Fix Just Cause 4 Loading, Crashing and Freezing issue on PC

Fix Just Cause 4 Loading, Crashing and Freezing issue on PC

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Fix Just Cause 4 Loading, Crashing and Freezing issue on PC

Overview: Just Cause 4 is a single player action adventure game developed by Avalanche Studios and published by Square Enix. The release date is on 12/04/2018 however gamers who bought Digital Deluxe Edition and Gold Edition of Just Cause 4 got 24-hour early access. To fix issues like loading, crashing, freezing, and issue with Just Cause 4 game on PC, please follow the below troubleshooting steps to fix these issues.

Solution 1:   Run Hardware Test

You never know which hardware component would be faulty and it could be the reason for crashing and freezing. Try running the hardware diagnostic once and see if all goes well.

Solution 2: Check the System Requirement for Just Cause 4

Most of the issues occur when your computer does not meet the minimum system requirement to play the game. You may experience significant problems while playing the game, so please make sure your PC meets the minimum configuration to play Just Cause 4. Both Minimum and recommended PC requirement is mentioned below. For best gaming experience recommended configuration is preferred.

Minimum System Requirement to Play Just Cause 4

Operating System: Windows 7 SP1 with Platform Update for Windows 7

Architecture: 64 bit

System Memory: 8GB

Processor: Intel Core i5-2400 @ 3.1 GHz | AMD FX-6300 @ 3.5 GHz or better

Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760 (2GB VRAM or better) | AMD R9 270 (2GB VRAM or better)

Direct X: DX11

Hard Drive Space: 59GB


Operating System: Windows 10

Architecture: 64 bit

Direct X: DX11

System Memory: 16GB

Processor: Intel Core i7-4770 @ 3.4 GHz | AMD Ryzen 5 1600 @ 3.2 GHz or equivalent

Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (6GB VRAM or better) | AMD Vega 56 (6GB VRAM or better)

Hard Drive Space: 59GB

Solution 3: Perform Hard Reset.

Most of the time hard reset fixes the issue. Unplug all the external devices from your computer. The only devices you should leave connected to your computer are your monitor, mouse, and keyboard if the computer is a desktop. Now Shut down your desktop and unplug the power cable from the desktop.

In case of laptop unplug the charger and remove the battery if applicable.

Now press and hold the power button down for approximately 15-20 seconds then plug in the power cable back to the desktop. Plug in the battery and charger back in case of laptop and start the system. Now Launch Just Cause 4. In case the issue still persists move on to the next step.

Solution 4: Verify or Repair Just Cause 4 in Steam

In case you are facing trouble downloading or installing the game from Steam please follow the steps mentioned below.

Steam users follow the steps mentioned below:

Launch Steam

From the Library section, right-click on the Just Cause 4 game and click on Properties from the menu.

Select the Local files tab and click on the Verify integrity of game files… option.

Steam will verify the game’s files and download again any missing or corrupted files.

In case, the issue still persists then uninstall and reinstall the latest version of Steam

Use this link to reinstall Steam.

Please note that you will lose all game content by uninstalling Steam.

Solution 5: Run Steam and Just Cause 4 game as an Administrator

Right-click the Just Cause 4 desktop shortcut.

If you don’t have one, look for the Just Cause 4.exe file in the executable file in the INSTALLATION DIRECTORY

Select Properties, click on the Compatibility tab and check the box at the bottom under settings where it says Run this Program as an administrator and Click Apply and OK.


Solution 6: For Connectivity Issue Power Cycle Your Router and PC

Shut down the system, power off the router/modem

Wait for 60-80 seconds and plug the power cable back to the router/modem. It may take a few minutes for all the light to come up. Start the computer and launch Just Cause 4.

Solution 7: Fix Loading or Launching Issues with Just Cause 4.

In case you are facing Just Cause 4 loading or launching issue then it might be antivirus or firewall which does not allow the game to load because it recognizes game files as potentially harmful and blocks it from running. Reinstall the game and add an exception to Antivirus and Firewall or Disable Windows Firewall and Antivirus. Only disabling firewall or antivirus cannot be enough as some of these services may still be running on the background.

Solution 8: Fix for No Response Issue

In case nothing happens when you make a double click on the Just Cause 4 game then make sure that DEP (DATA EXECUTION PREVENTION) is set to default.

Type Advanced System Settings in the windows search box and click on View Advanced System Settings

On System Properties window select Advanced option click on Settings under Performance

Now on Performance Options Window select Data Execution Prevention and select the first option Turn on DEP for essential Windows programs and services only and then click on Apply and OK

Data Execution Prevention

Solution 9: Update Graphics Drivers to Run Just Cause 4

Visit your system manufacturer’s website to update system BIOS and all the necessary driver especially the graphics card driver.

NVIDIA Users: GeForce Experience can be used to check and update the drivers automatically, visit the below link to auto update or update it manually. Nvidia keeps releasing a new driver which can be downloaded from the below link. Click on Download for Automatic Driver Updates from the below link and download GeForce Experience and use GeForce Experience to check and update the drivers automatically

Update Nvidia Graphics card

AMD Users: Visit the below link to autodetect or manually select your driver.

Update AMD Graphics Card

Solution 10: Update Windows 10

Open Windows 10 setting by pressing Windows + I key on the keyboard, then click on Update & Security, now click on Check for updates to update Windows 10.

Solution 11: Flush the DNS

This troubleshooting is for the connectivity issue while Just Cause 4 online.

Type cmd in the Windows search box and then make a right click on Command Prompt to Run as an Administrator.

When the command prompt opens, type ipconfig/flushdns and press Enter.


Repeat the same process for below commands.

Write ipconfig /release and hit Enter.

Write ipconfig /renew and hit Enter.

Write netsh winsock reset and hit Enter.

Restart your computer and launch Just Cause 4.

Solution 12: Use Wired Connection

We strongly stress the use of ethernet connection. Ethernet connection will always provide optimal performance while playing online Just Cause 4. Wireless connections have a wide difference in reliability and bandwidth and will affect online gameplay quality. Ethernet connections always maintain the bandwidth required for online gameplay.

Solution 13: Low FPS, Graphics Issue, and Stuttering Fix

As we all know as per the recommended system requirement for Just Cause 4, DirectX 12 is not supported so please disable it before playing Just Cause 4.

Solution 14: Perform Clean Boot

Type in msconfig in Windows search box and click on System Configuration.

Click the Services tab and check the box to Hide all Microsoft Services, then click the Disable All button.

Now click on the Startup tab, then click on Open Task Manager.

Click each of the Startup programs in the list then click the Disable button. Disable all.

Close the Task Manager window.

Click OK on the System Configuration window to save your changes.

Restart the system and try launching Just Cause 4 game again.

Solution 15: Stop the Windows 10 Apps from Running in the Background

If your browsers are running in the background please close it.

Open Windows 10 setting by pressing Windows + I key on the keyboard, then click on Privacy and then scroll down and select Background apps and disable all the apps which you do not need.


Solution 16: Do Not Overclock or Turbo Boost a Processor or GPU to Play Just Cause 4.

In case you are opting for Overclocking or Turbo Boosting a hardware in your computer, then we suggest resetting the processor or GPU to the manufacturer specifications, as doing so may prevent any crashing and freezing.

Also, disable Intel Turbo Booster from BIOS settings and in case you are not able to figure out contact your system manufacturer.

Solution 17: Use Recommended Settings to Play Just Cause 4

Please keep in mind that higher settings maximize the workload for the system hardware overall, even if your system exceeds the minimum system requirement for the game.

Opting for reduced graphical features in the game is recommended if you are experiencing an issue with performance and stability.

Solution 18: Bad or Wrong DirectX installation

Update Direct X by installing the most current version. Direct X is the software which the game uses to communicate with your PC. If it’s outdated or bad it can cause crashing and freezing. Visit the below link to update the Direct X to the latest version from Microsoft website.

Update DirectX

Solution 19: Disable Windows 10 Game DVR

Open Windows 10 Settings by pressing Windows + I key on the keyboard

Go to Gaming

Select Game DVR

Under background recording, you will see an option “Record in the background while I am playing a game

Move slider from on to off.

Solution 20: Uninstall and Reinstall Just Cause 4

If somehow game files have gone corrupt then uninstalling and reinstalling Just Cause 4 may fix the issue.

Solution 21: Reinstall the Windows 10

Sometimes corrupt OS may not allow you to play the Just Cause 4 properly. Reinstalling Windows 10 may fix the issue.

Please note that you will lose all the data on your computer when you reinstall the OS.

Please visit this link to learn how to reinstall Windows 10 using USB flash drive


I hope this article helped you to resolve Just Cause 4 crashing, freezing, graphics, FPS and connectivity issue.

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