Severe Freezes / Crashes, especially in Villa Ultraviolet

I’m getting desperate here. I’ve been having particularly bad issues since the patch, I’ve had a support ticket open for at least a week (not throwing shade there, I just want to be able to play the game properly) and at this point I’m asking for any advice I can. Here’s an example screenshot:

It’s worst as Zane (with a CCC build), but can happen with any character I have. It’s worst in Villa Ultraviolet, but can happen anywhere else. I’ve tried:

  1. Re-rolling modifiers (a lot).
  2. Played again after last week’s hotfix that disables two problematic modifiers.
  3. Used less Cryo weaponry.
  4. Updated my graphics drivers.
  5. Verified my game cache through the Epic Launcher.

It’s been a week and I’m missing out on both Loot the Universe and the Cartels event (I haven’t completed a single Villa playthrough), and it’s really getting to me. I’m playing on Medium-ish settings, and my hardware is pretty capable (slightly dated CPU).

  • i5-3570K with a variable (BIOS-imposed) overclock up to 3.8GHz. Temperatures are fine.
  • GeForce 1070 GTX. Temperatures are fine.
  • 24GB of DDR3 RAM.
  • Plenty of hard drive space, and acceptable / no disk fragmentation.