Crysis 3

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Crysis 3
Crysis 3 cover
Crytek UK
Electronic Arts
CryEngine 3
Release dates
Windows February 19, 2013
Crysis 2007
Crysis: Warhead 2008
Crysis 2 2011
Crysis 3 2013

Key points

The PC version features high resolution textures, tessellation, high quality shadows and more PC-specific features.
The Crysis 3 CVar Configurator is an official tool for adjusting the field of view, disabling mouse acceleration and smoothing, and enabling borderless fullscreen windowed mode.

General information

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


All versions require Origin DRM.

Downloadable content (DLC) and expansions

Name Notes
The Lost Island

Essential improvements[edit]

Crysis 3 CVar Configurator unlocks many options.
Crysis 3 CVar Configurator unlocks many options.

Crysis 3 CVar Configurator[edit]

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

Includes options:

MaLDo OnTheFly utility[edit]

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.
Unofficial tool, may result in multiplayer ban.[1]

Game data[edit]

In-game general settings.
In-game general settings.

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Saved Games\Crysis3

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Saved Games\Crysis3\SaveGames

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes

Video settings[edit]

In-game general video settings.
In-game general video settings.
In-game advanced video settings.
In-game advanced video settings.
Graphics option Option WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Default is 55° vertical. Use Crysis 3 CVar Configurator.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Use Crysis 3 CVar Configurator.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Up to 16 samples.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
TXAA (Nvidia only) (should be avoided),[3] FXAA, SMAA and MSAA.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS
120+ FPS
No frame rate or refresh rate cap.[4]

Input settings[edit]

In-game key map settings.
In-game key map settings.
In-game general gamepad settings.
In-game general gamepad settings.
In-game gamepad layout settings for the player.
In-game gamepad layout settings for the player.
In-game gamepad layout settings for vehicles.
In-game gamepad layout settings for vehicles.
Keyboard and mouse Native Notes
Hacking is hardcoded to the "H" key and cannot be rebound.
Mouse acceleration
Use Crysis 3 CVar Configurator.
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller support
XInput controllers only.
Full controller support
Controller remapping
Can only switch between pre-set layouts.
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Additional information
Button prompts
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback

Audio settings[edit]

In-game audio settings.
In-game audio settings.
Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Up to 7.1 output[5]
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost


Language UI Audio CC Notes


Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
LAN play
Online play

Connection types

Type Native Notes
May not work reliably.
Servers must be rented from approved providers.
Direct IP


Protocol Port(s) and/or port range(s)
TCP (outbound) 80, 443, 9988, 25650-25780, 17502, 42127, 64100-64110
UDP (outbound) 3659, 10000-10100, 25650-25780, 64100-64110

VR support[edit]

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]

Problem is normally caused by faulty or underpowered power supply, or overworked graphics card.
Underclock graphics card[6]
Increase fan speed[7]
Downgrade drivers, from 314.07 to 302.80 Driver, the first driver without WHQL[citation needed]
AMD GPUs - add power/wattage to graphics card[8]

Stuck installation[edit]

Reboot Origin into safe mode[9]
  1. Reboot Origin into safe mode.
  2. Reload game.

Hacking finishes with no result[edit]

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.
Unbind F key[citation needed]

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

Game crashes[edit]

PlayerProfiles CGameContext::StartGame: No Users Logged In[citation needed]

The game may crash with the above error message when launching a campaign mission. Launch Crysis3.exe as an administrator to avoid this.[10]

Other information[edit]


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 11
Shader Model support 5
64-bit executable


Middleware Notes
Audio FMOD, Speex
Interface FreeType, Scaleform

System requirements[edit]

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) Vista 7, 8, 8.1
Processor (CPU) Intel Core 2 Duo 2.4 GHz (E6600)
AMD Athlon 64 X2 2.7 GHz (5200+)
Intel Core i3-530
AMD Phenom II X2 565
System memory (RAM) 2 GB
3 GB (Vista)
4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 16 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GTS 450
ATI Radeon HD 5770
1 GB of VRAM
DirectX 11 compatible
Shader model 5 support
Nvidia GeForce GTX 560
ATI Radeon HD 5870
1 GB of VRAM
Hi-performance specifications: 8 GB, Intel Core i7-2600k or AMD Bulldozer FX4150 with AMD Radeon HD7970 or NVidia GTX 680.[11]


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