Sniper Elite 5 is the latest addition to the long-running franchise released for PC and consoles. Although the game is not very demanding in terms of PC specifications, PC gamers encounter some errors and issues with Sniper Elite 5 like GPU device lost error, game crash, game won’t start, access denied error, no audio, etc. . Here I have compiled a list of errors reported by PC drives along with their fixes and workarounds.
Sniper Elite 5 Crash, No Sound and Fixes
Sniper Elite 5 has been fairly well received by critics, but not so much by gamers as the game has received mixed reviews on Steam, at the time of writing. In terms of optimization, the game is quite well optimized and does not require a beefy PC.
Still, PC gamers encounter errors and issues with Sniper Elite 5 like GPU device lost error, game crash, game won’t start, access denied error, unable to access device specified, no sound, etc. Here are the errors reported by PC readers along with their fixes and workarounds.
GPU device loss fix
Sniper Elite 5 PC gamers are encountering the GPU Device was Lost game can not continue error and cannot play the game. While the developers are working to fix the error, here is how to fix it.
One of the reasons why Sniper Elite 5 encounters the GPU Device Lost error could be that the GPU is not really handling the game load. This potentially comes down to game optimization. To fix this error, gamers can try to limit the maximum FPS of the game. Open Nvidia Control Panel > Manage 3D Settings > Program Settings > select Sniper Elite 5. Scroll down and enable the maximum FPS limit and set a value for it . As a rule of thumb, if your current goal is unlocked FPS, limit the game to 60 FPS. If you are currently aiming for 60 FPS, limit the game to 30 FPS. This reduces the GPU load and the Sniper Elite 5 GPU Device Lost error will be fixed.
Another reason behind GPU Device Lost error could be that you are using a system with both iGPU and dedicated Nvidia/AMD GPU. The game may not switch to the dedicated GPU and instead render on the iGPU. To fix the GPU Device Lost error, players need to force the game to use the dedicated GPU.
For NVidia GPUs, open Nvidia Control Panel > Manage 3D Settings > Program Settings > select game > select “High Performance Nvidia Processor” under preferred graphics option.
If you have an AMD GPU, take Radeon Settings > Preferences > Additional Settings > Power > Switchable Graphics Application Settings. Select the game and select the “High Performance Profile” for the game under Graphics Settings.
Apply these changes and Sniper Elite 5 will be forced to use the dedicated GPU and the GPU Device Lost error will be fixed.
Sniper Elite 5 PC players are reporting in-game crashes and here’s how to fix them. Using third-party software that runs in the background, such as MSI Afterburner, RGBS software, Discord, etc., may cause the game to crash while playing. Disable these tools and the game will not crash.
Another reason for crashing in game is in-game overlays like Steam in-game overlay or GeForce Experience overlay. Disable these overlays to fix the game crashing.
Your outdated GPU driver is another reason why the game crashes. Update your GPU driver, preferably Game Ready Drivers, and the problem will be resolved.
Your GPU could be causing crashes in the game. Check under “GPU Device Lost fix” above to see how you can limit the game’s maximum FPS and fix the crashing issue in Sniper Elite 5 game.
The game does not start, access is denied
Sniper Elite 5 PC Gamepass players report that the game won’t launch and gives “exe has no rights” error, access denied error or Cannot access device error message specified. The fix for the Sniper Elite 5 PC Gamepass version is simple, create a desktop shortcut for the game. Go to the desktop and right-click the Sniper Elite 5 shortcut > properties > Compatibility tab > check “Run this program as Administrator” and click Apply. Launch Sniper Elite 5 from the shortcut you just created and the gamepass version of the game won’t give you the exe has no rights error.
Another reason behind the access denied error is potentially ransomware protection. Open Settings > Update & Security > Windows Security > Virus & threat protection > Manage ransomware protection > Turn off controlled folder access. This will fix Sniper Elite 5 access denied error.
Those of you who are facing the Sniper Elite 5 not launching issue on Steam. Right-click the game in Steam Library > manage > browse local files. Right-click on SniperElite5.exe > Properties > Compatibility tab > check “Disable fullscreen optimizations” and click Apply. Launch Sniper Elite 5 and it will work without crashing on launch.
No sound, earphones not working
Some Sniper Elite 5 PC players are reporting that they are not getting audio or are not getting audio through their headphones despite being set as the default audio device.
In the Sniper Elite 5 launcher, tap the settings button right next to the play button. Set your headset as your preferred audio device and save changes. This will solve the headset not working issue.
If you still don’t get sound, open the sound control panel > click on your default audio device > click properties > advanced tab > change the default format to 2ch, 16bit, 16000hz. will solve the no sound issue with Sniper Elite 5.
Fixed crash on startup
Sniper Elite 5 PC players are reporting that the game crashes on launch and here’s how to fix it. Your antivirus is probably blocking the game executable and causing the crash. Either disable real tile protection or exclude the game folder from it, I recommend the latter. After that, check the game files, launch Sniper Elite 5 and it won’t crash.
You can also right-click Sniper Elite 5 in Steam > Manage > Browse Local Files. Launch the game directly from its executable. There are high chances that gamers will get an error similar to vcruntime140_1.dll or MSVCP140.dll Was Not Found”. To resolve this issue, download the latest versions of Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributables x64 and x86. Fix it or reinstall it and Sniper Elite 5 won’t crash on launch.
That’s it for our Sniper Elite 5 fixes for errors and issues like GPU device loss, in-game crash, access denied error, game won’t start, no sound, etc. If you are having errors and issues with other PC games or your PC, also check our hub for common PC errors and their fixes.