The LowLevelFatalError message in The Finals can result from issues with the graphics driver, an unstable memory clock, or missing game files. These crashes can manifest in various ways, ranging from crashes on the main menu to sudden interruptions during gameplay.
Game graphics settings also play a role in triggering the LowLevelFatalError. We’ll guide you through several verified methods to address the error.
1. Disable Ray Tracing
If you encounter the LowLevelFatalError, start by disabling Ray Tracing in the game’s video settings, as it may cause issues in certain situations.
- Launch The Finals on your PC.
- Click on the Settings icon at the top right corner.
- Go to the Video tab in the settings menu.
- Find the NVIDIA RTX Global Illumination option under Ray Tracing and set it to Static.
- This switches to pre-calculated lighting instead of real-time ray tracing.
- Check if the issue still occurs.
2. Change Resolution Scaling Method
The resolution scaling method used in The Finals could also lead to the LowLevelFatalError. Changing the resolution scaling method may fix this. Switching to AMD FSR2 from NVIDIA DLSS may resolve the error.
- Open The Finals on your computer.
- Access the Settings menu by clicking the gear icon at the top right.
- Switch to the Video tab.
- Then, choose AMD FSR2 in the Resolution Scaling Method dropdown.
- Select the Balanced preset for AMD FSR2 and test for crashes.
3. Turn off Fullscreen Optimization
Windows comes with a fullscreen optimization feature that allows the game to perform as fullscreen in windowed mode. This allows you to easily tab out of the game if needed. The feature interferes with The Finals, which can cause it to crash. Disabling this feature might help.
- Open the Steam client and go to your Library.
- Right-click on The Finals and select Manage > Browse local files.
- In File Explorer, right-click the Discovery.exe file and choose Properties.
- Go to the Compatibility tab.
- Check the Disable fullscreen optimizations option.
- Click Apply and OK.
- Relaunch the game to see if it still crashes.
4. Force DirectX11
The Finals may crash using the default DirectX12 configuration. Forcing it to use DirectX11 through Steam’s launch options could resolve this.
- Right-click on The Finals in your Steam Library.
- Choose Properties.
- In the Properties window, input the -directx11 command in the Launch Options field.
- Start the game and check for crashes.
5. Downgrade Graphics Drivers
Recent updates to NVIDIA and AMD video drivers have sometimes triggered the `LowLevelFatalError`. Downgrading your drivers may be the solution.
- Download the Display Driver Uninstaller utility from the official website here.
- Extract and run the Display Driver Uninstaller.exe.
- In DDU, click the Continue button.
- Select GPU from the Select device type dropdown.
- Pick your graphics card brand from the Select device dropdown.
- Choose Clean and restart.
- After restarting, download an older driver version from your GPU manufacturer’s website.
- Install the drivers and test the game.
6. Validate Game Files
Missing game files can also result in LowLevelFatalError crashes. Steam’s verify integrity of game files feature can fix this issue.
- Go to the Steam client’s Library section.
- Right-click on The Finals and select Properties.
- Click on the Local Files tab and select Verify integrity of game files.
- Wait for the scanning and repairing process to complete.
- Retest the game for crashes.
7. Turn off XMP
Finally, if none of the above solutions work, the XMP or D.O.C.P. memory configuration might be the culprit. While these settings can enhance your memory performance, they may cause stability issues in certain games.
- Disable XMP or D.O.C.P. in your computer’s BIOS settings. (Refer to your motherboards manufacturer to get more help on this, steps vary from brand to brand.)
- Additionally, remove any overclocking from your CPU or GPU to eliminate potential system instability concerns.
With these methods, you should be able to eliminate the LowLevelFatalError in The Finals. If crashes continue, contact The Finals support team for help. They can provide further assistance by examining the crash logs.