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The Surge 2 - VK_ERROR_DEVICE_LOST Vulkan Error

The Surge 2 vulkan error

There's an annoying error in The Surge 2. During the game loading, the VK_ERROR_DEVICE_LOST Vulkan error appears and The Surge 2 crashes. If you are experiencing this problem, I have listed a few possible solutions for you.

How to Fix VK_ERROR_DEVICE_LOST Error in The Surge 2

Method #1

  • You should rolling back to an older graphics driver. Go to the https://www.nvidia.com/Download/Find.aspx
  • Search for drivers that match your system and graphics card.
  • Find the 436.48 version driver and download it.
  • Use DDU to completely uninstall the graphics drivers
  • After that, install the 436.48 version driver and reboot your PC.

Method #2

  • Verify your game files. Go to the Steam library
  • Right-click on the The Surge 2, go to Properties.
  • On the LOCAL FILES tab, press the VERIFY INTEGRITY OF GAME FILES button.

Method #3

  • Go to C:\Windows\System32
  • Find the amdvlk64.dll file in the System32 folder.
  • Rename the amdvlk64.dll file to amdvlk64backup.dll

You should also check out this thread.

I hope these fixes. If you are still encountering this issue,

  • Navigate to C:\Users\*username*\Documents\The Surge 2\
  • Open the settings.ini file.
  • Find the logging_enabled in the file and set the value to true
    logging_enabled = true
  • Find the crashdump_level in the file and set the value to Large
    crashdump_level = Large
  • Save and exit the file.
  • Run the game.
  • When The Surge 2 crashed, go to C:\Users\*username*\Documents\The Surge 2\logs
  • Send the files to [email protected]
    The developers of The Surge 2 will analyze the files you send.