When you are ready to play FAR CRY 5 but stuck on the loading screen, you must be annoyed. Don’t worry, you’re not alone. In addition to losing temper to FAR CRY 5, what can you do to fix this issue and play the game? This post will show you how to fix this issue.

Before you try any methods, please make sure you’ve met the game’s minimum system requirement.

Minimum requirement for Far Cry 5

Supported OSWindows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows 10 (64bit versions required)
ProcessorIntel Core i5 2400 @ 3.1 GHz or AMD FX 6300 @ 3.5 GHz (or better)
Video CardNVIDIA GeForce GTX 670 or AMD Radeon R9 270 (or better)

Recommended requirement for Far Cry 5

Supported OSWindows 7 SP1, Windows 8.1, Windows 10 (64bit versions required)
ProcessorIntel Core i7-3770 @ 3.5 GHz or AMD FX-8350 @ 4.0 GHz (or better)
Video CardNVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 SLI or AMD RX Vega 56 CFX (or better)

4K configuration for Far Cry 5

Supported OSWindows 10
ProcessorIntel Core i7-6700 @ 3.4 GHz or AMD Ryzen 5 1600X @ 3.6 GHz (or better)
Video CardNVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 or AMD RX Vega 56 (or better)

Try these fixes:

There’re 6 fixes that have helped many gamers solve their problem. You don’t have to try them all; just work your way down the list until you find the one that works for you.

  1. Run as administrator
  2. Verify game files
  3. Install the latest patch
  4. Update your driver
  5. Set the Graphics Options to low settings
  6. Stop overclocking

Fix 1: Run as administrator

The privilege issue might be the reason for the long loading time issue. With high integrity access, Uplay can make full use of its features and won’t be bothered by this issue. So run the game as an administrator to see if this fixes your issue.

  1. Right-click on the Uplay icon and click Properties.
  2. Choose the Compatibility tab.
  3. Click Change settings for all users.
  4. Under Settings, check Run this program as an administrator. Click OK.
  5. Click OK then run Uplay and the game to check.

Fix 2: Verify game files

If the first fix doesn’t help, the problem may be caused by the corrupted game files. This method will check the game files and verify them. What else, it will download and repair required files. So you can use this fix to fix the Far Cry 5 stuck on loading issue.

  1. Open Uplay Client.
  2. Click Games.
  3. Right-click Far Cry 5 or click the little arrow button and click Verify files.
  4. Wait for Uplay to verify game files. Run Far Cry 5 to check.

Fix 3: Install the latest patch

To fix some bugs and improve the game experience, Ubisoft (the developer of Far Cry 5) keeps releasing patches. So you should check if there is any update in Far Cry 5. If yes, you can install the latest patch to keep your game up to date.

After updating, restart Far Cry 5, and see if the stuck on loading screen issue has been resolved or not.

Fix 4: Update your driver

It is very important to update your graphics card drivers. Windows 10 doesn’t always give you the latest version. But with outdated or wrong drivers, the game may not run smoothly and stuck on the loading scree. So it’s really important to keep your drivers updating to get better gaming experience.

There are two ways you can update your driver: manually and automatically.

Option 1 – Manually– You’ll need some computer skills and patience to update your drivers this way, because you need to find exactly the right the driver online, download it and install it step by step.


Option 2 – Automatically (Recommended)– This is the quickest and easiest option. It’s all done with just a couple of mouse clicks – easy even if you’re a computer newbie.

Option 1 – Download and install the driver manually 

You can download graphics drivers the manufacturer official website. Search for the model you have and find the correct driver that suits your specific operating system. Then download the driver manually.

Option 2 – Automatically update drivers

If you don’t have time or patience to manually update your graphics drivers, you can do it automatically with Driver Easy.

Driver Easy will automatically recognize your system and find the correct drivers for it. You don’t need to know exactly what system your computer is running, you don’t need to risk downloading and installing the wrong driver, and you don’t need to worry about making a mistake when installing.

You can update your drivers automatically with either the FREE or the Pro version of Driver Easy. But with the Pro version it takes just 2 clicks (and you get full support and a 30-day money back guarantee):

  1. Download and install Driver Easy.
  2. Run Driver Easy and click the Scan Now button. Driver Easy will then scan your computer and detect any problem drivers.
  3. Click the Update button next to the flagged driver to automatically download the correct version of that driver, then you can manually install it (you can do this with the FREE version). 
    Or click Update All to automatically download and install the correct version of all the drivers that are missing or out of date on your system. (This requires the Pro version which comes with full support and a 30-day money back guarantee. You’ll be prompted to upgrade when you click Update All.)   
  4. Relaunch the game and check whether it will solve the problem.
Note: If you have any problems while using Driver Easy, feel free to contact our support team at support@drivereasy.com
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Fix 5: Set the Graphics Options to low settings

If you were not stuck on the “beginning screen” but could enter the game, you could try this fix. The high graphics settings in your Far Cry 5 can take up many system resources, but it can slow down your gram or even crashing because insufficient system resource can be provided. With that, you should set the Graphics Options settings in Far Cry 5 in lower mode to make your game smoother and avoid stacking on the loading screen.

  1. Open Settings in Far Cry 5, and click Options.
  2. Click Video.
  3. Click the Monitor tab, and set Window Mode to Windowed Mode, and adjust the Display Resolution to the display resolution of your computer display, or lower than that.
  4. Click the Quality tab, and adjust the available settings to Low.
  5. Click the Advanced Settings tab, and turn off V-Sync.
  6. Save the changes, restart your computer and open Far Cry 5 again to see if it fixes your issue.

Fix 6: Stop overclocking

If you’re overclocking your CPU or GPU, you need to stop doing this for a shot. Overclocking means setting your CPU and memory to run at speeds higher than their official speed grade. Almost all processors ship with a speed rating. However, this may cause your games stuck on loading or crashing, so you should set your CPU clock speed rate back to default to see if this could help.

We hope you find the above information helpful. And if you have any ideas, suggestions, or questions, feel free to leave a comment below.

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