How To Fix Dead by Daylight Errors, Server Issues, Crashes, Performance, Not Starting


Dead by Daylight is now available on Steam and by now the game received pretty good reviews, but there are a few players complaining on the game’s Steam Dashboard about issues and bugs that are making the game unplayable. The most common Dead by Daylight errors are Server Issues, Crashes, Game not Starting and Performance Issues like Low FPS and Freezes.

To fix these errors and run the game check our workarounds and solutions below and after you apply them, your game should work fine.

Dead by Daylight is an multiplayer (4vs1) horror game where one player takes on the role of the savage Killer, and the other four players play as Survivors, trying to escape the Killer and avoid being caught, tortured and killed.

Survivors play in third-person and have the advantage of better situational awareness. The Killer plays in first-person and is more focused on their prey.

First, please make sure that you meet the minimum system requirements of the game. If you passed that you can go ahead and fix your issues, if not your errors are probably due to your PC and you need to upgrade it to a better one.


    • OS: 64-bit Operating Systems (Windows 7, Windows 8 & Windows 8.1)
    • Processor: Intel Core i3-4170 or AMD FX-8120
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DX11 Compatible GeForce GTX 460 1GB or AMD HD 6850 1GB
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 15 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DX11 compatible


    • OS: 64-bit Operating Systems (Windows 7, Windows 8 & Windows 8.1)
    • Processor: Intel Core i3-4170 or AMD FX-8300 or higher
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DX11 Compatible GeForce 760 or AMD HD 8800 or higher with 4GB of RAM
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 15 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DX11 compatible

Dead by Daylight Errors:

#1 Dead by Daylight Crashes

Dead by Daylight Crash

“I always crash right after the credits screen, can anyone help or know why? There’s nothing about it when I tried to look it up, and my friend is experiencing the same thing.”

For some players the game crashes randomly throughout the game or after the credits screen, some of them also reported startup crashes, and they are unable to launch the game. It seems that a new update for the game is causing now a lot of crashes for players and because of that, they are starting to lose rank. Some player reported that once he crashes back to the main menu and lost a whole rank. If you are experiencing crashes and are annoyed by losing your rank please follow our solution below to fix them.

Solution: Apparently the random crashes of the game, the startup crashes and the back to the main menu crashes that results in rank lose are because of some conflicts with Windows applications.  You can fix this issue by applying our patch to your game, it will close the applications that are in conflict with your game and the crashes will be fixed. Go to the end of the post for more details, you will also find there a tutorial on how to apply the solution properly to your game and a download link for the patch.

#2 Dead by Daylight Server Issues

“I have disconnected from over half of my last ~12 games. I play the for up to 5-10 minutes completely uninhibited, no lag, then a random dc from the game. I don’t think it’s an internet problem because all of my other programs are stable during the dc. Is anyone else having this problem? I keep losing rank due to this problem and it’s very frustrating…”

Some users are experiencing random disconnections from the game, and others are unable to connect to a server or they won’t find any players available to play the game with. Another issue with the servers is that players can’t connect to a lobby, everytime they try to join to one it fails, and they need to keep pressing the Join Lobby button a lot of times until the loading screen appears.

Even if you have a good internet connection with an average speed of 50 MB/s you might complain of lag in the server, disconnections and a very low ping of 10-20. Also, sometimes users are unable to find more than one server in the lobby and some of them are complaining about horrible queue issues.


  • First, you need to make sure that your internet connection is working properly and that you have a good internet speed with no disconnections
  • Try to play the game directly with your internet cable and don’t use Wi-Fi, this way your internet speed will double
  • Close applications that require internet like Skype, Messenger and also Chrome
  • If you were unable to fix your server issues with the tips above you need to follow the tutorial at the end of the post and apply the workaround there to your game. Go below for more details!

#3 Dead by Daylight Performance Issues

Dead by Daylight Freezes

The most encountered performance issue is freezing, for some players the game randomly freezes or for others, it will freeze if they have a controller plugged in. A few users also reported Low FPS and Stuttering in the game.

A common issue is that users are getting a very low fps when they play the killer but when they play with survivors their fps is stable. This issue makes playing with the killer almost impossible due to extremely low fps, like 10-20. The players that reported this issue were playing on GeForce GTX 760 or Asus Strix ROG GTX 1080 with an i7 processor, so the problem is not with their PC’s, the problem is in the game and most probably in the last update.

Try these tips first:

  • Update your GPU card, go here if you have NVIDIA and here if you have AMD
  • It seems that a new update was released for the game, make sure that you have it installed. Restart Steam and check if the game updates in Steam Library.
  • You can also use a game booster to improve your FPS if your PC is not in the recommended settings category. Our team found at that Razer Cortex is the best game booster available right now and it will improve your game with 10-20 frames.

Solution if everything above fails: If you were unable to fix the performance issues with the tips above the only solution for you to fix and optimize your game is to apply our patch. Not only that it will optimize your FPS rate but it will also fix the freezes and stuttering if you encounter that too. Go to the tutorial below for more details on how to use it!

#4 Dead by Daylight Not Starting

Are you unable to start your game? You press Play, in the Steam Library, and nothing happens? Don’t worry a lot of players are complaining about this issue too. The good news is that you can quickly fix it by applying our workarounds below, it will only take 5 minutes and after that, you will be able to launch the game.

Apparently, this issue is generated because of some conflict with the anti-cheat program of the game. You might also get an error code, saying something about the anti-cheat version of the game, when you try to launch the game from the Steam.


  • Start the game from the installation folder, you will find it in “C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\common\Dead by Daylight”, here make sure that you run the game executable in administrator mode by right-clicking it and selecting this option.
  • You should also try to Verify the Integrity Cache of the game. You can easily do this by going to the Steam Library, right-clicking on the game and selecting properties, here go to Local Files Tab and you will find the option there. Beware that it will take a long time to do this, almost a couple hours. If you don’t want to wait that long check the tutorial below and you will be able to fix your launch issue quicker by applying our patch.

How to Fix Dead by Daylight Errors Tutorial:

Our team of developers managed to release a patch that helps you fix the errors described above. You can see how our patch looks like below, where you can also find a tutorial on how to use it and a download link. Please follow the tutorial step by step before asking any questions regarding your issues. Our patch won’t interfere with your Steam account, it will just change some files and .dll in the game folder for the errors to be fixed.

Follow the tutorial below to apply the patch correctly to your game.

How to apply our patch:

  1. Download the archive of the patch from here: download
  2.  Extract the downloaded archive on your PC, and open the patch from the folder.
  3. Your GPU will be selected automatically, make sure that you use your dedicated GPU if you have a laptop!
  4. Select the game executable from the game folder, if you used the default install folder it should be: “C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\common\Dead by Daylight”.
  5.  Select your issue or issues from the box to the right and click the corresponding “Fix” button.
  6. After your errors are successfully fixed, you can click the “Launch Game” button and play the game.

How to download: Well, you might think that our download service is pretty annoying but is very effective. To download you just need to complete a simple offer, it usually takes a few minutes, and after that, you will be able to download the patch. We use this service because is the only way to support our developers and to keep releasing and updating patches for games. Thank you! We hope you understand us and have fun playing Dead by Daylight!

We hope that your tutorial helped you fix your Dead by Daylight errors and bugs, if you encounter any other issues in the game or if you don’t know how to apply the patch to your game, comment below or use our contact page and we will help you fix your game. –GamesErrors Team

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  1. Brandon says

    The issue I am currently facing is not crashes or performance issues but my game progression and saves.

    Any perks, offerings, points and character levels I earn are only valid for one game session for me. When I start a new gaming session and decide to play again I am reverted back to level 1 with nothing I have earned previously. I had the same issue during the beta. Every time I open the game it forces me to comply to the games EULA and offers to show me the tutorials.

    It’s not just me having these issues either, I asked for help on the creators twitter page and created a discussion on the steam forums with someone responding that they have the same issue as me.

    1. Jordan says

      i am facing this issue as well i will try your tip

  2. Brandon says

    A follow up on the fix. It appears changing your steam alias playing a round then reverting your alias back seems to fix it. I did this as well as the other steam user having issues our games is saving data as intended. Hopefully helps some others.

    1. Jordan says

      this seems to have worked for me, i just joined a lobby

  3. Ryan says

    All the requirements are good but it continues to tell me dx11.0 is required when I already have dx11.1.

  4. Jared says

    I have a 450 GB dell desktop and only used70 GB. When I’m in the game it is very laggy like u can’t even move. It’s not frozen it’s just super slow.what should I do

  5. Tahsin says

    0xc000007b error. help me please.

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  6. Pierre says

    Steam error they say im not online on steam wich i am and they say that im not connected to internet connection wich i am so plz tell me what to do (NO REFUND ?)

    1. pandora says

      im in the same boat, everytime i connect to a game my internet gets the little yellow triangle with an ! in it. “steam says you’re offline, please exit the game”

  7. Gaming My Style says

    my game freezes at acsept and decline and doesnot let me play or click anything at that point

  8. Buraun says

    This is a scam. Do not download their link.

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