Witchfire Not Opening, Starting, Launching - Fixed!

Witchfire Not Opening, Starting, Launching – Fixed!

Withfire is an exclusive Epic Launcher Game that can only be played on this platform. Nevertheless, this means, that when you have to solve various issues, you will have to take a different stance in contrast to games on Steam. Withfire Not Opening, Not Starting, and Not Launching is a similar issue that is faced pretty much everywhere, and we are here to help. Let’s get to fixing the Witchfire issues.

About Witchfire – The Season of Witch-Hunting Begins!

Not every game getting released has popularity. Some are also hidden gems in the community and they come to know later on. One such example is Remnant 2, which packed quite a punch after the community got to try the game, but before it had the silent treatment.

Developed by “The Astronauts”, and available exclusively on “Epic Games Launcher”, you might be surprised to learn about WitchFire. A witch-hunting RPG game that is a mix of Tarkov, Warhammer, Destiny, and then sprinkled Dark Souls on top.

Some might even argue that the game looks quite familiar to Dishonored because of that dark fantasy POV. You are a witch hunter who happens to be in a post-apocalyptic era. Yeah, witches are the enemies here and have taken over the world, but you are the chosen one, the remains of the last few witch-hunters in town.

Powered by Christianity, and under the direct command of the Pope, WitchFire is not to be missed out on. If you ever fantasize about Dark Souls with Guns and Catholic Abilities, then Witchfire is the right choice for you.

Witchfire - Dark Souls, but with Weapons!

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Witchfire System Requirements

Witchfire is a demanding game and requires quite a powerful computer to run smoothly. You can’t open or start the game if you aren’t on par with the minimum specs. So, you will have to check the Witchfire System Requirements and match them with your system.

If they are the same, or you have a better system that goes with the recommended requirements, then you can proceed with the guide.

ComponentMinimum Req (30 to 40 FPS on 1080p Resolution)Recommended Req (60 plus FPS on 1080p Resolution)
CPUIntel Core i5-6600KIntel Core i5-8400
GPUNVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 TiNVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB
Storage50 to 100 GB50 to 100 GB (SSD Recommended)
DXVersion 12Version 12
OSWindows 10/11Windows 10/11 (Latest Update Recommended)
Minimum and Recommended System Requirements for Witchfire

Witchfire Not Opening, Starting, Launching – Fixed!

Check Internet Connectivity/Connection

It is highly likely that a network issue is causing the Witchfire Not Launching Issue, but you might as well try this method. Restart your router to clear the internet cache, and check if the router is frying hot or not. If so, let that homie rest for a while.

Make sure there is no one using your internet at the moment, and try using an Ethernet Cable to use the internet on your PC. Change the password if your family is having a hard time, or contact your ISP (Internet Service Provider).

Another thing to mention is that if you can’t afford to have an ethernet cable, you can move close to the modem.

Change Game Settings

Your PC is basically tested and challenged when you install the latest game out there. Witchfire is surely one of those games you would want to play and challenge your system specs. In case you have to open the game, but it closes randomly, you might have to take the settings down a bit. Take down the settings for the aforementioned features.

  • Shadows – Medium or Low
  • Anti Aliasing – 4x to 2x and so on
  • Dynamic Reflections
  • Ambient Occlusion – On or Off
  • Volumetric Lighting (God Rays)
  • Motion Blur
  • Render Scaling – Below 100 Percent, depending on the choice

Lock FPS in Witchfire

The most simple and effective way to fix Witchfire Not Opening is simply locking the FPS. Frames Per Second is what most people refer to them, but gamers are mostly around the FPS title.

There are many methods to do this;

You can Lock FPS by using RivaTuner Statistics. We will interlink a guide to help you with FPS Lock through RivaTuner as well.

Another method is to lock the FPS inside the game. If the game doesn’t provide you with the method, you can read onwards.

  • Radeon Chill
  • Nvidia FPS Limiter

Updates and Drivers

Most latest games are looking for the latest and greatest drivers, as well as updates on your system. If they don’t find them, they deserve to be angry. In return, you will face troubles like Witchfire 1 Not Starting.

Try searching for updates on your Windows Search Bar, or using software like Driver Easy. We aren’t getting a sponsor, it’s just good at these things. You can try other ones as well but don’t spend a fortune on those unless you are a professional and need them.

When you are done with the updates, we recommend you install the latest Nvidia or AMD Drivers on your precious system. Don’t know how? We got you covered.

  • For Nvidia users, you can just install Nvidia Experience from their official site and use that bad boy to install the latest/greatest drivers that are best suited for gaming.
  • The same can be done with AMD Adrenaline. In case you have an AMD CPU, you can just use the same software to get the drivers installed, either for your integrated or dedicated GPU, as well.

Verifying Game Files and Restarting System

Epic Game Files Verification is one of the globally recognized ways to fix any game issue, taking, it’s on Epic Games.

  • Open Epic Games Launcher
  • Find Witchfire in Epic Games Library
  • Click 3 Dots (right side)
  • Proceed to Manage
  • Click on Verify

It will take a while for the files to be verified. Most of the time, it depends on the situation, as well as the game size. After that, don’t forget to Restart your system and then click on Play. It will fix the Witchfire Not Launching Problem, hopefully!

Disable Background Applications and Hardware

Does your system have all the ports full? Is there any background application that is draining your system or might be suspected to cause trouble? In these cases, your game might not start at all or perform badly.

After you give your system a restart, you need to open Task Manager and cancel out all the extra background apps that are running. To make sure they don’t cause trouble again, go to the startup tab on Task Manager and disable them.

While you are at it, you can also check all the extra hardware files attached to your PC. Take the unnecessary things out and only play with the ones that are required.

Give Administrator Access to the Game

You might have heard about this one, but forget to do it yourself. Apps and Games like Epic Launcher, and Witchfire, require authority to run. They are resource-draining, and require access to some personal things.

Don’t worry, they are known globally and trusted by millions. Just search for the game files or find them on your desktop, and right-click. Then find “Run as Administrator”.

You can also permanently add them to Admin Authority, by going to properties and finding them in one of the tabs. Check the box, and you are good to go.

Clear System Cache

A hidden trick is sometimes going to the Windows Cache File Folder and clearing it. How to do it? We have you covered below.

  • Press the Windows Key and R at the same time
  • Type in “%localappdata%
  • Click OK or press Enter
  • Press CTRL+A to select all
  • Then right-click and press Delete

Extra Steps

  • Give Firewall Permission
  • Disable Antivirus
  • Re-Login Epic/Launcher
  • Reinstall

The Verdict

That’s it, folks! If you are facing the Witchfire Not Opening, Starting, or Launching, you can go through the methods only by one. Hopefully, it will fix the issue for you. In case it doesn’t, you might have to report the issue to the Witchfire Forum or wait for a while because sometimes the Servers are down. Check Witchfire Servers on their Twitter Forum. As always, Happy Gaming!

Dawer Iqbal, an electrical engineer, is the visionary behind ThePantherTech. His passion for technology and commitment to demystifying it are at the heart of this platform.