I was playing Fallout 76 early this evening. The game starts fine and I was able to log in to the game successfully. Like the other night, I continued with my quests. I finished the pending missions I wasn’t able to complete before. When I’m playing for about an hour or longer, the game suddenly closed then I receive this message saying “Fallout 76 has stopped working”.
This message is not new to me because I also encounter it in some programs I use but not with a game like Fallout 76. How do you fix this?
If you play Fallout 76 and you experience crashing, check the game’s system requirements and make sure your computer meets those requirements. Fallout 76 supports 64-bit Windows 7, Windows 8.x, and Windows 10. Note: 32-bit platforms are not supported.
It requires 3.5 GHz Intel Core i5-6600k or equivalent AMD Ryzen 3 1300X or faster processor, 8 GB RAM, video card with at least 2 GB video RAM (NVIDIA GTX 780 with 3 GB video RAM or AMD Radeon R9 285 with 2 GB video RAM), and 60 GB free space. Try also disabling Game DVR or change the setting.
Game DVR allows you to record and share your play and it has two (2) areas that can affect gaming performance: background recording and video quality. Background recording is turned off by default. To check, press the Windows key + G to open the game bar then select “Game bar settings”. Uncheck “Use Record that”. For other options, go to How can I make PC games work better?
If this doesn’t work, make sure you play the game with an admin account. Try also running the game as admin. Right-click Fallout 76 then select “Run as administrator”. If this doesn’t work, try following the instructions on how to use the Scan and Repair tool to check your installed game for missing or corrupt files.