PUBG Not Launching issue fixed
How to fix PUBG not launching
Causes of the PUBG-not-launching issue vary from one to another. Sometimes it is the game’s new update that triggers the problem; sometimes there may be a software conflict lurking in your computer; and sometimes the out-dated and missing files in your game or other Microsoft programs should be blame for the inconvenience. Whatever the reason is, you should try out the fixes we mention here and see whether that gets you out of trouble.
Fix 1: Run system file checker
Missing or damaged system files may lead to your PUBG-not-launching issue. If that’s the case, you can use the system file checker tool of Windows to check for any file corruption and thereby repair it.
1) On your keyboard, press the Windows Logo Key and R at the same time to open the Run dialog box. Type cmd and press Ctrl+Shift+Enter to run Command Prompt as administrator.
2) When prompted for permission to make changes to your device, click Yes.
3) In the pop-up window of Command Prompt, enter the following command (note that there’s a space between sfc and /):
After you finish typing the command, hit Enter on your keyboard. Then the sfc tool will begin to scan all system files and repair the corrupted or missing ones.
4) Wait for the verification to complete.
Fix 2: Verify integrity of game files
There’s a possibility that some of the game files got missing or damaged during the download process.In this case, you should use the built-in tool of Steam to verify the integrity of your game files.
1) Log in Steam and click LIBRARY.
2) Right-click on PUBG and select Properties.
3) Go to the LOCAL FILES tab and select VERIFY INTEGRITY OF GAME FILES….
4) Wait till the process is complete. After that, click CLOSE.
Now it’s time to launch the game and check whether it runs normally.
Fix 3: Repair or install the 2017 Visual C++ Redistributable
To repair and install the 2017 Visual C++ Redistributable, you should complete the following procedure:
1) Find your own way to the folder where PUBG is downloaded. Or you can open it from Steam.
First of all, log in Steam and click LIBRARY.
2) Right-click on PUBG and then click Properties.
3) On the next page, go to the LOCAL FILES tab. Next, click BROWSE LOCAL FILES….
4) When the game folder is opened, locate _CommonRedist and double-click on it. Then go on to double-click these two subfolders: vcredist > 2017.
If you don’t spot a 2017 subfolder here, please download and install the 2017 Visual C++ Redistributable by yourself. Here’s a possible download webpage for your reference:
5) Double-click vc_redist.x64 to invoke the setup wizard.
6) Select Repair and follow the onscreen instructions to repair your 2017 Visual C++ Redistributable. Wait for the process to finish, and then launch PUBG to check if it has gone back to normal. If yes, then congrats – you’ve solved the problem!
If not, return to this step and choose Uninstall. Likewise, complete the follow-up process and check to see whether your PUBG-not-launching issue has disappeared or not.
Fix 5: Update your device drivers
Make sure you have the latest drivers for your PC components (such as CPU, GPU, and audio). Sometimes PUBG may fail to be launched because of an out-dated or corrupt driver, which is so inconspicuous that you may not even notice it until the problem occurs. If that’s the case, try to update your device drivers periodically.
You may either download the most up-to-date drivers online and install them manually
If all the fixes above can’t help you solve the problem, then you should try to reinstall PUBG in case some of its crucial files have been corrupted.