Battlefield 1 PC Errors and Fixes- Black Screens, Connection Errors, And More

Some tech tips for Battlefield 1.

Posted By | On 20th, Oct. 2016

Battlefield 1

Battlefield 1 becomes the newest game in DICE and EA’s flagship first person shooter franchise when it launches for the general public later this week. Unlike previous DICE games, such as Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, and Star Wars: BattlefrontBattlefield 1 also gets to launch mostly feature and content complete, with no lack of polish, bugs, or glitches marring the experience. Unlike previous DICE games, Battlefield 1 runs as it is intended to with few exceptions.

Those few exceptions, however, still exist- it makes sense, after all, given the very nature of PC gaming. There are so many configurations of PC builds and rigs in the wild, it makes sense that something will go wrong for some of them somewhere. In this guide, we help you address some of the most common PC errors that players have run into, and try to help you resolve them.

But first, the specs:

MINIMUM SPECS

  • OS: 64-bit Windows 7, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10
  • Processor (AMD): AMD FX-6350
  • Processor (Intel): Core i5 6600K
  • Memory: 8GB RAM
  • Graphics card (AMD): AMD Radeon™ HD 7850 2GB
  • Graphics card (NVIDIA): nVidia GeForce® GTX 660 2GB
  • DirectX: 11.0 Compatible video card or equivalent
  • Online Connection Requirements: 512 KBPS or faster Internet connection
  • Hard-drive space: 50GB

RECOMMENDED SPECS

  • OS: 64-bit Windows 10 or later
  • Processor (AMD): AMD FX 8350 Wraith
  • Processor (Intel): Intel Core i7 4790 or equivalent
  • Memory: 16GB RAM
  • Graphics card (AMD): AMD Radeon™ RX 480 4GB
  • Graphics card (NVIDIA): NVIDIA GeForce® GTX 1060 3GB
  • DirectX: 11.1 Compatible video card or equivalent
  • Online Connection Requirements: 512 KBPS or faster Internet connection
  • Available Disk Space: 50GB

Please be advised that the following methods are to be used at the sole discretion of the system owner. GamingBolt or its staff members take no responsibility for problems that may arise or issues that may occur from trying the below. Always remember that official support is always the best support. 

FULL SCREEN ERRORS

Currently, Battlefield 1 is giving a lot of people errors when they attempt to run it in full screen mode. Running it in Borderless mode doesn’t seem to help, either. For now, the only solution to the problem appears to be to run the game in Windowed mode, and hope for an update to the game that fixes this problem.

FRAMERATE PROBLEMS

Lag in first person shooters can totally break your enjoyment of the game- especially in one as visually resplendent as Battlefield 1 is otherwise. Unfortunately, a lot of PC users are suggesting that they are running into this problem. If you happen to run into it too, we suggest the following steps:

  • Make sure Battlefield 1 is running as a High Priority task (open up the task manager and go to the Processes tab)
  • Make sure background programs, including anti virus checks, overlays, and video recording software you may have open, are closed
  • Make sure your drivers for your GPU are updated
  • Make sure Origin is updated
  • If all else fails, go to the game’s Settings->Video->Advanced->GPU Memory Restriction, and disable it.

BLACK SCREEN ERRORS

  • Make sure your drivers for your GPU are updated.
  • Uninstall and reinstall the game
  • Reinstall and/or update Origin

CONNECTION ERRORS

Battlefield 1 may have a great campaign (for once), but its true longevity lies in its online multiplayer mode. So it can be a problem if you run into connectivity issues with the game.

Some basic tips and help that we can provide you with this issue:

  • Make sure that your anti virus and firewall are disabled, or that Battlefield 1 is whitelisted by your anti virus and firewall
  • Make sure that Origin is whitelisted by your anti virus and firewall
  • Make sure UPnP is enabled on your computer:
    • Go to Control Panel
    • Click on Network and Sharing Center
    • Click on Change Advanced Sharing Settings
    • Go to Network Discovery, and turn on Network Discovery
    • Save and restart your computer
  • Open up your TCP or UDP ports. Enter the following values for TCP: 443, and the following for UDP: 80, 443, 8080.

Note: Given that the wide range of PC hardware out there, the fixes mentioned here may or may not work for you. But it’s worth giving them a shot since these have worked for players who own the PC version of Battlefield 1.


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