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Evolve Crashes, Errors, FPS, Performance, Connection, Bugs and Fixes

After a successful beta run, Turtle Rock’s 4 vs 1 multiplayer shooter Evolve has been released to masses. Like other platforms, the game is also available on PC and I am sure that shooting fans out there must already be enjoying the hunt.

Some of you however, could be unlucky and stuck with some issues not allowing you to play the game normally. The good news is that some of these issues can be solved by following simple workarounds and you might not have to wait longer to get into the game.

We have compiled a list of common problems being faced by users and their possible fixes to help you in fixing these issues!

Note: Make sure that you have downloaded the Day 1 patch which is around 3GB in size to avoid multiple issues.

#1 Evolve – How to Remove In-game Mouse Pointer
Some players have reported that they are experiencing the mouse pointer in-game moving with the aim reticle. It obviously can be annoying especially when you are playing a fast paced shooter like Evolve. In order to fix it, you can try out the following:

  • Try to minimize your game to windows by pressing Alt+tab and then go back in (you may have to do it multiple times to make it work).
  • If that doesn’t work, in settings menu, try disabling tessellation option.
  • Make sure that you aren’t using any mouse pointer trails in windows.

#2 Evolve – How to Fix FPS Issue
Evolve is one of those games that will let you tweak things a little via cfg. The file you are looking for is system.cfg and it can be found in your game’s directory.

Open it using a notepad and add the following command in the file: sys_maxfps=(desidered frame).

In the brackets, you need to enter a desired framerate value you want. If you are experiencing lags and having performance issues, try capping FPS at 60. On the flip side, if you want your frames to increase based on your hardware, you can increase the value accordingly.

#3 Evolve – Can’t See the Mouse Cursor
Opposite to issue #1, some users have been unable to see mouse cursor in the menu. Fix suggestions are the same as in #1.

#4 Evolve – Network/Connection Issues
Evolve is primarily a multiplayer game so a smooth connection is vital for normal experience. For the time being, Evolve servers seem to be doing a good job but if you are experiencing any issues, you can try out a few things to fix it:

  • First, make sure that you are running the game as admin.
  • You need to make sure that your game is not being blocked by firewall.
  • If you have access to the router, a restart may help to fix the issue.

#5 Evolve Game Crashes at Loading / Crash to Desktop
If your game is crashing during the loading screen, try to quit third party recording tools like FRAPS or dxtory in the background. Some users have reported that disconnecting gamepads from PC also helped to resolve the issue for them.

#6 Evolve Missing Executable Error
First thing you need to do is verify the game cache. Restart Steam and try to launch the game again. If that doesn’t help, you can try this workaround.

#7 Evolve – FPS Issue on Laptops
If your laptop is good enough and you are still getting crappy frame rates, then your game most probably is being run using the integrated video memory and not the dedicated one. You need to change that via control panel of your GPU.

Also, make sure that your machine is plugged in when you are going to launch the game.

#8 Evolve Crashes – DXGI_ERROR_DEVICE_HUNG Error
The error is associated with the malfunctioning of your GPU driver. To tackle this, you need to install the latest version of drivers provided by your manufacture.

Nvidia and AMD usually release new drivers to optimize performance for games so make sure that you are up to date. If update is not an issue, you need to re-install the same version and restart your computer.

If you are facing any other issues, let us know, and we will try to sort you out!