How To Fix Crusader Kings 3 Won’t Open On Xbox Game Pass | 2020

Some Crusader Kings 3 players are reporting that their game won’t open (on Xbox Game Pass). If you are experiencing this problem right now and you have no idea what to do, this troubleshooting article should help.

What causes Crusader Kings 3 won’t open issue on Xbox Game Pass?

If Crusader Kings 3 won’t launch or open, there are a number of reasons that can cause this problem. Let’s go over each of these possible causes below.

Xbox account not signed in Game Pass app.

For me personally, I’ve already experienced multiple times that my games in Xbox Game Pass fails to launch after my Xbox account was mysteriously logged out. This happened to me a number of times with Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020, Forza, and now, Crusader Kings 3. 

There’s no official explanation from Microsoft why this issue happens infrequently but if ever you have an issue loading a game with Game Pass, you want to make sure that you check if your Xbox account is signed in.


Crusader Kings 3 game not updated.

If you don’t play the multiplayer aspect of Crusader Kings 3, you may not get a notification about new updates for this game all the time. Make sure that you double check if Crusader Kings 3 is running the latest version at this time.

Random game or Xbox Game Pass app bug.

At the time of this writing, the Game Pass app is still in its beta form so it’s still receiving updates to make it more stable. This can also be the reason why some of its games may encounter random bugs. To keep bugs to its minimum, make sure that you update Game Pass when there’s updates available. 

You can also try to repair the application itself if needed.

Game files are corrupted.

For some, Crusader Kings 3 won’t open because the game files are damaged. Just like the Game Pass app, you can try to use the repair option to fix any possible corrupted game files.

How to fix Crusader Kings 3 won’t open on Xbox Game Pass

You can follow the solutions below to see if you can fix Crusader Kings 3 if it won’t open.

  1. Install updates for Crusader Kings 3.

    Before you proceed with any of the troubleshooting steps below, the first thing that you want to do is to ensure that the game is fully updated. This task is usually handled automatically by the Xbox Game Pass app so there’s not much that you can do at this point. All you have to do is to confirm the update notification!

  2. Verify you are signed in to your Xbox account.

    This one is often the mysterious reason why Game Pass games may not launch. To check, simply open the Xbox Game Pass application and do a quick glance at the upper right hand side. Can you see your profile icon? 
    If your profile icon is not displayed, that means that your Gamertag is not signed in. Since games in this app are linked to the account that purchased them, you won’t be able to launch them at all. 
    To fix the problem, all you have to do is to restart the Xbox Game Pass app and ensure that you sign in.

  3. Force close game.

    For others, there’s a simple way to launch Crusader Kings 3 if it won’t open normally and that’s to restart it. Here’s how:
    -Open Task Manager by pressing buttons: CTRL+ALT+DEL.
    -Once Task Manager is opened, ensure that you are in the Processes tab.
    -Find Crusader Kings 3 application in the list and highlight it.
    -Click on End Task button.

  4. Repair game files.

    If Crusader Kings 3 still won’t open, you can then go ahead and check if you have a damaged game files issue. You can do this by using the Repair option in the app settings.
    Here’s how to do that:
    -Press the Windows button at the lower left corner.
    -Search for the Crusader Kings 3 app.
    Right click on theCrusader Kings 3 app.
    -Click More.
    -Select App settings.
    -Click on Repair.

  5. Reinstall Crusader Kings 3.

    Should none of the solutions above help, you can delete the game and reinstall it. This is usually effective for problems with games that develop bugs in more deeper parts of the system. 
    To uninstall a game:
    -Press the Windows button at the lower left corner.
    -Search for the Crusader Kings 3 app.
    Right click on theCrusader Kings 3 app.
    -Click More.
    -Select App settings.
    -Click on Uninstall.

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