Sekiro Shadows Die Twice – Screen Flickering, Black Screen Or Wrong Resolution – How To Fix

The release of Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice has received mixed reactions so far. Some are thoroughly enjoying the game while some are saying that they have been let down. Same is the case with the performance of the game. Some players are claiming that the game is well optimized while some are saying that Sekiro is giving their PCs a tough time.

If you go over to the Steam Community page of Sekiro Shadows Die Twice, then you would notice that players have been reporting a lot of bugs and glitches. Some have fixes while others don’t. Problems like fps lag and stuttering are common and they could be fixed with few tweaks here and there. But there are certain bugs and glitches that require special attention.

Players have been complaining about screen flickering issues, black screen and wrong resolution problems there. And these issues seem to be quite legit because there are hundreds of people in the comments supporting the presence of these bugs. Fortunately some users have actually found a fix to these issues and we are going to tell you about it. Here is how you can fix screen flickering, black screen or wrong resolution issues in Sekiro Shadows Die Twice:

How to fix Screen Flickering, Black Screen, Or Wrong Resolution in Sekiro Shadows Die Twice

Step #1

[Note: This fix has been suggested by users in the Steam Community. Players have already confirmed that this has solved the issues they were having. This is the only working fix at the moment and if this doesn’t work for you then you have no other option but to wait for a permanent fix from the developers]

  • Open ‘My Computer

Step #2

  • Click on ‘View‘ located on the top left corner

Step #3

  • Now just check the ‘File name extensions‘ box. The reason for doing this is you will have to change the extension of a file in this process

Step #4

  • Now open your notepad or just right click then select new then Text document

Step #5

  • Paste everything given below on your notepad :<?xml version=”1.0″ encoding=”UTF-16″ ?>
    <config><ScreenMode>FULLSCREEN</ScreenMode>
    <Resolution-WindowScreenWidth>1920</Resolution-WindowScreenWidth>
    <Resolution-WindowScreenHeight>1080</Resolution-WindowScreenHeight>
    <Resolution-FullScreenWidth>1920</Resolution-FullScreenWidth>
    <Resolution-FullScreenHeight>1080</Resolution-FullScreenHeight>
    <Auto-detectBestRenderingSettings>ON</Auto-detectBestRenderingSettings>
    <QualitySetting>CUSTOM</QualitySetting>
    <TextureQuality>MAX</TextureQuality>
    <Antialiasing>ON</Antialiasing>
    <SSAO>MAX</SSAO>
    <DepthOfField>MAX</DepthOfField>
    <MotionBlur>DISABLE</MotionBlur>
    <ShadowQuality>HIGH</ShadowQuality>
    <LightingQuality>HIGH</LightingQuality>
    <EffectsQuality>MEDIUM</EffectsQuality>
    <ReflectionQuality>HIGH</ReflectionQuality>
    <WaterSurfaceQuality>HIGH</WaterSurfaceQuality>
    <ShadeQuality>HIGH</ShadeQuality>
    <LodQuality>HIGH</LodQuality>
    <VolumetricEffectQuality>MAX</VolumetricEffectQuality>
    </config>

Step #6

  • Now the Save the file as “GraphicsConfig

Step #7

  • Now just rename the file from ‘GraphicsConfig.txt’ to ‘GraphicsConfig.xml‘. You will get a prompt asking whether you want to change the extension of the file or not. Just select Yes

Step #8

  • Copy the file and paste it here – C:\Users\*your username*\AppData\Roaming\Sekiro

Restart your PC once and you are good to go!


That’s all, folks!

Last Updated on March 13, 2024

15 thoughts on “Sekiro Shadows Die Twice – Screen Flickering, Black Screen Or Wrong Resolution – How To Fix”

  1. Might have to do with the fact that I have it on D:, not on C:, but even on D: I can’t find anything of the sort.

  2. Well, this fixed the wrong resolution for me- the game now plays at the same resolution as my screen. It didn’t fix the whit flashing though. I’m just … tired, now.

  3. Hello, when I play game(sekiro) and enter the game settings and I cant play the game in full screen mode and I get the message:out of range🤔 and the page is black and the game goes to Windows mode and when I want to play the game from the nvidia geforce experience and enter detail page for Change resolution settings the game igot this massage: The game can not be optimized and the settings can not be changed

  4. shoaib brother i’m install this game in drive E.and i was downloded it from fitgirl and also by 10parts higly commpresed download. and when i was hardly start sekiroafter instaling its shows black screen . and mouse pointer nothing else . and i also coudn’t closeit. only closed by task manager . i am just right now . done your process perfectly. but the problem doesn’t solve. bro plz help i’m installed sekiro in ‘E’ drive. and c drive user- my username- roming-sekiro- past our xml file. but it doesn’t work. shoiab plz help

  5. didnt fix and why am i bothering shouldnt this shit be fix by the devs not users what a joke games have become. stuff this ill just refund buy it next year when or if t bother to fix it

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