Last updated on May 28th, 2022 at 06:10 pm
Sniper Elite 5 is the latest addition to the long-running franchise released for PC and consoles. While the game isn’t very demanding in terms of PC specs, PC players are experiencing errors and issues with Sniper Elite 5 like GPU device was lost error, in-game crash, game not starting, Access denied error, no audio, and more. Here I have compiled a list of errors that PC players are reporting along with their fixes and workarounds.
Sniper Elite 5 Crash, No Sound, And Fixes
Sniper Elite 5 has seen a pretty good reception from critics but not so much from the players as the game has mixed reviews on Steam, at the time of writing. In terms of optimization, the game is pretty well-optimized and doesn’t require a beefy PC.
Still, PC players are experiencing errors and issues with Sniper Elite 5 like GPU device was lost error, in-game crash, game not starting, Access denied error, Can’t Access The Specified Device, no audio, and more. The following are the errors that PC players are reporting along with their fixes and workarounds.
GPU Device Lost Fix
Sniper Elite 5 PC players are experiencing the GPU Device was Lost game cannot continue error and are unable to play the game. While the devs are working to patch the error, here is how to fix it.
One reason why Sniper Elite 5 is experiencing the GPU Device Lost error could be that the GPU isn’t handling the game’s load really. This potentially comes down to the game’s optimization. To fix this error, players can try limiting the game’s max FPS. Open Nvidia Control Panel > Manage 3D Settings > Program Settings > select Sniper Elite 5. Scroll down and enable Max FPS Limit and set a value for it. As a general rule, if your current target is unlocked FPS, cap the game to 60 FPS. If you are targeting 60 FPS currently then cap the game to 30 FPS. Doing this reduces the GPU load and the Sniper Elite 5 GPU Device Lost error will be fixed.
Another reason behind the GPU Device Lost error could be that you are using a system with both iGPU and dedicated Nvidia/AMD GPU. There is a chance the game isn’t switching to the dedicated GPU and instead, renders on the iGPU. To fix the GPU Device Lost error, players need to force the game to use the dedicated GPU.
For NVidia GPUs, open Nvidia Control Panel > Manage 3D Settings > Program Settings > select the game > select “High-performance Nvidia processor” under the preferred graphics option.
If you have an AMD GPU, pen Radeon Settings > Preferences > Additional Settings > Power > Switchable Graphics Application Settings. Select the game and select the “High-Performance profile” to the game under Graphics Settings.
Apply these changes and Sniper Elite 5 will be forced to use the dedicated GPU and the GPU Device Lost error will be fixed.
Sniper Elite 5 PC players are reporting in-game crashes and here is how to fix them. Using third-party software that runs in the background like MSI Afterburner, RGBS Software, Discord, or more can cause the game to crash while playing. DIsable these tools and the game won’t crash.
Another reason for the in-game crash is the in-game overlays like Steam in-game overlay or GeForce Experience overlay. Disable these overlays to fix the in-game crash.
Your outdated GPU driver is another reason why the game is crashing. Update your GPU driver, preferably Game Ready Drivers, and the issue will be fixed.
Your GPU could be causing in-game crashes. Check under “GPU Device Lost fix” above to see how you can cap the game’s max FPS and fix the Sniper Elite 5 in-game crash issue.
Game Not Starting, Access Denied Fix
Sniper Elite 5 PC Gamepass players are reporting that the game isn’t launching and gives the “exe doesn’t have rights” error, access denied error, or Cannot Access The Specified Device error message. The fix for the Sniper Elite 5 PC Gamepass version is simple, make a desktop shortcut for the game. Go to the desktop and right-click the Sniper Elite 5 shortcut > properties > Compatibility tab > check “Run this program as an administrator” and hit apply. Launch Sniper Elite 5 from the shortcut you just made and the gamepass version of the game won’t give you the exe doesn’t have rights error.
Another reason behind the Access denied error is potentially the Ransomware Protection. Open Settings > Update & Security > Windows Security > Virus & Threat Protection > Manage ransomware protection > Turn off controlled folder access. This will fix the Sniper Elite 5 access denied error.
Those of you experiencing the Sniper Elite 5 not launching issue on Steam. Right-click the game in Steam library > manage > browse local files. Right-click SniperElite5.exe > Properties > Compatibility tab > check “Disable fullscreen optimisations” and hit apply. Launch Sniper Elite 5 and it’ll work without crashing at launch.
No Sound, Headphones Not Working Fix
Some Sniper Elite 5 PC players are reporting that they are getting no audio or they aren’t getting audio through their headphones despite setting it as the default audio device.
In the Sniper Elite 5 launcher, hit the settings button right next to the play button. Set your headphone as your preferred audio device and save the changes. This will fix the headphones not working issue.
If you are still not getting audio, open Sound Control Panel > Click on your default sound device > Click Properties > Advanced Tab > change the Default Format to the 2 Channel, 16 bit, 16000 Hz. This will fix the no audio issue with Sniper Elite 5.
Crash At Startup Fix
Sniper Elite 5 PC players are reporting that the game is crashing at launch and here is how to fix it. Your anti-virus is probably blocking the game’s executable and causing the crash. Either disable real-tile protection or exclude the game folder from it, I recommend the latter. After that verify game files, launch Sniper Elite 5, and it won’t crash.
Alternatively, right-click Sniper Elite 5 in Steam > Manage > Browse Local Files. Launch the game directly from its executable. Chances are, players will get an error similar to vcruntime140_1.dll or MSVCP140.dll Was Not Found”. To fix this, download the latest Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributables both x64 and x86 versions. Either repair or reinstall it and Sniper Elite 5 won’t crash at launch.
That is all for our Sniper Elite 5 fixes for errors and issues like GPU Device Lost, in-game crash, Access denied error, game not starting, no audio, 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.
Problem I keep getting is if I turn off my headset while the game is open for a but to do something then turn them back on I get no sound only way to fix it is to restart the game