I am extremely annoyed and frustrated myself at this current issue, but I have not fully given up either. There is a work around it. It just has not been found yet. When I was doing the alpha test for Dauntless (which also uses the Unreal 4 Engine) I had to underclock my card to get the game to work for example. Of course I also tried that with Conan, but at best the game would run for about 1-2 hours tops before I ctd. I am going to continue with more tests today, and will post if I find something that works.
As frustrating as it is try not to be too hard on Funcom. The cause is the engine which they did not create. Now if you want to be upset at the lack of support given I can completely agree with you, and will not argue with that at all. This isn’t the first time I (or someone I personally know) has had an issue in a Funcom game, and little to no support was given. My brother had such a bad experience with Funcom’s support that he refuses to load up Anarchy Online again, and that wasn’t a tech issue but more of an account/billing issue.
Charcola - I have attempted medium settings /w low shadows as I seen a post about that in my research, but it was a no go. I even tried changing resolutions, and running in “low end laptop” mode. I also saw posts stating to do a fresh install, but that also failed as well as running no mods and running single or multiplayer. Pretty much if you google the error message and read through the posts I have tried everything that others have suggested or said have fixed their problem, and of course none have worked to date. The underclocking of the gpu isn’t even listed in any posts, but I figured it was worth a try since it did fix a stability issue with another game running the UE4.