Fix: WWE 2K22 White Bar On The Top The Screen or Stuck In Windowed Mode

WWE 2K22 is a quite popular professional wrestling video game that has been developed by Visual Concepts and published by 2K Sports. It’s the 22nd overall installment of the video game series based on WWE and the 9th game under the WWE 2K franchise. You can also consider it as a successor to 2019’s WWE 2K20. However, some WWE 2K22 players are having White Bar On The Top The Screen or WWE 2K22 Stuck In Windowed Mode issues quite often.

Now, if you’re also one of the victims, then don’t worry because we’ve shared a couple of possible workarounds that should gonna help you to fix this issue. So, as per multiple reports in online forums, WWE 2K22 players are getting stuck in the windowed mode, or sometimes there is a white window bar on top of the screen which seems persistent to get rid of. Apart from crashing and black screen issues, such problems become pretty common for a while.

WWE 2K22: Fix White Bar On The Top The Screen, Fix WWE 2K22 Stuck In Windowed Mode

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You should check out all the workarounds one by one on your Windows computer until the problem gets fixed. So, without wasting any more time, let’s jump into the troubleshooting methods below.

1. Use a Dedicated GPU (Graphics Card)

If you’re using a high-end graphics card on your Windows PC but the game is lagging or getting a lower FPS count or having a white screen then make sure to use the dedicated GPU which is externally connected. Sometimes the game system may use only integrated GPU which comes by default with some CPUs. Though it can run games a little bit, you won’t get extreme gaming performance. So, check out manually and follow the steps below:

  • Press the Windows + X keys to open the Quick Link Menu.
  • Click on Device Manager from the list > Double-click on Display adapters.
  • Right-click on the Intel HD graphics card (integrated) > Select Disable device.
  • It should turn off the integrated graphics card from getting accessed by any program.

Then you can follow the steps below to select your external graphics card for the respective game manually.

  • Click on the Start menu > Search for Graphics Settings and get into it.
  • Inside this, ensure the Desktop app is selected > Click on Browse.
  • File Explorer window will open and head over to the installed Steam folder.
  • Go to Steamapps > Common > WWE 2K22 folder > Select the WWE2K22.exe application.
  • Click on Add to include it in the list.
  • Now, search for the game in the list > Click on Options of WWE 2K22.
  • Then click on High Performance.
  • Click on Save then try launching the game again to check for the issue.

For Nvidia Graphics:

  • Right-click on the desktop screen > Click on NVIDIA Control Panel.
  • Click on 3D settings > Select Manage 3D settings in the left pane.
  • Select the Program Settings tab > Choose to WWE 2K22 from the drop-down list.
  • Now, select a High-performance NVIDIA processor.
  • Save changes and reboot the PC to apply changes.

For AMD Graphics:

Switchable Graphics offers several standard operating modes and can be configured to run a specific application using the desired GPU.

  • Right-click on the Desktop screen > Select AMD Radeon Settings from the context menu.
  • Now, click on System > Select Switchable Graphics.
  • Save changes and reboot the PC to apply changes.

2. Exit the Windowed Mode

During the gameplay sessions, if you’re getting stuck in the windowed screen mode then make sure to press the Alt+Enter keys on the keyboard to get out of the Windowed mode easily.

3. Use the Config file to get out of Windows mode

  • Close the WWE 2K22 game completely > Open File Explorer or This PC > Go to Documents.
  • Open the WWE 2K22 folder > Right-click on the Config.ini file.
  • Select Open with ‘Notepad’ > Once the config file opens, you can find out [window] option is set to yes.
  • Just make sure to replace it with no > Press the Ctrl+S keys to save changes.
  • Close the file and try running the game again.

4. Use a Native Resolution

Whatever screen you’re using, make sure to set a recommended native display resolution for the game. Try to set an FPS limit to 60 for consistent performance.

5. Reinstall Graphics Drivers

If none of the methods worked for you then you can try uninstalling and freshly installing the graphics drivers on your computer by following the steps below.

  • First of all, make sure to head over to the link below respective to your graphics card manufacturer. Then download the latest version of the graphics driver for your particular graphics card model. [Important]
  • Once downloaded, now you can uninstall the current graphics drivers on your PC. To do so:
    • Press the Windows + X keys to open the Quick Link Menu.
    • Click on Device Manager from the list > Double-click on Display adapters.
    • Right-click on the dedicated graphics card that you’re currently using.
    • Click on Uninstall device > If prompted, select Uninstall again.
    • Wait for the process to complete and head over to the downloaded graphics driver then install it manually. [After uninstalling, the system may reboot automatically]
    • Once installed, restart your computer to apply changes.

That’s it, guys. We assume this guide was helpful to you. For further queries, you can comment below.

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