How to fix common Outlast 2 bugs

By: Madeleine Dean
2 minute read

Outlast 2, the sequel to the popular Outlast game, is a truly creepy horror game. While it’s set in the same universe as the first game, it features different characters and a different setting.

Unfortunately, Outlast 2 is affected by quite a few technical issues. Last week, we published an article on how to fix the annoying Outlast 2 graphics issues. In this article, we’re going to futher expand the first article and show you how to fix other common bugs affecting the game.

How to fix frequent Outlast 2 issues

1. Players can’t crawl under a tree
Crouch is mapped to the left CTRL key and crawl is mapped to the C key. On a controller, you press to crouch, hold to crawl.

2. Players can’t get passed the first enemy
If you can’t get passed the pickax lady, simply run away from her. Eventually, she’ll leave you alone.

3. Lost save games
There seems to be an issue sometimes with the Steam Cloud synchronization. The game’s devs are already working on a patch to fix this problem.

In the meantime, try disabling Steam Cloud support, as this action might restore your previous savegame. From the Steam library, right-click on Outlast 2, select Properties then under the Updates tab uncheck the “Enable Steam Cloud synchronization for Outlast 2” option.

4. The game is locked at 24 FPS or lower
To fix this issue, run the game in borderless fullscreen. Go to %userprofile%\Documents\My Games\Outlast2\OLGame\Config\OLSystemSettings.ini, open the file and set the “UseBorderlessFullscreen” option to “True”.

Outlast 2 will soon allow gamers to speficy a preferred refresh rate on the command line.

5. The camera won’t work
This issue is prevalent for gamers running the Comodo anti-virus and seems to be caused by the “auto-containment” feature. Simply turn off that feature or the antivirus altogether to regain control over the game’s camera.

6. Blake’s voice is inaudible
Check your PC’s audio settings. If your computer is setup to output 5.1 and you connect headphones to the L/R channels, you will be missing the Center channel, which is where most of voices come from.

If you have stereo speakers/headsets, configure windows to output stereo. Right click on the speaker icon on the task bar, select “Playback Devices”. Then select your playback device and go to properties. In the “Advanced” tab, make sure it says “2 channels”.

If you have a 5.1 or 7.1 system, all the connections should maintain all of these channels the whole way through for optimal results.

If you’ve come across other workarounds to fix various Outlast 2 bug, you can help the community by listing the troubleshooting steps in the comment section below.


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