Fix The Outlast Trials Black Screen After Launch on PC

Prasiddh Thakkar
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The Outlast Trials is a fantastic co-op multiplayer psychological horror game developed and published by Red Barrels. Although this game offers a mind-numbing terror experience, some bugs, and errors disrupt the overall gameplay. One of the issues experienced by many players from day one is the black screen issue right after the launch on PC. 

This is one of the common issues in most online games where the screen completely goes black after the launch of the game. Due to this issue, players are unable to play the game whatsoever. Thankfully, the issue can be fixed with some easy methods and this guide has covered all potential methods to get rid of this issue. 

How to Fix The Outlast Trials Black Screen After Launch on PC

There could be various reasons why you are experiencing black screen issues after launch in The Outlast Trials such as issues in your graphics driver, software conflicts, network issues, and incompatible hardware, among others. However, in this guide, you can find all the possible solutions to get rid of this issue.

First of all, we suggest you quickly go through the following generic workarounds and check if the issue persists.

1. Click here and know your PC is powerful enough to run this game smoothly on your system.

2. Make sure the game is updated to the latest version.

3. Make sure your graphics drivers are also updated to the latest version. To update, go to the official website of the graphics card manufacturer, such as NVIDIA, AMD, or Intel.

4. Repair any missing or corrupted game files. To do this: Go to Steam Library >> Right-click on the game >> Properties >> Local Files >> Verify the integrity of game files.

5. Press Ctrl + Shift + Esc and close all programs and applications running in the background by right-clicking the task one by one and hitting “End Task”.

These are some of the best things you can first try to fix The Outlast Trials black screen issue after launching on PC. If none of these methods work, try the below workarounds.

Lower the Graphics Settings

Although the higher graphics settings provide the best visual experience sometimes, they prevent the game from running flawlessly. So, try setting them low which includes Shadows, Camera Motion Blue, Textures, and other settings.

Press Alt + Tab

Some players report that the black screen issue in online games can sometimes be resolved simply by pressing Alt + Tab keys on your keyboard. So, try to keep pressing Alt + Tab to switch between the programs and check if this trick worked.

Change the Monitor Refresh Rate

The next best trick to fix the black screen issue while playing The Outlast Trials is to change the monitor refresh rate to 60Hz. 

For this, right-click on your desktop and select “Display Settings.” >> Advanced Display Settings >> Display Adapter Properties. Navigate to the “Monitor” tab and select “60Hz” from the “Screen refresh rate” dropdown menu. Once done, relaunch the game and you won’t experience a black screen issue in The Outlast Trials.

Reinstall the Game

If all fail, your last resort is to uninstall the game completely and then reinstall it. This will ensure to fix any corrupted game files in the fresh installation.

That’s all we have to fix The Outlast Trials black screen after launching on PC.

Read next: How to unlock Program X in The Outlast Trials.

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