South Park Fractured But Whole Error Fix – Black Screen On Launch, Broken Menus And Low FPS


South Park: The Fractured But Whole currently suffers from a nasty issue where players on PC are getting Black Screen on launching (starting) the game. Thankfully, a Ubisoft developer on Steam has posted a fix. The good thing is that to Fix Black Screen on Launch issue in South Park: The Fractured But Whole you won’t have to through a lengthy process. So let’s take a look at what you need to do to fix Black Screen on Launch issue.

South Park: The Fractured But Whole Error Fixes

Fix Black Screen On Launch Issue

  • Step 1: Open South Park: The Fractured But Whole
  • Step 2: Press ALT + ENTER to enter or activate Windowed Mode
  • Step 3: Go to OPTIONS on the Main Menu and select FULL SCREEN or Full-Screen Windowed option.

What this change will do is would return visuals to your game. Following that, you should be able to return to fullscreen mode through the in-game menus (as detailed by Ubisoft developer on Steam).

Fix Broken Menus And Low-FPS Issues

Follow the steps provided below to fix Broken Menus issue in South Park: The Fractured But Whole and some performance issues such as Low-FPS and others.

Please Note – this fix was found by a user on South Park forums. Let’s get started.

  • Step 1: Go to Nvidia Control Panel
  • Step 2: Select “Manage 3D Setting” option
  • Step 3: Select “Program Settings” Tab
  • Step 4: Under the option “Select A Program To Customize” there will be an “ADD” option. Select it and navigate to the South Park folder and add game’s “.exe file” (SouthPark_TFBW.exe). The full path will read something like this – “Steam\steamapps\common\South Park The Fractured But Whole”, you need to ADD SouthPark_TFBW.exe
  • Step 5: Now select the option Preferred Graphics Processor – “High-performance Nvidia Processor”
  • Step 6: Now open the game folder that carries the executable file of the game i.e. the same folder mention in Step 4. Select “SouthPark_TFBW.exe” file, right click on it and select the option “Run As Administrator”.
  • Step 7: That’s it, now start playing South Park: The Fractured But Whole. You will notice that the Broken Menus issue has been fixed, and some of the performance issues like low-FPS has gone as well.

Source: Steam 1 and 2