[Fixed] Far Cry New Dawn Errors, Crashing, Freezing, FPS, Graphics and Connectivity Issue


[Fixed] Far Cry New Dawn Errors, Crashing, Freezing, FPS, Graphics and Connectivity Issue

Overview: Far Cry New Dawn is Single-player first-person shooter game developed by Ubisoft Montreal and published by Ubisoft. Today in this post we will troubleshoot crashing, loading, launching, freezing, low FPS, graphics and connectivity issue with Far Cry New Dawn on PC.

Download the latest Nvidia driver, new driver version 418.91 released today especially for Far Cry New Dawn with few other games.

Nvidia driver for far cry new dawn

Check the System Requirement for Far Cry New Dawn

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 Far Cry New Dawn. Both Minimum and recommended PC requirement is mentioned below. For best gaming experience recommended configuration is preferred.

Minimum System Requirement to Play Far Cry New Dawn

Operating System: Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8.1, Windows 10

Architecture: 64 bit

Direct X: DirectX June 2010 Redistributable

System Memory: 8GB

Processor: Intel Core i5 2400 @ 3.1 GHz or AMD FX 6350 @ 3.9 GHz

Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670 (2GB) or AMD Radeon R9 270X (2GB) or better

Sound: DirectX 9.0c compatible sound card with latest drivers

Hard Drive Space: 30GB


Operating System: Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8.1, Windows 10

Architecture: 64 bit

Direct X: DirectX June 2010 Redistributable

System Memory: 8GB

Processor: Intel Core i7-4790 @ 3.6 GHz or AMD Ryzen 5 1600 @ 3.2 GHz

Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 (4GB) or AMD Radeon R9 290X (4GB) or better

Sound: DirectX 9.0c compatible sound card with latest drivers

Hard Drive Space: 30GB

Perform Hard Reset

Most of the time hard reset fixes the issue. Unplug all 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 and launch Far Cry New Dawn. In case the issue still persists move on to the next step.

Fix Low FPS & Stuttering with Far Cry New Dawn

Step 1

  • Type Graphics Settings in the Windows search box and open Graphics Settings.
  • Classic App should be selected by default. Click on Browse and select the .exe file of Far Cry New Dawn game.
  • Now click on Options after it has been added and Select High Performance option when it prompts the new window and click on Save.

Now go to the installation directory and launch the .exe file of Far Cry New Dawn as an administrator. Avoid using the desktop shortcut.

Step 2

  • Open Nvidia Control Panel by making a right click on the desktop.
  • Select Manage 3D Settings and select Far Cry New Dawn from the Program Settings and set the Power Management to Prefer Maximum Power.

Steps to Fix ERROR Snowshoe-9E42873B

Gamers with dual GPUs are receiving this error. Disable SLI and Dual GPU to fix this.

Verify or Repair Far Cry New Dawn in Uplay/ Steam

Launch Uplay and click on Games options on top of the window.

Uplay Games

Now hover the mouse cursor over Far Cry New Dawn game tile. You should see a small arrow appear on the bottom right of the game tile. In this pic, it’s a different game but you select Far Cry New Dawn. Make a click on the arrow.

Click on Verify files on the drop-down menu.

Verify far cry new dawn in uplay


It will verify the installation of your Far Cry New Dawn game and download again any missing or corrupted files.

Steps to repair the game in Steam.

Launch Steam

From the Library section, right-click on the Far Cry New Dawn 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.

Update Uplay PC

To update Uplay you have to Uninstall the Uplay, to do so navigate to the location and uninstall: C:\Program Files (x86)\Ubisoft\Ubisoft Game Launcher.

Also, delete the cache folder in the above location once the process is complete.

During this process, it will give you an option to uninstall Far Cry New Dawn game as well. To do so, simply tick the box. If you do not tick the box, your games will be left untouched

Now click here to reinstall the latest version of Uplay.

Reinstall Supporting Software

If Far Cry New Dawn is crashing without any error or reason, try to reinstall supporting software such as the Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable Package or .NET Framework.

Follow the below steps

Navigate to the path C:\Program Files (x86)\Ubisoft\Ubisoft Game Launcher\games\[The game that is crashing i.e Far Cry New Dawn ]\Support

See the pic, here the game is The Crew but it will be Far Cry New Dawn  in your case

The support folder will have another folder named Software so open this folder.

In the Software folder, it will contain installer packages for the supporting software Far Cry New Dawn requires, you will also see Uplay installer, please ignore Uplay.

Reinstall the other software contained in that folder. In case it prompts that you already have newer versions installed then cancel the installation and move on reinstalling the next.

Once the installation is done, please restart your PC and test the FAR CRY NEW DAWN again.

Run Uplay/Steam and Far Cry New Dawn  game as an Administrator

Right-click the Far Cry New Dawn desktop shortcut.

If you don’t have one, look for the yourgamename.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.

Steam Users can follow the same steps

Make Changes in In-Game Video Settings

The best way to boost performance is to make changes in the display or graphics settings. To do so, go to the in-game Video Options. There is a lot of options for you to make changes. In case of FPS drops, try to lower the quality, change the Graphics quality to medium from high. It will help to ensure a consistent FPS.

A low number will ensure smoother gameplay if your system just meets the minimum system requirement.

You can experiment with other settings under the Video tab. Each setting has a different impact on performance, doing so may help to find the perfect setting to play Far Cry New Dawn smoothly.

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 Far Cry New Dawn.

Add Exception to Antivirus and Firewall/Disable Windows Firewall and Multiple Antivirus

In case you are facing Far Cry New Dawn:  loading, launching or connectivity 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. Add exceptions for Far Cry New Dawn. Call your Antivirus company if you need help in adding an exception for Far Cry New Dawn.

Most of the time Antivirus causes your game to crash or freeze so if you have multiple security running on the system then disable all the antivirus except one or try switching to another antivirus if one particular antivirus is causing the issue. Disable MSI Afterburner.

Also disable/uninstall the below application, VPN SOFTWARE (e.g. Hamachi), VoIP applications (e.g. Teamspeak, Ventrillo), Video chat services (e.g. Skype), Streaming applications (e.g. Xsplit), Peer-to-Peer software (e.g. uTorrent / BitTorrent), Virtualising software (e.g. Vmware) as these software may conflict with the Far Cry New Dawn game.

Enable UPnP

Universal Plug and Play and is a feature that helps applications to automatically forward ports. To enable UPnP, contact your Internet service provider as the process is different for each router brand.

Enable Port Forwarding for Far Cry New Dawn:

Opening ports can help direct the flow of internet traffic so you can connect easier

Setting up ports on a PC means accessing your router settings, and the steps are different for each router.

If you need help, we recommend that you contact your Internet Service Provider (ISP).

Every computer has standard ports that are most commonly used when they connect to the internet.

Flush the DNS

This troubleshooting is for the connectivity issue when you are getting kicked off from FAR CRY NEW DAWN 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.

Type ipconfig /release and press Enter.

Type ipconfig /renew and press Enter.

Type netsh winsock reset and press Enter.

Reboot your computer and launch FAR CRY NEW DAWN.

Use Wired Connection

We strongly stress the use of ethernet connection. Ethernet connection will always provide optimal performance while playing online Far Cry New Dawn. 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.

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.

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 Far Cry New Dawn game again.

Stop the Windows 10 Apps From Running in the Background

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.

Do Not Overclock or Turbo Boost a Processor or GPU to Play Far Cry New Dawn

In case you are opting for Overclocking or Turbo Boosting 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.

Use Recommended Settings to Play Far Cry New Dawn

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.

Update Graphics Drivers to Run Far Cry New Dawn

Visit your system manufacturer’s website to update system BIOS, audio driver 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.

Update Nvidia card 

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

Update AMD card 

After updating the drivers restart your computer and launch Far Cry New Dawn.

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 

Fix Graphical Tearing

This occurs mainly because of the game running at a higher refresh rate than your monitor can handle.

You might know that disabling v-sync can reduce graphical tearing, but still, you are facing tearing while playing Far Cry New Dawn game then toggling v-sync to on in your game settings might fix it.

Fix Micro Stuttering

Micro stuttering (shudders and jolts while moving) happens when the game is not optimized properly, particularly when it’s played under multiple Direct X versions.

Disable latest Direct X version and restart your game. In case you are doing this please keep an eye on the patch notes for the Far Cry New Dawn game to know when it is fine to re-enable it. Micro stuttering can sometimes be a driver issue, it may be driver conflicting or maybe the latest driver not working well with Far Cry New Dawn game. In this case, you might need to wait for the new driver to fix it.

Fix Rainbow or Green Artifacting

In this case, a large number of pixels on the screen changes colors, it may be green, pink or like a rainbow. The game may be running on the background but you only see green or rainbow artifact.

It may be the bad graphics card, overheating or some hardware issue with the card

Check if the fan is working and reseat the graphics card if its a CRU(Customer Replaceable Unit) component

Fix Rubberbanding

Rubberbanding when the in-game character gets back to the starting point. It tries to move but comes back to the original place. This is generally a connectivity issue, not a graphics issue, use broadband Wifi connection or ethernet cable to connect. Make sure there is no issue from your ISP.

Use CCleaner to Fix Crashing PC Issues

Corrupt or out of date file may cause crashing or many more issues while playing Far Cry New Dawn game. It is recommended to use CCleaner to fix many PC issues which will improve the game performance.

Uninstall and Reinstall Far Cry New Dawn

If somehow game files have gone corrupt then uninstalling and reinstalling Far Cry New Dawn may fix the issue.

Reinstall the Windows 10

Sometimes corrupt OS does not allow you to play the Far Cry New Dawn:  game 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 Far Cry New Dawn crashing, freezing, low FPS and connectivity issue.

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