Hades

Fix Hades Frozen, Invisible, or Black Screen with Sound

Fix Hades Frozen, Invisible, or Black Screen with Sound

After some waiting, Hades is finally out of early access and a full release, but old and new players who are jumping to play the game are experiencing a range of problems from crash at startup to Hades screen frozen, invisible, or black screen with sound. From what we can gather, all these problems including the crash is due to graphical issues. When a user faces these issues, the first thing they should consider is to update the graphics card driver to the latest update. Stick around and we will share a range of other solutions to fix the graphical issues with Hades.

Fix Hades Frozen, Invisible, or Black Screen with Sound

Before we proceed, you must ensure that your system meets the minimum recommendations to play Hades.

MinimumRecommended
OS: Windows 7 SP1OS: Windows 7 SP1
Processor: Dual Core 2.4 GHzProcessor: Dual Core 3.0 GHz+
Memory: 4 GB RAMMemory: 8 GB RAM
Graphics: 1GB VRAM / DirectX 10+ supportGraphics: 2GB VRAM / DirectX 10+ support
Storage: 15 GB available spaceStorage: 20 GB available space

If you do meet the requirements and still experience any of the issues – Hades Frozen, Invisible, or Black Screen with Sound. Here are the solutions you can try.

Fix 1: Get the Latest Driver Software

One of the most common reason, users are experiencing the Hades crash at startup or launch is due to outdated graphics card driver software. Quite a number of users were able to resolve the crash by simply downloading the latest driver software for the game. here are the link to download the latest software for AMD and NVIDIA.

Fix 2: Set Launch Options

If you are experiencing a black screen, but the game has sound and responds to key inputs, try setting the below launch option for the game. Here is what you need to do.

  1. Go to the Steam Library and locate Hades
  2. Right-click on the game and select Properties
  3. Click on Set Launch Options and enter /GpuIndex=1

You can do the same in the Epic Games Launcher.

Fix 3: Disable Steam Overlay

If the game crashes right after the intro video, the cause of the problem can be the Steam Overlay. This feature has been known to act up with some games. You can resolve the error by disabling the Steam Overlay. Launch Steam client. Click on Library and right-click on Hades. Select Properties and uncheck Enable the Steam Overlay while in-game.

Close Steam and check if the Hades Frozen, Invisible, or Black Screen with Sound problems still occur.

Fix 4: Disable Integrated Video Card and Secondary Display

We do not know the exact reason why the second monitor causes a problem with the game, but dislodging it has resolved the error for several users. Additionally, you may also have to disable the integrated video card on your system.

For some reason, disabling the integrated video card (usually Intel) can fix the graphical problems with hades. You should do this is you have two video cards – applies for laptop users mostly with Intel and AMD or NVIDIA. The process to accomplish this is straightforward. Follow the below steps:

  1. Press Windows + X and select Device Manager
  2. Expand Display adapters and select the integrated video card [Intel(R) HD Graphics]
  3. Right-click and choose Disable device.

You can also select the high-performance GPU for the game in the NVDIA control panel. Don’t know if AMD has such option or not.

Fix 5: Force the Game to Run on Windowed Mode

Sometimes when you launch a game in fullscreen it can lead to black screen, forcing windowed mode resolves the problem. The steps to do this is quite simple.

  • Go to the Steam Library and locate Hades
  • Right-click on the game and select Properties
  • Click on Set Launch Options and enter /FullScreen=false /NoBorder=true /X=1920 /Y=1080

You can do the same in the Epic Games Launcher.

Hope this guide was helpful and you have resolved the Hades black screen, freezing, and other graphical problems. If you are experiencing problem or need detailed steps for any of the above solutions, comment below. If you have a more working solution, fell free to drop them in the comment as well. 

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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