A quick test would be to roll back the PrintNightmare Update and see what happens to LE… That update also removed Flash from your system so it may have done other things that have caused a general problem.
Personally I do not like to install out-of-band updates for Windows as you end up being the tester for Microsoft and they can do anything to your previously ok system… Same as those updates they dropped in april that messed up FPS in games…
I dont see any problem with the output_log from the Launcher and it seems to be patching the game ok… There is a reference to something interrupted so be sure to let the launcher update the game if it needs to.
The player.log shows crashing but doesnt provide specifics other than saying:
A crash has been intercepted by the crash handler. For call stack and other details, see the latest crash report generated in:
- C:/Users/*********/AppData/Local/Temp/Eleventh Hour Games/Last Epoch/Crashes
(* removed your local username)
Please can you see if there is an error log in that folder - it could give more specifics on the problem.
From your system specs, your in-game settings are ok at that resolution… Personally I would lower the Medium settings to Low but you need to look at your GPU usage to see if its high - if its averaging more than 70% standing in town then I would suggest dropping eye-candy or FPS limits to keep it more stable during play.
From the dxdiag:
Your windows can be updated - it is two major versions outdated. 19043 is recommended
Your graphics card driver is from 2020-08-21 - this is pretty old - please try something from the last 2 to 3 months.
The diagnostic section shows lots of errors - you need to look through those and see if you can account for them… i.e. know why they happened… The LE ones are there… The ones I am most concerned about are the dwm.exe so look in your Windows Event viewer and see if there is anything that Windows is concerned about that you need to fix… Its likely that doing the updates and new drivers will resolve some of these automatically.