How to Prevent The Finals Game from Crashing on PC

The Finals may crash due to the use of overlays and recording software, such as instant replay or Xbox Record. The Steam overlay feature, which is enabled by default for every game installed through Steam, is a frequent cause of these crashes.

Although the Steam overlay allows access to the store, friends, and messages during gameplay, it uses significant system resources, often resulting in crashes during The Finals. Since we have discussed the leading causes, let’s have a look at the solutions to this issue.

Before starting, confirm that your system meets the game’s minimum requirements. If you don’t meet The Finals’ requirements, preventing crashes may prove impossible, regardless of your efforts. Also, we recommend verifying the game files to eliminate the possibility of corrupt files causing crashes.

1. Switch to a different account

Before we move to some complicated methods, consider switching your Embark account to continue game play. This solution has helped several affected users. You can switch accounts by following these steps

  1. Go to the, and log in with the Steam account.
  2. Go to Connected Platforms from the left pane and unlink your Steam account.
  3. Once done, launch the game and click Create an account.
  4. Then, click Continue.
  5. Once done, the issue should be resolved.

2. Relink your Embark account to Steam

There’s likely an issue with the Steam account linkage. Our research indicates that many users have resolved this by simply relinking their Steam account to Embark. This suggests the crashing issue may arise from improper linkage. Therefore, if you’ve linked your account, please unlink it and then relink to address this issue. Follow these steps:

  1. Visit and go to Connected Platforms from the left side.
  2. Then, unlink the Steam account and launch the game.
  3. Follow the on-screen instructions to link your Steam account.
  4. Once done, verify if the issue is resolved or not.

3. Run the game with the DirectX 11 version

If you’re running the game with DirectX 12, consider using DirectX 11 instead. Though outdated, DirectX 11 can help prevent crashes during The Finals. Many users confirm this solution’s effectiveness by successfully resolving the issue.

To play The Finals with DirectX version 11, add a command to the game’s launch options. This command executes before loading any configuration files. Follow these steps:

  1. Open Steam, and head across to the Library.
  2. Right-click The Finals from the installed games and go to Properties.
  3. Type -dx11 in the launch options.
  4. Once done, launch the game and check the result.

4. Disable Steam Overlay

The Steam overlay is an in-game interface that lets users access other Steam features during gameplay. However, it significantly uses system resources, potentially causing game crashes due to resource insufficiency. Therefore, we suggest disabling the Steam overlay feature following these steps:

  1. Open Steam and navigate to Library.
  2. Right-click the The Finals and select Properties.
  3. Here, untick the option Enable the Steam Overlay while in-game.
  4. Once done, launch The Finals and see whether it is still crashing or not.

5. Disable Instant Replay or any other recording software

To optimize system resources for your game, particularly for low-end systems, disable recording features such as Instant Replay or Xbox Record. These features consume significant system resources, potentially causing crashes during Finals. Follow the steps below to disable them:

  1. Press Ctrl + Alt + Z on your keyboard simultaneously to open the overlay of Geforce Experience.
  2. Then, select the Instant Replay and click Turn off.
  3. Once done, see if this has worked or not.

6. Reinstall the GPU driver with DDU

Corrupted or outdated GPU drivers can also cause crashing issues. If you’ve tried all the above solutions and The Finals still won’t run, your drivers may be corrupted or outdated. To rectify this, reinstall your GPU driver using the Display Driver Uninstaller (DDU) application. This program allows users to remove drivers and associated registry files. Here are the steps to reinstall your GPU driver via DDU:

  1. Download the DDU Application by navigating to the link.
  2. Once you have downloaded it, extract it using the archive software such as WinRar or 7zip.
  3. Once done, navigate to the extracted folder and run the DDU 7zip file.
  4. Click Extract and head across to the folder.
  5. Here, run the DDU application.
  6. Now select the Device Type and the Device from the right.
  7. Click Clean and restart to uninstall the driver.
  8. After removing the driver, you need to install the GPU driver. To do so, go to the official site of your GPU manufacturer.
  9. Search for the latest driver according to the Windows.
  10. Once done, download the driver and run the installer to install the driver.
  11. Finally, restart your computer and launch the game to check the result.

7. Reinstall the game

After reinstalling the GPU driver, if you are still experiencing crashing problems, you might need to reinstall the game, as the provided methods have failed to prevent the crashes for you. Reinstalling the game will remove the corrupted files that might be causing the crashes. To do so, follow the steps:

  1. Open Steam and navigate to Library.
  2. Right-click the The Finals, hover Manage, and click Uninstall.
  3. Once again, click Uninstall to remove the game.
  4. Once uninstalled, click Install and then see whether reinstalling the game worked or not.

The above methods have worked for affected users, which is why we have included them in our guide. However, if they do not work for you, in this case, you should try moving the game to SSD from the HDD if possible. Sometimes, moving the game to SSD prevents the game from crashing. So doing it might work for you.


Hamza Mohammad Anwar

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