How To Fix the Wo Long Fallen Dynasty Crash at Launch Issue on PC

Ali Hashmi
Ali Hashmi
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Wo Long Fallen Dynasty Screenshot

Wo Long Fallen Dynasty is now available on PC through Steam, and Game Pass. We had a great time with it and were impressed by another challenging action RPG from Team Ninja, and KOEI TECMO. The PC version, sadly, has a few issues, which we hope are ironed out with a few patches. If you are running into the Wo Long Fallen Dynasty crash at launch problem, here are a few things I recommend.


Verify Game Files

As always, the first thing you need to do is scan your game files to check for any problems there. It’s possible that something went wrong during the download or installation process, and the game files aren’t in perfect shape to launch the title. You can easily scan your files through both clients by following the steps below.


  • Open Steam and navigate to your library
  • Right-click on Wo Long Fallen Dynasty in your library
  • Click Properties
Steam > Library > Right-click Wo Long > Properties
  • Select the LOCAL FILES tab
  • Click on Verify Integrity of local files…
Properties > Local Files > Verify integrity of game files
Verify Integrity of local files

Xbox App for PC

  • Launch the Xbox App
  • On the left, under INSTALLED, click on Wo Long Fallen Dynasty
Wo Long Fallen Dynasty under Installed in Game Pass App
Wo Long Fallen Dynasty in Xbox App
  • Click on the button with three dots
  • Select Manage
Installed > Wo Long Fallen Dynasty > Three Dots > Manage
  • Select the FILES tab, and then click on VERIFY AND REPAIR under Options
Installed > Wo Long Fallen Dynasty > Three Dots > Manage > Files > Verify and Repair
Verify and Repair

This will initiate a scan, and check your game files as to spot any issues.


Manually Update Your GPU Drivers

Make sure that you have the latest drivers for your GPU installed. You can get the latest ones from the links below.

Download Drivers in GeForce Experience
GeForce Experience Drivers Download


Update DirectX and Visual C++ Redistributables

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


Download the VP9 Video Codec

For users with outdated Windows, it’s a good idea to download the VP9 video codecs that are necessary for the title to play videos. You can get this officially from Microsoft Store at the following link.


Update Your Windows

Again, it’s recommended that you’re on the latest Windows version to make sure you don’t run into any OS-related stability issues.

  • 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


Switch to Dedicated GPU (Laptop Users)

Ensure that your dedicated GPU is being utilized instead of the integrated one.

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 Wo Long Fallen Dynasty 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 Wo Long Fallen Dynasty from the list of applications
  • If Wo Long Fallen Dynasty isn’t in 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.


Disable Fullscreen Optimizations

For some users, disabling fullscreen optimizations might actually let you play the title.

  • Head over to where Wo Long Fallen Dynasty is installed
  • Right-click on the executable and select Properties

  • Click the Compatibility tab
  • Check “Disable fullscreen optimizations
Disable fullscreen optimizations has to be checked
Disable fullscreen optimizations


Add an Exception to Your Anti-Virus

Third-party anti-virus software can often flag some games as a threat, so it’s recommended that you add Wo Long Fallen Dynasty to its exceptions list.

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

We hope this guide helped fix the Wo Long Fallen Dynasty crash at launch issue. Let us know if you have any questions in the comments below.

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