Gray Zone Warfare screenshot from the trailer.
Image via Madfinger Games

How to Fix Gray Zone Warfare GameThread Timed Out Error

Here's how to fix the GameThread timed out error in Gray Zone Warfare to help improve performance issues and crashes.

Experiencing issues when attempting to launch the game or being kicked out of a match can be irritating. Luckily, Gray Zone Warfare players are resourceful and have found fixes for most of the errors and performance issues you might be experiencing. Here’s how to fix the GameThread Timed Out error in Gray Zone Warfare to help improve performance issues and crashes. 

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How to Fix the GameThread Timed Out Error in Gray Zone Warfare

Crashed plane found in-game Gray Zone Warfare
Image via Madfinger Games

The best way to fix the ‘GameThread timed out waiting for RenderThread after 120.00 secs’ error in Gray Zone Warfare is by disabling FSR in the game’s Advanced Graphics Settings while still in the main menu. Once done, start a new match, and when inside the map, you can re-enable it without any worries.

You may encounter a further issue with FSR, where the game either stutters or has the above error. If so, I recommend selecting the XeSS option under the Anti-Aliasing / Upscaling Method in the Advanced Graphics option. For those who need to become more familiar with the differences between FSR and XeSS, here is a basic explanation: AMD FSR and Intel XeSS are two different ways to upscale low-resolution images on high-resolution displays. AMD FSR uses spatial upscaling without AI, while Intel XeSS uses AI to enhance the image quality through temporal upscaling.

Next, it would be best to play Gray Zone Warfare in your native resolution using Windowed Mode. I recommend using Windowed Mode because the game doesn’t like using the Fullscreen Window option, especially if you attempt to alt-tab to another window or go to another monitor. 

Finally, other Gray Zone Warfare players have shared some additional in-game Graphic Settings on forums. These settings have proven to be helpful for many, so give them a try if you’re experiencing any peculiar issues. 

You can find the below settings in the Advanced Graphics settings menu: 

  • Anti-Aliasing/Upscaling Method: XeSS
  • Super Sampling: Performance
  • Nvidia Reflex Low Latency: On

Depending on the hardware you are running in your gaming rig, you should achieve between 80 and 100 Frames Per Second in most areas with minimal dips. You’ll also experience less choppiness, crashes, stuttering, and random issues affecting your gameplay experience.

Now that you know how to fix the GameThread Timed Out error in Gray Zone Warfare, you’ll be in the action in no time! Check out our Gray Zone Warfare hub for additional error fix guides, like how to fix the ‘Could Not Locate the Game Binary’ Error, should you run into any further issues when attempting to launch the game.


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