Fallout 4 Far Harbor Crash: How to Fix It Quickly

Many gamers reported that Fallout 4 Far Harbor keeps crashing. Our fixes will help you handle it


Fallout 4 Far Harbor is available on Steam and apparently, because of this new DLC a lot of players are encountering issues with Fallout 4 Far Harbor crashing.

The most common bugs in this game are crashes such as Fallout 4 Far Harbor crash on PC, PS4, or the game keeps crashing on Xbox One.

💥 Why does Fallout 4 keep crashing?

You may experience game crashes on this Fallout 4 edition due to multiple reasons, such as incompatible or outdated driver files.

At the same time, make sure that you meet the system requirements below and after that, go ahead and check our solutions to fix your issue and play the game freely.


    • OS: Windows 7/8/10 (64-bit OS required)
    • Processor: Intel Core i5-2300 2.8 GHz/AMD Phenom II X4 945 3.0 GHz or equivalent
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GTX 550 Ti 2GB/AMD Radeon HD 7870 2GB or equivalent
    • Storage: 30 GB available space


    • OS: Windows 7/8/10 (64-bit OS required)
    • Processor: Windows 7/8/10 (64-bit OS required)
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GTX 780 3GB/AMD Radeon R9 290X 4GB or equivalent
    • Storage: 30 GB available space

How do I get Fallout 4 to stop crashing?

  1. Check the corrupted game files
  2. Update the GPU drivers
  3. Disable overlay applications

1. Check the corrupted game files

A reliable way to determine the cause of the issue would be to validate the game files and make sure it’s not corrupted.

On the Steam app, go to Library → Right-click on the game and click on Properties →Go to Local Files → click on Verify integrity of game files.
Verify Integrity of Game File

2. Update the GPU drivers

  1. In the Windows search box, enter Device Manager.
    update drivers manually
  2. Right-click on the display driver and click on Update driver.
    Update GPU driver
  3. Choose Search automatically for the driver.
  4. Restart your PC.
A more efficient solution you can use is to update any drivers on your system using the automated method offered by PC HelpSoft tool. Here’s how you can do it:
  1. Download and install PC HelpSoft.
  2. Launch the software to start scanning automatically.
    update your GPU drivers automatically
  3. Click Update All Drivers Now to get the latest driver version.
    update drivers automatically

3. Disable overlay applications

A potential factor that generates issues in Fallout 4 is the overlay programs that may interfere with your game. For instance, you can disable the Steam overlay following these steps:

Access the Steam settings → Switch to the In-Game tab → deselect the Enable the Steam Overlay while in-game option.
Uncheck the Enable the Steam Overlay
After this, try to start the game from the launcher and see if you’re still getting the same issues and that was the principal cause.


If any of these methods didn’t work out for you, it’s also can be due to interfering programs that run in the background and cause game crashes on Fallout 4 Far Harbor.

Finally, you should also have a look for other issues that may occur in the game and might cause these annoying crashes.

🎮 Fallout 4 Far Harbor is not starting

This is the most encountered error in Far Harbor, apparently, after installing the DLC, the game won’t start for some players. They click Play in Steam, and nothing happens.

The workarounds that can resolve this issue can also be to update your graphics driver as demonstrated above in the guide or change the launch options in your Steam launcher.

🎮Fallout 4 Far Harbor FPS issues

After installing the DLC, players complained about horrible FPS issues. Due to this issue, they are unable to play the game.

Related article: How To Fix Fallout 4 Crashes, Errors, Performance Issues

We hope that our guide helped you fix your Fallout 4 Far Harbor crash and make the game playable on your device.

If you encounter any other issues in the game or if you don’t know how to apply the steps, comment below or use our contact page and we will help you fix your game.

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  1. Alexander says

    far harbor is still crashing in me, pls some other support?? or ideas?

    1. Denis says

      Have you tried our tutorial and applied all the steps correctly?

  2. Alexis says

    I have it on my PS4, and while doing the simulations I accidentally left and whenever I try to go back it, my game freezes on the loading screen. I’ve tried deleting and reinstalling my game and all the DLC but nothing works. ?

  3. Teshael says

    when launching the game, (*turned off every mod in modloader, including far harbor and auto) when I launch the game, it runs fine and I get to the loading screen with the revolving item, it seems to be loading with no lag in the item on screen, then after a min or two the game just closes with no errors. I have done this with all mods enabled, all mods disabled, only the official dlc enabled and still nothing. Is this a common occurrence or am I alone in this?

  4. Moe says

    I’m playing on ps4 and im having trouble loading DIMA’s last memory the game freezes up everytime i try and load it in the console…does anyone know any solution for this?

  5. Krake says

    Having same problem on Xbone. Game crashes when I try and access DiMAs first memory. Tried several times, uninstalling and reinstalling…nothing seems to work.

  6. Ashley says

    my far harbor isn’t working, once i’ve traveled to the island for the first time i don’t get the man and woman greeting me there please help me

  7. Brian says

    Looks like I’m in the bug boat along with you guys. Im on Dumas 4th memory and I completed about half of it. I saved my progress for the day an decided to tackle the rest later. Up to this point, I had no issues or trouble with fallout 4. When I relaunched my save it just sat there on a black screen with a vault symbol in the bottom right. I left it for a few minutes but nothing happened and the only exit for me was the PlayStation home button. I reloaded it again but I noticed the workbench chime this time. Alas the black screen remained. I decided to back up a few saves to a previous memory and again the same problem. I am open to fix suggestions if anyone has one to try?

  8. brian says

    I am happy to announce that I have solved my problem with the final Dima memory. I was walking around in the game itself around the terminal and noticed Nick was NOT with me. I left the room and he teleported right in front of me. I returned to the terminal and attempted to load the final memory. This time it worked, but instead of the black screen it was the memory layout in front of me, only frozen. I held the (large black button on the PS controller) to exit the workbench and it slowly, with a lot of lag, came back into focus. I am now successfully moving around the memory with no problem.

  9. Michael says

    Have Fallout 4 on PC. Every time I talk to the Synth in Acadia my game crashes.

  10. Iro says

    yeah, I am on xbox and I can’t even venture past the starting area. Its like clockwork I always crash when I pass the harbor attempting to reach the woods for the quests early on to help the people of FH. Right past the orange and white toll booth stick , you know the automated car blocker at toll booths, I take one step past it and garentee a freeze…..HEEELLLP PLz!

    1. Joshua James says

      Same here did you find a solution ?

  11. Anna says

    So, it really doesn’t matter if I have mods on or not (on Xbox one btw), my game crashes right near the game trail Longfellow brings you to. I’m about ready to just quit playing in general because obviously Bethesda doesn’t give a shit about the FPS issues and the crashing.

  12. Rooted Superuser says

    Entering the basement looking for the vault entrance the game FC to desktop.

  13. randyl says

    Yeah Bethesda doesn’t Give a shit yeah mine keeps crashing at the very start of Dimas memory as soon as I try to load the mission anybody got any tips

  14. Ed cline says

    How do I/we fix this DIMAS levals I have found several people with this problem myself included (Xbox one) I am having a problem with memory 0V-9AX0. It will go to the loading screen and then crash and go to the dashboard.

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