If Dying Light 2 is crashing when you start a new game, here’s a fix

Zombie parkour first-person-kicker Dying Light 2 launched today, complete with a day one patch that included more than 1,000 fixes. These things never do run smooth. Even with the patch, some players have found that clicking on New Game causes an immediate crash to desktop—which is less than ideal, to put it mildly.

Fortunately, there’s already a fix for it, via Techland’s community manager on Discord. If you’re playing the Steam version, right-click on Dying Light 2 in your library, go to properties, and then add /nolightfx in the launch options. If you’re experiencing the same crash but you’re not playing on Steam, well, I’m afraid you might have to wait for the next patch.