Last Updated on September 10, 2019 by


NBA 2K20 has arrived for consoles and PC. However, NBA 2K20 PC version is facing error and issues like crash at startup, green screen, stuttering and more. Here I have compiled a list of NBA 2K20 errors along with their fixes and workarounds.

NBA 2K20 Green Screen, Crash And Fixes

NBA 2K20 is the latest entry in the franchise and a controversial one. However, the PC version of the game is not perfect by any stretch and players are experiencing errors and issues like Low FPS, missing .dll files and crashes.

The following are the errors and issues that players are experiencing along with their possible fixes and workarounds.


Sim To Next Appearance Fix

Players are experiencing issues with creating a new character. Here are a couple of fixes that will resolve this problem.

For the first fix, all you have to do is lock the game at 60 Hz and turn on the Vertical Sync and the issue will resolve.

For the second fix, while creating the character, Alt + Tab multiple times until the game slows down allowing you to simulate. Both fixes will resolve the problem.

Crash At Launch, Crash Fix

Players are reporting that either NBA 2K20 doesn’t launch or it just crashes randomly. Here are the fixes for the game’s random crashes and crash on startup.


A lot of players are experiencing the crash on startup or game not launching at all. The reason could be your anti-virus software or Windows Defender detecting the game’s exe file as Trojan.

To fix this you can disable your anti-virus software or make an exception for the game’s exe file in your anti-virus software. This will resolve the game not launching issue for you.

Another reason for NBA 2K20 to crash at launch could be that you haven’t installed Microsoft Visual C++ 2017 and installing Visual C++ 2015 redistributables or they are corrupted. Download them and install/repair them and the game will start working.

As for the random crashes, this could be due to you using third-party monitoring software like MSI Afterburner or a utility like GeForce Experience. Just disable any third-party utility of monitoring software you are using and the crashing issue should resolve.


Low FPS, Performance Fix

NBA 2K20 PC version isn’t a perfect port and it shows with the performance issues the game is facing. There are a couple of things that you can do to improve performance and eliminate stuttering from the game.

First, install the latest GPU drivers as they bring game-specific optimizations. Also, make sure that there is no background process running that is using too much of your HDD or CPU.

for Nvidia GPU users, open Nvidia Control Panel> Manage 3D Settings> Program Settings> select the game. Set “Power Management Mode” to “Prefer Maximum Performance” and “Texture Filtering- Quality” to “High Performance”. This will improve the game’s performance and eliminate stuttering.

Green Screen Fix

There are a couple of fixes for this particular issue. Fix this issue by playing the game in windowed mode. If that’s not acceptable for you then there is another way to fix this problem permanently.

Open Nvidia Control Panel> Display > Change Resolution. Select “Use Nvidia Color Setting” and check “Highest (32-bit)” for Desktop Color depth. Apply the settings and green screen issue will be resolved.

Missing .dll Files Fix

Players have reported that when they start the game they get an error telling them they have a missing .dll file. For some the error specifies MSVCP140.dll and for others it’s different .dll file life MSVCP120.dll.

This can be fixed by installing Visual C++ Redistributable Packages for Visual Studio 2013 and 64-bit version Visual C++ Redistributable. Installing or repairing these will reinstall the missing or damaged .dll file and the NBA 2K20 will become playable.

That is all for our NBA 2K20 error along with their fixes and workarounds for crash on startup, green screen and more.