How To Fix Dying Light 2 Crashes, Low FPS, Errors, Black Screen, Freezes, Stuck Not Launching

Dying Light 2

Dying Light 2 Stay Human is the sequel to the highly rated and loved Dying Light game. The Dying Light series features survival horror-type video games that allow you to explore an open world dominated by zombies.

Most people love the game’s amazing story and excellent implementation of high-action and adrenaline-inducing parkour and combat systems. Dying Light 2 was originally set for release in January 2020, delayed to December 2021, and was pushed once again to February 4, 2022. It’s currently available for pre-order and is looking to finally get released.

Before you get to play Dying Light 2, here are some fixes to any possible errors that you can encounter when playing the game.

Fixes for Dying Light 2 Errors, Crashes, Black Screen, Freezes, and more.

Here are some of the fixes that you can try if you are experiencing crashes, low FPs, black screen, freezes, stuck at not launching, and other errors in Dying Light 2.

Solution 1: Restart PC

The first thing that you can and should do is to restart your PC. It’s a quick and easy fix that you should try when you encounter any Dying Light 2 errors. Restarting your PC can fix simple problems. It clears your RAM, stops all open applications, and stops memory leaks. Restarting your PC also deletes temporary files and cleans out most of the unimportant data that could’ve been causing some problems.

To restart your PC, you can click on the Start menu, click on the power options, and select “Restart.” You can also simply press Alt + F4 if you are on your Desktop, select restart, and press “OK.” Just wait for your PC to boot up again, and you can try launching Dying Light 2 again.

Restarting your PC is one of the easiest and most common troubleshooting steps that you should do. Most simple problems can easily be solved by restarting your PC, and it only takes up a few seconds of your time.

Solution 2: Delete Temporary Files

If restarting your PC didn’t work, don’t lose hope just yet. Even though restarting your PC clears most temporary files, there can be some that are left on your device that you no longer need. Luckily, deleting them is as easy as deleting any other file on your machine.

These temporary files can be causing some issues by interfering with Dying Light 2 in one way or another. It’s definitely worth a try, if it doesn’t end up solving your problem, at least you got to free up a bit of storage space in the process.

Step 1: Go to your search bar and type in “Run.” Click on the Run app.

Step 2: Type in “%temp%” inside the “Open: tab and click on “OK.”

Step 3: Now, you should already be inside your Temp folder, where a lot of temporary files are stored. Press on Ctrl + A to select all files within the folder and then delete them. You might be prompted to skip a few files or to provide administrator permissions to delete some files. Just make sure to skip and give permission to all current items.

After doing this, you should only be left with a few files inside the Temp folder. These are the only files that you currently need or are using. The rest were not essential and not in use. Don’t worry, as long as you stay inside the Temp folder, you won’t be deleting anything important that can ruin your PC or applications.

At this point, all you have to do is to try and open up your Dying Light 2 game again.

Solution 3: Verify Game Integrity on Steam

Obviously, Dying Light 2 won’t work if there were any errors during the installation or if there were some corrupted or missing files. You can fix this by doing a quick game integrity check on Steam. This check will help you verify your files and find out if there are any missing or corrupted files that are causing the game to misbehave. Luckily, it only takes a few minutes to do this verification check.

Follow these steps to verify your game integrity on Steam.

Step 1: Open your Steam app and go to your game library.

Step 2: Find Dying Light 2 Stay Human from your list of games.

Step 3: Right-click on Dying Light 2 and go to the properties menu.

Step 4: Find and click on the “Local Files” tab and then select “Verify integrity of game files.”

Wait for the verification process to finish. This can take up to several minutes, depending on the speed of your machine, so just be patient.

Once the process is finished, close all of the additional windows and relaunch the game. At this point, if your problem was being caused by corrupt or missing files, the game should work flawlessly now.

Solution 4: Check GPU Drivers

The next method that you can use is to make sure that you have the latest GPU drivers installed. GPU drivers are what your graphics card uses to ensure flawless communication with the rest of your PC. It helps your graphics card run smoothly and give the best performance it can.

Usually, new GPU drivers also come with bug fixes and support for more recent games. Keeping your GPU drivers updated is essential to make sure that your system is always running in tip-top shape.

GPU drivers can easily be installed nowadays. You can either download directly from your manufacturer’s website or use their respective GPU software to check for new updates and download them when available.

Follow these steps to update your GPU drivers.

For AMD Users:

Step 1: Right-click on your desktop and click on the “AMD Radeon Software.”

Step 2: Find the “Driver & Software” tab and click on “Check for updates.” This should automatically find the latest drivers available for your GPU.

Step 3: Click on download if there are newer drivers, or exit the AMD Radeon Software if there are non and proceed to the next possible solution.

Optionally, you can also go directly to the AMD website and manually enter your GPU details if you want to download the drivers yourself.

For Nvidia Users:

Step 1: Open the Nvidia GeForce Experience software.

Step 2: click on the “ Drivers” tab and click on “Check for updates” near the upper right corner of your screen.

Step 3: Select the drivers or components that you want to install from the pop-up screen and click on “Install.” This should automatically install the newest drivers for your GPU.

If you don’t have the Nvidia GeForce Experience app installed, you can simply go to Nvidia’s website, go to the “Drivers” tab, and manually input your GPU details to find the latest available Nvidia drivers for download.

Old or outdated drivers can cause a lot of different issues, especially with newer games. This is why it’s important to always update your drivers regularly.

Solution 5: Keep Windows Updated

Much like outdated GPU drivers, outdated versions of Windows can also cause issues not only with games but other applications as well. The Windows operating system is an important part of your PC. If you don’t have an OS, you won’t be able to use any programs, games, or applications.

I know that it can be quite annoying to keep Windows updated because of the long download and installation times, but it’s definitely a necessity. It helps make your computer run smoothly and flawlessly and allows you to keep using your PC without any problems.

Step 1: Go to your search bar and type in “Check for Updates.” Click on the first match.

Step 2: This should take you to your Windows update settings. Click on the “Check for Updates” button and wait for it to finish searching for new updates.

Step 3: The downloads should automatically start if there are newer versions available. If not, just click on the “Download and install” option.

Step 4: Just wait for the downloads to finish and restart your PC afterward.

Try to launch Dying Light 2 Stay Human and see if updating Windows solved your problems. If it still didn’t work, we still have one trick up our sleeve left.

Solution 6: Re-install the Game

Finally, we’re left with no choice but to re-install the game. This can take a long time, depending on how fast your internet speed and PC are. Unfortunately, you don’t have any other option at this point.

Here’s how to re-install Dying Light 2:

Step 1: Go to the search bar, type in “Add or remove programs,” and click on the first option.

Step 2: Search for “Dying Light 2” within the list of apps.

Step 3: Click on Dying Light 2 and click on the “Uninstall” button.

Step 4: Wait for it to finish uninstalling and restart your PC.

Step 5: Open up Steam, go to your game library and look for Dying Light 2.

Step 6: Click on the install button and just press next for all the additional pop-ups.

Wait for the installation process to finish, and you should be good to go. Hope that Dying Light 2 now works without any problems.

Unfortunately, if you’re still encountering problems at this point, it might be out of your hands to fix it. You can try searching online to see if other people are experiencing the same problems. If so, the devs might be the only persons that can fix it. If not, it might be a hardware-related problem on your end. Make sure to troubleshoot your individual PC parts or have them looked at by an expert.

Those were all of the different ways that you can solve common errors in Dying Light 2. Hopefully, we were able to help you solve your Dying Light 2 Stay Human problems today.

Written by Borut Udovic

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