Fallout 76 beta has begun for a limited time for Xbox One players. The new game will be a multiplayer online role-playing game from developer and publisher Bethesda Gaming Studios.
It will be the ninth installment in the series and will be a prequel to all of the Fallout games. The action takes place in an alternate timeline, in the year 2102, twenty-five years after a nuclear war destroyed the Earth and people now live in basements.
In addition, like many similar games, Fallout 76 is not immune to the dangers of modern software, and so it has a number of problems, and today we will look at the problem with the loading screen.
What causes Fallout 76 to hang on the loading screen?
The actual causes of this problem are generally unknown, and even Bethesda has long avoided answering this question. Nevertheless, two reasons can be identified and narrowed down:
- The default frame rate is limited, but some users believe that disabling this setting can eliminate long loading screens.
- There may be a problem with the installation of the game and its main files. In this case, checking the game files (Steam version) or reinstalling the game may help.
How to solve Fallout 76 “Stuck on loading screen” Error?
Check the game files
The first thing to do in this case is to make sure that the game files are not damaged or missing. If you purchased the game on Steam, follow these steps.
- Launch Steam by double-clicking the icon on your desktop.
- Click the Library tab in the Steam window by looking for the Library tab at the top of the window, and look for Fallout 76 in the list of games in your library.
- Right-click on the entry and select Properties.
- Click the Local Files tab and click the Check game file integrity option.
- Wait for the tool to finish checking the game.
- You should see that some files have been downloaded.
- Restart the game and see if the “Fallout 76 freezes on loading screen” problem persist.
Reinstall the game
- Click the Start button, then the gear icon to open the Settings app.
- In the Settings window, click on “Applications” to open a list of all the programs installed on your computer.
- Find Fallout 76 in the Settings or Control Panel list, click it once, and click the Uninstall button located in the Uninstall Program window.
- Confirm all dialogue options to uninstall the game and follow the instructions on the screen.
- Download the game into Steam again.
Editing a Settings File
- Navigate to the folder location in File Explorer by opening the folder and clicking on “This Computer” or “My Computer” in the left navigation bar, or find this entry in the Start menu.
- Right-click on the file named “Fallout76Prefs.ini” and select the option to open it with Notepad.
- Use the Ctrl + F key combination or click Edit on the top menu and select Find from the drop-down menu to open the search field.
- Type “iPresentInterval” in the field and change the value next to it from 1 to 0.
- Use the Ctrl + S key combination to save your changes or click File -> Save and exit Notepad.
- Try playing it again.
Frequently Asked Questions
Quit the game client completely and restart your computer or console. If you're playing on PC/Mac, you can try changing the game's graphics settings. Go to games. Select the Fallout 76 tile and press the [Menu] button on your controller.
- Update your video card drivers.
- Run Fallout 76 as an administrator.
- Check your antivirus software.
- Change your configuration files.
To reload weapons in Fallout 76, simply press X/square (on Xbox One and PlayStation 4, respectively), which will allow you to reload weapons regardless of which one you have equipped.
- Open the console by pressing the tilde (~) key on your keyboard.
- Type tcl, then press the Enter key.
- Press the ~ key to close the console.
- Move your character to a safe location.
- Open the console again by pressing the ~ key.