How to Fix The Finals Mouse Freezing Issue

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How to Fix The Finals Mouse Freezing Issue

There have been some recent concerns regarding the mouse suddenly freezing up in The Finals. So, here’s how to fix The Finals mouse freezing issue.


The Finals have been nothing short of a massive success since its launch. However, players have reported several issues with the game that have taken much of the fun out of the experience. From the infamous TFGE0002 Error Code to annoying stuttering issues, there have been quite a few complaints that Embark needs to address promptly. One of the more recent problems that have surfaced is the mouse suddenly freezing up during gameplay, leaving players confused as to what happened. If you are having the same problem, here’s how you can fix The Finals mouse freezing issue.

How Can You Fix The Finals Mouse Freezing Issue?

Having your mouse suddenly freeze up during a high-intensity combat encounter can be very annoying. This is especially true for games like The Finals where every moment counts. If you are facing this issue, there are a few fixes that you can try to resolve the matter. Here’s the breakdown:

1. Plug Into a Different USB

One of the quickest and easiest methods to overcome the mouse freezing problem in The Finals is by simply unplugging your USB connector for your mouse and plugging it into a different USB port. While it may seem rudimentary, it has been reported by many players that The Finals can exhibit issues when playing using a USB 3.0 port. This can also extend to keyboards and mics as well. So, if your computer or laptop has a USB 2.0 port, plug your mouse into it and that should fix the problem.

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2. Change Your Launch Options

Another possible fix for the mouse freezing issue in The Finals is to change your launch options for the game. The Finals runs on DX12 as default which has been reported to cause issues with stuttering and freeze-ups. To resolve this, follow the given steps:

  • Open Steam.
  • Go to the Library.
  • Locate The Finals and right-click on it.
  • Select Properties.
  • Go to the General tab.
  • There you will find Launch Options.
  • Type in “-dx11”, close the menu, and launch the game.
  • If the issue persists, you can also try typing in “-d3d11”.

Note: If neither of the two proposed solutions worked for you, then you should restore your game’s original launch option. Follow the same steps and type in “-dx12” in the Launch Options tab.

3. Change the Game’s Window Mode

Some players have reported that changing your Window Mode from Fullscreen to Windowed Fullscreen can help resolve the game’s freezing issue. Here’s how you can go about changing this:

  • Open Steam.
  • Go to the Library.
  • Launch The Finals.
  • Wait for the Lobby to boot up.
  • Press Esc.
  • Go to Settings.
  • Go to Video.
  • On the top of the menu, you will see Window Mode.
  • Change it to Windowed Fullscreen.

4. Adjust Your Mouse Settings

You can also try adjusting your mouse settings to see if it fixes the freezing issue. Try lowering your polling frequency if you have a dedicated gaming mouse. Players have reported that gaming mice from brands like Razer, Logitech, etc., have had this issue. Bring down the polling rate to 500Hz and check to see if it worked. If it did not, bring it down to the lowest setting and check again. On the other hand, if you don’t have a gaming mouse, try checking out the in-game mouse and keyboard settings.

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Final Thoughts

We are confident that at least one of the proposed solutions given in this article should help resolve your mouse from freezing up while playing The Finals. If not, then you will likely have to wait for a new patch to drop for the game.

For more guides, fixes, and features on The Finals, check out ESTNN!

How to Fix The Finals Mouse Freezing Issue
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