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Ghost of Tsushima New Game Not Working

Are you encountering issues when trying to start a new game in Ghost of Tsushima DIRECTOR'S CUT on PC? This guide will walk you through various steps to resolve this problem, ensuring you can dive into the game without further delay.

Ghost of Tsushima New Game Not Working

Common Issue: New Game Not Starting

Players often report problems starting a new game in Ghost of Tsushima. Despite meeting the recommended system requirements and having the game properly installed, you might face an unresponsive New Game button or a screen that lags without starting the game. Symptoms:

  • Game prompts for PSN sign-in but displays server unavailable error.
  • Selecting "New Game" leads to an unresponsive screen.
  • The game does not freeze but lags on the sign-in screen.

Solutions: How to Fix Ghost of Tsushima Can't Start New Game

1. Adjust Windows Defender Settings

In many cases, Windows Defender's Controlled Folder Access can interfere with game files, preventing the game from starting properly. Follow these steps to allow Ghost of Tsushima through Controlled Folder Access:

a. Close the Game

Ensure the game is completely closed before proceeding.

b. Open Windows Defender

  1. Navigate to Virus & Threat Protection in Windows Defender.
  2. Under Virus & Threat Protection Settings, select Manage Settings.
  3. Scroll down to Controlled Folder Access and select Manage Controlled Folder Access.

c. Allow the Game Through Controlled Folder Access

  1. Click Allow an App Through Controlled Folder Access.
  2. You may need to scroll to the top of the list. Click Add an Allowed App.
  3. Select Recently Blocked Apps.
  4. Click the plus sign (+) next to Ghost of Tsushima.

d. Relaunch the Game

After adding the game to the allowed apps list, restart Ghost of Tsushima. You should now be able to start a new game without issues.

2. Disable Controlled Folder Access

If adjusting the settings above does not resolve the issue, try disabling Controlled Folder Access entirely.

a. Access Protection History

  1. Search for Protection History in the Windows search bar.
  2. Review entries labeled Protected folder access blocked.

b. Disable Controlled Folder Access

  1. Navigate to Controlled Folder Access settings as described above.
  2. Toggle the feature off.

c. Restart the Game

Restart Ghost of Tsushima after disabling Controlled Folder Access. This should resolve any conflicts preventing the new game from starting.

3. Verify Game Files

If you still can't start a New Game in Ghost of Tsushima DIRECTOR'S CUT, verifying the integrity of the game files can help fix any corrupted or missing files.

a. Open Your Game Library

  1. Open the platform (e.g., Steam, Epic Games) where you purchased Ghost of Tsushima.
  2. Navigate to your game library.

b. Verify the Game Files

  1. Right-click on Ghost of Tsushima and select Properties.
  2. Find the option to Verify Integrity of Game Files (or similar, depending on the platform).
  3. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the verification process.

c. Relaunch the Game

After verification, restart the game. The verification process should fix any issues with the game files.

By following these steps, you should be able to resolve the issue of Ghost of Tsushima not starting a new game. Whether it involves adjusting Windows Defender settings, disabling Controlled Folder Access, or verifying game files, these solutions address common problems players face. Enjoy your adventure in Tsushima without further interruptions!

If you continue to experience issues, consider reaching out to the game's support team for additional assistance.