Temporary Fix For The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Frequent Crashing and Freezing Issues On PC
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is now available worldwide on retail shelves on PlayStation 4, PC and Xbox One. Consoles gamers are enjoying their time with The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt with some minor negligible issues here and there, however The Witcher 3 launch on PC is as smooth as expected. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt PC port suffers from constant Freezing and Crashing issues.
CD Projekt Red has not issued any official fix for this contanst freezing and crashing issues of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt on PC, however few users on Reddit has shared the workaround that work for them in eliminating this issue. We have listed below them, try it and let us know in the comment section belo which one worked for you.
Roll back your nvidia driver if your game is crashing and freezing. According to Reddit user Wulfnuts:
"So in typical nvidia fashion we got another rushed garbage driver release. If you downloaded the latest witcher 3 ready driver roll it back and everything should be fine. This seems to affect the 7xx crowd most.
Reddit user "Gallifrasian" said:
"i5-4690k & GTX G1 970 running 1080p. Settings are maxed out, running an average 45FPS when on horseback and a consistent 50FPS+ in most areas.
Fullscreen + Setting "Power Management Mode" in NVidia's Control Panel to Prefer Maximum Performance has stopped all crashing for me. Before this, I crashed twice in a 3-hour span. Now it's been about 6 hours since I made the changes and no crashes at all.
If Control Panel doesn't automatically detect your game because it's on another drive, you'll need to manually add it. If you can't find Witcher 3's .exe file because you are new to GoG Galaxy like I am, this is the file's pathway: (Your drive you installed it on):\GoG\Games\The Witcher 3 Wild Hunt\bin\x64"