Sniper Elite V2 Crashes, Errors, Freezes, Graphics and Performance Fixes

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Sniper Elite V2 was supposed to be released officially on May 1 but due to some unknown issues, gamers across the globe had to wait for a little longer to get their hands on the full version of the game.

It’s a typical third-person shooter where players get to show off their sniping skills in both single-player and multiplayer arenas.

Now, the game itself is not that bad but like always, if you can’t run it (due to some random issues), all the fun can get spoiled. If you are facing any issue in running the game normally on your PC, then you should have a look at the problems and their possible solutions listed below.

#1 Game Crashes after the Display of Rebellion Logo
To fix this issue in the game, follow these steps to fix the issue:

  • Find the folder in C:\Program Files(x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\sniper elite v2\ on your PC.
  • Now, find the file named “binkw32.dll” and paste it to the folder C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\sniper elite v2\bin\
  • Run the game again and the game should not crash after the logo this time.

#2 Laptop and Dual Graphics Card Problem – Game Crashes
Sometimes, if you have a built-in low-end graphics card in your PC, then the game may load up using it instead of your external powerful gfx.

It won’t properly, and you may face crashes at different times. To fix the issue, you need to make sure that the game is being loaded on the right graphics card. You can do it by following these steps:

  • Open the control panel for your graphics card.
  • Check under 3D settings, and make sure your best graphics chipset is set as the preferred chipset if there is an option available

#3 Can’t Launch the Game – Graphics Set too High
There can be a chance that you set the graphics settings to be ultra high and as a result, your game got crashed without giving you any crash message, and you can’t launch the game again.

In such a situation, you should head to %LOCALAPPDATA%\SniperV2 folder in the drive where your operating system is installed and delete the “Settings.ini” file from there. This will restore the settings to default, and you will be able to launch the game again.

#4 Sniper Elite V2 – Mouse Acceleration Issue
The problem was faced by some users in the Demo but the devs after taking notice of the issue have fixed it in the complete game. Let us know if you are still facing the issue in the comments below.

#5 Sniper Elite V2 – Graphics and Stuttering Issues
The problem is most probably related to the drivers of your gfx. Nvidia owners seem to have the issue more than the AMD card users.

In any case, changing your drivers from beta to full release (it may be old but stable) can solve the issue. Make sure that you are not running extra programs/services in the background.

#6 Steam error – The game is now unavailable
You may face this error due to the delay in the scheduled release of the game. The developers have taken issue into account, and the problem may be fixed soon. Re-installation or verifying game cache may work out for you.

#7 Not Optimum Mode ‘Recommended Mode’ Error
This error is associated with the conflict between screen’s resolution and the in-game resolution. Try to run the game in windowed mode by pressing Alt+Enter.

Also try to change this:
C:\Users\MY_USER_NAME\AppData\Local\SniperV2\Setti ngs.ini and changing Resolution_Width & Resolution_Height inside (replacing MY_USER_NAME by you account name)

#8 Sniper Elite V2 – Black Screen Fix
Change your screen resolution to 1024*768 and see if the black screen goes away. Furthermore, try lowering some of the graphics settings in the game.

#9 Failed to initialize D3D11
You should start with the obvious that is making sure that your gfx drivers are up-to-date. Or you can try the following solutions:

  • Go to the partition where your Windows is installed (usually C:) then go to Users > (your name) > AppData > Local > SniperV2 and delete the “Settings” file. Once you have deleted the file, try launching the game again.
  • If this does not work for you, in the same folder, open the “Settings” file and change the option: ComputeShader = 1 to ComputeShader = 0. Save the changes and start the game again.

#10 Sniper Elite V2 – Zoom In/Out Problem
This problem is not very common but if you, somehow, happen to face it, try changing the controls in the game settings. You can also try the alternate zooming method (there is an option on the menu which is un-assigned by default.) to solve the problem.

#11 Sniper Elite V2 – Crashes When Using Scope
You can try the work around mentioned in #10, and if it does not help, turning off Antialiasing, Anisotropic filtering and Motion blur may solve the issue for you.

If you still don’t have any luck in solving this problem, wait for the patch from developers end that would fix some of these reported issues.

Being the managing editor, Ali manages a lot of the editorial duties as well as publishing stories for you. A long-time gamer, his favorite game series is the Gears of War but when he's not gaming he likes to kick back with a few popular animes like Naruto.
  • Sheraz

    when i open the game i received i one message cant run the game (The application was unable to start correctly (0xc000007b).Click OK to close the application)

  • Thomas Rudder

    My game runs perfectly but crashes EVERY single time I go to blow up the tank in that second mission. Literally, The second the tank is about to trigger the explosion animation the game crashes without notification…

  • Cezary Waleczek


  • Shadowz99

    My screen goes black then white when i open it. It sticks there until i close the game. Help!

  • Kokain

    ive got problem , when i start game , it stop working and microsoft say that msvcr100.dll is the proble , what i must do ?

  • NoName

    When ever i open the Demo, Sometimes the logo outline goes green and when i press home and then go back its tottaly black please helpppp

  • kirat

    is there any way i can download that steam folder?.. bcoz i am having trouble with game it doesnt work.. only the rebellion logo comes n game crashes… plzz help..

  • joonbooonjoovi

    Failed to initialize D3D11
    where your Windows is installed (usually C:) then go to Users > (your name) > AppData > Local > SniperV2 and delete the “Settings” file. Once you have deleted the file, try launching the game again.

    I can’t find that file,please someone help me!
    I really want to play that game!

  • charuka

    when i open it black screen can hear sounds please helpp!

  • zoki003

    My problems is that in tunnel with v2 rockets games crashes and says your ati driver stop running gcars is ati 3600HD,any idea?

  • krish**

    When i start the game a black screen comes and goes. Then nothing happens… Same thing happens every-time i tried to start the game. Also it shows no error report.Please help..

  • lafran

    dude the game wont work. A black screen comes & it becomes white .it wont run until i close it . please give me a solution for this……..!!!!

  • vikas

    I cannot see the fire there is only a bright spot to indicate the fire and also i cannot see the enemy sniper shots bullet travel


    I have some ingame sound problem. After starting game intro sound appeared but after that no sound at all during playing game but game is going on without sound.Plz give me a solution.

    • Ali Asif

      Make sure that you have the updated sound drivers. If you have any other sound source, try out that one to be sure that there is no hardware conflict.

      • MAHATAB

        Nope, it doesnt wark.My sound driver is working properly.Again i have reinstalled the sound driver and the game.But no change.What can i do now?

        • iace

          same problem bro

  • patrick

    my game crashes once it says rebellion and i have tried to fix it but i have no local file for sniper elite so i cant find the settings.ini file i have the game through steam and i have checked that file to and there is no local file with the settings one in it

  • Gilbert

    @ Sushant, try closing steam, relaunch and verify integrity of game cache files – This might solve your issue of missing file.

    I have issue No 1 and will try the fix later today as i only came across this link, thanks god!


  • ТИМ

    у меня такая проблема как и у “Князя” ((( помогите ))

  • prince

    installed nd started game..the shooter is not moving as i tried all keys..hez juz sitting wid more movements..plz help me..

    • Ankit

      Look around with the binocular specially the building facing opposite to should now be able to proceed,,,

  • ciaran8989

    I’m missing some graphical effects such as explosions, bullet trails, and fires. It’s not a game breaker but its very annoying. Can anyone give me an idea for a fix? I’m running on a fairly low-end rig but I’ve never had such a problem with any other game

  • Sushant

    Dude, i keep getting error #9, and i went to my Appdata>Local folder and there was no such file called SniperV2 !!!

  • SimonB

    I had a lot of crashing and minimising issues on my rig (core i7, 2 x GTX 570’s in SLI).
    The only cure I found was to actually under clock my graphics cards, using a utility such as MSI Afterburner, or EVGA Precision.
    Hope that may help others with similar issues.

  • Saurav Saha

    When i start the game a black screen comes and goes. Then nothing happens… Same thing happens every-time i tried to start the game. Also it shows no error report. What to do?? Please help..

    • help

      same happens to me -.- anyone know what to do?

      • help


        • miltos 532

          Same happens to me 3. I think that the problem is on my directx and my C++ because when i install i choose both to be installed and i get an “unable to execute file DXsetup.exe” and another “unable to execoute file vcredist_x86.exe”. Plz help if some knows what to do.,

          • ErionZ

            try to run as Administrator
            i think it will solve the problem

          • krish**

            i have installed setup file as an administrator.still when i click on the sniper elite desktop file.same error persists

          • aaa

            try rename SniperEliteV2.exe at ..\SniperEliteV2\bin\

  • devil

    My mouse stop moving as long as i m movin my player. I have to stop moving to look around. help plz!