Phasmophobia Black Screen On Launch (5 Quick Fixes)

phasmophobia black screen on launch
phasmophobia black screen on launch

If you see an error message that states Phasmophobia Black screen on launch or Phasmophobia has encountered an unexpected fault and has to close, this indicates that the game isn’t functioning correctly and needs to be restarted.

Before you give up and close the app, there are a few things you may attempt to do to see if you can find a solution to the issue.

If you come across this problem when playing your game on a personal computer (PC), macOS, or Linux, this troubleshooting guide will take you through all of the actions you need to do to fix it.

How to Resolve Phasmophobia Black Screen On Launch?

  1. Close Steam and Restart Computer

It is highly recommended that you restart your computer if you are having trouble launching your game and suspect that the problem may be related to Steam.

After Steam has finished shutting down completely, you should restart it and check to see whether Phasmophobia is responding appropriately.

  1. Keep Your Graphics Drivers Up To Date

Depending on how old your graphics drivers are, there’s a chance that they won’t be compatible with games from more recent generations.

Launching Device Manager (Start > Control Panel > System and Security > Device Manager) allows you to determine whether or not your drivers need an update. Locate the Display Adapters section in the Device Manager, then expand it by clicking on the plus sign.

Use your right mouse button to pick the option to Update Driver Software… from the context menu after right-clicking on each graphics driver listed under Display Adapters.

After clicking the Next button in the Windows Update window, a dialog box swill appear. Within this dialog box, choose the option to Search automatically for updated driver software.

  1. Delete Game File From Library

Uninstalling and reinstalling your game is not that hard, but it’s much easier if you clear out any old data first.

Launch Steam and go to your Library tab, right-click on Phasmophobia and select Delete Local Content… You can now uninstall from there as normal.

  1. Download New Copy of Game

If your game won’t start, it might be because you don’t have an updated version of it installed. To check.

Go to Add or Remove Programs in your Control Panel and see if there is an entry for Phasmophobia with a newer release date than what was on your computer previously.

If so, simply remove (or uninstall) that previous version and install (or reinstall) the newer version from there.

  1. Verify Integrity Of Game Files

Steam comes with an in-built feature that may check to see whether all of the game files are there and have been accounted for. Here’s how:

Open Steam Simply go to the Games section of your library. Scroll all the way down until you reach the bottom right corner, then click Settings.

Select the option to Verify the integrity of game files under the General tab, and when prompted to confirm that you really do want to verify the integrity, select Verify.

You will need to repeat these instructions whenever you launch Steam or if your game repeatedly freezes up on you.

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