100% crashing on startup (NVIDIA)

Issue Description:
Darktide crashes after pushing “Play” in the launcher. This started a few days ago. I updated my NVIDIA 1060 6GB driver and restarted my computer and this started.

I tried rolling back to the last 6 driver versions with no success. Verified the game on Steam and then reinstalled from scratch on Steam. Followed all troubleshooting steps from the guide like deleting GPU detection, managing permissions, repairing .NET framework, and doing a limited startup.

Edit: also made sure Shadowplay, OBS, etc. were disabled and weren’t running and deleted the Darktide folder in AppData

Crash Report (If Applicable):
GUID: ef8551e5-20c2-4af2-aee2-acad4ed20575
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Steps to Reproduce:
Press “Play” on Steam then press “Play” on the launcher

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Approx. Time of Issue & Timezone:
21:02 MDT 7/2/2023 right now, happening for 3-5 days

Reproduction Rate:
Constant (100%)

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Upload Console Log & darktide_launcher.log:
console-2023-07-03-02.59.45-ef8551e5-20c2-4af2-aee2-acad4ed20575.log (12.1 KB)
darktide_launcher.log (118.4 KB)

I’ve queried this with our developers, and hope to have an update for you soon.

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Thank you! Hopefully we can get it resolved.

Are you using any sort of plugin? Anything you’ve manually added to the root directory?

I was using mods, but when I reinstalled, I totally deleted the root directory and reinstalled without mods.

EDIT: It appears I’m no longer crashing since the hotfix this morning. Don’t know if that’s related or not, but it works now.

Hah, nice. Keep us posted :smiley: