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How to Fix A Plague Tale Requiem Not Launching, Crashing, or Freezing

To fix A Plague Tale Requiem not launching, crashing, or freezing, you can try updating your graphics card, running the game as an administrator, or allowing it in your antivirus.

You can also try disabling overlays/conflicting programs, repairing/verifying the game files, or updating Windows.

Go on a fascinating journey into a beautiful world dominated by supernatural powers.

Amica and Hugo travel south to start a new life in new regions and cities after escaping their ruined homeland.

However, destruction return when Hugo’s powers are back and they are forced to leave again.

Their hopes are now placed in a prophesized island that can save Hugo.

You can use different tools, sneak, fight, or unleash rats to defeat foes and overcome challenges.

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

Fix 1: Update your graphics card

Fix 2: Run A Plague Tale Requiem as an administrator

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

Fix 3: Allow A Plague Tale Requiem 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 the A Plague Tale Requiem 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 the A Plague Tale Requiem 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 A Plague Tale Requiem > Properties > Enable the Steam Overlay while in-game > 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 A Plague Tale Requiem > Properties > Local Files.
  3. Click on “Verify integrity of game files”.
  4. Launch A Plague Tale Requiem.

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 A Plague Tale Requiem.

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