How to fix the Inscryption crash at launch issue on PC

Ali Hashmi
Ali Hashmi
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Inscryption Screenshot

Inscryption is a horror-themed game that blends deck-building roguelite, escape room, and puzzle mechanics. It is developed by Daniel Mullins, who previously developed Pony Island and The Hex. The title is published by Devolver Digital, which has already released some of the best titles of this year, including Olija, Boomerang X, Death’s Door, and more. The title isn’t very demanding, but a few users have reported some technical issues. If you are running into the Inscryption crash at launch issue, here are a few things you can try to fix that.

The game only came out a day before and already has Very Positive reviews from Steam users. It is also getting some excellent review scores and is on track to be another hit from Devolver Digital.

Fixing the Inscryption crash at launch issue

As we mentioned earlier, Inscryption isn’t a very demanding game, not at all. Most PCs and even laptops can run it fine, but you still need to ensure that all prerequisites are installed. The more worrisome crashes are which occur during gameplay, and we hope that the developers can address those in a patch update. For now, you can try the following suggestions.

Verify game files

First off, to ensure that everything is downloaded and installed properly, we need to check our files again. To do this, follow the steps below.

  • Right-click on Inscryption in your library, and click Properties
Inscryption Properties in Steam library
  • Now, in the LOCAL FILES tab, select Verify Integrity of local files…
Verifying game files can potentially fix the Inscryption crash at launch
Verifying the local files of Inscryption

Give it a few minutes, and after it is done, the corrupted files will be redownloaded and installed.

Manually update your GPU Drivers

Ensure that you are on the latest driver versions of your GPU. You can get the latest ones from the links below.

Update DirectX and Visual C++ Redistributables

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

Update your Windows

Please ensure that you are on the latest version of Windows. This is essential as a lot of modern releases require the OS to have the latest updates.

Optional: Run the game without MSI Afterburner/Rivatuner

If you have MSI Afterburner running in the background, try launching the game without that. A few users have confirmed that this helped them during the demo period.

Reinstall the game

If nothing else worked for you, please try reinstalling the game. There’s a good chance that this might the solution. It’s not a huge game, and the download size is pretty small.

We hope this guide helped fix your Inscryption crash at launch issue. Let us know if you have any questions in the comments below.

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