Game"launches" from the launcher but never actually opens

Been playing the game with minimal hardware issues since Beta and I’m not sure exactly what happened, but as of yesterday, my game will no longer “open”. I can get the launcher open, my NVIDIA app shows the memory being released for use, Darktide appears in my task list, but the game itself never actually populates the screen. I’ve tried every fix I could find to no avail. Would really appreciate some help with this.

Issue Description:

Crash Report (If Applicable):
GUID: 9ed50afe-7a31-4ae2-a19c-e552d5eda028
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Steps to Reproduce:
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  1. Play Chasm Logistratum as Ogryn (Skullbreaker)
  2. Attempt to pick up the second Grimoire
  3. Crash

Mission Name (If Applicable):

[Steam/Microsoft Store]

Player ID:
[Steam ID: Wolfbible]

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Reproduction Rate:
Once - Rare (<10%) - Unusual (<25%) - Common (<50%) - Often (<75%) - Constant (100%)

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[Screenshots, recordings, links to Twitch VODs, etc.]

Upload Console Log:

  1. Press the Windows key + R
  2. Enter %appdata% within the search input and select ‘OK’
  3. Navigate to AppData\Roaming\Fatshark\Darktide\console_logs
  4. Locate the console log that corresponds with the session in which the issue occurred, by looking at the timestamps in the log names
  5. Upload here

Upload darktide_launcher.log:

  1. Press the Windows key + R
  2. Enter
    darktide_launcher.log (555.7 KB)
    within the search input and select ‘OK’
  3. Navigate to AppData\Roaming\Fatshark\Darktide
  4. Locate the darktide_launcher.log in this directory
  5. Upload here

Hi @Wolfbible,

Sorry to hear that. I appreciate the launcher is loading for you, but the game itself isn’t launching; but firstly I’d recommend to try running through potential solutions in this article: