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How to Fix Warhammer 40000 Darktide Not Launching, Crashing, or Freezing

To fix Warhammer 40000 Darktide 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.

Defeat hordes of enemies in an action shooter, co-op experience from the team behind the Vermintide series.

An overwhelming tide of darkness will be formed by the seeds of corruption.

You and your allies need to defeat the enemy before the city gives in to chaos.

Make your own character and customize their appearance, origin, and voice.

Choose from various classes, each with its own unique traits and skills that you can utilize in battle.

Warhammer 40,000 Darktide allows you to master between ranged and melee combat as you fight countless enemies.

In this guide, you’ll learn how to fix Warhammer 40000 Darktide not launching, crashing, freezing, or having a white/black screen.

Fix 1: Update your graphics card

Fix 2: Run Warhammer 40000 Darktide as an administrator

  1. Navigate to your Steam library.
  2. Right-click Warhammer 40000 Darktide > Properties > Local Files > Browse.
  3. Right-click Warhammer 40000 Darktide > Properties > Compatibility > Run this program as an administrator > Enable > OK > Launch the game.

Fix 3: Allow Warhammer 40000 Darktide 2023 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 Warhammer 40000 Darktide 2023 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 Warhammer 40000 Darktide 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 Warhammer 40000 Darktide > 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 Warhammer 40000 Darktide > Properties > Local Files.
  3. Click on “Verify integrity of game files”.
  4. Launch Warhammer 40000 Darktide.

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 Warhammer 40000 Darktide.

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