Don't Starve Together

How to Fix Don’t Starve Together Crashing, Stuttering, and Other Performance Issues

Don’t Starve Together is the latest game by developer Klei Entertainment. Since its release, many players are complaining about the Don’t Starve Together crashing, lagging, and sometimes, black screen. While the developer has been continuously releasing new updates to fix these kinds of concerns, it seems that not every loophole has been fixed. While we are still waiting for a new update to fix these issues, here are the recommended methods to fix the Don’t Starve Together in-game issues.

Known Don’t Starve Together Issues

Here is the list of issues that have been reported by many players while playing Don’t Starve Together:

  • Crashing
  • Black Screen
  • Lag
  • Screen Tearing
  • Stuttering

Recommended Fixes for Don’t Starve Together Issues

There are lots of factors that may cause Don’t Starve Together crashes, black screen, lag, screen tearing, and stuttering. If you’re one of the Don’t Starve Together players having at least one of the mentioned issues, here are the recommended steps that you need to do to fix and address the problem.

Check Don’t Starve Together System Requirements

One of the main reasons for having Don’t Starve Together crashing and black screen issues are not meeting at least the recommended system requirements of the game. If you downloaded Don’t Starve Together without checking the requirements first, it’s time for you to visit this link for the full requirements of Don’t Starve Together.

Update Your Drivers

Don’t Starve Together is released in a good condition. If you meet the minimum requirements of the game, it’s likely that your outdated graphics driver is the main reason why Don’t Starve Together is crashing. We highly recommend getting the latest update for your PC. You can visit your hardware manufacturer’s official website to get the latest update for your device.

Manually downloading and installing drivers for your PC is time-consuming. For some, updating drivers may be a little bit complicated. For those who want an easier method, we recommend trying IObit’s Driver Booster to automatically download and fetch the latest and needed driver update for your PC. In our case, we used Driver Booster to update and fix the crashing and performance issues in Don’t Starve Together.

Driver Booster

Verify Game Integrity

Assuming that you tried the two methods above but still experiencing some Don’t Starve Together issues, you can try verifying the game integrity of Don’t Starve Together. Using this process, Steam will scan all the needed files or fix any corrupted files associated with Don’t Starve Together.

  • Open Steam and go to Library.
  • Select Don’t Starve Together from the game list on the left side.
  • Right-click and select Properties.
  • Click the Local Files tab.
  • Click the Verify integrity of game files… button.

Check out the image below for the steps.


Right after clicking the verify button, all you have to do is wait until Steam completes the file verification for Don’t Starve Together.

Disable Antivirus

Disable or temporarily disable your antivirus or any security programs on your computer. There’s a chance that your antivirus program is deleting or restricting Don’t Starve Together to run smoothly.

Contact the Official Support

If you’re still having some Don’t Starve Together issues after trying all the recommended fixes above, you can always reach the official support team of Rogue Legends. You can visit their official website or join the discussion on the Don’t Starve Together discussion community on Steam.

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