Common Borderlands 3 Errors and How to Fix Them

As we already know, many games have a lot of bugs immediate after their release. Sometimes our PCs won’t run the game at its full potential or will just crash in the middle of something important – all this after countless hours of testing prior to release. It’s so common in PC gaming because hardware differs so much from user to user. Here are the most common errors that could occur in Borderlands 3 when playing on PC and what you can do to fix them.

Borderlands 3 Crashing

Borderlands 3 on the PC has shown the tendency to crash right after the game starts. This problem may be caused by your antivirus or even Windows Defender. It’s a simple misunderstanding where these programs view Borderlands3.exe as a trojan virus and quarantine it \ force close it in an effort to protect your computer.

If you’re experiencing this type of behavior when starting Borderlands 3, try the following:

  1. Navigate to the folder you isntalled Borderlands 3 in
  2. Right-click on borderlands3.exe and click “Properties”
  3. Click the “Compatibility” tab
  4. Click “Run the program as an administrator”
  5. Click okay and try starting the game again.
  6. Alternately, you can set an exception for borderlands3.exe in your antivirus software as well.

Some video cards can’t support running Borderlands 3 in window mode, so if you’re playing the game in “window mode”, change its settings to “full-screen.” It may also be a good time to update your BIOS as it has been found that some crashes have been caused by antiquated BIOS installs.

Black Screen in Borderlands 3

If you’re randomly getting stuck in a black screen when playing Borderlands 3, there’s a good chance that it’s being caused by an improper resolution setting. To solve this problem perform the folling steps:

  1. Start the game as you usually do
  2. Press “ALT+ Enter
  3. Go to “Video Settings”
  4. click “Correct resolution” and restart the game.

Borderlands 3 LS-0013 Error

If you’re getting an LS-0013 error when starting Borderlands 3, you need to change your compatability settings.

  1. Go to the directory where you installed Borderlands 3
  2. Open the folder labled “Oriongame”
  3. Open the folder labled “Binaries”
  4. Open the folder labeled “Win64”
  5. Find “Orion-Client-Win64-Shipping.exe” and right-click on it
  6. Select “Properties”
  7. Clikc on the “Compatibility” tab
  8. Disable “Run this program as an administrator”

Borderlands 3 Error 88500000

If you’re getting Error No. 88500000 when trying to play Borderlands 3, you need to update your Epic Games launcher. Download the most recent version from the epic games webpage and install it to complete the update proces.

Borderlands 3 Won’t Recognize My Controller

If Borderlands 3 won’t recognize your controller, it could be that you have too many USB devices plugged in at once. Trying removing all USB devices besides your keyboard and mouse, then restart the PC and plug in \ connect your controller.

Borderlands 3 Slow Performance or Bad Graphics

There are a couple of differnt things that can cause the framerate to drop in Borderlands 3. One of the most common is because it’s not prioritized and other programs or services are taking priority over the game. Follow these steps to set Borderlands 3 to a higher priority.

  • Open the task manager by pressing CTRL+ALT+Del
  • Click “more details”
  • Locate “borderlands3.exe and Right-click on the process
  • Hover over priority, then click “High”

Note: low frame rate or slow performance can also be caused by outdated graphics card drivers. If you’re running on an older system, it’s quite possible that you need to run the game on minimual graphics settings to improve frame rates.