Bonelab Black Screen: How to fix

Bonelab Black Screen: How To Fix Black Screen In Bonelab
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Are you encountering a black screen in Bonelab?

The successor to Boneworks, Bonelab, has finally been released, and unfortunately, some users are experiencing issues with the game. Bonelab crashing and black screen are the most common issues that have been reported.

If you are one of those people who are plagued by the black screen issue, don't worry. With a little help from us, you can fix the issue and get back to playing the game. Let's get into it!

How to fix Black Screen in Bonelab

It's frustrating when your long-awaited game gets stuck on a black screen. For some people, Bonelab black screen appears on startup, while for others, the black screen appears during the gameplay.

The good news is that there are several things that you can do to fix this issue. But, before we get to that, make sure your PC meets system requirements to handle Bonelab. Also, make sure your graphics drivers and OS are fully updated.

How to fix Black Screen in Bonelab on PC

  • If you are using SteamVR, go to SteamVR Settings > Developer and click Set SteamVR as OpenXR Runtime.
  • Move all the mods out of your mod folder and then put them back one at a time, launching each time and then checking to see which mod you added causes the issue.
  • Verify the integrity of the game files to ensure that none of the files is corrupted.
  • Uninstall and then reinstall the game.
  • On Oculus, if you are connected to the PC via the link cable, try using virtual desktop. Alternatively, if you are connected wirelessly via virtual desktop, use the link cable.
How To Fix Black Screen In Bonelab
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How to fix Black Screen in Bonelab on Oculus Quest 2

  • Make sure the Quest OS is fully updated.
  • Try a hard reboot. Here are the instructions.
  • Uninstall and then reinstall the game.

Once you've done this, try launching the game again and see if the black screen issue is resolved. Hopefully, Bonelab will run on your PC without running into any issues this time.

In case the issue persists, we recommend you report the problem to the devs via official Twitter or Discord. But, in most cases, our suggestions will do the trick and you will be back in the game sooner than you think.

Before you leave, have a look at Bonelab Quest 2 vs PC performance comparison.

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