How to fix Far Cry 4 Errors, Crashes, FPS Drops, Shadows Issue

far cry 4 errors

Ubisoft released recently Far Cry 4, and some players complained about some errors and crashes that affect their gameplay. The most common Far Cry 4 Errors that people encounter are Random Crashes, FPS Drops, Shadows Issue and Black Screen Error. Because of these errors, you might not be able to play the game, but we released a tutorial below on how to fix them. Ubisoft also released this week Assassin’s Creed Unity, but sadly it has a lot of bugs like crashes and errors that make the game unplayable if you have this game too, and you are unable to play you can fix the bugs with our tutorial here: How to fix Assassin’s Creed Unity Errors. Below you can find the exact errors in Far Cry 4 to see if you have that error so that you can fix it.

How to fix Far Cry 4 Errors:

Far Cry 4 FPS Drops, some players encountered fps drops and low fps like 20-30 that makes the game stutter and hard to play.

“I got this game early, and the fps sucks, and the shade is too dark so if you’re playing on high its dark and doesn’t look good, as well a lot of bugs, would not recommend until fixed.”

Solution: You can also apply our patch at the end of the post if the workarounds below are not helping you.

  • To solve this issue, disable Anti-aliasing and the Ambient Occlusion options in the video settings
  • Reduce the shadows quality settings

Far Cry 4 Crashes, random crashes and crashes at the startup of the game were encountered by some players that resulted in the game being closed and lost progress.

“When I try to start the game it crashes every time and sometimes it doesn’t even launch.Please help me!”

“I can’t even play this game because I get crashes every time I try to play the game, it’s very annoying, I can’t play more than 10-15 minutes because it crashes.”


  • To solve this issue apply our patch at the end of the post, you can also find a tutorial there on how to do that.

Far Cry 4 Shadow Issue, some people are facing problems with the shadow, it’s enormous and black.

“Please help me with this problem, all of the game shadows are black, and I can’t play the game like this.”

Update: Issue fixed with the latest update of the game. If you are still encountering this errors, check our tutorial at the end of the post.

Far Cry 4 Black Screen, you might encounter some problems with the screen turning black.

“Trees and bushes don’t render correctly, and the Map is completely blacked out. If you use anything higher then SSAO then the shadows become to shadowy, and you can’t see any detail at all.How to fix that?”


In the settings, go to shadow settings.Now, change the shadow settings from medium to high by going in video settings.

Far Cry 4 Tutorial to Fix Major Issues:

Our team of developers managed to release a patch that helps you fix the errors described above. You can see how our patch looks like below, where you can also find a tutorial on how to use it and a download link. Please follow the tutorial step by step before asking any questions regarding your issues. Our patch won’t interfere with your Steam account, it will just change some files and .dll in the game folder in order for the errors to be fixed.

Follow the tutorial below to apply the patch correctly to your game.

How to apply our patch:

  1. Download the archive of the patch from here: download
  2.  Extract the downloaded archive on your PC, and open the patch from the folder.
  3. Your GPU will be selected automatically, make sure that you use your dedicated GPU if you have a laptop!
  4. Select the game executable from the game folder, if you used the default install folder it should be: “C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\Steamapps\common\Far Cry 4”
  5.  Select your issue or issues from the box to the right and click the corresponding “Fix” button.
  6. After your errors are successfully fixed you can click the “Launch Game” button and play the game.

How to download: Well, you might think that our download service is pretty annoying but is very effective. To download you just need to complete a simple offer, it usually takes a few minutes, and after that, you will be able to download the patch. We use this service because is the only way to support our developers and to keep releasing and updating patches for games. Thank you! We hope you understand us and have fun playing Far Cry 4!

Have fun playing the game and we hope that our tips fixed your Far Cry 4 Errors and that now everything runs great. If you have any questions or problems, please contact us with a comment below and we will help you fix your game. -GamesErrors Team.

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Hello, my name is Denis, I am a gaming enthusiast and I started this website to help other people fix their games issues. A few years ago I saved some money to buy a game that I expected for a long time and I was unable to play it due to some issues. After that, I started this blog to help others in this situation.

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36 Responses

  1. pagan min says:

    I played FC3 and loved it but this new one really is amazing! You could easily spend hours a day just doing nothing constructive (plot wise) and never get bored

  2. Rasmus says:

    Worked for me too, amazing game now that i have high fps and i can play!

  3. Brent says:

    thank you for this tutorial now i can finally play the game

  4. mikeands says:

    Does anybody else have problems with fire/flames not being generated? Any ideas how to fix this?

    • elsuperbeastooo says:

      Yes please having the same issue and its pissing me off.. Someone find a fix soon or imma go crazzyyy

    • Frank says:

      I just found out how to fix it went to graphic and set everything to high then got everything downgraded one by one while unpausing the game and it turns out that you need anti-aliasin on SMAA thats the only thing thats gonna make fire work.

  5. Jimbo says:

    The game’s released already? I thought it was the 18th?

  6. Nathan says:

    Any body having issues with the weapon wheel

  7. Nathan says:

    Hello mike the weapon wheel on my ps4 version of far cry 4 keeps on appearing without my command is there a fix for this?

  8. Far Cry 4 says:

    When i sa tart the game it tells me to delete farcry 3 data and i dont have it so why i pre ordered it on psn and i cant play

  9. adrian says:

    Hey, guys.

    I’m having 2 problems

    1. With the title screen, main menu, loading screens etc. I constantly have to open and close the in-game steam menu to continue.

    2. For one, i can’t sprint. When I’m in the first room i get stuck at the first door. If i don’t pick up a thing it will open but after that i can’t interact with anything/anyone and continue the game. I can still use vehicles and even drive through closed doors as if no clipping. If i interact with anything in the first room the action signifier doesn’t come up for the first door.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

    • Nico says:

      Same for me, anyone?

    • Jonathan says:

      I have this same problems as Adrian

      but wait! there’s more!

      When I try to play campaign, most times it’ll tell me it can’t connect to game session, even when trying the offline campaign.
      IF my campaign manages to load, when I try to “run to the truck” IF I don’t get instakilled by a mortar on the way there (while sprinting), I hop in the passenger seat annnnnnnd……nothing……he just sits there while we get shot at.

      9 times out of 10, my hud is also non=existant…….basically I’ve been trying for hours and still can’t physically get past the first mission due to the excessive amount of bugs I have.

      And yes, this is a legitimate copy purchased with my hard earned money

  10. ryan says:

    Bought fc4 on ps3 on playstation network. Its saying delete far cry 3 and restart…..I did and nothing?

  11. Shelby says:

    What about ps3 users who bought digitally? Any word there?

  12. Anthony says:

    Hiya I’m having the same issue as Nathan. My weapon wheel shows up at random quite frequently without my command. Quite annoying when driving/flying as I end up crashing.

  13. A-Mike says:

    We are currently working on this, stay tuned!

  14. me says:

    Far cry 4 always crashes after i open the map :/ how can i fix this?

  15. Huesoth says:

    this is still working in patch 1.5?

  16. Maverick says:

    I am unable to see the map, how do i fix this?

  17. Mikenono says:

    When I try to play campaign, most times it’ll tell me it can’t connect to game session, even when trying the offline campaign.
    I fixed it! Thanks !! Working

  18. Ranjeet Singh says:

    i tried getting into arena battle to unlock bushman rifle but the gates of arena are not opening. Any solutions??

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