If you are having trouble launching Days Gone on PC or are experiencing random crashes, you can try following fixes below.
Check Days Gone's files
There may have been a server related problem while downloading the game. So you need to verify the file integrity of Days Gone.
You can easily repair your Days Gone on Steam or Epic Games launcher.
If you don't know how to repair the game, just follow the steps on the link.
Update your graphics drivers
To run Days Gone properly, make sure you have installed the latest graphics drivers on your PC.
Download a fresh copy of the GPU driver below and then install it.
Install Visual C++ Redistributables
You should install or repair Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable Packages. In order to do this, you need to head to the Microsoft website, and download the latest supported Visual C++ libraries.
Also, Steam users can do this more easily. Just navigate to "C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Steamworks Shared\_CommonRedist" and then install vcredist packages in the folder.
C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Steamworks Shared\_CommonRedist
Windows 7 Fix
You should update the Windows 7 by using Simplix UpdatePack. Simplix update pack allows you to update Windows 7 SP1 (x86 & x64). Also you need to download some files from github. Just follow the steps below:
- Download and install the Simplix UpdatePack 7: https://m.majorgeeks.com/files/details/simplix_updatepack.html
- Then go to https://github.com/doitsujin/dxvk/releases
- Download the dxvk-1.8.1.tar.gz
- Unzip the dxvk-1.8.1.tar.gz file.
- Open the x64 folder.
- Copy all dll files to the main directory of Days Gone.
- Run the game.
Crashes and headphone not working
There may be a problem with the headphone settings or maybe there is a problem with the driver.
You can fix this issue by reinstalling your headset software. You can access the software for some headphone brands from the links below:
SteelSeries Engine: https://steelseries.com/engine
CORSAIR iCUE: https://www.corsair.com/ww/en/icue
I hope this article helped you to resolve your issue.
By the way, you may have to wait a while for the unpacking process after the download is complete on Steam and Epic, so don't panic.