Experiencing the “black screen” error on Clash of Clans? This piece’s for you
Clash of Clans is one of the most popular mobile games out there. And enthusiastic gamers, who are looking to optimize their gaming experience, often seek to enjoy the game on PC. To achieve this, an emulator like “BlueStacks App Player” is required.
However, a notorious error associated with playing CoC on PC (using BlueStacks) is the system freeze/crash error, which blackens out your screen
To fix this “black screen” error, follow through this guide.
Fix: Clash of Clans Black Screen
While game crashing is not new to CoC mobile gamers, this black screen error is definitely new. The black screen is basically associated with some form of conflicts between CoC and the “interceding” BlueStacks Player (on PC).
In any case, you can try some of the workarounds below:
Method 1: Restart BlueStacks
To do this:
- go to “Task Manager”
- locate “BlueStacks” and right-click on it, and then select “Restart”.
Try and restart your game, and see if the “black screen” error is fixed. If it persists, try the next fix.
Method 2: Reinstall CoC in BlueStacks
To do this, you’d have to uninstall the game first, before reinstalling it.
Follow the simple steps below to run this procedure:
- Launch BlueStacks on your PC.
- Find and click on “Clash of Clans”
- Locate and click on the “Uninstall” option.
- Confirm uninstallation (as prompted) and restart PC.
Then, reinstall a fresh (updated) package of the game.
Black screen still popping up? Try the next fix.
Method 3: Reinstall BlueStacks
The “black screen” error, as emphasized earlier, could be caused by an issue(s) with the emulator (BlueStacks). Hence, you can try uninstalling/reinstalling it and see if fixes the error.
This procedure is technically a reset, which removes the entire program (including inherent apps and settings), and provides you with the latest – updated – version.
After reinstalling BlueStacks, reinstall Clash of Clans, and start enjoying your game unhindered.
Method 4: Update Drivers
Games require up-to-date graphics drivers to function properly. Hence, if/when this error occurs, it’s possible that your graphics cards are out-of-date.
To fix this, simply go to the manufacturers’ website (NVIDIA and/or AMD/ATI) and install the latest drivers.
Furthermore, try and check for updates on your PC, and install available updates, as appropriate.
Hope you find this helpful?