SOLVED: The Finals Crashing, Errors & Bugs [Proven Fixes]

Players are facing some bugs and crashing issue in The Finals. Here's a detailed guide addressing all your issues for the game.

The Finals is crashing while launching for such a highly-anticipated game has been far from exciting. The game consistently crashes on startup, and this issue seems to affect PC players, especially on Steam, more than those on PS5 or Xbox Series XS.

The game is currently in beta playtest, and hitting the “play” button either leads to a crash or the game refusing to start. While server overflow due to a massive number of players is a likely reason, it’s not the only cause of this issue. In this article, I’ll share my experience addressing launch problems in The Finals, offering valuable insights and solutions to get you back into the game smoothly.

Key Takeaways

I have listed down some Common Errors in The Finals

  • Error 403: Login Failed
  • Not Able to Queue in Matchmaking
  • Connection Failed: Your login attempt failed
  • In-game Audio Problem
  • System Integrity Violation

Here are the proven Fixes for Crashing in The Finals:

  • Unlinking Steam from Embark
  • Change Launch Options to DirectX 11 (-d3d11)
  • Disabling Recording Software

Comparing System Requirements

The Finals has specific system requirements that your computer must meet for it to work well. If your computer doesn’t meet these requirements, the game may crash when you try to play it.

The Final system requirement

All The Finals Errors and Their Solutions

The Finals is in its beta stage, so it’s not the final version. Because of this, I’m encountering lots of problems while playing. During beta, the game makers let some of us test it to find and fix issues. So, it’s totally normal to run into crashes and other hiccups. They’re counting on our feedback to make the game better. 

Error 403: Login Failed

I figured out how to fix the “Error 403 Account Restricted.” First, go to the website where you made your account, like Embarq. Unlink your Steam, even if it means starting over. Then, restart the game, create a new account at the main menu, and link it back to your current Steam. Your email stays the same, but your Steam resets, so you might need to change your name.

NOTE: Just a heads-up, you’ll lose your XP progress, but you’ll get your credits back for any skins you bought but didn’t want. It worked for me. Several other players have also confirmed this solution solved their problem, as evidenced by this forum.

Not Able to Queue in Matchmaking

I was stuck with the constant “matchmaking failed” error in the game. I wondered if the servers were just overloaded. But then, I found a fix! I set a specific matchmaking region instead of leaving it on automatic. That seemed to do the trick. So, if you’re facing the same issue, give it a shot. It worked for me, and I was back in the game in no time.

I put this method to the test based on recommendations from this forum, and it appeared to work effectively.

Connection Failed: Your login attempt Failed

I had some more problems with matchmaking errors in the game. This one is related to the Connection Failed issue. The fix that worked for me was uninstalling my third-party antivirus. I didn’t just turn it off, I removed it completely. It seemed like the antivirus was causing problems with the game’s matchmaking. Once it was gone, the errors disappeared, and I could play without issues. So, if you’re facing the same problem, try getting rid of your antivirus.

I thoroughly tested this method, following recommendations from this online forum, and it indeed proved effective for me.

In-Game Audio Problem

I faced the same audio problem, but I think I’ve got a solution that might work for you too. Here’s what I did:

  • Open up the Windows search and find “Run.”
  • Type in the command: MMSYS.CPL
  • In the window that opens, go to the “Playback” tab > Find your default audio device. Open its properties.
  • Click on the “Advanced” tab above.
  • Under “Default Format,” choose “2 channels, 24 bit, 48000 Hz.”
  • Click “Apply” and then “Okay.”

Give this a try, and hopefully, it’ll sort out your audio problems in the game, just like it did for me. Good luck!

After getting suggestions from this Reddit post, and after testing it carefully, it seemed to work. Although the post is a bit outdated, it still works.

System Integrity Violation

I was facing the same System Integrity Violation problem earlier in the game. Here’s what I did to fix it:

  • Open the Registry Editor, also known as Regedit.
  • Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\CI\Config.
  • Double-click on the “Config” folder, and after that, Double-Click on “VulnerableDriverBlocklistEnable.”
  • Set the Value Data to 1.

Give this method a try. It worked for me, and it might do the trick for your System Integrity Violation issue in the game.

For proof, many players in this Reddit post have also confirmed that this method solved the issue for them.

How To Fix The Finals Crashing on PC

Lately, new games have been crashing, especially if the game is in its beta phase, as is The Finals. The issue is very frustrating, but luckily, we have found proven fixes to counter this problem, as mentioned below.

Unlinking Steam From Embark

unlinking for The Finals
Unlinking Steam From Embark Games – [Image captured by eXputer]
I previously faced the “Error 403” issue, which involved unlinking your steam from embark games. Well, that same solution has also worked for me to solve the crashing issue. The method is the same: to unlink your Steam account from https://id.embark.games/. I gave it a try, and it is actually safe. So, if you’re struggling with the crashes, consider this method. It did work for many players on this Reddit post.

NOTE: As mentioned before, be ready for a fresh start after trying this method.

Change Launch Options To DirectX11

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DirectX 11 for The Finals – [Image captured by eXputer]
Another fix for The Finals crashing is to just change to DirectX 11 and add “-d3d11” to the game’s startup options on Steam. It made the game work better and stopped the crashes. So, if you’re dealing with crashes too, give this a try – it really works, as evidenced by the other players feedback on the Steam forum.

NOTE: Some games cannot function if played on DirectX 12, so do consider sticking to DirectX 11 for this game.

Disabling Recording Software 

I also came across another simple fix under that same Steam forum to tackle the problem of The Finals crashing. So I gave it a go; I just turned off my recording software, like Nvidia GeForce Experience Instant Replay or Xbox Record. Once I did that, my game stopped crashing. So, if your game is crashing too, try turning off your recording software – it worked for me and for other players.

Ending Words

Gaming can be bumpy, especially during a beta test. But we found the fixes. So, if you’re facing problems, these solutions might help you enjoy the game more smoothly.

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Ayyoun Ali


Ayyoun is a Senior Writer & Editor for Error Fixes and Game Settings guides on eXputer. He’s been passionate about games and technology since he got his hands on the PS1. He’s got a Software Engineering background and loves to play games for entertainment and understand them from a technical perspective. He has a knack for uncovering solutions for the latest games and presenting them in easy-to-follow guides for his audience. Ayyoun has logged over 1,000 hours on Rainbow Six Seige; you can keep up with his gaming activity on his Steam profile. Experience: 7+ years || Worked For VeryAli Gaming and IGN || Written 200+ Articles || Senior Editor For Game Errors & Settings

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