Ghost Recon Breakpoint – Vulkan Crash Fix Guide

After buying this game and getting a PhD in skull-fu***ry BS that doesn’t work I present to you the solution.

Guide to Vulkan Crash Fix

The Fix

So here’s what worked for me:

  1. Go to Nvidia control panel.
  2. Manage 3D settings -> Program settings.
  3. Select Breakpoint as the program to customize.
  4. The last option is “Vulkan/OpenGL present method” select “Prefer layered on DXGI Swapchain”.
  5. Test if it fixed the crash.

Should look like below:

I have tested for about 1 hour, running benchmarks and playing, even turning on overlays and afterburner which supposedly crash Vulkan in this game immediately.

Before this, without changing anything else, my game would insta-crash on entering open world or even running the in-game benchmark.

For reference:

  • Vulkan all settings are Ultimate except Fog at High, 1440p, 85fps lock and the game never drops below 85.
  • DX11: I had to drop settings to High, put res scaling at 90 and barely got 75fps.
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Egor Opleuha, also known as Juzzzie, is the Editor-in-Chief of Gameplay Tips. He is a writer with more than 12 years of experience in writing and editing online content. His favorite game was and still is the third part of the legendary Heroes of Might and Magic saga. He prefers to spend all his free time playing retro games and new indie games.


  1. I did this with great improvements! I changed a fog setting after boot up and that caused a crash. However, ever since I left that alone I have had no crashes.
    Thank you!!!!

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