Cyberpunk 2077

Fix Error “Whoa! Cyberpunk 2077 has flatlined”

Fix Error ‘Whoa! Cyberpunk 2077 has flatlined’

Cyberpunk 2077 has been struggling with a lot of crashing issues at startup, at the developer logo, or while in-game. You can follow the link for a detailed guide on crash at startup. For some users, they are seeing the “Whoa! Cyberpunk 2077 has flatlined” error on PC. The error occurs when the loading screen gets stuck and right after the game crashes. If you have encountered the issue, we have certain solutions you can try.

Fix Error “Whoa! Cyberpunk 2077 has flatlined”

As with most of the performance issues with the game, the “Whoa! Cyberpunk 2077 has flatlined” error can be resolved by a simple restart of the system. So, go ahead and restart the system. If that fails to resolve the issue, try the other solutions we have listed.

Restart the System

As mentioned above, the first solution you must try is to restart the system. A lot if users with the error have reported that restarting the system fixed the error for them. So, that’s the first thing you must try and if that fails, move to the rest of the solutions.

Disable Overlays and MSI Afterburner

The most probable cause of the error is the overlay software. Software Overlays are problematic when the game attempts to render UI and 3D environments, or load content. Whether you are on the GOG or Steam launcher, you need to disable the respective software’s overlay. In addition, disable the MSI Afterburner and then attempt to load the game. Here are the steps to disable GOG and Steam Overlay.

GOG Overlay

  1. Launch the GOG client
  2. Go to Settings by clicking the GOG icon on the left-corner
  3. Go to Game Features and uncheck Overlay.
  4. Relaunch the game and the crash should not happen.

Steam Overlay

  1. Launch Steam client
  2. Click on Library and right-click on Cyberpunk 2077
  3. Select Properties
  4. Uncheck Enable the Steam Overlay while in-game.

Update the Graphics Card Driver

NVidia released the latest Game Ready Driver with day-one support for Cyberpunk 2077. Ensure that you have the driver update to fix “Whoa! Cyberpunk 2077 has flatlined” error. You can follow the above link to download the latest driver update and read more about it. We suggest that you manually download the driver and perform a clean install. For NVidia users, you have the option at the install interface.

Disable All Third-Party Programs before Launching Cyberpunk 2077

  1. Press Windows Key + R and type msconfig, hit Enter
  2. Go to the Services tab
  3. Check Hide all Microsoft services
  4. Now, click Disable all
  5. Go to the Startup tab and click on Open Task Manager
  6. Disable one task at a time and restart the system.
  7. Now, launch the game.

If the issue is still not resolved, sadly the problem may be with the game and you might have to wait for a patch to resolve the issue. We know it’s frustrating to have to wait for a game for so long and not being able to play when the game launches. But, with such big titles problems like these are common and the developers will soon address it in the coming days. When the game is running and you encounter problems with a performance like stutter, you can refer to the linked guide. If you have more effective solutions to resolve the “Whoa! Cyberpunk 2077 has flatlined” error, share them in the comments.   

Tim Blisz
I am an avid gamer who loves to write about games. I started gaming with a copy of Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare. Since then, I have fallen in love with games with a particular inclination towards Call of Duty titles.

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