Hey. Welcome to the forums…
Sorry you are having hassles trying to play the game stably.
Black screens have been a known issue with GPU drivers. For example, driver 466.77 does this regularly on 30 series GPUs. Just updating drivers doesnt usually work without doing a safe mode driver uninstall/install (or using something like DDU).
Crashes when loading maps are usually a sign of trying to run the unoptimsed beta LE with settings that are too agressive for your hardware or a problem with the GPU drivers.
From a quick check of your in-game settings & hardware config, I can see that you are running the game with the exact settings known to cause instability. Your CPU & GPU cannot handle the High settings you have enabled and you have no any framerate limiting to prevent LE from maxing out your GPU.
My suggestion would be:
Make 100% sure that you are not using nvidia driver 466.77 and do a proper safe mode driver replacement or use DDU to ensure that whatever driver you are using, is correctly installed.
You need to change your in-game settings
- As an example, I use a 1060/i5-7500/16gb/NVME system and I run the game at 1080p, 55fps framerate limited, ALL in-game settings on very low or disabled. At this configuration the game is stable, very playable and I average over 45-50 fps during normal play with only dipping into the late 20fps/30fps range on busy moments. My GPU doesnt overheat and GPU usage averages around 60-70% with spikes during busy times.
- I can “play” the game at 100fps on these settings, but then its unstable and crashes, my gpu gets pretty hot, usage maxed at 100%, the game freezes for no apparent reason and fps spikes can be as high as 50fps at a time.
- I recommend similar settings for your hardware and you MUST enable framerate limiting (checkbox in-game).
When EHG can dedicate time to dealing with the game optimisation issues then we can all up the settings but for now its just not worth it.