Hellblade Senua’s Sacrifice: how to fix errors, crashes, low FPS and FOV


Hellblade Senua”s Sacrifice – this is a quite unusual project from the infamous Studio Ninja Theory, responsible for such popular games like Heavenly Sword, Enslaved: Odyssey to the West and DmC: Devil May Cry.

In what its singularity? You take on the role of the Celtic warrior by the name of Senua, who went on a journey to Hell of the Vikings, in order to find there the soul of his beloved. You Senoi waiting for a pretty bumpy ride as the main character a little…off. However, we are rather distracted from the main theme of this article is to address various issues with the game.

At the moment, Hellblade Senua”s Sacrifice had accumulated almost two thousand of positive reviews from users, which is undoubtedly just fine for Ninja Theory. However, among the reviews there are negative reviews, which, in turn, there is a small percentage of the reviews is complaints about the technical part Hellblade Senua”s Sacrifice.

Here are the most common problems that found the players at the moment:

  • Low FOV value, which the camera is located behind the dorsal main character too close, which subsequently leads to various problems.
  • Classic performance problems such as low frame rates or a jerky image.
  • Black screen when starting the game or after loading.
  • Random crash during gameplay or even when you start the game.
  • Bug with mouse control.
  • Some problems with the inability to physically move through the game.

If you encounter any of the problems listed above, then this article will serve you well, as there will be described methods solutions for these problems. According to our already age-old traditions, let’s first take a look at the system requirements for Hellblade Senua”s Sacrifice. Although this game is an independent indie project, the system requirements it at a high enough level.

How to change FOV in Hellblade Senua’s Sacrifice?

There are in-game Hellblade Senua”s Sacrifice one feature that may not seem too convenient – the camera behind the heroine is incredibly close. This can sometimes cause the player some discomfort when fighting with opponents, or even during normal movement through the levels.

This camera due to the low value of FOV. However, this is not a problem, but only a deliberate authors. So you have no choice but to accept the low FOV.

But if you don’t mind digging in a configuration file, you can still do something:

  • Go to the directory LOCALAPPDATA\HellbladeGame\Saved\Config\WindowsNoEditor
  • Find the file called Engine.ini.
  • Enter the lines:
    [/script/engine.localplayer]
    AspectRatioAxisConstraint=AspectRatio_MaintainYFOV

Critical bug in Hellblade Senua’s Sacrifice

It seems that in some cases the game will crash, for example, some players argue that Hellblade Senua”s Sacrifice will crash with a Critical error at the moment when you will see a message with a disclaimer about mental health. In others, the game will crash at a random moment during a game or during a player dies.

Some players gathered on the Steam forums a list of several steps that may help you cope with a Critical error in Hellblade Senua”s Sacrifice and random crashes.

  • Reinstall the game, move the graphics settings on low and then on high/medium settings.
  • Verify the integrity of game files.
  • Make sure you have the latest video drivers for your graphics card.

The problem with the progression in Hellblade Senua’s Sacrifice

In Hellblade Senua”s Sacrifice can be found very rare bug that literally will not let you get further through the game. For example, at some point you can try to cross the bridge, but will not be able to do so, as the game will assume that the bridge is not there.

Guys with resource PC Invasion were able to determine that this bug is related somehow with the mechanics final death in the game. In order to continue its progression in Hellblade Senua”s Sacrifice, you need to attempt to load the previous save in the game…just hope the problem will be solved.

Unfortunately, more can be done – we can only expect a solution from game developers or patch.

Low FPS/performance Issue in Hellblade Senua”s Sacrifice

Players complain that Hellblade Senua”s Sacrifice work for them bad enough and they are experiencing braking, the jerky, low frame rate. Some of these problems will be present in all parts of the game, others will appear only in certain.

If you suffer from low FPS, then we recommend you to reduce Posteffect to a minimum. Apparently, these graphic settings have the most impact on FPS.

You can also change some settings in some configuration files:

Locate the file gameusersettings.ini and change the line sg.AntiAliasingQuality=1 to sg.AntiAliasingQuality=0.
Next, open scaleability.ini and set the following:
[AntiAliasingQuality@0]
r.PostProcessAAQuality=0
[PostProcessQuality@3](figure 3 means Very high quality. Consequently, the remaining settings will be marked 0,1,2,3).
r.MotionBlurQuality=0
r.SceneColorFringeQuality=0

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