How To Fix Stranger Of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin Won’t Launch

Stranger of Paradise Final Fantasy Origin game won’t launch issue on Epic Games launcher could be caused by several factors, including corrupted game files, hardware issues, or outdated graphics drivers, to mention a few. You’ll need to go through various troubleshooting methods to fix this.

Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin is an action role-playing game developed by Koei Tecmo’s Team Ninja and published by Square Enix. The story revolves around a group of people who are transported into a mystical realm to fight the evil Chaos. The game was released in March 2022 and is only available for PC on the Epic Games Store. Players take on the role of protagonist Jack Garland. In real-time battle, Jack can switch between two assigned jobs and deploy both physical and magical assaults. When an enemy’s “break gauge” is depleted, a final blow can crystallize them, allowing Jack to harvest them and replenish his magic meter. Stranger of Paradise takes place in a gloomy fantasy setting similar to that of the original Final Fantasy game. Jack Garland, the protagonist, is a man consumed by a desire to put an end to Chaos. Jack is accompanied by other comrades, including newcomers Ash and Jed. During their journey, they meet a knight who has taken on the role of Chaos; while they appear to be the foretold Warriors of Light, each has reservations about their mission.

What to do when Stranger Of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin game won’t launch?

What to do when Stranger Of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin game won't launch?

When playing Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin, one of the issues you could run into is the game not launching. You can try clicking on the game’s shortcut on your desktop or from your Epic Games Launcher, but you will get no response.

Here’s what you’ll need to do to resolve this issue.

Fix #1 Check Minimum system requirements

Fix #1 Check Minimum system requirements

In this situation, the first thing you need do is check sure your computer meets the minimum system requirements for Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin.

Minimum system requirements

  • OS Windows: 10 64-bit
  • Processor: AMD Ryzen5 1400 / Intel® Core™ i7-6700
  • Memory: 8GB RAM
  • Storage: 80GB
  • Additional free space: 2GB
  • Graphics: AMD Radeon™ RX 470 / NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1060 6GB
  • Other: 30 FPS @ 1280×720
  • Logins: Requires Epic Games account

Recommended system requirements

  • OS Windows: 10 64-bit
  • Processor: AMD Ryzen™ 5 1600 / Intel® Core™ i7-8700
  • Memory: 16GB RAM
  • Storage: 80GB
  • Additional free space: 2GB
  • Graphics: AMD Radeon™ RX 5700 XT / NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1660 SUPER
  • Other: 60 FPS @ 1920×1080
  • If your Windows PC meets the minimum requirements then proceed to the next fix.

Fix #2 Check Windows antivirus

Antivirus software can sometimes prevent the game from launching. Temporarily turn off the real-time protection feature of your antivirus software to see if this is the source of the problem.

Time needed: 3 minutes.

Disabling antivirus

  1. Click Windows Start button.

    You can find this on the lower left side of the screen.
    Click Windows Start button

  2. Click Settings.

    This will open the Settings window.
    Click Settings

  3. Click Update & Security.

    This will open Update & Security window.
    Click Update and Security

  4. Click Windows Security.

    This will allow you to access the Windows security menu.
    Click Windows Security

  5. Click Virus & threat protection.

    This will open the antivirus settings menu.
    Click Virus and threat protection

  6. Click Manage settings.

    This is where you can manage your antivirus settings.
    Click Manage settings

  7. Toggle off the Real time protection.

    This will temporarily turn off the antivirus.Toggle off the Real time protection

If Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin will launch with your antivirus turned off, you’ll need to add Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin to the antivirus’s exception list.

Adding the games to the exception list

Step 1: Click the Start Menu button.

Step 2: Click Settings.

Step 3: Click Update & Security.

Step 4: Click Window Security.

Step 5: Click Virus & threat protection.

Step 6: Click Manage settings.

Step 7: Click Add or remove exclusions.

Step 8: Click Add an exclusion.

Step 9: Click Folder.

Step 10: Locate and select the game folder.

Fix #3 Check Windows defender firewall

If the game is blocked by your computer’s firewall software, the game will have launch issues. Turn off your firewall for a few minutes to see if the issue disappears. Add the game to the exceptions list if this resolves the problem.

Adding as an Exception through Windows Defender Firewall

Step 1: Type Windows Firewall in the search bar on your desktop and then click the icon that appears in the results.

Step 2: Choose Allow an app or feature through Windows Defender Firewall.

Step 3: Scroll down until you find the game, then check all boxes.

Step 4: Click the OK button.

Fix #4 Update graphics card drivers

One of the reasons why the Stranger of Paradise Final Fantasy Origin game won’t launch is because of an outdated graphics card driver. Ensure that your computer has the most recent graphics drivers from the graphics card manufacturer installed, as this will provide various performance improvements as well as bug fixes that will assist you in resolving the launching issues you’re experiencing.

Updating Graphics driver

Step 1: Type Device Manager in the search bar on your desktop and then click the icon that appears in the results.

Step 2: Click the Display adapters icon.

Step 3: Right-click the dedicated graphics card you are using to play the game and then select Update driver.

Step 4: Choose Search automatically for drivers.

Windows will automatically download the latest version of graphics drivers. To see if the launching issue has been resolved, open Epic Games Store and play Stranger of Paradise Final Fantasy Origin after installing the latest graphics drivers.

Fix #5 Verify game files for missing or corrupted files

There’s a chance the game won’t start because of corrupted or missing game files. You’ll need to use the Epic client to check the integrity of the game files in order to fix .

Verifying integrity of game files

Step 1: Open the Epic Client.

Step 2: Click on Library section.

Step 3: Find Stranger of Paradise Final Fantasy Origin then click the three dots.

Step 4: Click Verify on the drop down menu.

Step 5: It may take a few minutes to verify all your game properly. Once it completes click Launch to start Stranger of Paradise Final Fantasy Origin.

Fix #6 Reinstall Stranger of Paradise Final Fantasy Origin

If the game is still unable to launch at this point, consider uninstalling and then reinstalling it. This will remove all of the game’s files from your computer and replace them with new ones.

Uninstalling

Step 1: Open the Epic Launcher.

Step 2: Click on Library.

Step 3: Find the game then click the three dots.

Step 4: Click uninstall.

Installing

Step 1: Open the Epic Launcher.

Step 2: Click on Library.

Step 3: Click on Install found below the game.

Try to check if the game will launch.