Hood Outlaws & Legends PC – Crashing at startup with Black Screen – Game won’t launch – How to fix

Hood crashing or won’t launch – Players are facing crashes, launch issues, and various other errors while playing Hood: Outlaws & Legends PC. This guide consists of a list of the errors and how to fix them.

Hood Outlaws & Legends PC – Crashing at startup with Black Screen – Game won’t launch – How to fix

Game won’t launch

Does your system meet the minimum requirements

  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: Windows 10 (64-bit)
  • Processor: AMD FX 6300 X6 / Intel Core i5-3570K
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: 2 GB VRAM, Radeon HD 7870 / GeForce GTX 660
  • DirectX: Version 12
  • Storage: 40 GB available space
  • Additional Notes: 40 FPS, 1920×1080 in low.

Method 1 – Verify the game files

STEAM

  1. Right click on Hood: Outlaws & Legends under LIBRARY
  2. Select Properties
  3. Click on LOCAL FILES > VERIFY INTEGRITY OF GAME FILES.

EPIC GAMES STORE

  1. Navigate to Hood: Outlaws & Legends in your Library and click on the three dots
  2. Once open, click Verify in the drop-down navigation

Method 2 – Do you have Unreal Engine 4 Prerequisites installed

  1. Right click on Hood: Outlaws & Legends > Manage > Browse local files
  2. Navigate to Hood > Engine > Extras > Redist > en-us
  3. Right click on UE4PrereqSetup_x64.exe application > Run as administrator

Method 3 – Update Video Drivers

It looks like a lot of people have managed to fix the crashing issue of the game by just updating their video drivers.

Here are the links to the latest drivers for AMD and Nvidia graphics cards:

Method 4 – Update your Windows OS

  1. Right-click on the Windows Start button > Settings
  2. Click on Update & Security
  3. Click on the Check for updates button from Windows Update

Method 5 – Run HOOD: OUTLAWS & LEGENDS in Admin mode at startup

  1. Right click on Hood: Outlaws & Legends > Manage > Browse local files
  2. Navigate to Hood > Binaries > Win64
  3. Right click on Hood.exe application > Properties
  4. Click the Compatibility tab
  5. Check Run this program as an administrator and click OK

Method 6 – Allow HOOD: OUTLAWS & LEGENDS in Windows Security or the Anti-virus on your PC

  1. Right-click on the Windows Start button > Settings
  2. Select Update & Security > Windows Security
  3. Click on Virus & threat protection
  4. Click on Protection history under Current threats
  5. Search the Hood.exe application from Protected folder access blocked.
  6. Click on Actions > Allow on device
  7. Close Windows Security

Black Screen issue fix

Here is how to fix the black screen issue in Hood:

EPIC GAMES STORE

  1. Navigate to Epic Games > Hood > Hood > Binaries > Win64.
  2. Right click on Hood.exe application > Properties.
  3. Click the Compatibility tab.
  4. Check Disable fullscreen optimizations and click OK

STEAM

  1. Right click on Hood: Outlaws & Legends > Manage > Browse local files.
  2. Navigate to Hood > Binaries > Win64
  3. Right click on Hood.exe application > Properties
  4. Click the Compatibility tab
  5. Check Disable fullscreen optimizations and click OK

Crashing at startup issue

Application Load Error 3:0000065432

  1. Run Steam and click Steam (upper left) > Settings > Downloads
  2. Click on the CLEAR DOWNLOAD CACHE button and click OK
  3. Steam will restart automatically
  4. Right click on Hood: Outlaws & Legends under LIBRARY > Properties
  5. Click on LOCAL FILES > VERIFY INTEGRITY OF GAME FILES

NOTE: This process will not affect your currently installed games, but you will need to log into Steam afterwards.

If you are using MSI Afterburner

  1. Open RivaTuner Statistics Server (RTSS)
  2. Click Add button (bottom left)
  3. Navigate to Steam > steamapps > common > Hood > Hood > Binaries > Win64
  4. Add Hood.exe application under Application profile properties
  5. Set Application detection level to None for the game application
  6. Close RivaTuner Statistics Server

Some Third-Party application could be the reason

The game does not explicitly support and may even see certain applications/software as a conflict or threat and as such refuse to run, or run with crashes.

Disable all background software or applications including, Antivirus, Firewalls, and any FPS boosting or monitoring software. Here is Steam explaining the whole thing. Please temporarily disable these applications and search which application is interfering with the game:

  1. Right-click on the Windows Start button > Task Manager
  2. Click on the Startup tab (click on More details to display the tabs)
  3. Restart the computer

Note : Many of the methods written under “Game won’t launch” section might also work in this scenario.

Note : Every method included in this article has been recommended by the developers themselves. If none of these end up working for you then you can contact Focus technical support.


If you think this guide had helped you then let us know in the comment section below. And for more Hood: Outlaws & Legends guides, keep an eye on Frondtech. We will be covering every single technical issue of the game on the launch day. Good luck!


That’s all folks!

Last Updated on May 10, 2021

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