Helldivers 2 not Starting on PC: How to Fix.

Mahir Faisal
By Mahir Faisal
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CREDIT- Sony Interactive Entertainment

If you are experiencing Helldivers 2 not launching on your PC, here is how you can fix it.

Helldivers 2 is a newly released third-person shooter developed by Arrowhead Game Studios. It is a sequel to the original top-down shooter of 2015. The recent version of the game has been released for both PCs and consoles. Since its release, the player count has been rising rapidly. However, the game has come with lots of bugs and issues, especially on the PC version.

PC players have been reported to have a variety of issues while playing Helldivers 2. For some of them, the game starts and shows a black screen, while for others, it doesn’t even launch. If you are one of those players, it is surely disappointing. However, we have found the possible fixes for you.

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How to Fix Helldivers 2 not Launching on PC


While Helldivers 2 seems to work fine for PS5 users, the PC player’s experience is different. Many of them are facing an unusual error on Steam, which causes the game to not launch. Players are reporting this issue on the Steam forum and have even reached their official Discord server. One of them has posted possible solutions that have proved effective for some users.

You can follow these methods to fix the not-launching error of Helldivers on PC:

  1. Remove every Microsoft Visual C++ version on your PC.

2. Go to the Microsoft Download Center and install the latest Microsoft Visual C++.

3. Launch the setup as Administrator.

4. Go to your Steam Library.

5. Right-click on Helldivers 2 and go to the local files on your PC.

6. Run Helldivers 2.exe as Admistrator.

This should solve your problem, and run Helldivers 2 on your PC just fine. Nonetheless, these are only temporary solutions. The developers are reportedly working on the current issues. We highly expect them to fix these problems with patch updates as soon as possible.

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Mahir, an Electrical Engineering student currently working as an FPS writer at GameRiv, prefers to introduce himself as a video game enthusiast. Mostly keen on competitive FPS titles like VALORANT and CS: GO, he also enjoys exploring casual story games.