Shader Error Exit Code =1

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Issue Description:
Game was crashing with no shader issue. after reinstalling due to not reinstalled since pre-order beta, managed to load into game and start the prologue. Had to close the game due to life and went to restart and got the Shader Error Exit code =1 ever since.

Crash Report (If Applicable):
GUID: 7f4945a7-373b-4d40-90e5-476d5899b136
Log File:
Info Type:

Error Displayed (If Applicable):
Shader error exit code =1
Steps to Reproduce:
Launch game from steam, click play on launcher.
Launch launcher outside of steam,
launch game from outside steam

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Approx. Time of Issue & Timezone:
Any Time any day

Reproduction Rate:

Upload Supporting Evidence:
Darktide Error

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
    console-2023-04-11-22.25.41-ea124268-84b8-4acb-9054-a608c5e060b7.log (12.0 KB)
    console-2023-04-11-22.10.47-cc1e8bb1-03d4-4923-b835-5d5a57ed2565.log (12.0 KB)
    console-2023-04-11-22.10.36-5e9b377c-c72b-4821-88e5-eb386d168ea1.log (12.0 KB)
    console-2023-04-11-22.43.40-7f4945a7-373b-4d40-90e5-476d5899b136.log (12.0 KB)
    console-2023-04-11-22.40.36-f867ce7a-1c9c-4749-875a-5646e83469f3.log (12.0 KB)
    console-2023-04-11-22.08.16-b3708062-faa4-400c-9432-44cb5d1e78f4.log (12.0 KB)
    console-2023-04-11-22.00.53-faca8633-e0c8-4342-9cf0-3ccec462241e.log (12.0 KB)
    console-2023-04-11-22.10.22-30485bf1-c00f-44c6-82ce-bd63b44ef110.log (12.0 KB)
    console-2023-04-11-22.08.59-6417c281-55f4-4726-98a7-78b25ad8e434.log (13.0 KB)

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 (505.9 KB)

Things I have tried to fix based on previous forum posts and various troubleshooting:

Reinstall VC Redistributions
Delete %Appdata% folders
Complete reinstalls of Nvidia Drivers, Game, Steam
Launch As Admin On Launcher and game on and off
regedit guid change
vulkan run argument

Specs on PC:
AMD Ryzen 7 5800x
Nvidia RTX 2060 Super
32GB of Ram

Hello! Do you have the latest Windows 10 updates installed?

Hi Julia,

Updated Windows managed to launch it once. Came back to it today and again it is crashing on the first loading screen, The emblem in the bottom right does about 3/4 rotation and then game over. All drivers and windows are uptodate, with a Clean Install for the GFX Driver
console-2023-05-06-18.26.00-0233dcb0-cada-49cc-893a-97bda7581a21.log (29.7 KB)