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Overkill’s The Walking Dead Matchmaking Fix, Crash On Startup, Black Screen, Low FPS, Ultrawide Fix

Overkill’s The Walking Dead has launched for the PC. With so many PC configurations out there, there are bound to be errors and issues to pop up for Overkill’s The Walking Dead like matchmaking problems, crash on startup, no ultrawide support and more.

Here we will discuss all of the errors and issues that players have been experiencing and will also provide you with possible fixes and workarounds.

Overkill’s The Walking Dead Freezing, Matchmaking And Fixes

Overkill’s The Walking Dead is a first-person co-op shooter that sees players teaming up with three other players to survive the zombie apocalypse. However, the PC version of Overkill’s The Walking Dead is facing issues like matchmaking problems, black screen and more.

The following are the errors and issues that players have been experiencing along with their fixes and workarounds. So that you can play with your friends without any problems.

Crash Fix, Crash On Startup

Players have reported that the game crashes randomly while playing. Not only that, for some the game is crashing on startup. Here are a few things you can do to fix the crashing problem in Overkill’s The Walking Dead.

Reinstall Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 Redistributable. The game can crash due to improper configurations of this program. Just reinstall the following :

Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 Redistributable (x64)
Microsoft Visual C++ 2012 Redistributable (x64)
Microsoft Visual C++ 2013 Redistributable (x64)
Microsoft Visual C++ 2015 Redistributable (x64)

Also, try to reinstall DirectX. Once you have reinstalled these programs, just restart your PC and the game should be running properly.

Another reason for the game to crash could be the anti-virus software or Windows Defender. Either make an exception for the game’s exe in the ant-virus or just disable it.

Ultrawide Fix

The game doesn’t officially support the Ultrawide or 21:9 aspect ratio for 4K monitors. However, there is a simple solution that will fix this issues for you. Navigate to:

C:\Users\USERNAME\AppData\Local\OTWD\Saved\Config\WindowsNoEditor

Here you will find a file titled “GameUserSettings.ini”, open it in notepad and make the following changes. This will make the game to run relatively better on Ultrawide monitors.

ResolutionSizeX=3440
ResolutionSizeY=1440
FullscreenMode=0
LastConfirmedFullscreenMode=0
PreferredFullscreenMode=0

Matchmaking Fix

If you are experiencing issues while matchmaking in Overkill’s The Walking Dead then here are a few solutions that can fix this problem for you.

The first method is quite simple. Make sure there is no program on your system that is interfering with the network or the ports. Disable the software that features “network-interception” or “port-scanning” as these can cause matchmaking problems. Check out the list of programs that causes problems with networking on Steam.

Another reason for the matchmaking issues could be the anti-virus software or Windows Defender blocking the game’s exe file. You can make an exception for the game in the anti-virus software or Windows Defender to let it go online.

Or you can just disable the anti-virus software and play the game. This should resolve your matchmaking problems in the game.

If the above methods don’t work for then you can try “Open Network Ports”. Check out this link to see how to open ports for Steam. This should resolve the matchmaking problems for you.

Black Screen Fix

Black Screen is a common issue for PC games and Overkill’s The Walking Dead is no exception. Players have reported that they get a black screen during cutscenes.

The issue might be popping up due to the OS not having pre-installed Windows Media resources. Just install the Windows Media resources and the issue will resolve.

If you are getting a black screen on startup with music playing the background, the fix for that is quite simple. All you have to do is start the game and when the black screen appears, press “Alt + Enter”. This will put the game in the Windowed mode and you will have the display.

Now go to the settings and the change the game’s resolution to your monitor’s native resolution and you will be able to play the game in fullscreen.

Low FPS, Stuttering Fix

Performance is one of the major issues for PC games. However, given the countless PC configurations out there, performance issues are bound to occur. Here are a few things you can do to ensure the best performance.

Make sure you are using the latest drivers for your GPU as new drivers bring game-specific optimizations. Also, make sure there is no program running in the background using too much of your CPU or HDD. If there is a program and then just terminate it.

Those who own at least Nvidia GTX 10 series GPU, open Nvidia Control Panel. Click on Manage 3D settings and then select “Program Settings”. Select the game from the drop-down list and then go through the options looking for V-sync.

Set V-sync to “Fast” as this will potentially give you a performance boost if you have the CPU and GPU to handle it.

Game Freezing Fix

Freezing is another common issue with the game as players have reported that the game freezes during cutscenes. The issue might be popping up due to the OS not having pre-installed Windows Media resources. Just install the Windows Media resources and the issue will resolve.

Game Starts On the Wrong Monitor

Players are reporting that in a multi-monitor setup, the game starts on the monitor they want to play on and aren’t able to change it. Here is the solution to select the right monitor.

All you have to do is set the launch options for the game. To do so right-click on the game and select “Properties”. Select “Set Launch Options” and enter the following:

-WinX=1920 or -WinX=2560 at WQHD

Now, whenever you start the game, it will start in the tight monitor.

That is all for our Overkill’s The Walking Dead matchmaking errors and more along with their fixes and workarounds.