Fix Resident Evil 4 Remake is Crashing with Fatal D3D Error

RE4 Remake crashing – A plenty of Steam users are complaining that RE4 Remake is crashing constantly for them. And every time the game is crashing they are getting a Fatal D3D Error message. This guide will show you some steps on how to fix the crashes.

Resident Evil 4 Remake is Crashing with Fatal D3D Error – How to fix

After a lot of anticipation, Resident Evil 4 Remake is finally available for all major platforms. Though there isn’t any change in the story, the graphics of the game has been completely overhauled to make it look like a game of 2023.

But like every AAA title that has launched in 2023, RE4 Remake has plenty of issues. I am already seeing a ton of posts on the Steam Discussions page of RE4 Remake regarding the bugs and errors that are present on the PC version of the game. Most of them are obviously about the game crashing, though. It looks like RE4 Remake is crashing for a lot of users. Especially for people who are using Nvidia Graphics Cards. The number of AMD users complaining about crashes is extremely low. In fact, if you visit the RE4 Remake Steam Discussions page, you will literally see people with RTX 3080 Ti, RTX 4090, 4070 TI, etc., complaining about the issue. There are plenty of posts similar to this:

Game crashing after logos every launch into Capcom crash report tool…

Can’t even reach main menu…

System specs:
RTX 4090
Intel Core i9 13900k

Installed on a SSD (Not C:)
Everything is up to date, having no issues with any other game… Tried verifying, and most common sense workarounds.
Demo worked perfectly and maxed out. No crashes. All good.
There are many people reporting this issue around, be warned.
Will update if i somehow manage to fix it.

The good news, there are already some working fixes that have surfaced. Let’s check them out.

How to fix the crashing

The first working fix comes from a Steam user called /Ihateyou:

If your game crashes with D3D error 25 – try to disable RT
Same behavior was present in Demo. With Ray tracing disabled but allocated VRAM “in reds” my game never crashes.
I doubt CAPCOM will fix this error because it’s present in RE2/RE3 after they “updated” them to DX12.
You can also try to lower RT from High to Normal but you will probably still crash.

So, the user is basically recommending that if you have Ray Tracing enabled, then you better turn it off, as RT has always been known to be bugged in Resident Evil Games.

Turn off Ray Tracing and give your game a quick restart. Check if the game is still crashing or not.

Disable Ray Tracing to fix crashes in Resident Evil 4 Remake

The second fix comes for another Steam user called /boolistzz:
Disable RT and make sure you’re VRAM usage isn’t over the limit, you cannot hit the orange or red usage to prevent this crash.

The fix that the user has stated suggests that you make sure that you don’t cross the VRAM limit. Keep an eye on the VRAM bar, and make sure it doesn’t become orange or red.

Crashing Fix for Resident Evil 4 Remake

To test this, set every video setting of the game to the lowest possible, and see if the game is crashing or not. Once you are satisfied with the result, keep on increasing the settings one-by-one. This way, you will be able to track which setting is causing the game to go overboard.

Also, if you are using GeForce Experience, turn off the in-game overlay feature of the GFE App.

  1. Just launch GFE.
  2. Go to Settings.
  3. Turn off “IN-GAME OVERLAY”.

Disable Steam Overlay while you are at it, as well

Also, just to avoid more crashes in the future, download Nvidia’s Game Ready Driver v531.41. It is specifically optimized for RE4 Remake.

If you think this guide has helped you, then let us know in the comment section below. Also, if you have any additions to this topic, you can comment below. And for more Resident Evil 4 Remake guides, keep an eye on Frondtech. Good luck!

That’s all, folks!

Last Updated on March 24, 2023

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