Whenever a new game gets released, it is bound to have some unexpected issues. When we talk about issues, some issues are related to a particular game, whereas there are some common issues as well which occur when something goes wrong or is missing on your PC. Elden Ring is the action role-playing game that was released recently in Feb, 2022. The game is doing absolutely well in terms of sales but unfortunately, it is troubling some of its players as they face the “EAC (Easy Anti Cheat) Failed to initialize game launcher error” while trying to play. If you are also facing this error while trying to play Elden Ring, then continue reading this article till the end to learn how you can fix it.
Fix: Elden Ring EAC Failed to initialize game launcher error
The issues that are related to Easy Anti Cheat do not occur due Elden Ring only. EAC errors have also been seen troubling many players while launching other games as well. Easy Anti Cheat is an anti-cheat software from Epic Games that prevents the game from being exploited or bugged by the cheaters to gain an unjust advantage. So, EAC is not an inbuilt software for any particular game but an additional software that assists multiple games to prevent them from cheating. So, without any further ado, let’s jump right into the fixes for this issue:
Add some files to the GameLauncher Folder: Go to- This PC > C Drive > Users > *Your Username* > AppData (if you are not able to find this folder, then type it in the Address bar or select Show Hidden Files from the View Tab) > Roaming > EasyAntiCheat > GameLauncher. If the “EasyAntiCheat” or “GameLauncher” folders are not present on your PC, then you must create them manually and give them the exact same name. Now, in the GameLauncher folder, you have to add some files. The files that you need to add can be found here.
Verify the game files: There is a possibility that this issue is occurring due to some missing EAC Files. So, to be reassured, verify the integrity of the game files via Steam. For that, go to Steam > Library > Right-Click on Elden Ring > Properties > Local Files > Verify Integrity of Game Files. This process might take a few minutes before getting done. After it’s done, try to launch the game.
Repair Easy Anti Cheat: Go to Steam, right-click on Elden Ring and click on Browse Local Files. From here, go to the Game Folder > Easy Anti Cheat > easyanticheat_eos_setup.exe > Repair
Launch Elden Ring using thestart_protected_game.exe: From the same game installation folder that you just opened, find start_protected_game.exe, right-click on it, and select “Run as Administrator”. If the game does not launch through this setup, then right-click on the eldenring.exe file and select “Run as Administrator”.
Disable Steam Overlay: Open Steam and right-click on Elden Ring. Select Properties and under the General category, uncheck the option saying “Enable the steam overlay while in-game“.
Install the latest version of Epic Games Launcher: If you use Epic Games Launcher on your PC, then uninstall it. Now, you must install the latest version of the Epic Games Launcher from their official website.
So, this was how you can resolve the Elden Ring EAC Failed to initialize game launcher error. If you found this article helpful, share it with your friends.
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