How to Fix Bleak Faith Forsaken Crashing, Stuttering, Low FPS, and Lag Issues

This page will be covering the solutions on how to fix Bleak Faith: Forsaken crashing on startup, lag, FPS drop, and performance issues that have been appearing in the game

Bleak Faith: Forsaken is the latest game by developer Archangel Studios. Since its release, many players are complaining about the Bleak Faith: Forsaken 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 Bleak Faith: Forsaken in-game issues.

Known Bleak Faith: Forsaken Issues

Here is the list of issues that have been reported by many players while playing Bleak Faith: Forsaken:

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

Recommended Fixes for Bleak Faith: Forsaken Issues

There are lots of factors that may cause Bleak Faith: Forsaken crashes, black screen, lag, screen tearing, and stuttering. If you’re one of the Bleak Faith: Forsaken 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 Bleak Faith: Forsaken System Requirements

One of the main reasons for having Bleak Faith: Forsaken crashing and black screen issues are not meeting at least the recommended system requirements of the game. If you downloaded Bleak Faith: Forsaken without checking the requirements first, you can find the full system requirements below:

Bleak Faith: Forsaken Minimum Requirements

  • OS: Win 7
  • Processor: Intel Core i3-6100 / AMD FX-6300 or equivalent
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: GeForce GTX 750 Ti / AMD R7 265 or equivalent
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 20 GB available space
  • Additional Notes: System Requirements Inaccurate Until Further Updates

Bleak Faith: Forsaken Recommended Requirements

  • OS: Win 10
  • Processor: Intel Core i7-4770k / AMD Ryzen 5 1600 or equivalent
  • Memory: 16 GB RAM
  • Graphics: GeForce GTX 1070 / AMD RX VEGA 56 or equivalent
  • DirectX: Version 12
  • Storage: 20 GB available space
  • Additional Notes: System Requirements Inaccurate Until Further Updates

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

Update Your Drivers

Bleak Faith: Forsaken 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 Bleak Faith: Forsaken 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 Bleak Faith: Forsaken. You can follow the steps below on how to use the software:

  1. Download Driver Booster.
  2. Once downloaded, install and run the software.
  3. Click the Scan button and let Driver Booster scan any outdated drivers on your PC.
  4. If the software found any outdated driver, click the Update Now button located on the upper left of the window.
  5. Wait until the Driver Booster finished the driver download and installation process.

Driver Booster

Note: Your PC may restart several times depending on the drivers that are being updated. Worry not, as this is a normal process for the Windows operating system.

After the driver update completion, try running Bleak Faith: Forsaken and see if you still encounter the issues that you have earlier.

Verify Game Integrity

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

  • Open Steam and go to Library.
  • Select Bleak Faith: Forsaken 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 Bleak Faith: Forsaken.

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 Bleak Faith: Forsaken crashing. We highly suggest closing the software that you are not using while playing Bleak Faith: Forsaken.

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.

Disable Antivirus

Another reason why Bleak Faith: Forsaken keeps on crashing on PC is your antivirus. Antivirus companies have been usually updating their software to enhance security. There’s a chance that Bleak Faith: Forsaken’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 Bleak Faith: Forsaken from the official store, we’re 100% sure that the game files are safe. So, you have to exclude the .exe of Bleak Faith: Forsaken and see if the problem has been solved.

Contact the Official Support

If you’re still having some Bleak Faith: Forsaken issues after trying all the recommended fixes above, you can always reach the official support team of Bleak Faith: Forsaken. You can visit their official website or join the discussion on the Bleak Faith: Forsaken discussion community on Steam.

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