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Dead by Daylight Initialization Error - How to Fix

Facing Dead by Daylight initialization failure error is a normal thing, and if you are having this issue, here's how you can resolve it.
Dead by Daylight Initialization Error - How to Fix

You might face various bugs and errors while playing video games and it is quite a normal thing. Similarly, while trying to play Dead by Daylight, you might get the initialization error and it won't let you enter the game.

This can get pretty frustrating however the good thing is that you can fix this problem and continue playing with your friends. Here's how to solve the Dead by Daylight initialization error on all platforms. 

Dead by Daylight Initialization Error Fix

You will not be able to enter Dead by Daylight with this issue.
You will not be able to enter Dead by Daylight with this issue. (Picture: Behaviour Interactive)

There are various reasons for the initialization error to appear in Dead by Daylight and here are the fixes for each one of them.

First of all, there could be an issue with the game servers. So, you will have to check the server status of Dead by Daylight by going to the official Twitter handle. If the servers are down or facing some problems, you will have to wait for them to start running properly and then try entering the game.

If the servers are running fine, you might have issues with your internet connection, so it's better to run a speed test and restart your router to fix this issue.

In addition, if you are on PC, the game files can also be corrupted or missing, so you need to go to Steam and right-click on Dead by Daylight. Go to the Properties and then, the Local Files tab. Click on Verify Integrity of Game Files and it will re-download the missing/corrupted files. You can then restart Dead by Daylight.

Recover the missing game files or fix the corrupted ones to solve Dead by Daylight initialization error.
Recover the missing game files or fix the corrupted ones to solve Dead by Daylight initialization error. (Picture: Behaviour Interactive)

If you are playing on consoles, you will need to perform a power cycle by turning them off for 30 seconds and then, turning them on again. 

If you are a mobile user, you can try out clearing the cache and restarting the game again. 

Also, Xbox players who are playing Dead by Daylight through a physical copy might face the initialization error because of the persistent storage glitch. To resolve this, you will need to go to Xbox settings and clear the persistent storage.

If none of the above fixes solve your issue, you can uninstall Dead by Daylight and install it again and that should fix the issue for you.

And that's all. For more Dead by Daylight guides, tips, leaks, and news, be sure to check out our dedicated section.

Featured image courtesy of Behaviour Interactive.


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