Metal Gear Survive has launched for PC and consoles, however, PC players have been reporting Metal Gear Survive errors and issues like the black screen on startup, Xbox control not working. Here we will discuss all of these issues step-by-step.
Metal Gear Survive is the latest entry in the Metal Gear franchise developed using the FOX Engine. However, like many PC ports, PC version of the Metal Gear Survive has been experiencing issues. Here we will discuss them all and will also give you a possible workaround and fix.
Metal Gear Survive Errors, Crashes and Fixes
While the developers of the game are working to resolve all the issues which the PC players have been experiencing but until then here are some possible fixes and workarounds.
Xbox Controller Not Working
Many PC players have reported that for them, Xbox 360 controller or Xbox One are not working with the game and some are have reported that the controllers are working fine.
Why this issue is occurring is not known but there is a workaround using which you might be able to get your Xbox 360 or Xbox One controller to work with Metal Gear Survive.
All you have to do is open up steam and start the “Big Picture Mode” and force enable it to work with your game. First of all, go to setting and select “In-game” and check the “Use Big Picture Overlay when using a Steam controller on Desktop”.
Start the game and open up the steam overlay by pressing “Shift + Tab” and select “Controller Configuration”. Now select Browse configs at the bottom and select “Show other Controller Types” also in the bottom.
Here you will be presented with a few options and if you want Xbox One controller to work then select the config for Xbox One and press OK when prompted and pres DOne. Same goes for the Xbox 360 Controller and you should be able to play with your Xbox 360 or Xbox One controller.
Many of the PC Players have reported that while the V-sync is on, the game still has screen tearing like it was disabled. There is a simple workaround for this issue might resolve it.
Just open up the Nvidia control panel and select “Manage 3D Settings” and then select “Program Settings”. Select the game in the drop-down list and look for the V-sync option and select “On”. This will force V-sync on the game and the screen tearing should resolve.
Black Screen On Startup
Black Screen upon startup is quite a common issue among PC games and this very issue has been reported by many PC players on Metal Gear Survive. The fix for this issue is simple, just press “ALT + Enter” as the game starts and it will go into windowed mode and you will have the display.
Sometimes PC games set the default resolution higher than the monitor’s native resolution which causes the screen to go black. Once the game is in windowed mode, change the resolution ot your monitor’s native resolution and you will be able to play the game in fullscreen.
If the above fix doesn’t work, then your GPU’s outdated drivers might be the issue. Just update your GPU drivers to the latest version and you should be good to go. If you have installed the latest driver then try to install an older version of GPU driver.
Audio Stuttering And Other Audio Fixes
PC version of games often experiences audio issues which might stem from your PC’s audio settings. As for the Metal Gear Survive many have reported that there is audio stuttering or buzzing in the PC version of the game and the solution to that is simple.
Open up playback devices and select your default audio device and open up properties and go the “Advanced Tab”. Here will be a drop-down menu with a lot of audio options, You will have to do a trial and error and one of the options should resolve the audio stuttering and audio buzzing issue.
Given that Metal Gear Survive doesn’t have audio settings in the options, it can create some problems for some PC users and they are left confused as to how to solve them.
Another audio issue that is bothering PC users is that audio is not outputting right like music is randomly going in and out and sometimes the NPC’s dialogues are mute.
To fix this issues go to playback devices and select “Configure”, here select the audio channel of your headphone or speakers and press next and the issue should resolve.
Screen Flickering, Green Screen Fix
Another one of Metal Gear Survive errors is that as soon as the game starts the screen starts to flicker or goes green. The issue might be with your color settings of your GPU.
For Nvidia users, open up Control Panel and select “Change Resolution” under “Display”. Check the “Use Nvidia Color Setting” and select the “Highest (32-Bit)” for Desktop Color depth and the Flickering and Green Screen issues should be resolved.
Low FPS, Stuttering Fix, Bad Pefromance
While PC version has its advantages but sometimes that very thing can cause a lot of problems and one such problem are the low fps and stuttering. There are certain steps that you can take which can ensure you get a stable performance. First of all, make sure your system is at least have the minimum system requirements for the game.
Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
OS: Windows 7×64, Windows 8×64, Windows 10×64 (64-bit OS Required)
Processor: Intel Core i5-4460 (3.40 GHz) or better; Quad-core or better
Memory: 4 GB RAM
Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650 (2GB) or better (DirectX 11 card Required)
DirectX: Version 11
Network: Broadband Internet connection
Storage: 20 GB available space
Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c compatible sound card
Make sure you have the latest drivers installed for the game or at least game ready version of the driver as it brings game-specific optimizations.
Furthermore, go to your Nvidia Control Panel select “Manage 3D Settings” and then select “Program Settings”. Find the game in the drop-down list and select it. In the options, find V-sync and set it to Fast and this should boost your FPS to some extent and in some cases, it may give you a steady 60 FPS.
That is all for our Metal Gear Survive errors, crashes, audio issues with possible workaround and fixes. If you have a better solution to an error that we missed, then let us know in the comments.