How To Fix Rocket League Won’t Launch Issue

There are several reasons why Rocket League will not launch on your PC. It could be due to a corrupted game file, hardware issues, or outdated graphics drivers. To fix this you will need to perform several troubleshooting steps.

Rocket League is a sports video game where you get to control vehicles in a game of soccer. The aim is to bring the ball to the other team’s goal to earn a point. It’s a fast paced game where matches usually last 5 minutes long with easy to learn controls. You can download the game for free from the Epic Games launcher.

What do I do if my Rocket League won’t launch?

What do I do if my Rocket League won't launch?

One of the issues you might encounter while playing Rocket League from Epic Games is when it fails to launch or keeps on crashing on launch. This can be an annoying experience as you won’t be able to play the game when this happens.

Here’s what you need to do to fix this launching issue.

Solution 1: Make sure your computer can run Rocket League

You need to make sure that your PC meets the necessary hardware requirements to play Rocket League. Your computer should meet at least the minimum system requirements in order run the game without any issues.

Minimum system requirements

OS: Windows 7 (64 bit) or Newer (64 bit) Windows OS

Processor: 2.5 GHz Dual core

Memory: 4GB

Storage: 20GB

Direct X: DirectX 11

Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 760, AMD Radeon R7 270X, or better

Recommended system requirements

OS: Windows 7 (64 bit) or Newer (64 bit) Windows OS

Processor: 3.0+ GHz Quad core

Memory: 8GB

Storage: 20GB

Direct X: DirectX 11

Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060, AMD Radeon RX 470, or better

Solution 2: Try running Rocket League as an administrator

There’s a possibility that the game is unable to access certain Windows components which is why you are experiencing this launch problem. In order to fix this you need to make sure that the game can access these Windows components by running the game as an administrator.

Time needed: 2 minutes.

Run game as administrator

  1. Right click on the Rocket League game.

    You can find this on the Epic Games installation folder under the Rocket League sub folder.Right click on the Rocket League

  2. Select Properties.

    This will open the properties settings menu.Select Properties

  3. Click on the Compatibility mode tab.

    This opens the compatibility settings menu.Click on the Compatibility mode

  4. Place a check mark on the Run this program as an administrator box.

    This allows the game to be run as an administrator.Run this program as an administrator

  5. Click on Apply then Ok.

    This will save the changes that you made.Click on Apply then Ok

Restart your computer then check if the Rocket League not launching issue still occurs.

Solution 3: Update your PC graphics card drivers

If your computer has an outdated graphics card driver then this might be one of the reasons as to why your games won’t launch. You need to make sure that you have the latest graphics drivers installed since this will have several performance improvements as well as bug fixes when compared to the older driver version.

Updating graphics drivers automatically

Right click on the Start button.

Click on Device Manager.

Click the arrow before Display adapters.

Right click on the selected graphics card then choose Update driver.

Select Search automatically for drivers.

You can also automatically download the latest graphics driver using the Nvidia GeForce Experience app if you have an Nvidia card or the Radeon Software if you are using a Radeon card.

Solution 4: Verify the game files using the Epic Games launcher

There’s a possibility that the game fails to launch doe to some corrupted or missing game files. You will need to verify the game in order to resolve any game file related problems.

Verify integrity of game files

Open the Epic Games Launcher.

Click on Library.

Find Rocket League then click the three dots.

Click Verify on the drop down menu.

It may take a few minutes to verify all your files. Once it completes click Launch to start your game.

Once completed, try running the game and check if the issue still occurs.

Solution 5: Reinstall Rocket League

Sometimes the problem can already be caused by a corrupted game installation. You can uninstall then reinstall the game to fix this.

Uninstall Rocket League

Open the Epic Games Launcher.

Click on Library.

Find Rocket League then click the three dots.

Click uninstall.

Install Rocket League

Open the Epic Games Launcher.

Click on Library.

Click on Install link found below Rocket League.

Once the game has been installed try to launch Rocket League and see if this fixes the problem.

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