Dying Light 2 – Startup Crash – How To Fix

Dying Light 2 has finally released for PC players on Steam. If you have played the previous edition of this franchise, then you may have noticed that there are some noteworthy changes that the developers have made.

In my guess, these changes made the game unstable for some reason, and now players are facing crashing issues on startup with DL2. If you are undergoing the same issue, then this post may help you in resolving that.

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How To Fix Startup Crashing in Dying Light 2

This solution is already out there for all the players, but I have noticed that a lot of players are trying different methods which are already generalized for other games also. They include:

  • Verifying game files
  • Updating drivers
  • Checking integrity of files
  • Tweaking Control Panel settings

The list goes on, but the main issue is, you can do all of these for any and all games. What you need to acutally do is find specific solutions for crashing and lag issues for different games. For Dying Light 2, the developers have already listed a possible fix.

The Fix

The developers have quoted:

Hey! We’re currently investigating the issue with Dying Light 2 crashing on some PCs, to help us out, please try launching the game with /nolightfx parameter and let me know if it works, this will help us out a lot!

Now, in order to do this follow these steps:

  • Click the right mouse button on Dying Light 2
  • Head over to Properties
  • In the empty field type “/nolightfx” in the launch options
  • Make sure to not use the quotes.

Now simply launch the game and check if this has fixed your issues or not. Also make sure to update graphics drivers, since I saw that there is a specific driver file update for DL2. Otherwise there was no need to do this step.

For your verification, this fix has already worked for a number of players on steam. Let me show you some quotes:

Steam user Zigmo says:

Was having this problem and this command helped, thank you <3

Here is another steam user, Gammastoned, with his resolution statement:

it worked for me as well! thanks for the help you are an absolute lifesaver

You can personally check the thread and see the results for yourself. The developers are requesting for more information about such issues, and as far as I checked, they are willing to address all of these actively.

I would highly suggest that you report to them as soon as possible if these methods are still not working for you. To report to the developers:

  • You can comment under this thread.
  • You can also write to the official steam support for Techland as well.

Also, make sure to do the following before contacting or writing to the developers:

if this doesn’t work please upload (to google drive) dumps and logs, you can find dump files
D:\Steam\steamapps\common\Dying Light 2\ph\work\bin\x64\dumps


I hope my two cents on this startup crash issue for DL2 has helped you in some way. Do let me know your thoughts or issues via the comments below. You can follow us on Twitter and drop a like on Facebook to get the latest update on gaming guides.

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Last Updated on February 4, 2022

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