Dark Souls III Bonfire Crash Fix, Low FPS Solution, DualShock 4 Controller Not Recognized Workaround, etc

Dark Souls III is one of the best games of this year and also awaited by many fans of the genre. Today, Dark Souls 3 is finally out on PC, PS4 and Xbox One in the western region of North America and Europe. With every new game released, there are quite few bugs here and there in the game and Dark Souls III is no exception in the list. There are some technical problems in Dark Souls 3 regarding Low FPS, crash at Bonfire, lack of Controller support, etc; on PC version of the game. So, in this guide we will be covering this major issues and their general solutions for fans of this album.

Dark Souls III Screenshot

As usual, it is always recommended to check your PC specifications which meets with the system requirements of the game. Just try and compare the below Minimum and Recommended PC System Requirements and see if your computer is able to handle the game smoothly:

Minimum System Requirements:

OS: Windows 7 SP1 64bit, Windows 8.1 64bit Windows 10 64bit
Processor: Intel Core i3-2100 / AMD FX-6300
Memory: 4GB RAM
Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750 Ti / ATI Radeon HD 7950
DirectX: Version 11
Network: Broadband Internet connection
Storage: 25GB available space
Sound Card: DirectX 11 sound device

Recommended System Requirements:

OS: Windows 7 SP1 64bit, Windows 8.1 64bit Windows 10 64bit
Processor: Intel Core i7-3770 / AMD FX-8350
Memory: 8GB RAM
Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 / ATI Radeon R9 series
DirectX: Version 11
Network: Broadband Internet connection
Storage: 25GB available space
Sound Card: DirectX 11 sound device

Dark Souls III Bonfire Crash Fix:

Many users have reported that Dark Souls III is crashing at Bonfires at the start of the game. To fix this issue, you need to set the “Lighting Quality” option to Low by going into the options menu in the game. If this doesn’t work, then try to start a new game with a new Knight Class character and this will prevent the game from crashing. Another solution is to take off any shield you have equipped and then try to run to the Bonfire again.

If the game still crashes, then it is best to update all your drivers, such as graphics drivers, audio drivers and keep the Windows Updated with the latest Microsoft update.

Dark Souls 3 DualShock 4 Controller Not Recognized Solution:

Some gamers have reported that Dark Souls III is not compatible with their PS4’s DualShock 4 controller. To solve this issue, all you need to do is, just go to DS4 Window Settings and then tick the first option of “Hide DS4 Controller”, that’s it. Now launch the game and see that you can play with this controller or not.

To fix other controller brands, just go to Control Panel > Hardware and Sound > Search for HID Compatible Controller and Disable it. After that, launch Dark Souls III and wait until the menu appears. Now connect your controller in the USB port and check Hardware and Sound to see if it is able to recognize your Xbox 360 or Steam or any Wireless Controller.

Dark Souls 3 Low FPS Workaround:

Some old Nvidia graphics card owners have said that after downgrading to Nvidia 314.22 driver version, it solved the issue of low FPS and now they are constantly getting 60FPS. So, users who have old graphics card can use this method to solve the LOW FPS problem.

For AMD graphics card owners, it is suggested to install the latest AMD 16.4.1. driver version for the graphics card available at this link. After installing this driver version in your computer, just restart your pc.

Unable to Move in Dark Souls III Solution:

Some players have reported that they are no able to perform certain actions when the game starts with the selected character. They are able to move only camera around and turn the character but cannot move it though. To solve this issue, players are requested to install the game in a folder outside the standard Steam folder, just install it another drive and this problem will be solved.