After getting gun from 'ammo' box directly after meeting Cass at beginning of game-play, started down the hill and locked up as soon as helicopters were visible, though sound continued. This was heading down the hill for first objective after retrieving gun from box. Had to alt-ctrl-del to close game. Thought it may be a sound lock, so killed the music and tried logging back in, only to lock again immediately (sound again continued minus music).

Login: Lioslath

Character: Hnar Yroc

Comp info:

OS Name Microsoft Windows 7 Professional
Version 6.1.7601 Service Pack 1 Build 7601
Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Manufacturer Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd.
System Model GA-990XA-UD3
System Type x64-based PC
Processor AMD Phenom(tm) II X4 965 Processor, 3400 Mhz, 4 Core(s), 4 Logical Processor(s)
BIOS Version/Date Award Software International, Inc. F9, 13/10/2011
SMBIOS Version 2.4
Installed Physical Memory (RAM) 8.00 GB
Total Physical Memory 8.00 GB
Available Physical Memory 4.80 GB
Total Virtual Memory 16.4 GB
Available Virtual Memory 12.8 GB
Page File Space 8.39 GB
Page File C:\pagefile.sys

Will try a re-install to see if this corrects issue.

Uninstalled and re-installed, no change, log in and immediately frozen. Will be deleting character and starting again to see if issue re-occurs.

Created new character - Lioslath - and again had complete lock-up just as I am getting to encounter where helicopters are. Would submit screenshot but will not take screenshot for some reason, even in windowed mode.

Created 3rd character Nyasu Var (Lioslath character still there frozen in case you wish to review), took different route downhill and had no issues.

Made it to the camp, but was disconnected during the first cut scene with the Commander.