9 Steps to Fix Avatar Frontiers of Pandora Won’t Launch or Not Loading on PC

“Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora” is an action-adventure game based on the Avatar film series, set in an open world. The game was developed by Massive Entertainment and published by Ubisoft for PlayStation 5, Windows, and Xbox Series X/S. However, despite its highly-anticipated release, the game has been facing technical issues. Many PC gamers have reported challenges such as crashes, lags, stutters, and frame drops, despite having high-end setups. The most prevalent issue reported is the game failing to launch or load on Windows PCs.

Players eagerly awaited the full version of Avatar Frontiers of Pandora, and while it’s now available for PC, the launch hasn’t been smooth. A notable concern, especially among those using the Epic platform, is the game’s loading issue, as highlighted by various online forums.

9 Steps to Fix Avatar Frontiers of Pandora Won't Launch or Not Loading on PC

Fix: Avatar Frontiers of Pandora is Not Responding or Loading on the PC

Luckily, some possible workarounds are mentioned below to fix the easily won’t launch or not loading issue. So, without wasting any more time, let’s jump into it.

First of all, you should check whether your PC configuration is meeting the system requirements or not. If your PC hardware can’t run the game normally, you’ll face glitches, lags, frame drops, crashes, graphical issues, and more.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Operating system Windows 10, Windows 11 (64-bit versions)
  • Processor AMD Ryzen 5 3600 @ 3.6 GHz, Intel Core i7-8700K @ 3.70 GHz, or better
  • RAM 16 GB (running dual-channel mode)
  • Video card AMD RX 5700 (8 GB), Intel Arc A750 (8 GB, with ReBAR on), NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (8 GB), or better
  • Hard drive 90 GB available storage (SSD)
  • DirectX version DirectX 12

Recommended Requirements:

  • Operating system Windows 10, Windows 11 (64-bit versions)
  • Processor AMD Ryzen 5 5600X @ 3.7 GHz, Intel Core i5-11600K @ 3.9 GHz, or better
  • RAM 16 GB (running dual-channel mode)
  • Video card AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT (12 GB), NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti (8 GB), or better
  • Hard drive 90 GB available storage (SSD)
  • DirectX version DirectX 12

1. Run the Launcher as an Administrator

First, you should try running the game launcher as an administrator on Windows to allow the launcher program and the game files to run properly. Not running the game or client as an administrator, you may find it pretty difficult to avoid crashes or not launching issues that require UAC (User Account Control) access. Ensure to follow the steps below to do so:

To run the Epic Games Launcher as an Administrator, follow these steps:

  1. Locate the Epic Games Launcher executable file: Navigate to the folder where the Epic Games Launcher is installed on your computer. By default, it should be in C:\Program Files (x86)\Epic Games\Launcher\Portal\Binaries\Win64.
  2. Find the executable file: Within the Win64 folder, locate the Epic Games Launcher executable file named EpicGamesLauncher.exe.
  3. Run as Administrator: Right-click on the EpicGamesLauncher.exe file and select ‘Run as administrator’ from the context menu. If prompted by User Account Control (UAC), click ‘Yes’ to grant the necessary permissions.

The Epic Games Launcher will now launch with administrator privileges. To make this a permanent setting:

  1. Open Properties: Right-click on the EpicGamesLauncher.exe file and select ‘Properties’ from the context menu.
  2. Compatibility tab: In the Properties window, click on the ‘Compatibility’ tab.
  3. Run as Administrator: Under the Settings section, check the box next to ‘Run this program as an administrator.’
  4. Apply changes: Click on the ‘Apply’ button and then on ‘OK’ to save your changes.

The Epic Games Launcher will always run as an administrator when launched from the EpicGamesLauncher.exe file.

You can also do the same steps for Avatar Frontiers of Pandora game executable file to ensure the application has UAC access.

2. Update Graphics Drivers

Make sure to update your graphics driver on the PC because an outdated GPU driver may trigger multiple issues with the game launching. You should try checking and installing the graphics driver update (if available). To do that:

  • Right-click on the Start Menu to open up the Quick Access Menu.
  • Click on Device Manager from the list to open the interface.
  • Now, you’ll need to double-click on Display Adapters to expand it.

Device Manager Update Display Adapter

  • Then, right-click on the dedicated graphics card that’s active.
  • Next, click on Update driver > Choose Search automatically for drivers.
  • The system will automatically check for the available updates.
  • An update will automatically download and install the latest version if available.
  • Once done, make sure to restart your PC to apply the changes.

If you can’t find any update, you can go to the official graphics card website and manually search for the update. If in case, a new version is available, download the file on your PC and install it. You can find out the official manufacturer’s website link below.

3. End Background Processes

Make sure to end the background process on your system because unnecessary tasks can easily trouble the resource-hungry applications to run properly. If in case, your system becomes laggy or slow, the system resources are getting low at that moment. To remove unwanted processes:

  • Press the keyboard’s Ctrl + Shift + Esc shortcut keys to open Task Manager.

End Task Manager

  • Click on the Processes tab > Select the task you want to close individually.
  • Then click on End Task to close it.
  • As mentioned, do the same steps for each task you want to close.
  • Once done, close the Task Manager window and restart your PC.

4. Run the game in Windowed Mode

If you are experiencing frequent game crashes, you can try changing the Display Mode from Full Screen to Windowed. To do this, follow these steps:

1. Click on the Windows icon to open the Start Menu.

2. Type “%LOCALAPPDATA%” in the search bar and open the folder.

3. Look for the ‘Prospect’ folder within %LOCALAPPDATA% and open it.

4. Navigate to the Saved > Config > WindowsNoEditor directory.

5. In the WindowsNoEditor folder, locate the ‘GameUserSettings’ file.

6. Open the user settings file using any text editor.

7. Find the line ‘FullscreenMode=1’ and change it to ‘FullscreenMode=0’.

8. Save the changes and exit the file.

9. Launch the game again to see if the issue persists.

5. Disable DirectX 12

If you use DirectX 12 on the PC, you can try turning it off. As the DirectX 12 version is the latest one available for Windows, it may be possible that your PC configuration isn’t capable of running it. To turn it off:

  • Head to Settings > Video > Set ‘Enable DX12’ to ‘Off’.
  • Restart Avatar Frontiers of Pandora game after applying changes.

6. Disable Multi-Threaded Rendering

The in-game video settings menu in Avatar Frontiers of Pandora title seems to have a multi-threaded rendering option enabled, somehow conflicting with the game crashing quite often. Make sure to disable the multi-threaded rendering option from the game menu to try to resolve the issue. If using an AMD processor, turn it off and reboot the game to apply changes.

7. Turn Off Antivirus Protection

You should try turning off the Windows Defender protection on your PC to ensure no antivirus software is blocking the game files from running properly. To turn it off:

  • Press the Windows + I shortcut keys to open the Windows Settings menu.
  • Click on Update & Security > Click on Windows Security from the left pane.
  • Now, click on the Open Windows Security button.
  • Go to Virus & Threat Protection> Click on Manage settings.
  • Next, you’ll need to turn off the Real-time protection toggle.
  • If prompted, click on Yes to proceed further.

8. Repair Game Files

A corrupted or missing game files on the PC can eventually trigger multiple game launching or performance issues. To do so:

  • Open the Epic Games Launcher > Click on Library.
  • Click on the three-dots icon of Avatar Frontiers of Pandora.
  • Click on Verify, and it’ll start verifying the game files.
  • Wait for the process to complete and restart the launcher.
  • It should fix Avatar Frontiers of Pandora Crashing issue on your PC.

9. Update Avatar Frontiers of Pandora

If none of the troubleshooting methods have resolved your issue, it may be worth checking if there is an update available for the Avatar Frontiers of Pandora game. Outdated game versions can often result in bugs and stability issues, so it’s important to ensure that you have the latest update installed. Follow the steps below to check for updates:

1. Open the Epic Games Launcher and navigate to the Library section.

2. Click on the three-dot icon next to Avatar Frontiers of Pandora.

3. Make sure that the Auto Update option is turned on to automatically receive the latest updates.

That’s it, guys. We assume this guide was helpful to you. For further queries, you can comment below.

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