Crysis 3

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Crysis 3
Crysis 3 cover.jpg
Release dates
February 19, 2013
 Crysis 3 at Wikipedia
Crysis 2007
Crysis: Warhead 2008
Crysis 2 2011
Crysis 3 2013

Key points

Advantage PC version features high resolution textures, tessellation, high quality shadows and more PC-specific features.
Advantage Great for benchmarking graphics cards
Advantage The Crysis 3 CVar Configurator is an official tool for adjusting field of view (FOV), disabling mouse acceleration and smoothing and enabling borderless fullscreen windowed mode.
Disadvantage Badly optimized rope physics causing large frame rate drops in first mission.[1]

General information

More information Official Crysis Website
More information Official Crysis Forums
More information Crysis Wiki - A wiki for everything Crysis related


Source DRM Notes Keys Availability Table Icons - Origin.svg
GameStop Availability Table Icons - Origin.svg
Green Man Gaming Availability Table Icons - Origin.svg
Origin Availability Table Icons - Origin.svg
Uplay Availability Table Icons - Origin.svg
Information All versions require Origin.

Essential improvements[edit]

Crysis 3 CVar Configurator unlocks many options.

Crysis 3 CVar Configurator[edit]

Advantage An official configuration tool created by Crytek UK which lets you tweak game settings easily.

Includes options:

MaLDo OnTheFly utility[edit]

Disadvantage Unofficial tool, may result in multiplayer ban.[2]

MaLDo OnTheFly utility lets you change the graphics options within the game just by pressing a key, switch HUD on and off, change FOV and more from within the game.

Game data[edit]

In-game general settings.

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

Windows %USERPROFILE%\Saved Games\Crysis3

Save game data location[edit]

Windows %USERPROFILE%\Saved Games\Crysis3\SaveGames

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Origin Native
GameSave Manager Native

Video settings[edit]

In-game general video settings.
In-game advanced video settings.
Graphics option Option WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution Native WSGF WS Gold.svg
Multi-monitor Native WSGF MM Silver.svg
Ultra-widescreen Native WSGF UW Silver.svg
4K Ultra HD Native False icon.svg [3]
Field of view (FOV) Hackable Use Crysis 3 CVar Configurator.
Windowed Native
Borderless fullscreen windowed Hackable Use Crysis 3 CVar Configurator.
Anisotropic filtering (AF) Native Up to 16 samples.
Anti-aliasing (AA) Native TXAA (Nvidia only) (should be avoided),[4] FXAA, SMAA and MSAA.
Vertical sync (Vsync) Native
High frame rate Native No frame rate or refresh rate cap.[5]

Input settings[edit]

In-game key map settings.
In-game general gamepad settings.
In-game gamepad layout settings for the player.
In-game gamepad layout settings for vehicles.
Keyboard and mouse Native Notes
Remapping Native
Mouse acceleration Hackable Use Crysis 3 CVar Configurator.
Mouse input in menus Native
Mouse Y-axis inversion Native
Controller support Native XInput controllers only.
Full controller support Native
Controller remapping Impossible Can only switch between pre-set layouts.
Controller Y-axis inversion Native

Audio settings[edit]

In-game audio settings.
Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls Native
Surround sound Native Up to 7.1 output[6]
Subtitles Native
Closed captions Impossible
Mute on focus lost Native


Language UI Audio CC Notes
English Native Native Native
French Native Unknown Unknown
German Native Unknown Unknown
Italian Native Unknown Unknown
Russian Native Native Native
Spanish Native Native Native


Multiplayer types

Type Native Notes
LAN play Unknown
Online play Native

Connection types

Type Native Notes
Matchmaking Unknown
Peer-to-peer Unknown
Dedicated Native
Self-hosting Impossible Servers must be rented from approved providers.
Direct IP Unknown

Issues unresolved[edit]

MSI Afterburner causes crash[edit]

Multiplayer crash at 99% loading[edit]

Issues fixed[edit]

'Cryengine error' and 'DXGI_ERROR_DEVICE_REMOVED'[edit]

Information Problem is normally caused by faulty or underpowered power supply, or overworked graphics card.

Fix Underclock graphics card[7]

Fix Increase fan speed[8]

Fix Downgrade drivers, from 314.07 to 302.80 Driver, the first driver without WHQL

Fix AMD GPUs - add power/wattage to graphics card[9]

Stuck installation[edit]

Fix Reboot Origin into safe mode[10]

  1. Reboot Origin into safe mode.
  2. Reload game.

Hacking finishes with no result[edit]

Information There is a problem with ingame hacking mechanics, where successful hacking will end in no expected result. Example: hacking tutorial will not end, door will not open shortly after single player campaign starts.

Fix Unbind F key

There seems to be problem with binding F key. Keep F key unbound or bind it to USE action.

Game crashes[edit]

Fix PlayerProfiles CGameContext::StartGame: No Users Logged In

The game may crash with the above error message when launching a campaign mission. Launch Crysis3.exe as an administrator to avoid this.[11]

System requirements[edit]

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS)
Vista, 7, 8
Processor (CPU) Dual core CPU - Intel Core2 Duo 2.4 GHz (E6600) or AMD Athlon64 X2 2.7 GHz (5200+) Quad core CPU - AMD Phenom II X2 565 or Intel Core i3-530
System memory (RAM) 2 GB
3 GB (Vista)
4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD)
16 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GTS 450
AMD Radeon HD5770
1 GB of VRAM
DirectX 11 compatible
Nvidia GTX 560
AMD Radeon HD5870
1 GB of VRAM
DirectX 11 compatible
Information Hi-performance specifications: 8 GB, Intel Core i7-2600k or AMD Bulldozer FX4150 with AMD Radeon HD7970 or NVidia GTX 680.[12]


  3. Real 4K: Crysis 3 - YouTube
  4. Crysis 3 Video Card Performance and IQ Review - HARDOCP
  5. New 120Hz Games Report
  6. PC Gaming Surround Sound Round-up