Fix Ghost of Tsushima DIRECTOR’S CUT PC Crashing, Freezing or Not Launching

How To Fix Ghost of Tsushima DIRECTOR’S CUT PC Crashing, Freezing or Not Launching

Ghost of Tsushima DIRECTOR’S CUT is a newly launched game for PC and is very popular among users.

Unfortunately, the game isn’t optimized properly and users are facing problems like crashing on PC, crashes to desktop, crashing on launch/startup, not launching or won’t launch on PC, not loading or stuck on loading screen, and others.

If you are one of the users who are facing this issue right now, then trust me you’ve come to the right place.

In this guide, you will learn how to fix Ghost of Tsushima DIRECTOR’S CUT PC crashing, freezing, or not launching.

Now, let’s begin with the fixes.

How To Solve Ghost of Tsushima DIRECTOR’S CUT PC Crashing, Freezing or Not Launching

Read the below-mentioned solutions properly and follow them.

Note: These Solutions also fix Stuttering, lagging, black screen.

Fix 1. End Task from Task Manager

Press CTRL + ALT + DELETE and select Task Manager.

Right-click on Ghost of Tsushima DIRECTOR’S CUT and select End Task.

Restart your PC and launch the game again.

Fix 2. Change Launcher Settings In Ghost of Tsushima DIRECTOR’S CUT

Launch the game and if you are able to launch the launcher, then follow the steps.

Click on Options, then change the Window Mode option and choose Play.

If you are using Fullscreen, then change to Exclusive Fullscreen or Windowed.

If you are using Windowed, then change to Fullscreen or Exclusive Fullscreen.

If you are using Exclusive Fullscreen, then change to Fullscreen or Windowed.

Note: If you have disabled the launcher, then you can turn it on by following the steps. Go to Steam > Library, then right-click on Ghost of Tsushima DIRECTOR’S CUT and click on > Properties > Launch Options > add “–launch”.

Fix 3. Disable Frame Generation (NVIDIA ONLY)

If you’re able to launch the game then you should turn off Frame-generation.

In Ghost of Tsushima DIRECTOR’S CUT, Frame-generation settings aren’t optimized properly and having some issues.

Keep it disabled, it will fix the crashing problem.

Fix 4. Verify Integrity of Game Files

If you are using the Steam launcher then follow the below steps.

Launch Steam and navigate to your Library > Right-click on Ghost of Tsushima DIRECTOR’S CUT > Properties.

Navigate to the Local Files tab and click on “Verify Integrity of Game Files”.

Fix 5. Reduce Graphic Settings

You can lower the graphic settings if you have a lower-power GPU.

Settings like Texture Quality, Terrain Quality, and Volumetrics consume more and more VRAM.

It can exceed the VRAM limit and the game may crash without any warning.

Fix 6. Update Windows

Updating Windows to the latest version may solve the problem. To do so, Press the Windows key and click on Settings > Windows Update > Check for updates.

Fix 7. Try Disabling Overlays

You need to turn off Overlays from software such as Steam, Discord, NVIDIA, or others.

In Steam, navigate to Library, right-click on Ghost of Tsushima DIRECTOR’S CUT, and click on Properties > Enable the Steam Overlay while in-game > Disable.

To disable Overlay in NVIDIA, navigate to Nvidia GeForce Experience > Settings > General > In-Game Overlay > Disable.

Fix 8. Set The Game to High Priority

Right-click on the Taskbar and select Task Manager.

Right-click on Ghost of Tsushima DIRECTOR’S CUT > Go to details.

Look for the game’s process, then right-click and select Set Priority > High.

Fix 9. Run Ghost of Tsushima DIRECTOR’S CUT As An Administrator

Launch Steam and go to the Library.

Right-click on Ghost of Tsushima DIRECTOR’S CUT and select Manage > Browse Local Files. (It will open the game installation folder)

Right-click on the Ghost of Tsushima exe file and select Run as administrator.

Fix 10. Disable Fullscreen Optimizations

Launch Steam and go to the Library.

Right-click on Ghost of Tsushima DIRECTOR’S CUT and select Manage > Browse Local Files. (It will open the game installation folder)

Right-click on Ghost of Tsushima exe file and select Properties > Compatibility.

Click on the box beside “Disable Fullscreen Optimizations”.

Fix 11. Update Your GPU Drivers

Check if your graphic card drivers are updated.

NVIDIA users, https://www.nvidia.com/en-us/geforce/geforce-experience/download/.

Select your correct graphic card and download the drivers.

The same goes for AMD users – https://www.amd.com/en/support

Fix 12. Check for Overheating

Make sure your PC isn’t overheating. To prevent it, make sure you clean the PC and it has good airflow.

Fix 13. Close Background Running Applications

Make sure you close the background running applications.

Opening too many applications at once might crash the game and other applications.

Fix 14. Change Launch Options for Ghost of Tsushima DIRECTOR’S CUT

Launch Steam and go to Library, right-click on Ghost of Tsushima, then click on Properties.

Type “-dx11” or “-dx12”, then close the tab.

Try launching the game and check if it’s running perfectly or not.

If not fixed, then type “-windowed” and launch.

Conclusion

As the Ghost of Tsushima is a newly launched game on PC, users complain about the stuttering, frame drops, and laggy playing experience.

However, you can try the solutions mentioned in this guide on how to fix Ghost of Tsushima DIRECTOR’S CUT PC crashing, freezing, or not launching.

It will also fix the stuttering and lag issues on Ghost of Tsushima.

We recommend you try playing the game in low to medium or high settings until the game developers fix the issue and optimize the game.

I hope you found this guide useful.

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