Hitman 2 - constant crashing with 0x80000003


I testing later … Here the patch Notes https://www.ioi.dk/hitman-2-game-update-2-13/


Just got the patch and 80000003 is still happening for me. Have an RTX 2070. Game is sadly unplayable.


I was really hoping the latest patch was going to resolve this. Booted the game, started the seasonal event and crashed to desktop within a few minutes, i’d played through the entirety of the game up until these crashes started without a single issue and now it’s become unplayable:

Windows 10 x64 1809
Intel i7-8700K CPU @ 5.00 GHz
16GB RAM DDR4-3200
RTX 2080
Display 3440 x 1440 120Hz



Now this is borderline unaceptable, waited a full month hoping for the jan patch to actually adress this issue but it looks like they don’t care.When are PC players expected to be able to play the game without crashing every 10 mins? They keep releasing new content without fixing the core game.


Think of those who have this issue since november 9th…


As mentioned before its not just RTX owners seeing this problem.
I know someone who has two 1080TI’s in SLI with the latest nVidia drivers crashing at the same Offset: 0x1163a45


2.13.0 crashing for me too, 15 minutes into the new Hokkaido mission, VSync=off, 417.71

Faulting application name: hitman2.exe, version:, time stamp: 0x5c418db2
Faulting module name: hitman2.exe, version:, time stamp: 0x5c418db2
Exception code: 0x80000003
Fault offset: 0x0000000001163a45

Wow this time I turned on VSync and it crashed in 20 seconds. Different offset this time:

Faulting application name: hitman2.exe, version:, time stamp: 0x5c418db2
Faulting module name: hitman2.exe, version:, time stamp: 0x5c418db2
Exception code: 0x80000003
Fault offset: 0x00000000011633c8


Wow i can’t believe that this problem date from so long ago, i just upgraded to a 2070 and now the game is unplayable for me too, seeing how old this problem is i really expect IOI to give it priority.


If they will launch the next elusive target and add new content without fixing this issues, i will take legal action against them and i advise anyone who have some money and will to do the same. I will post updates over this on this forums, or if they ban me, on steam forums. I bought Hitman 2 Gold, Hitman Remastered and since November(RTX 2080) nothing works.


Maybe its my imagination but running the game in Windowed mode seems quite stable. A lot more stable than in Fullscreen mode at least.


In Steam forum someone post this -first 5 minutes works with this solution -usually my game crash between 10-120 seconds,. later i got more time for test:

Ursprünglich geschrieben von yaqq :

May be absolutely not related but…

There was an update today, which I installed.
Then I started the game and went to options, to switch back from Windowed mode (which I wanted to test after seeing sb’s comment) back to fullscreen. After doing that I launched the benchmark (Mumbai).

Five seconds into the benchmark - it crashed. Like I expected anytthng else…

I started wondering… With 1060/6 and 12 giga ram I had no issues with any game before and only with 200 mega virtual memory (on ssd…). But what if Hitman2 has really bad memory management? According to some sources - going low on page file could lead to some problems with saving logs, etc, so maybe that’s also 80…3 error issue?

Went to PC settings and switched the virtual memory to 2gb. Launched the benchmark. It passed with no issues. Hmm… Switched the vmem to 1giga… Launched the benchmark. Passed again.

I set the range for the page file: 200-1024 mega but not on the C ssd… Guess what? Benchmark passed again without crashing. I launched the game, loaded Ark save which was always crashing. And… Big surprise - no crash. I loaded saves for the past hour without any issue (so far), around 15-20 times - no single problem, while just yesterday it was crashing every single time.

I know it doesn’t prove anything, but just small update on the subject I started. And I’m getting back to the final mission. At last!


That didnt work for me.

Someone else put this too in another steam post:

I guess. 0x80000003 and 0xc0000005 together shows that Hitman 2 tries to run a wild function pointer. When this pointer happens to point to a valid data range, it crashes with 0x80000003. When this pointer points to an invalid data range, it crashes with 0xc0000005.

There are multiple way to run into this situation:

  • It is really a function pointer but it is not correctly initialized.
  • Hitman 2 call a virtual member function but the object pointer is not correctly initialized.

Given that Hitman 2 likes to crash running on a certain kind of video cards, I guess it is the DirectX COM object that is not correctly initialized.

Whatever that reason is, it just shows that developers don’t have enough time to test their game, or don’t have money to buy a static analyzing software.

People submit bugs to Hitman’s forum. If developers happened to create different bugs for 0xc0000005 and 0x80000003, it will obviously slow down the debug process.


I can say that 0x80000003 ist solved for me with solution of 2000-3000 VRam . Windows on C is on Auto ,game is on HDD and Card is 1080


Thx for nothing …same shitUnbenannt


In some way, it is related to VRAM, look this post.

My game crashed when VRAM exceeded 18GB of virtual memory, which is the limit of my system.

Can you describe your solution in detail ?


yes , I first my system notes witch i thing is important : 16gb of ram an 1080 gainward gtw card . i put just the driver witch Hitman 2 is,in my case a hdd ,to vram 2000 min and 3000 max ,also i set c: to auto , rest to nothing . settings are vysinc on (no other game i do this) on 60 fps . hdr off and rest to ultra on fullscreen mode. I really hoper i could help someone with that,. i just played 2 hozrs without a crash


I also noticed that it crashed when i put it to 2000-16000 , maybe im just lucky


What is your initial VRAM limit (before your changes) ?


I’m with you champ.
I got some money.

Same boat. RTX 2080 Ti the day it came out… can’t play the game for months.

Fix this. My time for being patient and understanding is done.


i could play for 4 hours (enough to end this bs) now it crashing again ,wow xD