KNOWN ISSUE: Game Does Not Close Properly

We are aware of an issue in which Darktide does not close properly.

In the mean time, you should be able to work around this by killing Darktide via the Task Manager.

Existing reports may be merged here, to help us keep track of the issues being reported.

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Every time i close the game, or it crashes, steam says that the game is still running, i then push the stop button to stop the process, but it just greys out the stop button and stays like that. I tried to see if it would eventually resolve itself, and just left it like that, 5 hours later it was still stuck.
To be able to start the game again i basically have to exit out of steam every time.

Just so we are clear, the game itself is not really running, but steam seems to think it does.

I have verified my files, re installed the game from scratch, and this problem still persists, and it has been this way since the start of this pre-launch beta, and its the only game in my library that has this problem.

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Issue Description:

Steps to Reproduce:
[Please add the steps that can help our QA department in reproducing the issue. For example:]

  1. Login
  2. Go to the mission area after you select your character
  3. Press escape and choose to quit the game
  4. Steam still thinks the game is running

Mission Name (If Applicable):

Platform:
STEAM

Player ID:
[Steam ID] : 76561197971066335

Approx. Time of Issue & Timezone:
Constantly happens no way around, requires restart of steam client

Reproduction Rate:


Constant (100%)

Upload Supporting Evidence:
Attached
console-2022-11-27-04.28.24-7fb87b5f-6b63-4ea0-be4e-18d5daa93b7d.log (41.7 KB)
console-2022-11-27-04.25.35-c3b40f4d-e739-42fe-b217-12a3ba95b974.log (54.3 KB)
console-2022-11-27-04.17.01-e2340659-0f93-4542-939f-0c24a72368ee.log (80.7 KB)

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 %appdata% 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
    darktide_launcher.log (395.7 KB)

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Issue Description:
Darktides doesn’t stop running in Steam after exiting the game, or crashing. Have to force quit steam every time.
Crash Report (If Applicable):
[Please see instructions on how to provide a crash report in the pinned Topic]

Error Displayed (If Applicable):

Steps to Reproduce:
[Please add the steps that can help our QA department in reproducing the issue. For example:]

  1. Exit game
  2. Game still running in Steam
  3. Force quit Steam

Mission Name (If Applicable):

Platform:
Steam

Player ID:
NoSleep420

Approx. Time of Issue & Timezone:
Every day, every time I play.

Reproduction Rate:
Constant (100%)

Upload Supporting Evidence:
[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 %appdata% 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

Every time I close the game Steam says the game is still running despite darktide can not be fount in the taskmanager. If I try to tell steam to stop darktide nothing happens. The only fix is to restart steam.
console-2022-11-27-09.45.11-532c12d6-d1dd-43ce-b615-7ce8f31f68e1.log (275.1 KB)
darktide_launcher.log (114.9 KB)

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Issue Description:
After exiting the game (either voluntarily through quitting or after a crash) the game is reported as “runnning” in Steam. Need to quit Steam and restart, or click stop, wiat a couple of minutes and then click “kill game” (or something like that). Looks like game is leaving some background task running, as it doesn’t appear in task manager to kill off directly. Left it in the “running” state last night, Steam reported 18 hours of play time this morning (vs 2-3 actual hours playing)
Steps to Reproduce:

  1. Exit the game
  2. Check game in Steam Library - Shown as “Running”

Mission Name (If Applicable):

Platform:
Steam

Player ID:
TitanDamocles

Approx. Time of Issue & Timezone:
11/18/2022 10:42am and prior

Reproduction Rate:
Constant (100%)

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I’m having the exact same issue. Been staring at the task manager trying to figure out which background task to kill but nothing sticks out. Anyone got any ideas?

The executable is Darktide.exe but Steam doesn’t check for that to see if it’s running. Looks like it depends on the game to send an event that the game has stopped, which never happens.

I was experiencing this issue consistently, but resolved it by restarting my computer, after which it has ceased to occur, if that helps troubleshoot.

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Issue Description:
Known issue that game crashes alot at start, but Game will not stop/close through Steam,
to clear one has to Totally kill steam and reopen

Steps to Reproduce:
[Please add the steps that can help our QA department in reproducing the issue. For example:]

this occurs everytime i crash, its occurred maybe 10 times

Platform:
[Steam]

Player ID:
[Steam ID “Sanny” 76561198006685175

Reproduction Rate:
Often (<85%)

Same issue here I can’t close the game properly even if it isn’t crashing

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Issue Description:
game process(es?) will hang after selecting “exit game” from esc menu. will show as still active in steam library and will hang there for hours like that (not exaggerating). then, when I click the “stop” button on the steam library page for Darktide it gets stuck again even if there is no task listed in the task manager window. the only way I have found to clear the issue is to restart my whole steam client, at which point I notice that steam says that it was unable to sync w/the cloud after the last time I played.
darktide beta crash report

Steps to Reproduce:
it has happens every single time I exit the game since the initial round of closed beta testing

Platform:
Steam

Player ID:

Reproduction Rate:
100%

console-2022-11-18-03.31.19-c478053b-bd7b-4b8e-b786-eb763ee4edb6.log (389.0 KB)
console-2022-11-19-04.23.48-d464cabe-f393-4a08-9408-3fb8c0b14de0.log (289.4 KB)
console-2022-11-22-02.57.44-b3ff7f29-5510-4ba6-9613-ebabe49897a9.log (659.6 KB)

darktide_launcher.log (81.6 KB)

just finished playing a little bit with the latest update and it happened again when I went to close close the program. fresh log attached.

console-2022-11-24-01.25.15-efcde42c-c45f-40e4-b91c-14c67f6be199.log (425.7 KB)

This is not the case, it doesn’t matter what you try to do to close it, be it through task manager, alt+F4 or any other method. The game still shows as running, please review this further and make sure you’re picking up what we’re trying to tell you please.

Can confirm that this is still happening on Steam launch version 1.0.11, while exiting the game normally via menu.
Windows 11 64-bit.

After a crash, since just tonight, game hangs on crash for minutes and then finally ends. gmae is stuck running. this happend for a day in beta over week ago…

GUID: dcd8487e-47a9-4da2-af5a-72bb489a0f89
Log File:
Info Type:


This issue was fixed for me for a day or two, but now its back again.

A temporary workaround is to navigate to the Darktide folder in your Steamapps and run “start_protected_game”. This will boot the game and allow you to alt+f4 quickly to close it without restarting Steam. If you have task manager up, you can kill EAC directly after launching it to also achieve this. This will close Darktide on Steam and let you back into your library.

PLEASE POST CRASHES AND ERRORS IN THE ‘TECHNICAL SUPPORT’ CATEGORY INSTEAD

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Issue Description:
I bought the game through Steam and every time I quit the game since official launch, the game continues to run in the background as an active application. When I try to “Stop” the program in Steam, it remains stuck on ‘Stopping’. The only way that I can fix this that I know of is to use Task Manager to completely close out Steam in order to play again. I really like this game, but I think about 10% of my play time has accrued because of this issue in the past few days.

Steps to Reproduce:
[Please add the steps that can help our QA department in reproducing the issue. For example:]

  1. Try to Quit Game either in the middle of a mission or in the ship hub.

Mission Name (If Applicable):

Platform:
[Steam/Microsoft Store]

Player ID:
[76561198056694430/Kastraljk or Syphilicious]

Approx. Time of Issue & Timezone:
[MM/DD/YYYY, 00:00AM/PM] [TIMEZONE]

Reproduction Rate:
Constant, happens without fail the past few days.

darktide_launcher.log (742.0 KB)
console-2022-12-04-05.09.31-7ac4b6da-fda1-4527-97d4-4600167231e6.log (109.5 KB)

Upload Supporting Evidence:
[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 %appdata% 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