How To Fix Marvel’s Midnight Suns Won’t Launch On PC [Updated 2023]

The latest tactical role playing game from Firaxis Games has finally arrived this year and for most people, the game runs free of any issues. However, there have been recent reports that the game appears to be causing problems during launch aside from the perennial issues of crashing, lagging, stuttering, and slow performance. 

In this guide, we’ll show you the fixes that you can try if you’re experiencing Marvel’s Midnight Suns won’t launch issues.

How to fix Marvel’s Midnight Suns won’t launch issue?

If the latest Marvel’s Midnight Suns game does not seem to launch on your PC, here are are the solutions that you must do:

Fix #1: Check the game system requirements.

If your computer is not designed primarily for gaming, or if you’re running old components on it, it’s possible that the main reason for Marvel’s Midnight Suns won’t launch issue is hardware incompatibility.

Ideally, you’re supposed to check if your machine can handle the game before installing it. In case you haven’t already done so, you may check to see if your PC can run Marvel’s Midnight Suns by visiting the game’s system requirements page.

What are the minimum system requirements for Marvel’s Midnight Suns?

  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
  • CPU: AMD Ryzen 3-2200G / Intel Core i5-4430
  • RAM: 8 GB
  • GPU: AMD RX 470 / GeForce GTX 960 – 4GB
  • DirectX: Version 12
  • Hard Drive Storage: 60 GB available space

What are the recommended system requirements for Marvel’s Midnight Suns?

  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
  • CPU: AMD Ryzen 5-2600X / Intel Core i7-6700
  • RAM: 16 GB
  • GPU: AMD RX 5700 / GeForce GTX 1070
  • DirectX: Version 12
  • Hard Drive Storage: 60 GB available space

If your computer does not meet the minimum system requirements, you can assume that this is the primary reason for your current problem. 

Make sure to upgrade the hardware to fix the problem.

Fix #2: Close and restart the game.

If your PC meets or exceeds the system requirements of Marvel’s Midnight Suns game, the next step that you can do is to restart the game. 

If the game or the game launcher has become unresponsive, you can use the Task Manager to force close the game. Just press CTRL + SHIFT + ESC to open Task Manager  and go to Processes tab to select the game. Then, click on the End Task button at the bottom right to close it.

Fix #3: Check for another instance of the game.

If you’re playing on a shared computer, it’s possible that another user might be running the Marvel’s Midnight Suns game right now. Since Windows cannot run two instances of any game at the same, you want to make sure that the other user close the game first before launching it again using your Windows login.

Fix #4: Reboot your PC.

Bugs in games are sometimes easily fixed by just restarting the computer. Just reboot your PC normally and relaunch the game afterwards. 

Fix #5: Install game updates.

Keeping the game up to date is important, even when you’re not experiencing issues. Your launcher is usually set to update games by default but you can manually check for updates anytime.

To update a game on Steam, follow these steps:

  1. Launch the Steam app.
  2. Go to the Library.
  3. Look for Marvel’s Midnight Suns and right click the icon.
  4. Then select Properties from the drop down options.
  5. Go to the Updates.
  6. In this section, you have the option to either update the game automatically or manually moving forward.

If you’re playing the game on Epic Games, here’s how it’s done:

  1. Launch the Epic Games app. 
  2. In the left pane, click Library.
  3. Find the game tile for Marvel’s Midnight Suns and click on the three dots below it.
  4. Scroll down to the MANAGE section and make sure there is a checkmark next to Allow Auto-Updates.
  5. Your game should now automatically scan for updates and will install them if they’re available.

Fix #6: Repair game files.

One common reason for Marvel’s Midnight Suns not starting, or being stuck on the loading screen after launch, is a corrupted game file. Game files may become corrupted or damaged for many reasons  so if you’re experiencing Marvel’s Midnight Suns crashing or game won’t launch issues, you should consider the possibility that the cause of the problem might be bad game files.

You can use the repair utility feature in your game launcher to fix the problem.

Verifying game files of Marvel’s Midnight Suns on Steam

  1. Launch the Steam app.
  2. Go to the Library.
  3. Look for the Marvel’s Midnight Suns and right click the icon.
  4. Then select Properties from the drop down options.
  5. Select browse Local Files tab.
  6. Select Verify Integrity of Game Files to begin the repair process. 
  7. Run Warhammer 40,000 Darktide again to check if the issue has been eliminated.

How to verify game files of Marvel’s Midnight Suns on Epic Games

  1. Launch the Epic Games app. 
  2. In the left pane, click Library.
  3. Find the game tile for Marvel’s Midnight Suns and click on the three dots below it.
  4. Scroll down to the MANAGE section and click on VERIFY.

Once you’ve finished repairing the game files, check to see if that helps to fix Marvel’s Midnight Suns issues.

Fix #7: Install GPU driver updates.

Outdated drivers can cause game crashes, stalled loading screens, and startup problems. As a PC gamer, you should know how to keep your graphics driver up-to-date to reduce the likelihood of any glitches occurring when playing games.

You can use the manufacturer software like NVIDIA GeForce Experience, NVIDIA Control Panel, or AMD Adrenalin software to let your PC automatically download and install games for you. 

Alternatively, you can go through Device Manager and update your Display adapters from there.

Checking for Windows updates is very important to do. To keep your hardware running smoothly, check the Windows Update website for available driver upgrades.

Fix #8: Modify launch option.

Using an incorrect launch configuration when trying to play can block the game from launching. Try to set to autoconfig the launch option of Marvel’s Midnight Suns and see if that will work.

  1. Open the Steam client.
  2. Select Library.
  3. Right-click on Marvel’s Midnight Suns and select Properties.
  4. Under General tab, look for LAUNCH OPTIONS box and type in -autoconfig.
  5. Restart the game and see if that helps to fix Marvel’s Midnight Suns won’t launch issue.

Fix #9: Check for other apps running in the background.

It’s likely that another program is to blame if the same issue persists and Marvel’s Midnight Suns still won’t launch. Prior to relaunching Marvel’s Midnight Suns, make sure that no other applications are running in the background.

It’s also possible that your anti-virus or other security software is incorrectly labeling the game as malicious and preventing it from starting up. 

You might try restarting Marvel’s Midnight Suns after temporarily disabling your security program. If the game loads normally, then your anti-virus settings needs to be updated so that Marvel’s Midnight Suns can run properly.

Fix #10: Play Marvel’s Midnight Suns in Windowed Mode.

Instead of playing the game in fullscreen mode, try to see if it will allow you to launch it in Windowed Mode. To do this, you must configure the launch settings of the game before reloading it again. Here’s how to do that:

  1. On your keyboard, press the Windows key and type %LOCALAPPDATA% in the search bar.
  2. Click on the search result that shows up to open the necessary folder.
  3. Find the %LOCALAPPDATA% folder and search for the Prospect folder.
  4. Open the Prospect folder.
  5. Then, go to the Saved > Config > WindowsNoEditor directory.
  6. In the WindowsNoEditor folder, click on GameUserSettings.
  7. Open the user settings file using any text editor and set FullscreenMode=1 to FullscreenMode=0.
  8. Open  Marvel’s Midnight Suns again and see if it’s now working.

Fix #11: Run Marvel’s Midnight Suns as admin.

PC games are not designed to ask for higher administrator access on any computer but sometimes, giving it the privileges might help. 

Try to see if running the game as admin will help. Here’s how:

  1. Open Steam and then go to your Library.
  2. Here, right-click on Marvel’s Midnight Suns.
  3. Click on Manage.
  4. Select Browse local files to open the installation folder of the game.
  5. Right-click on the Marvel’s Midnight Suns.exe file and select Properties.
  6. Go to the Compatibility tab.
  7. Check the Run this program as an administrator box.
  8. Relaunch the game and see if it’s now working.

FAQs

  1. Why won't Marvel's Midnight Suns launch on my PC?

    There are many different reasons why Marvel’s Midnight Suns is not launching on your computer. For some people, this can be due to hardware incompatibility while others may experience it because they’re running outdated drivers or software.

  2. How do I fix Marvel's Midnight Suns won't launch on PC issue?

    Fixing this type of problem can be tricky, especially if you have no idea how to start troubleshooting it. However, you can start by making sure that the game, drivers, and Windows software are all up to date. It’s also important to check if your PC can run the game in the first place and to upgrade the necessary component.
    For a full list of solutions to this problem, check out the details in this guide.

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