Update Drivers: The latest drivers for your card can be downloaded from the manufacturer's website.

 

Launch Options: If you're seeing a solid black screen after booting, but can still hear music/sound and the game responds to input, try the following:

On Steam: 

  • Right-click on Hades in your Steam Library
  • Select 'Properties...'
  • Press the button that says 'Set Launch Options...'
  • Enter the following: /GpuIndex=1

On Epic Games Store:

  • Select 'Settings'
  • Scroll down to Hades under 'Manage Games' and select it
  • Toggle 'Additional Command Line Arguments'
  • Enter the following: /GpuIndex=1

 

Steam Overlay: If you're playing on Steam, the Steam overlay can cause the screen to freeze while the game continues to play in the background.

You can disable the Steam overlay by doing the following:

  • Right-click on Hades in your Steam Library
  • Select 'Properties...'
  • Toggle 'Enable the Steam Overlay while in-game'

 

Force Windowed Mode: Occasionally, starting in fullscreen mode may lead to a black screen. You can force the game to start in windowed mode, 1080p by doing the following:

On Steam: 

  • Right-click on Hades in your Steam Library
  • Select 'Properties...'
  • Press the button that says 'Set Launch Options...'
  • Enter the following: /FullScreen=false /NoBorder=true /X=1920 /Y=1080

On Epic Games Store:

  • Select 'Settings'
  • Scroll down to Hades under 'Manage Games' and select it
  • Toggle 'Additional Command Line Arguments'
  • Enter the following: /FullScreen=false /NoBorder=true /X=1920 /Y=1080

 

Set Default Graphics Card: If you have more than one graphics card, you may need to set Hades to run on your dedicated graphics rather than your integrated card.

https://www.techadvisor.co.uk/how-to/pc-components/how-set-default-graphics-card-3612668/

You can also change other settings in your GPU settings menu, such as ensuring that the game is running in high performance mode.

If you cannot find an option to select your GPU, you may have to manage it in your system BIOS. Disable Intel HD and make sure you set PCIe as the default for graphics in the BIOS, don't leave it at Auto.

 

Dual Monitors: If you have a dual or multi-monitor setup, your monitor settings and configuration may cause Hades not to display properly.

These types of issues are very dependent on setup - if you have multiple monitors and no fixes listed here have helped you, it's recommended that you look into your monitor settings, ensure they're properly connected, and consult guides specific to your models.

 

 

If you continue to have graphical issues after following the steps listed here, please reach out via our contact form.