As is the case with other similar games, even after playtesting, The Finals did not get rid of all the bugs and issues. We have encountered one of the most annoying bugs and fixed it, so in this guide, we will tell you about all possible ways to fix The Finals’ black screen issue.
Contents of the Guide: In this guide, you’ll learn how to fix The Finals’ black screen of death issue:
- We will show you all the steps to solve this problem.
- First, we offer you to try the most basic method — restarting your device.
- Next, run the game as administrator and verify the integrity of game files.
- If none of the above helps, try the other methods described in this guide.
Restart Your Device
Begin with restarting your device. It sounds quite trivial, but in some cases, even such a simple solution can help.
Run as Administrator
Instead of launching the game from Steam, navigate to the game’s installation folder and run it from there as administrator.
Verify the Integrity of Game Files
The problem may be due to an incorrectly installed game or damaged files. Therefore, check the integrity of game files on Steam and try to launch the game again.
Press Alt Tab
Use the Alt and Tab key combination to switch to another app, and then press it again to switch back. This method can also help solve the black screen issue.
Try running the game in windowed mode.
Check the Date, Time, and Region Settings
Since this is an online game, the black screen problem may even occur due to time settings. Make sure the date, time, and region settings on your system are correct.
Close Unnecessary Apps and Overlays
Close background programs to free up system resources and possibly fix this glitch. Especially try to close all overlays, as they may conflict with the game.
Disconnect USB Devices
Disconnect all unnecessary USB devices, including monitors and controllers, as they may cause conflicts. Try launching the game after disconnecting everything.
Update Your Video Card Drivers
Another solution to this issue can be to update outdated video card drivers. Make sure you download them from the official websites of your video card manufacturer.
Update Windows and Microsoft Visual C++
Ensure that your Windows and Microsoft Visual C++ are updated to the latest stable versions.
Reinstall The Finals
If all the above steps didn’t help, uninstall the game, reinstall it on another local disk, and check the integrity of the game files again. This is what helped us to fix the black screen bug in The Finals.
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