If you're dealing with black screens or crashes when trying to play Ghost of Tsushima on Steam or other platforms, this guide has some helpful solutions. These fixes often work for similar problems in other new games. Since the game is new, future updates will probably fix more complicated issues.


  1. Learn how to fix and solve Ghost of Tsushima's black screen issues.
  2. Learn how to fix and solve Ghost of Tsushima crashing problems.

How to Fix Crashing and Black Screen Issues in Ghost of Tsushima.

Obviously! Before you do anything else! Make sure that you meet the game's minimum requirements! Including using an SSD. If you don't meet all of the requirements there is a good chance you are going to have a lot of problems trying to play Ghost of Tsushima.

Run Ghost of Tsushima as an Administrator. (Steam)

  • Go to library > right click game > properties > installed files > browse.

  • Right-click .exe > run as admin.

Clean Install Your GPU Drivers with Display Driver Uninstaller (DDU).

Whenever you have any kind of graphical issue, especially after a driver update, a clean GPU driver installation is generally the best fix. So grab start the process below.

  • Download Display Driver Uninstaller

  • Download the latest GPU driver you want to use.

  • Now Disable your Internet connection.

  • Run DDU and select the option to remove GeForce Experience (GFE) if prompted. You will get a similar message if you are using AMD Graphics.

  • After the process completes accept the restart request and let your computer restart.

  • Now install the driver software and re-establish your internet connection. This prevents Windows from installing generic drivers automatically.

  • Now that you have new drivers everything should be working!

Change Your Overclock Settings or Disable the OC.

Even if Ghost of Tsushima isn't your most demanding game you should check your OC settings.

  • Turn off any GPU, CPU, or RAM overclocking.

  • Launch Ghost of Tsushima and see if you are still getting a black screen.

  • If disabling overclocking resolves the problem, reconsider your overclock settings. Starting with GPU, then CPU, and finally RAM.

  • When you get stable settings you should be able to play without any future problems, though future game updates may change things so keep an eye on it.

It Could be Mods.

However, if you are dead set on the idea at least Disable Automatic Game Updates in Steam.

  • Try launching Ghost of Tsushima without any mods enabled.

  • If Ghost of Tsushima launches successfully without mods, enable your mods one by one. Launch the game after enabling each mod to identify the one causing conflicts.

  • Ensure your mods are up to date and compatible with the game's current version.

Verify Ghost of Tsushima Game Files in Steam.

Verify Ghost of Tsushima game files in Steam or just wait for the game to get stability patches.

  • Launch Steam.

  • Change to the Library tab.

  • Find Ghost of Tsushima, right-click on it and select Properties.

  • Go to the Local Files tab and click "Verify integrity of game files".

  • Wait for the process to finish. It takes a while sometimes.

What's Causing Ghost of Tsushima to Crash and Black Screen?

In most cases, it's just early launch issues and people trying to run the game with unsupported hardware. But there are still some hidden issues that can be fixed locally so make sure you follow the steps shown above to get Ghost of Tsushima working on your computer without too much hassle.