Dying Light 2 Codefusion Error: How To Fix A Game Crash After Changing The Settings

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The Dying Light 2 Codefusion error has nothing to do with an experiment in nuclear energy gone wrong. While probably not as important as the dream of unlimited clean energy, it is nonetheless, an irritating issue for players when they are impacted by it.

If you're one of the unlucky players affected by this error, you're probably wondering what it means, and what you can do to fix it. Which is a reasonable position to take. We're here to help answer some of those questions. Here's what you need to know about the Codefusion error on Dying Light 2.

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How To Fix A Game Crash After Changing The Settings

If you encounter this error, there are two potential fixes that are worth exploring:

  • First and foremost, verify the integrity of the game files. To do this:
    • Restart your computer and launch Steam
    • Next, you can either right click the game in your Library, or click the gear icon from the game's Library page on the far right
    • From the drop down menu, select Properties...
    • Select the Local Files tab and click the Verify integrity of game files... button 
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  • The process takes several minutes, so relax, and be patient.
  • Your next step is to remove the files located in %userprofile%/dying light 2

If these steps fail to resolve the error, then uninstall the game and then reinstall it. According to Techland, this should re-link the settings directory correctly. Hopefully, this will be all you need to do. But if for any reason you are still struggling, then it's time to contact Techland Support for further assistance.

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What Is The Dying Light 2 Codefusion Error?

The Dying Light 2 Codefusion error arises on PC after players have attempted to change the settings on the game. This is usually after they have experienced a bluescreen on the game. But the reason why it happens is a little less clear.

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What we know at this point, is that the Codefusion error is not exclusive to Dying Light 2. A quick search on the Steam forums shows Codefusion cropping up in other games, such as Life Is Strange and Monster Hunter Rise. The common denominator, and prime suspect in this case, is Denuvo.

Denuvo is a DRM (digital rights management) software. It was quietly added to Dying Light 2 just a few days before the game was launched. Perhaps revealingly, it wasn't officially announced by Techland through their social media channels. Instead, they revealed it on the Steam forums.

Why does this matter? Well, Denuvo has been blamed for issues in a range of different games, and has been repeatedly linked to poor performance. For balance, Techland has stated that in testing they didn't see "any noticeable impact on the performance".

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Whether it's Denuvo or not, try the fixes that we outlined above. They are your best chance of fixing the issue, and getting back into the game.