Hitman 3

How to Fix Hitman 3 Crashing, Stuttering, and Other Performance Issues

Hitman 3 is the latest game by developer IO Interactive. Since its release, many players are complaining about the Hitman 3 crashing, lagging, and sometimes, black screen. While the developer has been continuously releasing new updates to fix these kinds of concerns, it seems that not every loophole has been fixed. While we are still waiting for a new update to fix these issues, here are the recommended methods to fix the Hitman 3 in-game issues.

Known Hitman 3 Issues

Here is the list of issues that have been reported by many players while playing Hitman 3:

  • Crashing
  • Black Screen
  • Lag
  • Screen Tearing
  • Stuttering

Recommended Fixes for Hitman 3 Issues

There are lots of factors that may cause Hitman 3 crashes, black screen, lag, screen tearing, and stuttering. If you’re one of the Hitman 3 players having at least one of the mentioned issues, here are the recommended steps that you need to do to fix and address the problem.

Check Hitman 3 System Requirements

One of the main reasons for having Hitman 3 crashing and black screen issues are not meeting at least the recommended system requirements of the game. If you downloaded Hitman 3 without checking the requirements first, it’s time for you to check the requirements.

Minimum System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
  • Processor: Intel CPU Core i5-2500K 3.3GHz / AMD CPU Phenom II X4 940
  • RAM: 8 GB
  • GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 / Radeon HD 7870

Recommended System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
  • Processor: Intel CPU Core i7 4790 4 GHz
  • RAM: 16 GB
  • GPU: Nvidia GPU GeForce GTX 1070 / AMD GPU Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB

For those who meet the requirements but still getting the issues mentioned above, below are the fixes that you can try.

Update Your Drivers

Hitman 3 is released in a good condition. If you meet the minimum requirements of the game, it’s likely that your outdated graphics driver is the main reason why Hitman 3 is crashing. We highly recommend getting the latest update for your PC. You can visit your hardware manufacturer’s official website to get the latest update for your device.

Manually downloading and installing drivers for your PC is time-consuming. For some, updating drivers may be a little bit complicated. For those who want an easier method, we recommend trying IObit’s Driver Booster to automatically download and fetch the latest and needed driver update for your PC. In our case, we used Driver Booster to update and fix the crashing and performance issues in Hitman 3.

Driver Booster

Kill Resource-Hogging Applications

Chances are you have lots of applications installed on your PC. Some of these applications have been constantly using the resources that possibly trigger Hitman 3 crashing. We highly suggest closing the software that you are not using while playing Hitman 3.

Some of the most popular software that eats lots of resources while in the background are Media Players, web browsers such as Firefox and Chrome,  and more. You can close these applications by closing them using the Task Manager.

Verify Game Integrity (Steam)

Assuming that you tried the two methods above but still experiencing some Hitman 3 issues, you can try verifying the game integrity of Hitman 3. Using this process, Steam will scan all the needed files or fix any corrupted files associated with Hitman 3.

  • Open Steam and go to Library.
  • Select Hitman 3 from the game list on the left side.
  • Right-click and select Properties.
  • Click the Local Files tab.
  • Click the Verify integrity of game files… button.

Check out the image below for the steps.


Right after clicking the verify button, all you have to do is wait until Steam completes the file verification for Hitman 3.

Disable Antivirus

Another reason why Hitman 3 keeps on crashing on PC is your antivirus. Antivirus companies have been usually updating their software to enhance security. There’s a chance that Hitman 3’s executable file (.exe) is being marked as a virus. Disable or temporarily disable your antivirus or any security programs on your computer. If you download the Hitman 3 from the official store, we’re 100% sure that the game files are safe. So, you have to exclude the .exe of Hitman 3 and see if the problem has been solved.

Contact the Official Support

If you’re still having some Hitman 3 issues after trying all the recommended fixes above, you can always reach the official support team of Hitman 3. You can visit their official website and contact them using their official support hotline.

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