How to Fix Far Cry Not Launching [After Splash Screen]

Are you eager to play but Far Cry is not launching? Have a look on our practical fixes


This top-rated game is published by Ubisoft and is available worldwide on Steam for anyone to play. Unfortunately, many reported that Far Cry Primal is not launching after the splash screen.

Different players complained about Far Cry Primal not launching bugs and probably because of that, the game has pretty bad reviews.

The most common issues that players reported are related to Far Cry Primal starting, such as the game not opening on their PC.

Below you can find the quick solutions and workarounds that will help you fix these issues and have fun playing the game. Before that, make sure that you meet the minimum system requirements to avoid Far Cry Primal won’t launch problems.

How to fix: Far Cry Primal is not launching

  1. Update the graphics driver
  2. Validate the game files’ integrity
  3. Check the firewall/security tool

1. Update the graphics driver

  1. Click on Device Manager from the search box.
    update drivers manually
  2. On Display adapters, right-click on your driver and click Update driver.
    Update GPU driver
  3. Go for Search automatically for drivers.
    Search automatically for drivers
  4. Restart your PC to finish.
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2. Validate the game files’ integrity

  • On Steam:
  1. Go to Library in the Steam client.
  2.  Right-click on the game in the library and click Properties.
    click on game properties
  3. Switch to the Local Files tab and select Verify integrity of game files.
    Verify Integrity of Game File
  4. If there are corrupted files, they will be fixed automatically.
  • On Epic Games launcher:
  1. On the launcher homepage, go to Library from the left panel.
  2. Click on the three dots next to the name and select Manage.
  3. Now, click on the Verify button to proceed and check the files.

3. Check the firewall/security tool

  1. Open the firewall/security tool settings on your PC.
  2. Go to Allow an app through the firewall option.
  3. Find the game in the allowing list.
  4. Add a filter for it or disable it and then check if the issue gets resolved

⚙️ Other related issues on Far Cry Primal

➡️ Far Cry Primal Error Code 88500014 – some players are unable to play the game due to some error code. It seems that your firewall blocks the game, and this is why you receive this error. Follow the solution below to fix it.

“I’m getting error 88500014 when starting the game, what can I do to solve this?”

FIX:  If you’re getting error 88500014 when starting the game, it’s because your firewall is blocking the connection. The connection with the server is needed for a one-time online activation only.

➡️ Far Cry Primal Crashes, this issue is very common, you might encounter crashes during the startup or random while you are playing.

“Gets to the loading screen when starting up a new game and just crashes. Anything I could do to fix this?”

FIX:  If the game crashes with a black screen, run the game in compatibility mode.

Another thing that worked for some users is that if the Uplay is kept in offline mode and then the game is launched from Steam

➡️ Far Cry Primal FPS Issues – performance issues like Low FPS and FPS Drops are common in the newly released games. A few players complained about them in Far Cry Primal.

“I am unable to play the game due to horrific performance issues. I have constant low fps, like 15-20. Please, someone, help me to fix this!”

FIX:  Reduce the graphics parameters Reducing the Shadows Quality will give you a performance boost if you are using SLI/Crossfire Switching to one card only.

We hope our guide helped you fix your Far Cry Primal errors and that you are now playing and enjoying the game.

If you encounter any issues or have additional questions, please use the comment section below. We will help you fix your game.

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  1. Michael says

    Thank you for this tutorial guys, amazing work! I can finally play the game with constant FPS!

  2. Kevin3 says

    Fixed the crashes with this tutorial, thank you!

  3. Matt says

    I love you guys, this is the second game that your tutorials fixed for me. Thank you!

    1. Denis says

      You are welcome Matt, we are glad that our tutorials helped you.

  4. ali says

    Hi, my game won’t launch, thepicture of the games comes up and nothing happens.

  5. Jakob says

    Hey, noticed it worked for Steam, what if you have Uplayer? Didn’t know how it worked, so I allowed it to install on that one…


    I completed hunt the hunters and the game will not let me skin the last wolf to complete the mission. The wolf is dead and I skin it ,but it shows I haven’t and wants me to skin it over and over on pc using windows 8

  7. Zanematthews says

    My game doesn’t say continued when I have completed 30 percent of it

    1. Denis says

      Try to restart your game.

  8. angel says

    so im doing the mission izalia homeland and i freed all the wenja fron the three villages and talked to them outside the temple but the next step wont show and i cant continue anyone know what i should do

  9. Lu Zheng says

    The download is such a bullshit, It was nothing but a series of scam websites.Why are you guys expecting people to give their credit card info on those”only idiots couldn’t tell this is a scam” websites?

  10. Billa Rock says

    hello when i start the game only wearabouts of people are visible such as there arrows etc but not the people and same for animals starts invisible to me please i need solution for this

  11. Ali Emad Shaltout says

    Having trouble with the night !! total black at night !! hunter vision solves it partially !! some parts of some missions go the same way (totally black not even allowed with the hunter vision) !! CPY crack version !! any thoughts ?!!

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