If you are encountering Forza Horizon 5 black screen on Steam Deck, you are not alone.
Recently, numerous players have reported encountering a frustrating issue on the new Steam Deck console, where they experience a black screen with audio after launching the game. This issue can be particularly frustrating, as it prevents players from playing FH5.
In this article, we'll explore some potential solutions to help players fix the Forza Horizon 5 Steam Deck black screen issue and get back to racing as soon as possible.
How to fix Forza Horizon 5 Steam Deck black screen
We scoured online forums and found a proven solution on Reddit that has worked for others. Switching from Window to Full-Screen mode seems to resolve the issue. Credits to the Reddit user Zerosuke15 for providing us with this fix.
So here are the detailed steps you need to take to fix Forza Horizon 5 Steam Deck black screen:
- First, make sure you're in Game mode.
- Select the 'controller button' to the left of the settings gear on the right side of the screen to enter the "Forza Horizon 5 Controller Settings" screen.
- Select the "Enable Back Grip Buttons" option.
- Then select L4 and assign it to the Alt key on the keyboard.
- Then select R4 assign it to the Enter key on the keyboard.
- Clear out L5 & L6 button assignments by using the X-button over them. (optional)
- Go back and launch Forza.
After displaying the Forza Horizon logo, your screen may momentarily turn black before you start hearing audio from the splash screen. If this happens, don't worry, simply press and hold L4, then press R4 to correct the display.
Following this, you should be able to see the splash screens and the menu screen once it loads.
What causes Forza Horizon 5 black screen on Steam Deck?
The Forza Horizon 5 black screen issue on Steam Deck happens when you play the game in Window Mode. This could be due to certain display settings or graphics drivers conflicting with the game's display mode.
The black screen issue seems to crop up after the new SteamOS update. For some reason, the game defaults to Window Mode, and you need to switch it to Fullscreen Mode every time you launch the game.
Anyway, you can fix the Forza Horizon 5 black screen on Steam Deck by switching from Window to Full-Screen mode. You can do this either by connecting a keyboard to your Deck or assigning Alt and Enter keys to the back buttons.
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