Dead by Daylight

How To Fix Dead by Daylight The Game Has Initialized Incorrectly Error

How To Fix Dead by Daylight The Game Has Initialized Incorrectly Error

Dead by Daylight is a horror survival game, and since its release back in June of 2016, this game has been a phenomenon. The story of the game follows a very simple sequence. This is a one versus four game, where one person takes up the role of an insatiable, ruthless and brutal killer. The rest of the four players act as survivors. The killer has the objective of catching and sacrificing all the survivors by impaling them on hooks to a malevolent force, which is referred to as the “ENTITY”. On the other hand, the survivors have the objective of avoiding being caught and fixing 5 generators to open the exit gates.  

Because of this unique and fresh storyline, this game has become widely popular and has gathered quite a fan following. Unfortunately, like every other online based game in the world, this game also faces a lot of server issues. One such issue is the “Game Has Initialized Incorrectly” error. 

In this article, we will take a look at why this issue occurs, and what are its fixes. Read on to learn more.

Why Does “Game Has Initialized Incorrectly” Error Occur in Dead by Daylight?

A common issue faced by the gamers while trying to reconnect and login to Dead by Daylight servers is that they are often greeted with a “Game Has Initialized Incorrectly” error. On further investigation, more often than not we see, server issues to be the root of the problem. In such cases there isn’t much you can do about it, however, sometimes human error also plays a role in the spawning of this error. 

In the following section, we will elaborate on why this issue is occurring and what is the best fix for this error.

How to Fix the “Game Has Initialized Incorrectly” Error?

This issue might occur due to a bunch of reasons. Here are a few of them and the subsequent steps you can follow to fix those issues.

We are going to suggest a few more troubleshooting steps that might help, in case your issue hasn’t yet been fixed.

Corrupted Game Folder

A common issue behind this error is the corruption of game files. To fix this, open the Launcher, browse your library and go to Dead by Daylight. Click the More option in the bottom right and click  Verify integrity of game files. Steam will automatically fetch and install these files if there is an integrity issue. The game should work perfectly after this.

Check Your Connection Status

Often when we face issues Here are a few pointers to check and ensure that you have proper internet connectivity.

  • Kill all background processes that are using the network unnecessarily. This reduces the load on your available bandwidth and makes sure that there is an efficient use of the same.
  • Run a speed test on your network to ensure that you have proper internet connectivity. You can do so using 3rd party websites like or
  • Initiate a quick router restart, also known as a soft reset. This helps in clearing out the cache of the router.
  • Also, check your firewall settings to ensure that there are no inbound or outbound rules preventing proper connection with the servers. It is recommended to pause the firewall settings momentarily while trying to log in.

Check Server Status

While facing issues based on servers, the first thing you should do is, check the status of the servers. The first thing we suggest doing is keeping an eye on the official Twitter handle as they often update the maintenance schedule there. Alternatively, you can check the status there or use 3rd party websites like

That’s all for this error guide. We hope one of these methods has worked for you, thanks for sticking to the end, see you in the next one.

Tathagata Biswas
A geographer by the day and a tech enthusiast by the night. I have been writing articles for a long time now mostly focusing on hard-core computer hardware reviews but recently fascinated with covering game errors and how-to guides. I prefer playing open-world RPGs with good and quick storylines.

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