Sniper Elite 5

Fix Sniper Elite 5 GPU Device Lost Game Cannot Continue

Sniper Elite 5 has its fair share of bugs and issues, and the GPU Device Lost Game Cannot Continue bug makes the game unplayable. In this guide, we will see how to fix this bug in Sniper Elite 5.

Fix Sniper Elite 5 GPU Device Lost Game Cannot Continue

The GPU Device Lost error pops up for PC players of Sniper Elite 5. Here we will see if there is a possible fix to the error to make the game playable. 

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Currently, there is no permanent fix to the GPU Device Lost error that pops up in Sniper Elite 5, but the reason for it could pertain to your Graphics Card. There are a few things you can do to fix this.

  • Check if your game is running on DirectX12 instead of DirectX 11. Sniper Elite 5’s requirements are DirectX 12 and 4 GB ram.
  • Change your GPU from DirectX to Vulkan. You can change this setting in the game’s launcher. 
  • Download and use the latest Graphics Driver. If you notice that your Driver is outdated, then you will need to update it before playing Sniper Elite 5.
  • Make sure that the game is running on its dedicated GPU. You can do this by going to your graphics setting control panel, browse for the game folder by going to Local Drive > Program Files (x86) >Steam > Steam Apps > common > Sniper Elite 5. Find the bin folder, open it and select the preferred GPU. Once it shows up under your Graphics Setting list, select it and go to Options and select High Performance. Now go back to the Sniper Elite 5 folder and find the launcher folder, and select the .exe file. Once it is added to the graphics list, select the .exe file and select option, then High Performance. 
  • Update your Windows. If your Windows updates are lagging behind, it will not run Sniper Elite 5. You can do this by going to the Start menu > Settings > Updates.
  • Play on Windowed Mode. You can do this by turning on Steam and selecting Sniper Elite 5, and in the game’s launch menu, hit the settings button. Select Windowed Mode and select OK. You can also do this in game by going to the Options menu, select Display, and select Windowed Mode. You can reduce the resolution and other graphics settings as well if you find that your GPU is not being able to pick up on the game. Also, turning off or on VSync can help.
  • Change the game’s max FPS. Go to your preferred Graphics Driver control panel > Manage 3D Settings > Program Settings > Sniper Elite 5 > Enable FPS Limit > cap the amount. Currently, it can pick up to 60 FPS, so you can turn it down to 30 FPS if needed.

These are the steps you can take to check if Sniper Elite 5 can run optimally or not. If these don’t work, you can contact the game’s support team and raise the issue with them. If you like this guide, you can check out our other guides as well. 

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