How to Fix Lost Ark Error Code 23

The error code 23 is one of the common errors occurring to games like Lost Ark that have Easy Anti-Cheat installed along with. The full error message is read as follows:

Game client encountered an application error. (Error Code: 23)

To fix the error, you can try the following seven methods one by one and see if you can find the one that helps you resolve the error.

Method 1: Restart your PC
Method 2: Verify integrity of game files
Method 3: Repair Easy Anti-Cheat
Method 4: Repair Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable
Method 5: Delete temp files and prefetch files
Method 6: Update graphics drivers
Method 7: Reinstall the game

Method 1: Restart your PC

If you haven’t tried restarting your PC, you should try it first. The simple restart fix may help you resolve the Lost Ark code 23 error.

Close the game. Restart your computer. Launch the game again. Then check to see if the error still occurs.

If the error still occurs, you can continue to try Method 2.

Method 2: Verify integrity of game files

The error code 23 can be caused by missing or corrupted game files. To fix the error, you can try verifying the integrity of game files on Steam. After that, any missing or corrupted game files can be repaired.

To verify integrity of game files, follow these steps:

1) Launch Steam.

2) Right-click on Lost Ark in your Library and then select Properties.

3) Click the Local Files tab and click the Verify integrity of game files… button. Then Steam will start verifying the game files. It may take several minutes for the process to complete. Please wait until the process is complete.

4) Once done, restart your PC, then check to see if the code 23 error is fixed.

If not, continue to try Method 3.

Method 3: Repair Easy Anti-Cheat

The code 23 error can be from the Easy Anti-Cheat service. You can try repairing Easy Anti-Cheat and see if it helps fix the error. To do so:

1) Open Steam.

2) Right-click on Lost Ark in your Library, and select Manage > Browse Local Files from the drop-down menus. Then the Lost Ark installation folder will pop up.

3) Open the EasyAntiCheat folder.

4) Right-click on EasyAntiCheat_Setup.exe and select Run as administrator.

5) Select Repair Service.

6) Check to see if you can play Lost Ark without the error code 23.

If Method 3 doesn’t work for you, continue to try Method 4.

Method 4: Repair Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable

The error code 23 may indicate missing Microsoft Visual C++ redistributable files. Repairing Microsoft Visual C++ redistributable may help fix the error. Here’s how to do it:

1) Right-click the Start menu button and select Apps and Features.

2) Scroll down and locate Microsoft Visual C++ 2015-2022 Redistributable (x64), then click on Modify.

3) Click on Repair. Then the repair process will begin. The process can take a few minutes.

4) Once done, restart your computer then check to see if the error code 23 is fixed.

If repairing doesn’t work, you can try uninstalling Microsoft Visual C++ 2015-2022 Redistributable (x64) then reinstall it from Microsoft website.

If Method 4 doesn’t work for you, continue to try Method 5.

Method 5: Delete temp files and prefetch files

Whenever you launch Lost Ark, some certain information and cached data about the game will be stored on the Temp folder and the Prefetch folder. This is to help reduce the game loading time the next time you run it and provide a smoother experience. However, it can cause some game issues like the code 23 error.

Deleting the files in both the Temp folder and the Prefetch folder may help fix the error. To do this, you can follow the below steps.

Firstly, delete the temp files:

1) On your keyboard, press Win+R (the Windows logo key and the R key) at the same time to invoke the Run box.

2) Type “%temp%” into the run box and click OK. Then the Temp folder will open.

3) Delete all files in the Temp folder.

Secondly, delete the prefetch files:

1) Open the Run box again.

2) Type “prefetch” into the run box and click OK. Then the Prefetch folder will open.

3) Delete all files in the Prefetch folder.

Once done, restart your computer and check to see if the error code 23 is fixed.

If not, try Method 6.

Method 6: Update graphics drivers

Outdated graphics drivers can cause the Lost Ark code 23 error. To fix the error, you can try updating the graphics drivers.

You can update the graphics drivers manually. If you don’t have time or have little knowledge about drivers, you can do it easily with Driver Easy.

Driver Easy is a third-party driver update utility with more than 3 million users around the world. You can use it to scan your computer to detect all outdated drivers in your computer. The scan process just takes a few seconds. After the scan process is done, you can update the graphics drivers with a few clicks.

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After you’re done with updating the graphics drivers, restart your computer and check to see if the error is fixed.

If not, try the next method.

Method 7: Reinstall the game

If none of the above methods works for you, the last resort you can try is to reinstall the game.

You can uninstall Lost Ark on Steam or through Windows, then reinstall it from Steam.

Hopefully you can fix the Lost Ark error code 23 with the above steps. If you have any questions, feel free to drop a comment below. I’ll get back to you ASAP.

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