Fix Need for Speed Heat: Black Screen, Stuck on Loading

Last Updated on November 5, 2019

Fix Need for Speed Heat Black Screen – Yet another Need for Speed game is making its arrival, NFS Heat will be the 24th installment in the Need for Speed series. The title has been developed by Ghost Games and published by Electronic Arts. The game is all set to release on all platforms; Windows, Playstation 4, and Xbox One. NFS Heat will be available for EA Origin Premier users from November 5, 2019, and the full release will be on November 8, 2019.

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Update: The game is now available for Origin Premier users, download and start racing.

Fix Need for Speed Heat: Black Screen

For some reason, the loading times are weird and the game is getting stuck on black screen repeatedly. Let’s find out if there’s a fix for this.

Disable Overclocking

For me the culprit was my overclocked GPU, I went ahead and disabled MSI Afterburner, changed all the settings to stock and my game went running smoothly.

After doing this, I was able to play one single game online. After that my screen went black again.

Disable Overlays

Overlays are known for causing problems with games, some of the known ones are Discord and the Origin Overlay itself. Go ahead and turn them off.

To Disable Discord Overlay

If you are using Discord like me, then I’d recommend you to change a few things. One such thing is, discord overlay, it’s not really something you need at all times. I use a two-monitor setup, so the overlay is useless for me. It is known for causing FPS related issues.

Disable Hardware Acceleration in Discord

  • Open Discord
  • Click on User Settings > Appearance
  • Click on the Hardware Acceleration radio, this will turn it off.

Disable Discord in-game Overlay

  • Open Discord
  • Go to Overlay under App Settings
  • Click on the “Enable in-game overlay”, this will turn it off.

Turning off overclocking did work for me, but it didn’t work for my friend. This probably has to do something with the server load, too many people are trying to launch the online mode leading to the server load. I would advise you to wait for a while.

I will also be posted any developer updates here as soon as I get them.

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Written by Vikas

Hey, I am Vikas. I've had a longstanding passion for computing and gaming for over a decade now. With a computer science degree under my belt sparking my initial interest in the industry from a young age, you'll often find me immersed for hours in the latest PC titles, especially enjoying multiplayer online games, while also enjoying sharing my insights and reviews. My work has been featured on IGN, Kotaku, MSN and Forbes to name a few. In my spare time, I read books and play with my cats. You can read more about me here. My favorite games are Destiny 2, Warframe, COD Cold War, and Minecraft.

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3 thoughts on “Fix Need for Speed Heat: Black Screen, Stuck on Loading”

  1. Hey there glad to see someone else with the same issue. I meet min req.

    Msib250 gaming mobo
    Intel i5 5600k
    Geforce gtx 1050ti
    16gb ram

    I waited for black screen to finish loading.. took forever finally made it to the second cut scene and as soon as I cross over where there should be a bridge it’s gone, I fall to the water


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