The Initialization Error is one of the common issues that Dead by Daylight players face while trying to play the game. Most of the time—whenever there is a new patch, players get the Initialization Error with the message, “The game has initialized incorrectly and may not save your game properly. Restarting your game may resolve the problem.”
With the Dead By Daylight Roots of Dredge update that was released worldwide on June 7, 2022, players on the PlayStation and other platforms began experiencing the Initialization Error and some other issues that stopped them from entering the game.
Seeing that, we prepared a handy guide that talks about how you can fix the Dead by Daylight Initialization Error while explaining the possible causes of the error.
How to Fix Dead By Daylight Initialization Error
There are multiple reasons for the Initialization Error that players encounter in Dead by Daylight. Most of the time, it’s caused by server-related issues that we have no control over. While some times, the reason is corrupted game files, Steam Cloud Synchronization, Persistent Storage issues for Xbox users, or console firmware issues.
Before working on any fix, you should always check if Dead by Daylight game servers are active or not. Or if the game is facing an issue known by the developers. You can check all these on the game’s official Twitter handle.
For example, the Initialization Error, along with a few other errors that players began experiencing after the arrival of the latest update, was caused from the developers’ end.
We recommend players to check the Dead by Daylight official Twitter handle for server or known issues related status.
If the servers are up and there is no ongoing issue with the game, and you are still facing an Initialization Error, then follow the below steps:
- Restart Dead by Daylight.
- If you are on Xbox, go to Settings and clear your Persistent Storage. And try running DBD again
- Console players can also try to perform a power cycle by turning off their console, waiting for 30 seconds or more, and then turning it back.
- PC platform users can enable Steam Cloud Save, delete the Dead by Daylight game folder and download a fresh copy of the game.
- Mobile platform users can clear the game cache or re-download the game and try again.
Dead by Daylight is a multiplayer survivor horror game currently available on the Android, iOS, PlayStation 4|5, Xbox One X|S, Xbox Series X|S, Nintendo Switch, Stadia, and PC platforms.