How To Fix Deathloop Won’t Load On Steam

The action-adventure game that gamers are excited about has finally arrived on September 14, 2021. Deathloop has received positive reviews for its impressive gameplay and is considered as Arkane Studios best game yet. However, some Deathloop PC players are frustrated with the game due to errors encountered. One of the common errors that we have received is that Deathloop won’t load on Steam. 

If you are currently experiencing the same issue and looking for solutions, then feel free to apply some of the suggestions that you will find in this article. 

How to fix Deathloop won’t load on Steam?

Enumerated below are some of the best solutions that we have gathered from other players who were successful in fixing the same error on Steam. 

Fix #1: Check if your PC meets the Deathloop minimum system requirements.     

When a game won’t load on Steam, one of the first things you need to do is check if the PC has met the minimum requirements needed for the application. For your reference, the system requirements for the game are provided below.

Minimum system requirements:

  • 64-bit processor and Operating system
  • OS: 64-bit Windows 10 (Version 1909 or higher)
  • CPU: Intel Core i5-8400 @ 2.80 GHz / AMD Ryzen 5 1600
  • GPU: Nvidia GTX 1060 (6 GB) / AMD Radeon RX 580 (8 GB)
  • Memory: 12 GB RAM
  • Storage: 30 GB available space
  • DirectX: Version 12

Recommended system requirements:

  • 64-bit processor and Operating system
  • OS: 64 bit Windows 10 (Version 1909 or higher)
  • CPU: Intel Core i7-9700K @ 3.60 GHz / AMd Ryzen 7 2700X
  • GPU: Nvidia RTX 2060 (6 GB) / AMD Radeon RX 5700 (8 GB)
  • Memory: 16 GB RAM
  • Storage: 30 GB available space
  • DirectX: Version 12

Fix #2: Identify if there is an outage.

Although the game was just released recently, it is still possible to experience outages especially when there is scheduled maintenance or updates being done in the game server. Visit Deathloop’s official website or their twitter page for any reported outages.

Fix #3: Install updates when available. 

Errors like Deathloop crashing or won’t launch on Steam can sometimes be caused by updates released but not installed yet. Ensure that the game has been updated to its latest version.

Fix #4: Close third-party applications currently opened on your computer.

There are instances when a game won’t load successfully because of a conflict with a third-party software that is running in the background. MSI Afterburner, RivaTuner, and VPN Software are some of the known softwares that may interfere with the Steam client. If you have these programs active, try closing it and relaunch Deathloop to check if the issue is resolved.

Fix #5: Disable anti-virus software to fix Deathloop won’t load on Steam.

Another common factor why some players encounter Deathloop crashing or won’t load is because the anti-virus software is preventing the application from working. In this case, you have to disable the Real-time protection function for you to be able to play Deathloop on Steam.

Here’s how to do it:

  1. Press the Start button on your Windows PC.
  2. Select Settings.
  3. Select Windows Security.
  4. Choose Virus & threat protection next.
  5. Under Virus & threat protection settings, select Manage Settings
  6. Turn off Real-time protection.

Fix #6: Check if game files are corrupted or damaged.

Game files can be corrupted or damaged which is why Steam has this feature where it has the ability to verify integrity of game files. If you haven’t tried this feature yet, follow the steps below.

  1. Launch the Steam client.
  2. Go to the Steam Library tab
  3. Right-click the Deathloop game icon.
  4. Select Properties from the options.
  5. Then choose the Local Files tab.
  6. Select Verify integrity of game files

Fix #7: Disable Steam overlay. 

Some Deathloop players were able to fix the Deathloop launch issue by trying to disable the Steam overlay. 

  1. Launch the Steam client
  2. Access the Library tab.
  3. Right-click the Deathloop game icon.
  4. Choose Properties
  5. Then select the General tab.
  6. Remove the checkmark found beside the option “Enable Steam Overlay while in-game”.

Fix #8: Ensure to use the latest Windows version on your PC.

Outdated systems can also be the main culprit why a certain game won’t load on Steam. You must ensure that you are using the latest version and the graphics card drivers are also updated to resolve the problem and prevent other possible issues from occurring due to incompatibilities of the system and the application.

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