Mafia 3 FPS, Errors, Crashes, Performance, Blurry Image, Controls, Launcher and Fixes

How to fix Mafia 3 errors, crashes, FPS issues, Performance issues, Bugs and other related problems. An FPS patch is underway from Hangar 13.

Mafia 2 was a hit and it definitely made Mafia 3 one of the most anticipated games of the year. Action adventure games like Mafia 3 are not released often so a lot of fans around the globe were waiting eagerly for its release. Now that the game is out, I am sure that many of you would already be enjoying the game right now. However, PC version of the game isn’t giving most players best of the experience.

First, the capped 30 FPS issue has made many fans angry. However, Hangar 13 have promised fans that an unlocked FPS patch is under works and should be released soon. Apart from that, many users have been reporting some bugs and some other issues that might need Hangar 13’s attention after the first patch. In the meanwhile, we have shortlisted the most common problems faced by users and their possible fixes.

Mafia 3 Errors, Crashes, Bugs, Performance Issues and Their Fixes

#1 Mafia 3 Blurry Image Fix
A lot of users have reported that they are experiencing blurry image in-game throughout. If you are suffering from the same issue, you should disable depth of field from game settings. This seems to have fixed the issue for a lot of users. Some users have also tried reshade to fix the issue you it’s worthy of a shot.

#2 Mafia 3 30 FPS Input Lag Fix
Capped FPS (at 30) is presenting issues to some users. One of the issues is the input lag. You can fix it by forcing Fast sync option from Nvidia Control panel. After making the changes, restart the game and you should be able to feel the difference. If that doesn’t help, you should try disabling Vsync.

#3 Mafia 3 Windows 8 Users Fix
If you are a Windows 8 user, there is a possibility that your game might crash on startup. If that’s the case, you should make sure that there are no pending updates left for your operating system. You can find the details here.

#4 Mafia 3 Crashes With Controllers
There have been some reports that if you are using a controller other than Xbox One, your game might get crashed during gameplay. If you are stuck somewhere, try using keyboard and mouse in that section to get around it. Make sure that you disconnect your controller too.

#5 Mafia 3 Crash Fix After Cutscenes
If your game is crashing after cutscenes and you are not using a controller, there might be some windows updates (both for 8 and 10) pending for your PC. Download them and it should resolve the issue.

#6 Mafia 3 Doesn’t Start
If you aren’t getting any error message and your game doesn’t even boot up. You should find the redist folder in your game files. You need to run all the executable files in it and restart. This should fix the issue. If you have any specific error, you can try out other possible fixes. Also, if the game has just downloaded for you, it’s recommended that you do a Steam restart.

#7 Mafia 3 Controller Issues
Currently, users have reported that apart from Xbox One controller, no other controller is working properly for Mafia 3. Some have even reported that Steam Controller too is not working. For now, there is not working workaround, so wait for a patch is our best bet. If you have any workaround of your own, share with us in the comments below.

#8 Mafia 3 Won’t Work on CPUs Without SSE 4.1/4.2 support
No Man’s Sky had the same problem and it got patched. Now Mafia 3 is facing the same issue. Some users however, have managed to fix it for now by running the game in windowed mode. The developer might release a patch soon to fix the issue permanently.

#9 Mafia 3 api-ms-win-crt-runtime-l1-1-0 error T.T Fix
You just need to install your pending windows updates. Update, restart and the problem should be fixed.

#10 Mafia 3 Launcher Issue
Some users have reported that their game crashes after pressing start button on Launcher. The issue is most probably related to your CPU not able to support SSE 4.1/4.2. For now, there is no official word from the developer on this issue but I am hopeful that some sort of patch should be able to fix the issue. In the meanwhile, you could try starting the game in windowed mode.

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If you are facing any other issues related to Mafia 3. Let us know in the comments below.

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