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How to fix fatal error Line 258 in Wuthering Waves

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Wuthering Waves players have been encountering a wide range of crashes and startup issues since launch, and the Line 258 error is frustratingly common.

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When starting up Wuthering Waves for the first time, affected players will see a pop-up notification that reads “The UE4 Client Game has crashed and will close.” Additional text explaining the problem in more detail looks like gibberish at first, but there’s one key phrase that gives players an idea of what’s wrong. “Fatal error: [File:Unknown] [Line:258]” is the full name of this startup crash, but most Wuthering Waves players just call it the Line 258 error for short.

How to Fix Line 258 Error in Wuthering Waves

Fixing the Line 258 fatal error in Wuthering Waves is complicated, but the solution is a guaranteed fix if you do it correctly. Here’s an overview of what you need to do.

  1. Download SQLite Database Editor.
  2. Open the Database Editor and find your Wuthering Waves install directory.
  3. Open “Wuthering Waves Game\Client\Saved\LocalStorage\LocalStorage.db
  4. Click the Browse Data tab.
  5. Scroll down to the 16th row and select GameQualitySetting.
  6. Find a string of text that reads “KeyFsrEnable” in the window on the right.
  7. Change the value from “1” to “0.”
  8. Click File > Apply Changes to save your work.
  9. Start playing Wuthering Waves!

It sounds scary at first glance, but you’re really just using a fancy program to make a small tweak to the graphical settings of Wuthering Waves so the game doesn’t crash on startup anymore. It’s more complicated than the usual fixes like reinstalling the game or checking your internet connection, but it’s a guaranteed fix at least.

As long as you change the correct value and make sure to save everything before closing the database editor, Wuthering Waves should open without crashing the next time you start the game. You may encounter some other Wuthering Waves loading issues, though, so your troubleshooting journey may not be over, unfortunately.

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