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World War Z (2019)

Release date: April 16, 2019
Platforms: Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One

World War Z Common Technical Issues and Solutions

Check out this guide to find out how to run the game and get rid of some bugs and crashes

Recently, the release of new co-op 3rd person zombie-shooter World War Z took place. This game, inspired by the eponymously-named film, follows the adventures of several characters in the cities of New York, Moscow, Jerusalem, and Tokyo. However, some gamers faced a number of problems, errors, and failures. We have found several possible solutions.

Note. First of all, download last updates and patches for the game .

If the problem is not fixed by itself, try these variants:

  • For Nvidia and Intel users, we recommend to try out AMD Cleanup Utility to delete outdated AMD Vulkan files which could be the reason of failures.
  • In case of problems with the network connection, try shutting down Windows firewall or add the game to the list of exclusions in the firewall settings.
  • If you can't install the game, click RMB on the Epic Games launcher, choose ‘’Properties/Shortcut’’ to add OpenGL in the target field of the launcher.
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If you use Nvidia and have problems with performance and lag issues, you can change some parameters using the Nvidia Control Panel:

  • Select ‘’Prefer maximum performance’’ in ‘’Power management mode’’ (this option is in ‘’3D settings’’ if you choose ‘’Program settings’’. Make sure you have chosen World War Z).
  • Select ‘’1’’ in ‘’Maximum pre-rendered frames’’.
  • Activate ‘’Shader Cache’’.

Finally, you can lower graphics settings in the game.

Black screen in World War Z

You can face this problem if you use outdated video drivers. Try updating them to the latest version – Nvidia often releases new ones for particular AAA-projects. If it doesn't help, try shutting down your antivirus and other third-party software – e.g. MSI Afterburner or GeForce ShadowPlay.


Paul Whitaker