Fallout 76 PC Crashes Reported by Multiple Players

Published: Thursday, October 1, 2020 - 15:07 | By: Robert N. Adams
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Fallout 76 PC crashes are being reported by several players on Reddit with a particular focus on Ryzen CPUs, although a handful of problems with Intel processors have also been reported.

Two days ago, a hotfix was released for Fallout 76 which focused on two main issues: creature balance and bug fixes. Unfortunately, it seems that something didn't quite go right and a number of players are reporting problems with the latest version of the game.

 
 

"It's never been an issue before but since last patch I seem to crash about 1 to two times day," read one of many posts on the Fallout 76 subreddit. "Am I alone?"

Over the last two days, it was soon revealed that this Redditor was indeed not alone with having problems. One Redditor reports that an in-game event has completely broken. A separate Reddit submission details a bevy of bugs including lag, stuttering, phantom damage, rubberbanding, and more.

Thus far, it seems that gamers using Ryzen CPUs are primarily affected by the Fallout 76 PC crashes, although I did notice that one or two people having problems said that they were using an Intel CPU. That said, a Community Manager asked for people to detail their CPU and graphics card and the results of this request overwhelmingly showed reported issues with Ryzen CPUs.

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Is There a Fallout 76 PC Crashes Fix?

There is no guaranteed fix for the recent spate of Fallout 76 crashes. That said, a Bethesda Community Manager notes one possible solution that has worked for some players.

Anyone who is having issues with Fallout 76 on PC should ensure that they have the latest drivers for their CPU and graphics card installed according to this Reddit comment. The few players who attempted this solution did not have much in the way of success, unfortunately. For now, those of you dealing with Fallout 76 PC crashes will likely have to wait for Bethesda to get a fix out into the world. 

Have you encountered Fallout 76 PC crashes after the latest hotfix? What kind of CPU and graphics card are you using? Let us know in the comments below!


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