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How To Resolve Death Stranding Stuck On Loading Screen?

Death Stranding Stuck On Loading Screen
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Death Stranding is one of the most acclaimed games on the PlayStation 4. Yesterday, it was released on PC and thousands of enthusiasts purchased the game soon after. However, many users have encountered issues with the game since its release. For someone that spent almost $60 on the game, these issues can ruin the experience. to say the least. One of such issues that users have encountered is Death Stranding being stuck on the loading screen.

When we say stuck, we don’t mean at a certain point. For many users, the game just wouldn’t load or become stuck at 0%. What causes this issue? Well, some users have reported that this started happening when they reached a part of the map in the game. But, that isn’t an understandable explanation! It hasn’t been much time since the release and we can’t expect an update from Kojima Productions for another few days. However, that does not mean you have to wait. In this article, we have mentioned a few resolutions that you can attempt to avoid Death Stranding becoming stuck on the loading screen.

How To Resolve Death Stranding Stuck On Loading Screen?

Before you attempt any of the below-mentioned resolutions, make sure that your computer meets the minimum requirements for the game. If it does not, there’s no point in attempting any of the resolutions, as your computer cannot run the game. Below, we’ve mentioned both the minimum and recommended system requirements for Death Stranding.

Minimum Requirements:

  • OS: Windows® 10
  • Processor: Intel® Core™ i5-3470 or AMD Ryzen™ 3 1200
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: GeForce GTX 1050 3 GB or AMD Radeon™ RX 560 4 GB
  • DirectX: Version 12
  • Storage: 80 GB available space
  • Sound Card: DirectX compatible

Recommended Requirements:

  • OS: Windows® 10
  • Processor: Intel™ Core i7-3770 or AMD Ryzen™ 5 1600
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB or AMD Radeon™ RX 590
  • DirectX: Version 12
  • Storage: 80 GB available space
  • Sound Card: DirectX compatible

Method #1 — Restart The Game:

This is one of the most common resolutions that you can attempt for, well, any issue. If Death Stranding becomes stuck on the loading screen for you, you can just restart the game. As per many users, this works and the issue is resolved. However, if restarting the game does not resolve it, you can restart your computer. That will resolve the issue, as it will disable any application that was causing a disturbance with the game.

Method #2 — Repair The Game:

Often than not, an important file from the game’s directory gets removed from your computer. This happens when you pause the download of the game or it gets interrupted. If that’s the case, just repair the game from your Steam or Epic Games Launcher library. It only takes a few minutes to do, depending on the speed of the drive that the game is installed into.

How To Repair The Game On Steam?

  • Open Steam and head over to the LIBRARY tab.
  • Right-click on the game and click on the Properties… option.
  • Once opened, head over to the LOCAL FILES tab.
  • From there, click on the VERIFY INTEGRITY OF GAME FILES… option.
Death Stranding Stuck On Loading Screen

If any corrupted files are found, Steam will re-download those files and if any unnecessary files are found, they will be removed. Once the repair is finished, you can restart the game and the issue should be resolved.

How To Repair The Game On Epic Games Launcher?

  • Open Epic Games Launcher and head over to the Library tab.
  • You will notice three dots next to the name of the game; click on those!
  • From there, click on the Verify option.
Death Stranding Stuck On Loading Screen

If any corrupted files are found, Epic Games Launcher will re-download those files and if any unnecessary files are found, they will be removed. Once the repair is finished, you can restart the game and the issue should be resolved.

Method #3 — Update Your GPU Drivers:

Anytime that a new game comes out, both NVIDIA and AMD release new drivers that are optimized for it. NVIDIA’s Game Ready Driver 451.67 – WHQL has support for Death Stranding and a few other games as well. You can download the most up-to-date drivers from your GPU manufacturer’s website; NVIDIA or AMD, to ensure that your GPU is compatible with the game.

Read our Download Death Stranding Optimized NVIDIA Game Ready Driver 451.67 – WHQL For Better Performance article for more information.

Method #4 — Update Your Windows:

Often than not, many people ignore Windows updates. But, it is important to ensure that your Windows is up-to-date, as it brings support for new games and applications. As of now, Windows 10 Version 2004 is the most recent update, which was released on 27th May 2020. You can update your Windows from the Update & Security option in Settings. You can also update it from the Windows 10 Update Assistant application, which you can download from Microsoft’s website.

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