How to Fix Just Cause 3 Errors, Crashes, Game Not Launching, FPS Drops, Stuttering


Just Cause 3 was just released last night on Steam and people are saying that by now the game is a complete mess with a lot of errors and bugs. The game also got some pretty bad reviews, players complaining about the game not being properly optimized and being full of glitches.

The most common Just Cause 3 errors that players are complaining about at this moment are Crashes, Game Not Launching and Performance Issues like FPS Drops and Stuttering. Below you can see a list with all of these errors detailed and solutions or workaround on how to fix them.

If you would like to find out more details about the specs of the game or any other information, you can go to Oceanofgames and check it out.

How to fix Just Cause 3 Errors:

1) Just Cause 3 Crashes, for some players the game crashes to desktop when they try to launch it, or it crashes randomly during the gameplay. Some reported that the game crashes when you try to change resolution too. To fix the crashes check out the tutorial at the end of the post.

“Every time I run the game, I can run it fine, 720p resolution and all setting on medium it runs without lag, however after about 30-35 minutes of playing it crashes with a message saying ‘just cause 3 has crashed’.”

“Fairly disappointed so far. Only 10 minutes in and got my first crash to desktop. Getting ok performance but I damn well better with an i7 + 980Ti. No borderless fullscreen option from what I can see.”

Solution: Follow our tutorial for the major issues, that you can find at the end of the post, to easily fix your the random or the startup crashes fo the game.

  • Go  to the “Graphics” tab in the options menu.
  • Set the “Screen Space Reflections” option to “Off”.

Also, try this possible fix for crashes and unable to load the game issue, from Steam Dashboard:

If your game is crashing or not loading up, disabling Windows’ Data Execution Prevention (DEP) may help avoid this issue.

Run Command Prompt (cmd) as Administrator, and then type the following line:
bcdedit.exe /set {current} nx AlwaysOff

Afterwards, restart your computer, and the game will crash less or not at all/start working again.
(If you ever wish to revert this change, simply change “AlwaysOff” to “AlwaysOn”.)

Note: If you are not the Administrator of your computer, you will not be able to change this setting. Also, since this changes your system’s settings, use the command at your own risk.

2) Just Cause 3 Not Launching, when you start the game and click ‘Play‘ on Steam nothing happens, the game appears as running in task manager, but it doesn’t show up.

“When I try to play Just Cause 3, Steam says the game is running, and it appears in my task manager, but no window shows. My desktop is left with nothing even though the task manager and steam say its running. Please help!”

“My game does not launch into just cause 3, it only will show up in my background processes tab of my task manager, that’s it, not even on my taskbar. I have all the recent Nvidia drivers for my 970. 8gm RAM, Windows 10 any help please, I would also like to know if this is just my problem because of Windows 10.”

Solution: To fix this issue and start the game apply our tutorial from the end of the post.

3) Just Cause 3 Unable to run in Borderless Fullscreen Window, some users are unable to play the game in borderless fullscreen window, to fix this issue check the solution below.

Solution: Right-Click the game in your Steam Library and go to Properties and then Set Launch Options, here enter “/borderless /windowed” command.

4) Just Cause 3 FPS Drops and Stuttering, a lot of players are encountering FPS Drops and Stuttering, making the game almost unplayable. You can see a video below of how the game looks with these issues.

“The game constantly drops frames, sometimes to even 0fps. Also, the GPU usage is very low for some reason(40-60%) I think that might be the cause of the drops. Please look into this issue. Also have installed the latest AMD Drivers.”

“I meet almost meet the recommended requirements, and the game still runs at an average 30 fps, drops down to 5 when turning and 1 when an explosion or particle effect happens. 30 fps would be fine if it actually stayed there.I ran the game in offline mode, have nothing else besides task manage running, and even ran it in a window.”

“The game likes to stutter. Explosions etc. don’t seem to cause frame drops at all on their own, but the game likes to “pause” every so often, especially in combat, or when I’m trying to move around with parachute/wingsuit/whatever. It makes it hard to move where you need to go quickly and effectively, making combat rather unplayable.”

Solution: First off, update your graphics card driver and make sure you’ve got the latest one available. To fix the stuttering try to run the game in administrator mode and also follow the steps below.

  • Go to “Graphics” tab of the options menu
  • Set the “Motion Blur” option to “Off.”

Also, make sure that you apply this tip from the game developers:

Apart from having more system RAM, running the game in borderless windowed mode seems to work for some people. It’s worth a shot.

Simply go to your Steam Library, right-click and view the game’s properties, and then edit the launch options.

Enter the following: /borderless /windowed

Borderless might not be needed, so feel free to test without it enabled if you’d like.

If these workarounds are not working for you, try the tutorial befor the fix the FPS and the Stutter issues of the game.

Just Cause 3 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\Just Cause 3”
  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 Just Cause 3!

We hope that our tutorial helped you fix your Just Cause 3 errors and that now you are playing the game. If you have any questions or if you encounter difficulties in applying our tips to your game please comment below and we will help you! – GamesErrors Team

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  1. Evgeny says

    Thank you for your tutorial, the game works great now!

  2. Michael says

    Im having errors that are like this but not exactly like it. I’m playing on PC with an AMD processor and Radeon R7 GPU. I’m able to play fine, yet graphics load badly. Anyone know how to resolve it? Here’s what I’m dealing with:

    1. eSA says

      you grafik sucks 🙂

  3. Denis says

    If you meet the minimum system req it will work!

  4. Callum says

    if i buy just cause on G2A will the game be in “C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\Steamapps\common\″ folder?

    1. Denis says

      Yes because after you buy the game from G2A you will add it to your Steam Library. Here, you can use this link here to get a discount on your purchase:

  5. cow says

    It says ‘failed to start game’ why wont it work 🙁

  6. ronish says

    how to solve without steam….because I download just causce 3 from torrent

    1. SimplyBallistic says

      There is no solution for people like you


    Any solution for the low memory issue because my rig I’d gtx960 m ,vram=4Gb,8gb ddr4 and Intel i7 6th gen but still I have this problem plsss help??

  8. Riki Lovatt says

    Theres no patch in the rar file. just a txt document. dont waste your time people

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