The PS5-exclusive game, Ratchet & Clank Rift Apart is finally out for PC players. Yes, you heard that right! After years of anticipation, this game no longer has the “PS5 Exclusive” tag. So, you know what that means, a lot of players are already diving into the game and enjoying it. However, like with any other new release, this one too is not free from crashes and errors. And in this article, we will be going over some of the major issues that many players of Ratchet & Clank Rift Apart are facing, including not launching, crashing, freezing, and black screen issues.
The aforementioned issues are some of the most common types of errors that you can come across while trying to play a game. Luckily, they have been around long enough for players to try a way around it. So, if you want to know how to get rid of these annoying errors in Ratchet & Clank Rift Apart, keep reading this article until the end.
Ratchet & Clank Rift Apart Not Launching, Crashing, Freezing & Black Screen Issue
Well, while there may not be a clear-cut solution for this issue, there are a few potential workarounds that you can try. Keep in mind that the workarounds given below are potential fixes and therefore not guaranteed to work for everyone. Nevertheless, these workarounds have successfully solved similar issues with other games so why not give them a try?
Like with any other issue, the first thing to try is to close the game and, in this case, the Steam Client/Epic Games Launcher as well. Check your task manager for any active Steam processes and terminate them if available. After that, reboot your PC and then launch the game. If luck is on your side, this simple workaround will do the trick for you.
Run as admin
Maybe all the game requires is administrator privileges to function properly. So, make sure that you run the game as admin and see if that solves the issue. To run Ratchet, simply right-click on the .exe of the game, heading to the Properties tab, and then the Compatibility tab. Here you will find the option to – Run this program as an administrator.
It is possible that some files may have been corrupted or missing, resulting in all sorts of errors with the game. So, you need to verify the integrity of game files to fix this. To do this on Steam, right-click on the game and select “Properties”. Now, go to the “Local Files” tab and click “Verify Integrity of Game Files. If you have a copy of your game on Epic, then click on your game library. Find Ratchet & Clank Rift Apart and click on the three dots next to it. After that, select Manage and then Verify from the drop-down menu.
Reinstall GPU Drivers
Keeping the drivers for your GPU up-to-date is imperative for a smooth gaming experience. But every now and then, you might run into an error with one. In such a case, the best thing to do is completely reinstall the drivers. You can do so by heading to the website of the manufacturer of your Graphics Card, selecting your model, and then downloading the latest drivers for it. For the installation, you just need to follow the on-screen instructions. Restart your PC after the installation, launch the game, and see if that fixes the issues.
Run the game on your Dedicated GPU
To do this, type “Graphics Settings” in the search menu. Now, find Ratchet & Clank Rif Apart’s .exe file and add it to the App list. Next, click on Options. Select “High Performance” and then hit save. This will ensure that the game is running on your dedicated GPU, ensuring high performance.
Turn off DLSS, Nvidia Reflex Low Latency, and lower the texture quality
Doing this is easy. Just launch the game, and it will open up the game launcher first. Now, in this launcher, select “Settings” to make the changes for this workaround. In the Settings menu, under the Display tab, you can turn off the “Nvidia Reflex Low Latency” option. After this, head to the Graphics tab, turn off DLSS, and lower the Texture Quality to medium. Now, click OK, and then launch the game.
Disable Radeon Image Sharpening (RIS) and ReBar
If an AMD GPU is what you are using, then you need to head to the Adrenalin Software and then disable the RIS Radeon Image Sharpening option. Likewise, head to the Performance/Tuning tab and disable the ReBar feature. After all this, you will need to restart your PC for the changes to take effect.
Install Visual files C++
Quite simply, these are files that are necessary for the majority of the games to run smoothly. It is possible that you are missing these files, leading to the issues mentioned in the game. Just head to the official Microsoft website and download the latest Visual C++ files. Run the downloaded exe and follow the on-screen guide for installation.
Whitelist the game
If you are using a third-party Antivirus program, consider disabling the Antivirus program altogether, as it may be blocking some of the game files. For Windows Firewall, adding Steam/Epic Games and Ratchet & Clank Rift Apart’s .exe file to the exclusion list should do the trick.
Delete Save Files
This one is a bit drastic and should only be used if all of the above-mentioned workarounds fail for you. As you might have guessed, deleting the saved files means losing all of your progress, so consider taking a backup before you do so. That said, visit this guide for details on where the saved files are located on your PC.
Reinstall the game
And of course, if nothing works, you can always try to reinstall the game as a last resort for any unsolvable issues. Who knows, maybe a clean installation will get rid of all the errors. So go ahead and uninstall the game. Restart your PC and then reinstall it. Also, make sure that you install the game on a different drive.
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