Metro Last Light Errors, Crashes, FPS Performance, Freezes, Fixes

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When Metro: 2033 was released; it managed to secure a respectable position in the ever staling FPS genre. Its successor, Metro: Last Light, has also done a descent job.

Metro: Last Light has been released for PC along with Xbox 360 and PS3 and has managed to secure average reviews. The game, however, do have some issues that may spoil the experience for you.

If you are looking for a fix or a work around related to a bug/error/crash, you should refer to the following troubleshooting guide:

#1 Metro Last Light – Ranger Mode not Available
If you are entitled to get the DLC and it’s not being shown, you should try restarting Steam. After the restart, verify the integrity of the game cache to resolve the issue.

#2 Metro Last Light – Resolution Fix
If you are having issues with the resolution or other visual properties, and you are using multiple display monitors, I will recommend that you unplug all of them except one to fix the issue.

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#3 Metro Last Light – AMD Performance Fix
First thing you should do is disable the ‘Advanced PhysX’ from the options’ menu. Furthermore, make sure that you’re using the latest version of the drivers. You should also try to force the game to run in DirectX 9 mode (refer to point 6) until a proper fix is released by AMD.

#4 Metro Last Light – Nvidia Performance Boost
Nvidia has already released graphics drivers for their cards to boost the performance of Metro: Last Light. You can download them from here if you are looking to improve the performance of the game on your PC.

#5 Metro Last Light – Poor FPS Performance Fix
If you are using the latest drivers for your GPU and have a PC good enough to run the game properly and still getting lower than average frames, you should make sure that you are not running any applications in the background, for instance, the Logitech tool, etc. You can use the task manager to kill these processes.

#6 Metro Last Light – How to Force to Run the Game in DX 10 or 9
If you don’t have a very good PC and you want to maximize the performance, i will recommend that you run the game in DX 9 mode. To do that:

  • You need find the .cfg file that is usually located in %LOCALAPPDATA%\4A Games\Metro LL\.
  • Open the user.cfg in a text editor.
  • Find the command line “r_api X”.
  • In place of X, you need to put ‘0’ if you want to run the game in DX 9 mode. For DX 10 and 11, you will have to add 1 and 2 respectively in place of ‘X’ in the command line.

#7 Metro Last Light – Stuck at Safe Mode
There is a possibility that your game may face a random crash and on re-launch, it may ask you to run in safe mode. The game turns off some features which you may have to enable manually.

Firstly, force the game to run in DirectX 11 mode as mentioned in #6. If that doesn’t work, a re-install or restoring your system back to when you installed the game will work.

#8 Metro Last Light – How to Disable Aim Assist
If you don’t like the semi aim assist of the game, you can go to the config file and disable it completely. Find the config file in \4A Games\Metro LL\ and open it in a text editor. Find the command line saying “aim_assist 1”. If you want the aim assist to be gone, you should replace the value “1” with 0.

If you come across any other issues, let us know in the comments and we will try to help you out!

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.

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