How To Fix PUBG Won’t Launch Issue Quick and Easy Way

PUBG or PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is a popular online multiplayer battle royale style game that is available for the Microsoft Windows, Android, iOS, Xbox One, and the PlayStation 4 platform. Its fast paced action as well as its combative style of gameplay that requires tactics and strategy has made it a must have game to play. Although this is a solid game there are instances when certain issues can occur. In this latest installment of our troubleshooting series we will show you how to fix the PUBG won’t launch issue.

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How To Fix PUBG Won’t Launch Issue

Before performing any of the recommended troubleshooting steps for this particular problem it’s best to restart your computer first. This will refresh the operating system and resolve most of the common issues that you are experiencing with your computer.

There are several factors that can cause this particular problem ranging from a corrupted game installation to missing files. Listed below are the troubleshooting steps that you need to do to fix this problem.

Check for missing files

In order for the game to run properly it must have all of the needed files present. Sometimes though some files will be missing which in turn can cause the game not to launch. If this is what’s causing the problem you will need to run the test listed below.

  • Open the Steam Client and log in to your account.
  • Click on “Library” and right–click on the game from the list in the left pane.
  • Select “Properties” and click on the “Local Files” tab.
  • Click on “Verify the integrity of Game Files” options and wait for the client to complete the process.
  • Run the game.

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Delete config files

Some files present in the Paks folder of the game can cause this type of problem. To ensure that this is not what’s causing the problem you should delete the contents of this folder.

  • Go to the game installation folder.
  • Open the “Tslgame” folder and then the “Content” folder.
  • Open the “Paks” Folder and delete every file in there that does not start with “Pakchunk“. Make sure not to delete any file that does have “Pakchunk” in its name.
  • Open the Steam Client and log in to your account.
  • Click on “Library” and right–click on the game from the list in the left pane.
  • Select “Properties” and click on the “Local Files” tab.
  • Click on “Verify the integrity of Game Files” options and wait for the client to complete the process.
  • Run the game.

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Change Affinity

A certain bug in the game prevents it from launching when all the processor cores are used. To fix this you will need to change the affinity setting.

  • Open the “Task Manager” by right-clicking on the taskbar and selecting “Task Manager“
  • Click on the “Details” tab to open up the app usage details.
  • Open the steam client and log in to your account.
  • Click on “library” and then on PUBG.
  • Click on “play” and monitor the task manager.
  • As soon as “TslGame.exe” shows up right-click on it and select “Set Affinity“.
  • Uncheck the “All Processors” box and check the “CPU 0” box
  • Let the game start and check to see if the issue persists.
  • If the game launches normally, let it reach the main menu and then again go to the “task manager“, right–click on the “TslGame.exe” in details and select “Set Affinity“.
  • Check the “All Processors” again.
  • Play the game normally and start a match but you have to be careful to change the affinity back to “CPU 0” before you leave the match.

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Install VC Redist C++

  • Download Visual Studio 2017
  • Install the software after downloading it or replace it if you have it already installed on the system.
  • Download the Visual Studio 2015 and install it once the download finishes.
  • After both the software have been installed run the game.

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