How To Fix Borderlands 3 Crashing On PC

Does your PC keep crashing while you play Borderlands 3? Don’t be concerned… Although it’s aggravating, you’re not the only one who’s had this issue. Thousands of players have recently complained about the same issue. What’s more, you should be able to patch it very quickly.

Here’s a list of fixes that other Borderlands 3 players have found to be successful. You don’t have to try any of them. Simply work your way through the list before you find one that fits your needs.

Update Graphics Driver

Update your graphics drivers, Nvidia, AMD, and Intel, for example, on a regular basis to patch glitches and increase game performance and experience. You will not be able to have the best gameplay experience if your graphics driver is old or corrupted, and you may experience the Borderlands 3 crash problem. The first step in resolving this problem is to upgrade your graphics engine.


You should manually upgrade your graphics drivers by going to your graphics card’s manufacturer’s website and looking for the most recent correct driver. Make sure you only install drivers that are compliant with your version of Windows.

If you don’t have the time, stamina, or programming skills to manually upgrade your video and track drivers, you can use apps that automatically detects and installs your drivers instead.

Install The Latest Game Update

Borderlands 3 creator Gearbox Software issues monthly game updates to repair glitches and increase results. It’s likely that a recent patch caused the game crash and that a new patch would be needed to correct the issue.


If a patch is available, simply download and install it and see if it fixes the crash; if no patches are available, or if the problem continues after installing the most recent patch, try the next repair, which is mentioned below.

Execute A Windows Update

To maintain consistency, Gearbox Software recommends updating the Microsoft C++ redistributables and.NET Framework. If your computer is running Windows 10, all you have to do is run a Windows Update. Here’s how to go about it:

  1. To open Windows Settings, click the Windows logo key and I at the same time on your keyboard. Then select Update & Security from the drop-down menu.
  2. Check for alerts by clicking Check for updates. Windows will begin looking for updates that are available. If updates are available, Windows can download and install them automatically.
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If no updates for MS Visual C++ or the.NET Framework are available, you can manually install them on your PC by downloading the installation files. You must restart Windows after installing Microsoft Visual C++ 2013 and the Microsoft.NET Framework. Then start Borderlands 3 to see if the problem still exists.

If not, kudos to you; you’ve solved the problem! If the problem reappears, consider the next solution mentioned below.

Modify The Game’s Graphics Settings

If your PC does not follow the recommended device specifications for Borderlands 3, you can use a lower graphics settings profile, as higher settings would put more strain on your PC, potentially resulting in a game crash.

Here are some suggestions from players who have successfully resolved this issue:

  • Set the frame limit to the refresh rate of your display.
  • Turn off Vsync
  • Instead of Windowed Borderless, use Fullscreen.


Restart the game with the settings reduced to see if it crashes. If the game still crashes, try the next solution, which is mentioned below.

Stop Overclocking

Many players wish to increase their FPS by overclocking their CPU or turbo-boosting their graphics card. Overclocking, on the other hand, always causes the game to fail. You can reset the CPU or graphics card to the manufacturer’s specs to avoid game crashes.

When using MSI Afterburner or Zotac Firestorm, some players have stated that the game crashes. If you have MSI Afterburner or Zotac Firestorm available, try disabling them to see if the problem still exists. If that doesn’t work, move on to the next step, which is mentioned below.

Verify Game Files

Corrupt game files can also cause the game crash problem. You must check the game files in order to resolve this problem. Here’s how you can do it:


  1. Navigate to your Library in Epic Game Launcher. In Borderlands 3, go to the lower-right corner and click the cog button.
  2. To begin checking the game files, click Verify.

To see if this fix works, launch Borderlands 3 after checking the game code. If that doesn’t work, move on to the next step, which is mentioned below.

Exempt Borderlands 3 To Your Third-Party Antivirus

A third-party antivirus program may also exacerbate this problem. Borderlands 3 may be hampered by third-party antivirus software that has a deep hook into the device.

Since Borderlands 3 uses a lot of memory and CPU while you play it, several third-party antivirus programs can flag it as a possible danger, causing Borderlands 3 to malfunction. You should make an exception for Borderlands 3 in the third-party antivirus program.

Perform Clean Boot


If the Borderlands 3 crashing problem continues, you may need to perform a clean boot. Clean boot is a troubleshooting strategy that helps you uninstall initialization and service programs manually to identify the faulty device that is causing your game to crash. Once you’ve discovered it, simply uninstall it to resolve the issue. Here’s how to do it:

  1. To open the Run Dialog, hit the Windows logo key and R at the same time on your keyboard. To open the System Configuration window, type MSConfig and press Enter.
  2. Select Hide all Microsoft services from the Services tab, then press Disable all.
  3. Open Task Manager by selecting the Startup tab.
  4. Select each startup object in Task Manager’s Startup tab and disable it by clicking Disabled.
  5. Select OK to return to the System Configuration window.
  6. To restart your machine, click Restart.


Restart your computer and play Borderlands 3 to see if the issue reappears. If not, you’ll have to reopen the System Configuration window and allow utilities and programs one by one before you reach the offending program. Once you’ve enabled each service, you’ll need to restart your computer to see the adjustments in effect.

If you’ve identified the faulty program that’s causing the game to crash, you’ll need to disable it to prevent further crashes.

Reinstall Borderlands 3

If none of the solutions above help, you may want to try reinstalling the game to see if it crashes again. Borderlands 3 does not fail if you reinstall it.

Hopefully, one of the solutions mentioned above was effective in resolving your problem.

Christian Allen Tandoc
Christian Allen Tandoc
Christian Allen Tandoc is a frantic writer, blogger, and ghostwriter. He quit his office job as an Applications Engineer for the love of writing. When he’s not working, he’s either playing with his PS4 or his 1-year old daughter.


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