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Battlefield 1- PC crashes, errors, bugs, black screen, stuttering, fps drops, lags and other performance fixes




The blockbuster game of fall 2016, Battlefield 1 is finally out for PC and Consoles today. The game developed by EA Dice had recently broke all records by registering a massive 13.2 million Beta players, making it the biggest beta in EA history. Though the Beta run had rectified much of the issues with the game, there still remains few more bugs that is frustrating for the fans. While some issues may specifically require an official patch by EA Dice, here are few workarounds for some common issues that may help you to get started with the game. We have also mentioned few issues from the Beta stage if they happen to reappear again for you. Before moving on, have a good look at the PC requirements below. You may need to upgrade your system as the game requires a minimum of 8GB RAM for a smooth play.

Minimum Specifications:

  • OS: 64-bit Windows 7, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10
  • Processor: Intel Core i5 6600K or AMD FX-6350
  • RAM: 8GB RAM
  • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 660 2GB or AMD Radeon HD 7850 2GB
  • DirectX: 11.0 Compatible video card or equivalent
  • Online Connection Requirements: 512 KBPS or faster Internet connection
  • Hard-drive space: 50GB

Recommended Specifications:

  • OS: 64-bit Windows 10 or later
  • Processor: Intel Core i7 4790 or equivalent/ AMD FX 8350 Wraith
  • RAM: 16GB RAM
  • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 3GB or AMD Radeon RX 480 4GB
  • DirectX: 11.0 Compatible video card or equivalent
  • Online Connection Requirements: 512 KBPS or faster Internet connection
  • Hard-drive space: 50GB


1. Battlefield 1 PC- Crash at startup/ CTD/ Game not responding/ APPCRASH/ Black screen fix:-

  • Update your Nvidia and AMD drivers to the latest versions.
  • Disable antivirus/firewall or add game to the exception list of the antivirus software.
  • Disable all recording softwares like Fraps, MSI AfterBurner, D3DGear etc. They may conflict with your DirectX Direct3D settings resulting in a crash.
  • If your game is crashing while going full screen, try playing in windowed mode.
  • Black screen issue- Well this issue can be due to lot of reasons. First of all, you should check that the in-game resolution matches the resolution supported by your display device so that there should not be any conflict. If you are using HDMI, try unplugging the HDMI cable from TV and launch the game. Wait a few mins before replugging the HDMI cable back into the TV.
  • Registry clean using CCleaner can also fix some of the crashes. You can download CCleaner from here.
  • For any DLL error or APPCRASH issue, it is recommended to do a clean install of Directx. Or, you can download the missing DLLs from here and paste them in the game directory.

2. Battlefield 1 PC- Low FPS/ Stuttering/ freezes/ lags fixes:-

  • Updating your Nvidia and AMD GPU drivers is a must.
  • If you are facing optimization issues, severe lags or stutters; you can try turning down shadows, MSAA and adjust other graphics settings. Updated GPU drivers is mandatory.
  • For AMD users, disable Raptr from task manager. Disable any other intensive applications that may be running in background. Also try setting ‘Tessellation mode’ to 8x/16x and 'Texture Filtering Quality' to Performance from your latest Crimson edition Radeon software to fix frame rate drops.
  • For Nvidia users, go into your control panel 3d settings. Make sure that ‘Power Management Mode’ option should be set to ‘Prefer Maximum Performance’.
  • If you are experiencing screen flickering or frame-pacing issues, disable Crossfire/SLI and run the game using a single GPU.
  • Turn off all overlaying softwares and disable any recording softwares like Fraps, D3DGear, MSI Afterburner etc.
  • Disable third party background apps and set High Priority for the game in Task Manager. Disable any kind of overclocking.

3. Battlefield 1 PC- DirectX error crash:-

This was a major issue during the Beta stage. If you get this error again, try the following:-

  • Clean reinstall latest drivers.
  • Underclock GPU
  • Disable Origin Overlay. To do this, right click the game in Origin client, select Game Properties and check Disable Origin Overlay.


3. Battlefield 1 PC- DirectX error crash:-

Due to huge amount of players on launch day, EA servers may get hogged for you. The best solution is to wait patiently for some time. Also, you can try restarting your router/modem.
You should also check your NAT settings. If you’re using a strict NAT type, you might encounter networking and server issues while trying to play online. Using an Open NAT type on your system might solve your issues.


Heads Up: Battlefield 1 is available on Origin for $59.99.

Contact the author at amit@forceclaw.com

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