How To Fix the Nightingale Crashing Issues on PC

Ali Hashmi
Ali Hashmi
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Nightingale Screenshot

Nightingale has launched into early access on Steam with thousands of players currently in-game. The release isn’t without its issues though, and like many early access titles, there are some technical issues you can face. If Nightingale is constantly crashing for you, here are a few recommendations to address that.


Verify Game Files

As usual, the first thing you want to check is if your game files are in order. Steam allows you to verify the complete installation, and download anything missing or broken.

  • Open Steam and navigate to your library
  • Right-click on Nightingale in your library
  • Click Properties
Steam library > Game > Library
  • Select the Installed Files tab
  • Click on Verify Integrity of game files
Verify Integrity of game files
Verify Integrity of game files


Update Your Windows

If you’re seeing a DirectX 12 error, then it’s a good time to finally update your Windows. Nightingale requires the following versions and specific updates for Windows 10.

  • Version 1909 or later
    • OS build must be .1350 or greater
  • Version 2004 or 20H2
    • OS build must be .789 or greater

Either way, simply updating Windows will download the latest ones for you.

  • In Windows Search, type “Update” and click on Check for Updates
  • This will take you to the Windows Update section, and you can make sure you are on the latest version
Updating Windows can fix various issues related to modern titles
Windows Update


Update GPU Drivers

If you haven’t updated your drivers in a while, it’s a good time to finally do so. This will ensure that modern releases are performing well and that there aren’t any stability issues on that front.

GeForce Experience


Update DirectX and Visual C++ Redistributables

Ensure that both DirectX and Visual C++ Redistributables are on the latest version.

Download button for DirectX
DirectX Download


Switch to dedicated GPU (Laptop Users)

If you’re playing Nightingale on a laptop, make sure to check if your dedicated GPU is being utilized correctly.

Switching to the dedicated Nvidia GPU

  • First, open the Nvidia Control Panel
  • Then navigate to 3D Settings and then Manage 3D Settings
  • Open the tab Program Settings and choose Nightingale from the dropdown menu
  • Next, select the preferred graphics processor for this program from the second dropdown.
  • Your Nvidia GPU should show as High-performance Nvidia processor
  • Save the changes

Switching to the dedicated AMD GPU

  • First, open Radeon Settings
  • Then navigate to Preferences, followed by Additional Settings
  • Here, select Power and then Switchable Graphics Application Settings
  • Select Nightingale from the list of applications
  • If Nightingale isn’t on the list, click the Add Application button and select the executable from the installation directory. This adds the game to the list, and you’ll be able to select it afterward.
  • In Graphics Settings, assign the High-Performance profile to the game.

We hope this guide helped fix the Nightingale crashing issues. Let us know if you have any questions in the comments below.

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