Darksiders 2 Errors and Fixes Guide

All the fixes for the numerous Darksiders 2 errors, crashes, freezes, stuttering issues and other launch problems that the developers haven't fixed

Darksiders 2 has just got released on all platforms, and since it’s a big title, you might have to wait for a patch to fix the launch issues you might have come across while playing it on PC. Thankfully, this Darksiders 2 Errors and Fixes guide will help you fix some of them.

Darksiders 2 Errors and Fixes

They may be minor issues now but are a pain in the ass when they pop-up every now and then. If you are experiencing these annoying issues, refer to our workarounds below!

#1 Can’t Launch Darksiders 2
If you can’t launch the game, make sure that you have the following things up-to-date:

  • Graphic Card Drivers
  • Audio Drivers
  • Directx Drivers
  • Windows .Net Framework Drivers The DirectX and .Net Framework work drivers can be found within the install of your Darksiders II
  • Also make sure that you have installed both dxwebsetup.exe & vcredist_x86.exe in C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Darksiders 2.

#2 Graphics Broken in Darksiders 2/Bad Rendering
This issue is being faced by a lot of ATI users and if you are one of them, you can try out the following:

  • Update your Graphics driver or roll back to any previous stable version.
  • Make sure that you have installed both dxwebsetup.exe & vcredist_x86.exe in C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Darksiders 2 folder.

If the problem persists, you can contact support or wait for any official update from the developer.

#3 PC Resolution Not Being Saved in Darksiders 2
If your resolution is reverted every time you launch the game, following workaround might help:

  • Change the in-game resolution
  • Exit the game
  • Exit Steam and re-launch it
  • Start the game again and see if the resolutions settings have been saved.

#4 Stuck at Loading
For the first time, it may take longer to load the game. You need to wait till it loads up. Then, head to THQ.com and make yourself an account. Enter the relevant information in the game and it shouldn’t happen again.

#5 Stuttering Problem
To fix the issue, you need to force Vsync through your Graphic card’s control panel options. If you are having hard time in forcing Vsync, you can try out D3DOverrider tool to do that.

#6 Fix for Freezing/Crashes
It seems like if you disable/unplug your internet, many freezing/crash problems are resolved. If nothing else works for you, it’s really worth of a shot.

However, if you are experiencing your game freezing on you while exiting the pause or inventory screen, then try the following solution:

If you have an Nvidia GPU, go to the Nvidia Control Panel and into Manage 3D-Settings, from here-on go into Software Settings tab and press the add button to find Darksiders II. Whilst in the settings for Darksiders II, scroll down to Vertical Sync and set that to Adaptive, and hopefully that fixes the issue

#7 The Sun Keeps on Flashing – Glitch
It’s not a major issue you should be worried about. Just restart your PC or give it some rest and see if the annoying light goes away.

#8 Can’t Activate the Reaper Form
There are two things; first you need to be at certain level before you can activate the reaper and if it’s still not working, try mapping any other key for it.

#9 My CPU gets overheated/restarted during the game
It may well be due to GfX overheating based on the fact that your GPU might be trying to run the game on more than 60. You can do the following to fix the issue:

  • Force Vsync on through the gfx control panel
  • Apply a 60 FPS cap using afterburner or nVidia control panel

#10 At the first portal Lilith gives the Phasewalker to you to reach Samael
Something that is worth trying for this issue is to simply quit the game and then launching the game up again. If this doesn’t work then go ahead and disable the DLC from Steam library and if all else fails, then try restarting your PC as a last resort.

#11 Karkinos Does Not Care About My Eggs
If Karkinos isn’t responding to your little egg feast, then don’t get mad or upset, it’s just a little fault in the game’s code. The solution that seems to work for some people is to get a little bit closer to the guy before you target the egg at its soft part. This is the only way to circumvent the problem.

#12 High GPU and CPU Temperature
This isn’t just an issue with Darksiders II, if you don’t know how you are managing your settings, then you might find your PC to be uncomfortably hot. This is usually because of uncapped frame-rates. If you have a 60 Hz monitor there really is no need to leave the frame-rate uncapped so go ahead and set the limit to 60.

#13 3D Vision Effects Not Rendering
You can try using the Helix Mod to better your experience with 3D effects within the game.

#14 Dialogues or Subtitles
If you can’t seem to get subtitles for your copy of the game, then it might be because the game was bought using a different region of steam, thus giving you no subtitles if a language any other than the native one is being used.

Should that not be the issue in your case then try changing the language through Steam by going into Darksiders II’s properties.

If this doesn’t work either then you can try and move Darksiders II to the primary partition in your computer (Usually C drive, or the drive with your windows installed in it).

If you have come across anything that isn’t listed here, let us know in the comments and we will try to help you out!

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