Hitman 3 – Crashing at Startup – Game won’t Launch

Hitman 3 crashes and doesn’t launch – Hitman 3 is a third-person stealth game in which the player takes control of the assassin Agent 47. Developed by IO Interactive, the game is the eighth installment in the Hitman series. The story of Hitman 3 is a continuation of the story of Hitman 2. As in the previous titles, Agent 47 will travel to different locations and perform contract killings.

The game is good, but that doesn’t change the fact that he has his share of performance issues. This guide will show you some steps to fix crash and startup issues in Hitman 3.

Hitman 3 – Crash at startup – Game won’t start – How can I fix?

Method 1 – Are you using the latest drivers?

Nvidia and AMD have not yet released graphics drivers optimized for Hitman 3. But I’m sure they will soon. In the meantime, just update to the latest available drivers. Enter the details and your driver should be ready to download.

If you are an Nvidia user, you can update the driver directly from the Geforce Experience application. You can also download the driver directly using the link below.

If you are an AMD user, you can find the latest Adrenaline driver by clicking on the link below. Adrenaline 2020 Edition 20.11.3 Optional download required. It’s an optional driver, but it shouldn’t be a problem.

Method 2 – Try checking the Hitman 3 files to correct drop.

Checking Hitman 3 files at launch Epic Games can fix any performance issues. Here’s how:

  1. Open epic games
  2. Go to your library
  3. Move your mouse cursor over Hitman 3.
  4. Click the Settings icon (…) next to the Start icon.
  5. Click on the Check button
  6. Restart the launcher when the process is complete.

Since Hitman 3 is quite large, the verification process can take a long time and the CPU usage can reach 90% or something like that. Be patient and do not try to use other applications during the procedure.

Method 3 – Is Hitman 3 on the white list of your antivirus software?

If you are using third-party antivirus software, it will likely prevent the game from running. I’m sure you’ve heard the term false positive before. Antivirus software today is extremely cumbersome and false positives are common.

Try running Hitman 3 after temporarily disabling your antivirus program.

If you use Windows Defender instead of third-party antivirus software, you can add Hitman 3 to the Windows Defender exclusion list:

  1. Go to Windows 10 settings
  2. Click on Update and Security
  3. Select Windows Security from the left bar
  4. Protection against viruses and threats
  5. In the Virus and threat protection section, click Manage settings.
  6. In the Exceptions section, click Add or remove exceptions.
  7. Click on the Add Exception button
  8. Select a file
  9. Select killer3.exe
  10. Restart your computer

Method 4 – Launch Hitman 3 directly from the installation folder.

Instead of launching the game via Epic Games Launcher, navigate to where you installed Hitman 3. And start the game immediately by double clicking on Hitman3.exe. You can also try to manage the game as an administrator. Right-click Hitman3.exe and select Run as Administrator.

Method 5 – Granting Administrator Rights to Run Epic Games

Running the Epic Game Launcher with administrator privileges may solve your problems. Here’s how:

  • Navigate to the folder where Epic Games Launcher is installed.
  • Right click on EpicGamesLauncher.exe and select Properties.
  • Click on the Compatibility tab
  • Click Change settings for all users
  • In the Privilege Level section, select the Run the program as administrator check box.
  • Click on Apply

Try reinstalling the game [Try only if nothing works]

If none of the above remedies work for you, moving is your last resort. Gambling institutions make mistakes all the time. The file may have been corrupted during the installation process. And maybe that’s why the game doesn’t work for you. Therefore, please reinstall the game once.

Pay attention: These steps or methods do not guarantee that your problem is 100% solved. These are just a few basic steps that we recommend until the developers release a patch to optimize the game].

These are all the measures we have taken so far. All steps listed are basic and do not require advanced steps. Some of these steps or methods may work for you, but nothing is guaranteed. Because performance issues can vary from user to user. We will continue to add new steps or corrections as we progress through the game.

If you find this guide useful, please let us know in the Comments section below. If you have other problems with the game, check out our other Hitman 3 guides.


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