Game freezes on startup at company logo's page

When starting Borderlands 3 I see an initial page with a borderlands icon spinning, after 5 seconds or so I get to a black screen with three company logos across the middle “Unreal Engine” “GameWare” etc. The game freezes here and won’t go any further even if I leave it for hours. In task manager it shows as “Not Responding” and the memory usage is over 1.5GB.


  • Windows 10
  • AMD R7 200X
  • 8GB Ram
  • Intel Pentium G3258

My CPU has been a problem for some games that don’t seem to handle the number of cores correctly. My specs are decent enough to other relatively recent games though.

Any ideas of things I can try?