Sniper Elite 4, like most games, has its share of issues and problems. A lot of players have been experiencing crashes, installation errors, freezing, and even missing pre-order items. Fortunately, some of these problems are just a few clicks to fix. Some of them, however, will stay until developers fix them. Inn this guide, we’ll show you a list of Sniper Elite 4 problems & errors, how to fix them or avoid them completely.
Sniper Elite 4 Not Starting Error
If the game won’t start, there might be several fixes for the issue. First off, it might have been an installation error. Try uninstalling, then reinstalling the game. Make sure that you disable any antivirus you may be using during the process, because they will sometimes mistakenly erase files. Also, check if you have enough memory for the game to install.
If this fails, you can attempt to run the game as an administrator. Experiment with different compatibility modes, one of them might work.
Sniper Elite Won’t Launch on Steam
If the issue is with Steam, try exiting the client completely. Start up the Task Manager and close Steam.exe. Then, restart Steam and try to run the game again. If this fails, right-click the game in your Library. Head to Properties, then Local Files. Click on Verify Integrity of Game Files. You can take it from there.
Low FPS, Freezing, Screen Flickering in Sniper Elite 4
All of these problems might have a common cause. Naturally, this means that there’s several fixes and workarounds you can try out. First, make sure your Nvidia or AMD drivers are up to date. If they are, and the game still doesn’t work properly, there might be some program working in the background that’s consuming too much CPU. Open the Task Manager and close any such programs.
If that didn’t work, the answer may still be twofold. First, try going into the Settings and switching form DirectX 12 to DirectX 11. DX 12 has been causing some games to run terribly. Hopefully, they’ll fix that on their end soon. Until then, you might have to stick to DX 11.
However, it might not be any of the above. In that case, your setup might not be able to handle Sniper Elite 4. Fortunately, you can probably sidestep this easily. Turn off anti-aliasing and lower post-processing. This won’t affect the game’s look much, but it should perform better.
Installation Problems with Sniper Elite 4
Just like we’ve mentioned above, something might have gone wrong with the installation. Check if you have enough memory to install the game. If you do, try reinstalling the game with the antivirus tuned off to avoid files getting deleted. Also, make sure that your Internet connection is stable, because that can often disrupt the download and the installation.
SniperElite4_DX11.exe Has Stopped Working Error Message
More DirectX hijinks. Some of Nvidia’s Ready Game Files don’t gel to well with the game. You might have to roll back to a previous driver. To do so, head to Device Manager in the Control Panel (or System). Expand the Display Adapters menu and look for Open NVIDIA GPU. Go to the Driver tab and select Roll Back Driver.
Using Binoculars Crashes Sniper Elite 4
A few people have reported problems with using binoculars in Sniper Elite 4. More specifically, it crashes the game at various points. So far, there doesn’t seem to be a definitive fix, but one workaround is to disable DirectX12 in the Graphics menu. It seems that DirectX12 has been causing a lot of mayhem with this game.
Pre-order items missing in Sniper Elite 4
The pre-order bonuses were straight-up missing for some players. Fortunately, it seems that the problem has been fixed. If you’ve pre-ordered the game, especially the Deluxe edition, you’ll get your bonuses. Just run the latest update for the game, and all of your stuff should be available to you. Keep in mind, you might not be able to use DLC guns nor their skins until they become available for everyone.