Like with most newly launched big titles, Dragon Dogma 2 doesn't come without its own set of issues. From players trying to work around the heavy microtransaction system in the game, many are not even able to get inside the game due to compiling shaders not loading. If you are one of the unfortunate ones to come across compiling shaders not loading issue, there are certain steps you can take to resolve it.

Compiling Shaders fix Dragon Dogma 2

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The compiling shaders issue occurs when players launch the game, and it gets stuck, freezing the screen. This prominently happens whenever the game is launched for the first time but can also occur in subsequent plays. Although players can wait up to 5-8 minutes, certain measures can be taken to prevent the issue altogether.

Restart The Game

A quick restart of the game might solve the issue. Games often fail to load up properly the first time they are launched, so restarting might work. You can also try restarting your PC.

Update Graphic Card Drivers

Ensure your graphics card drivers are up to date. Outdated drivers can cause compatibility issues with newer shader code. Although you get a notification whenever there is an update available for the driver, you can manually check it by opening the respective Nvidia or AMD software.

Verify Game Files

If you're using a platform like Steam, verify the integrity of the game files. Sometimes, corrupted or missing files can cause shader compilation errors. To do so, open Steam and then open the properties of Dragon Dogma 2 by right-clicking on it. Here, select 'Installed Files, and then Verify the integrity of the game's files.' This might take a few minutes and it's best to restart your PC after the process.

Reinstall Dragon's Dogma 2

If nothing works, you should reinstall the game. Although this might seem a tedious process, it will ensure any missing/corrupted files are replaced. The total size of Dragon Dogma 2 is around 65GB so reinstalling can take a while. If the issue persists, you might want to contact the official support of Capcom.

Since the game is new, we can expect the issue to be fixed by developers in any hotfix or patch updates. The game itself has been under a lot of scrutiny from fans as bugs/errors continue to plague the gameplay. The microtransactions aspect has also swayed away a lot of players from investing in the game. Additionally, the complicated save system of the game has left players scratching their heads.

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