How to fix the DNF Duel crash at launch issue on PC

DNF Duel is a fighting game from Arc System Works, and Nexon. The last title Arc System Works released was Guilty Gear Strive, which took the fighting game scene by storm. DNF Duel carries the same excellent art style we’ve come to expect from the talented studio and is out now on PC, and PlayStation consoles. While the port itself runs fine, and performance is similar to Strive, some users have reported some crashing. If you are running into the DNF Duel crash at launch issue, here are a few things you can try to fix that, and get into the game.

Fixing the DNF Duel crash at launch issue

A few users on have reported that they are running into a crash either at launch or during gameplay. This is pretty common for newer releases, and it’s either addressed quickly in a patch, or there is something missing on the user’s end. Here are a few things we recommend trying out.

Verify Game Files

As always, the first thing you need to ensure is that your game files are in order. It’s possible that your files got corrupted during the download or installation process. Here is how you can verify the files in Steam.

  • Open Steam, and navigate to your library
  • Right-click on DNF Duel in your library, and click Properties
  • Now, in the LOCAL FILES tab, select Verify Integrity of local files…
Verifying game files can potentially fix the DNF Duel crash at launch issue
Verify Integrity of local files…
  • This will initiate a file scan, and download any broken, or missing files.
Steam's file scan detects any missing, or corrupted files
File scan

Try launching the game after this.

Add an exception to your anti-virus

Your anti-virus software might be interfering with the game, and flagging it as a threat. To ensure

We have listed some popular ones and their respective FAQ pages.

Manually update your GPU Drivers

Ensure that your GPU drivers are updated, as this will ensure that you get the most out of your hardware for newer titles.

Update DirectX and Visual C++ Redistributables

Ensure that both DirectX and Visual C++ Redistributables are on the latest version. You can get these from the links below.

Update your Windows

Make sure you are on the latest version of Windows to support newer titles.

  • 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 improve stability in various games
Windows Update

We hope this guide helped fix the DNF Duel Crash at launch issue. Let us know if you have any questions in the comments below. If you tried something that worked for you, let us know as well.

Ali Hashmi
Ali Hashmi
Gaming enthusiast, massive soulsborne fan, and a passionate writer. Always on the lookout for interesting games with unique mechanics and design. He loves to write informative guides for newer and ongoing releases.

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