Resident Evil 7 Biohazard issues: Game crashes, stuttering, blurry graphics, and more

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Have you got what it takes to stay alive in Resident Evil 7 Biohazard? If you’re curious to find out, install the game on your Windows 10 computer or Xbox One console and hit the play button. You’ll immerse yourself into a scary horror world that will literally send shivers down your spine.

Resident Evil 7: Biohazard will not only test your surviving skills but also your patience. The game was only recently launched, but players have already encountered quite a significant number of issues. In this article, we’re going to list the most common Resident Evil 7 Biohazard bugs reported by players, as well as their corresponding workarounds if available.

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Resident Evil 7: Biohazard bugs


Resident Evil 7 crashes in basement

Many gamers can’t advance past the basement scene as the game suddenly crashes as soon as they reach the end of the basement to open the door. It appears that this issue is prevalent for AMD Phenom CPU users. The bad news is that there is no workaround available to fix the crashes.

When Im in the basement where there water and I want to go to the door, my game crash, I guess its because there a cinematic no ?
Its like in the demo I have a Phentom x6 1055 etc…..
I hope it will be fixed soon, I just buy the game I want to play it without bug!


Major stuttering issues

Gamers also report that Resident Evil 7 Biohazard is affected by severe stuttering as soon as they enter a room or walk into a new area. The game runs perfectly fine but it becomes almost unplayable when players transition between various areas. Some gamers confirm that turning off Ambient Occlusion and Shadow Cache fixes this problem.

Game runs at a really nice constant 60fps, especially in the starting area, but it all starts going downhill when I walk into new rooms/areas, I get SERIOUS stuttering before it goes back up to 60fps again.


Mouse and keyboard won’t work

Players report they can’t use their mouse and keyboard to play Resident Evil 7. The peripherals are simply unresponsive although they worked perfectly fine before installing the game.

My keyboard and mouse now will not work in the game no matter what, it worked fine last night but now its a no go. No response whatsoever, only my controller works and then if I plug in my controller the game sound goes completely out. This is bs, thank god im under the 120 minutes because I am on the edge about returning this game, its so unplayable with glitches, bugs, and ♥♥♥♥ like this.


Resident Evil 7 blurry graphics

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Other gamers can’t enjoy this ultimate horror experience due to blurry graphics. Irrespective of the settings they choose, the game remains blurry. If you’re experiencing this issue, try setting your resolution scaling to 2 or run 4K, and use SMAA.

even with everything max and scaling situated everything seems blurry any sure fire settings that make them look more crisp im not sure if im missing a setting to change

Speaking of graphics issues, players also report that shadows are jagged in particular areas, as you can see in the screenshot below.


Save data won’t work

The game’s save data feature appears to be unavailable for many gamers. Clicking YES or hitting Enter does nothing. Fortunately, several resourceful gamers found a series of solutions to fix Resident Evil 7 Biohazard data saving issues. If you can’t save your game progress, try unplugging any game controllers from your computer, switch the mouse and keyboard USB ports and uninstall the vJoy driver.

I load the Game I get to the create save data screen I can’t select yes enter does nothing


Resident Evil 7 Biohazard uses too much RAM

RE7 Biohazard is not a RAM-friendly game, with players reporting that the title uses around 10GB of RAM. Of course, this becomes a major issue of players who rely on computers equipped with 8GB of RAM since Resident Evil 7 will eat up all the RAM, causing severe lag.

WARNING THIS GAME EATS RAM
holy crap this game is eating 10 gb of ram for me… AND ITS STILL RISING… STOP THIS MONSTER!!!!!!!!


Black screen issues

Some players can’t even launch the game due to black screen issues. The screen goes black right before the Start game/Options screen. Actions such as changing the game resolution, rolling back to old graphics drivers, installing the latest drivers, and even uninstalling and reinstalling the game don’t work.

I basicly tried everything – latest, oldest drrivers. Reinstalled game, etc. It always goes black right before Start Game / Options screen.
I’m close to refunding and watching it on youtube :


These are the most common Resident Evil 7 Biohazard bugs reported by gamers. If you’ve come across any workarounds to fix them, feel free to list the troubleshooting steps in the comment section below. To report other issues, go to the game’s official Steam page.

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  • could anyone share the re7_config.ini file that has keyboard enabled i need this fixed since i cant remove my controller from my keyboard im pretty sure there wil be a difference in the config for it to take the keyboard first here is mine
    [Render]
    TargetPlatform=DirectX11
    [RenderConfig]
    FovHackEnable=false
    RenderingMethod=Normal
    ImageQualityRate=1
    Fov=40
    FullScreenDisplayMode=36
    FullScreenMode=true
    WindowMode=FullScreen
    VSync=true
    FramerateSetting=VARIABLE
    AntiAliasing=FXAA_TAA
    MotionBlurEnable=true
    DepthOfFiledEnable=true
    ShadowQuality=HIGH
    DynamicShadowEnable=true
    ShadowCacheEnable=true
    TransparentBufferQuality=STANDARD
    MeshQuality=STANDARD
    TextureQuality=HIGHEST
    StreamingTextureLoadLevelBias=0
    SamplerQuality=Anisotropic16
    AOSetting=LOW
    SSRSetting=CUSTOM
    SSSSSetting=ON
    BloomEnable=true
    LensFlareEnable=true
    ChromaticAberration=true
    EffectVolume=1
    ColorSpace=SRGB
    PlayerFOV=2
    [Control_68157440]
    MouseButtonReverse=0
    MouseScreenClip=0
    MouseCameraSpeed=8
    MouseCameraAimSpeed=5
    [Display]
    HDRMode=1
    [KeyBind_68157440]
    KB01=2
    KB02=1
    KB03=1618
    KB04=1056
    KB05=71
    KB06=49
    KB08=50
    KB09=51
    KB07=52
    KB12=9537
    KB10=9815
    KB11=10323
    KB13=10052
    KB14=160
    KB16=88
    KB17=67
    KB19=1442
    KB20=80
    KB21=19798
    KB22=18697
    KB23=3398
    KB24=2050
    KB27=9537
    KB25=9815
    KB26=10323
    KB28=10052
    KB29=81
    KB30=69
    KB31=82
    KB32=86
    KB36=84
    KB37=82
    KB38=67
    KB39=70

  • The one poster above regarding the going through the water to the door and the crash (because of a cinematic?)… Same exact problem, the game plays great, even with medium to high settings, but I lowered them all… I also have an older Phenom 9850, 8gb DDR2, and a GeForce 960 GTX 4GB Video card…. I guess us Phenom users keep getting the shaft, or we’re too cheap to upgrade our CPUs… either way stinks that the game seems to be playing amazing up until that crash.