Please note: All credit goes to got that dog!
Potential fixes for blackscreen/crash on launch.
Guide to Fix Blackscreen/Crash on Launch
Prior to launch of game
Verify Integrity: Right click game in library > properties > Installed files > Verify integrity of game files.
Note: This may come with a pop up that the cache and keys to the anti-cheat will be deleted continue this will not affect.
Update graphics drivers – Self explanatory.
Launch the game (if it crashes or black screens do not exit)
Locate and adjust game properties.
Launch game > right click taskbar icon at bottom of screen > right click Helldivers2 > Properties > compatibility > enable run in compatibility mode for windows 8 > enable run this program as administrator and apply.
Potential anti cheat issues (I did not encounter but others did)
Potential fix 1
Right click game in library > properties > Installed files > Browse (this will open a file explorer to location of game)
In the tools folder you will find GG setup and uninstall files. differing methods help different people.
Right click gguninst.exe run as admin > Right click GGSetup.exe run as admin.
Note: Had a friend do this and also apply previous properties to anti-cheat application while running. unsure if this is a confirmed fix or how to locate running anti-cheat program.
My Specs and if this guide sucks
I may have gone about this in an odd way do whatever works best for you to locate and apply settings. I was unable to add properties from the exe files.
File locations by file explorer
- Game exe
- \SteamLibrary\steamapps\common\Helldivers 2\bin
- GG exe
- \SteamLibrary\steamapps\common\Helldivers 2\tools
- Processor Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-9700F CPU @ 3.00GHz
- Video Card NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER
- Operating System Windows 10
- RAM 16 GB