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Midnight Suns: How to turn off 2K launcher

Published: 14:24, 12 December 2022
Firaxis
Marvel's Midnight Suns - Off to a missions
Marvel's Midnight Suns - Off to a missions

Easily one of the worst parts of Marvel's Midnight Suns, the 2K launcher only serves to ruin the player's experience. Thankfully, it can be bypassed.

Marvel's Midnight Suns has  a lot of good going for it but the 2K launcher is not one of those things. 

In fact, it is so bad that it ruins the game's performance and can lead to crashes on multiple occasions just so it can harvest some data from your PC. It doesn't benefit the player in any conceivable way and holds an otherwise great Firaxis game back.

Like with other games published by 2K , you can bypass this "feature" and launch the game directly to enjoy better stability and frame rates.

On Steam, the process will be longer but much easier than on Epic Games Store but it's possible on both.

Steam

To disable the 2K launcher on Steam, go to your Library and scroll down to find Marvel's Midnight Suns. Right-click it and choose Properties.

Firaxis Marvel's Midnight Suns - Properties Marvel's Midnight Suns - Properties

From the new tab, click Local Files and then choose Browse.

Firaxis Marvel's Midnight Suns - Local Files Marvel's Midnight Suns - Local Files

In the newly-opened window, click on the address bar and copy the entire thing. 

AltChar Click on the address bar until everything is blue and then Ctrl+C to copy Click on the address bar until everything is blue and then Ctrl+C to copy

Open Notepad, Word or even anything you can paste text to in your browser. Paste the address in the text editor of your choice.

Now copy the text below and paste it below the installation address, in the same text editor.

"C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Marvel's Midnight Suns\MidnightSuns\Binaries\Win64\MidnightSuns-Win64-Shipping.exe" %command%

AltChar The address and the line copied The address and the line copied

Copy the part of the address before "steamapps" from the first line and paste it over everything else leading up to "steamapps" in the second line.

AltChar What it looks like after pasting the address over the new line What it looks like after pasting the address over the new line

Just make sure that the quotation marks remain intact on the edited line. With that done, copy the entire edited line.

Go back to your Steam Library, once again right-click Marvel's Midnight Suns and choose Properties. 

Paste the text into the Launch Options box and close the properties window. 

Valve Launch options in Steam Library Launch options in Steam Library

Launch the game from Steam and you will be free of the 2K launcher and its performance-ruining ways.

Epic Games Store

First, open the Epic Games Launcher. Find Midnight Suns in your Library, right-click it and click Manage.

From the new window, choose the small folder icon next to Uninstall and click it.

You are now in the install folder of Marvel's Midnight Suns so click "MidnightSuns" folder to open it. Then go to Binaries and Win64 where you will finally see an application named "MidnightSuns-Win64-Shipping".

Right-click it and create a shortcut. Cut the shortcut and paste it on your Desktop for easy access. Use that shortcut instead of Epic Games Launcher or the default shortcut.

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