max Frame Rate
If you don’t want to lower the game’s graphics settings and still want to get rid of the in-game crashes, I suggest you limit Jagged Alliance’s max frame rate. This will reduce CPU and GPU load and will fix the in-game crashes. Open Nvidia Control Panel > Manage 3D Settings > Program Settings > select Jagged Alliance 3 > scroll down and enable Max Frame Limit and set a value for it.
Note: Unless you are using a Freesync or Gsync 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 GPU Driver
An outdated GPU driver is another reason why Jagged Alliance 3 is crashing. Update your GPU driver, ensure that you do a clean installation and the game will stop crashing. However, avoid installing the Nvidia driver version 536.67 as players report that installing this driver crashes the game at launch.
Disable Third-Party Software
One of the advantages of a PC is having the ability to use different tools or software for features that are otherwise not available. However, using third-party tools or software like Discord, MSI Afterburner, RGB software, driver/software for a peripheral like HOTAS, and more. Disable any third-party tool you use that runs in the background and Jagged Alliance 3 will stop crashing.
Overclocking can be very useful to squeeze more performance out of the GPU and CPU. However, overclocking can have unpredictable effects while playing video games or GPU/CPU-intensive tasks. Considering that Jagged Alliance 3 puts a lot of load on the GPU and increases GPU temp significantly at higher settings, you shouldn’t overclock in the first place.
If you have overclocked your GPU, revert it back to its default clocks. In case your GPU is factory overclocked, open Nvidia Control Panel > Help > Debug Mode. Debug mode forces the GPu to use stock clocks recommended by Nvidia.
Disable In-Game Overlays
In-game overlays are very useful for PC users as they allow them to access certain useful features in-game. However, these in-game overlays can interfere with the game and cause it to crash. This is most likely the reason why Jagged Alliance 3 is crashing and players report that the Epic Store overlay is the main culprit behind the crashes. Disable in-game overlays and the game will stop crashing.
To disable Steam in-game overlay, open Steam > settings > In-game > uncheck “Enable the Steam overlay while in-game.”
Open GeForce experience > click on the Gear icon next to your username > General > turn off the “IN-GAME Overlay” options.
That is all for our Jagged Alliance 3 fixes for 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.