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How to Fix Forspoken Not Launching, Crashing, or Freezing

Forspoken is an action role-playing game where players have to save a world and its inhabitants with magic and parkour skills.

Frey Holland is trapped in a land called “Athia” and a magical bracelet is wrapped around her arm.

Using the bracelet, she can cast spells and use magic to travel across perilous landscapes.

The Tantas once thrived in the land until a blight corrupted everything.

The blight transformed animals into beasts, men into monsters, and landscapes into dangerous realms.

Now mad and evil sorceresses, the Tantas rule the domains and Frey has to help the remaining citizens.

She must uncover the secrets, confront the Tantas, and battle monstrous creatures to save the citizens.

In this guide, you’ll learn how to fix Forspoken not launching, crashing, freezing, or having a white/black screen.

Fix 1: Update your graphics card

Fix 2: Run Forspoken as an administrator

  1. Navigate to your Steam library.
  2. Right-click Forspoken > Properties > Local Files > Browse.
  3. Right-click Forspoken > Properties > Compatibility > Run this program as an administrator > Enable > OK > Launch the game.

Fix 3: Allow Forspoken in your antivirus

  • Open the Windows settings > Privacy & Security > Windows Security > Virus & threat protection > Manage ransomware protection > Allow an app through Controlled folder access > Add an allowed app > Browse all apps > select Forspoken app > Open.
  • Open the Control Panel > System and Security > Windows Defender Firewall > Allow an app or feature through Windows Defender Firewall > Change settings > Allow another app… > Browse… > select Forspoken app > Add.
  • Turn off Real-time protection: Open the Windows settings > Privacy & Security > Windows Security > Virus & threat protection > Manage settings > Real-time protection > Off.

Fix 4: Disable overlays/conflicting programs

  • Navigate to your Steam library > right-click Forspoken > Properties > Enable the Steam Overlay while in-game > Disable.
  • Open Nvidia GeForce Experience > Settings > General > In-Game Overlay > Disable.
  • Open Steam > Steam > Settings > Downloads > Clear Download Cache.
  • Unplug the Logitech or Thrustmaster racing wheel.
  • End the task for Razer Synapse or MSI Dragon Center.
  • Close all of your tabs to free up RAM and relaunch the game.

Fix 5: Repair/verify the game files

  1. Navigate to your Steam library.
  2. Right-click Forspoken > Properties > Local Files.
  3. Click on “Verify integrity of game files”.
  4. Launch Forspoken.

Fix 6: Update Windows to the latest version

  1. Search for “Check for updates” using Windows Search.
  2. Update Windows to the latest version.
  3. Launch Forspoken.

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