New World Won’t Launch? Try these fixes.

New World won’t launch through Steam? That can be frustrating especially if you’ve tried multiple times but with no luck. Fortunately, there’re possible solutions to fix the New World not launching issue.

The issue can be due to possible reasons, for example, corrupted game files. There are multiple methods that you can try to fix the error. In this post, there are 6 methods available for you to try. Read through the post and try the methods one by one. After that, you may find a method that works for you.

Method 1: Run Steam as administrator

To fix New World won’t launch issues, the first simple quick workaround you can try is to run Steam as administrator.

Here’s how to run Steam as administrator:

Before you run Steam as administrator, ensure you’ve quitted New World and stopped Steam.

1) Open Start.

2) Search for Steam, right-click on the top result and then select Open file location…

3) Right-click on the Steam shortcut and select Properties.

4) Go to the Shortcut tab and then click the Advanced button.

5) Check the Run as administrator option and then click the OK button.

run steam as administrator

6) Click the Apply -> OK button.

Open Steam again and try to run New World.

Method 2: Verify integrity of game files

If the New World files are corrupted or missing, the game won’t launch properly. To fix the issue, you can try to use the “Verify integrity of game files” feature in Steam, which allows you to detect and repair corrupted files or replace missing files.

Here’s how to verify integrity of game files:

1) Open Steam.

2) Right-click on New World in your library and then select Properties.

open new world properties

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

verify new world integrity of game files

Once done, check to see if you can launch New World properly.

Method 3: Change screen resolution

According to some players, an improper screen resolution can cause New World not to launch. So you can check the screen resolution on your PC and change it if necessary.

Here’s how:

1) Open Settings.

If you have no idea how to open Settings, right-click the Start menu button and select Settings.

2) Select System.

3) Check and ensure the Display resolution is set to 1920 * 1080. If not, select 1920 * 1080 from the drop-down menu.

check and change display resolution on your pc

Method 4: Repair Easy Anti-Cheat

Easy Anti-Cheat was installed along with New World. It’s been reported that Easy Anti-Cheat can be the cause of the New World not launching issue. To fix the issue, you can try to repair Easy Anti-Cheat. To do so:

1) Launch Steam.

2) Go to the New World page, click on the settings button, select Manage -> Browse local files. After that, the New World installation folder will open.

open new world installation folder

3) Open the EasyAntiCheat folder.

open easyanticheat folder inside new world

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

6) Click Repair Service.

repair easyanticheat

Once done, launch New World again and check to see if the issue is fixed.

Method 5: Temporarily disable your antivirus

Some antivirus can block New World and stop the game from launching. If you have antivirus running in the background, disable it temporarily and then check to see if the issue is fixed.

If the issue is fixed, it means the antivirus is the cause. In that case, you can add New World to the antivirus exclusion list or switch to another antivirus.

Method 6: Reinstall New World

If none of the methods works for you, the last method you can try is to reinstall New World.

Firstly, uninstall New World.

1) Open Steam.

2) Launch New World from your Steam library.

3) Go to Settings > Manage, then click on Uninstall.

Secondly, download and install New World again, then check to see if you can launch the game properly.

Hopefully you find this post helpful. If you have any questions, feel free to drop a comment below. I’ll get back to you ASAP.

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