Deathloop, the long awaited game by Arkane Studios and Bethesda Softworks was finally released recently. Although, it has a huge amount of mixed reviews varying from worst to great, the real problems the game has are with performance related. This is why we have a guide written for you to fix the Deathloop launch issue that you might be having.

The game may not function correctly due to some hardware combinations. You can follow our guide here to address your technical issues and get your game up and running in no time. It is really frustrating if you spend a lot of money on a game and download it in excitement but can’t even get to play it because the game just doesn’t simply launch at all no matter how many times you try. Keep reading to see what you can do to fix this issue.

Guide to fixing the Deathloop Launch issue

Check System Requirements

Before you attempt any of the solutions mentioned below, you have to make sure that your PC meets the minimum system requirements for Deathloop. If it does not, there’s no point in attempting any of the solutions, as your PC simply won’t be able to run the game.


  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: 64 bit Windows 10 version 1909 or higher
  • Processor: Intel Core i5-8400 @ 2.80GHz or AMD Ryzen 5 1600
  • Memory: 12 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Nvidia GTX 1060 (6GB) or AMD Radeon RX 580 (8GB)
  • DirectX: Version 12
  • Storage: 30 GB available space


  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: 64 bit Windows 10 version 1909 or higher
  • Processor: Intel Core i7-9700K @ 3.60GHz or AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
  • Memory: 16 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Nvidia RTX 2060 (6GB) or AMD Radeon RX 5700 (8GB)
  • DirectX: Version 12
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 30 GB available space

Verify Deathloop‘s cache in Steam

You can try verifying Deathloop’s game cache in Steam as this may find missing or damaged files that need to be repaired, even if you’ve just installed the game.

  • From the Steam Library, right-click on the game and select Properties from the menu.
  • Select the Local files tab and click the Verify integrity of game files… button.
  • This process may take several minutes so please be patient and make sure you do not turn off your device.
screenshot for verifying game cache in steam for Deathloop Launch issue

Disable integrated graphics

Make sure that you are not running the game on your integrated graphics on your CPU instead of your discrete GPU. Because then, you are just leaving all that performance on the table. We recommend disabling your integrated graphics via the BIOS settings prior to launching the game. For more information on accessing your BIOS, please see your laptop/motherboard manufacturer manual.

Turn off your anti-virus

Turn off your anti-virus programs. Sometimes, these pesky programs will think of your game as a virus and won’t allow you to open them. You can also add the game to your exclusion list of both your firewall and the anti-virus software. We recommend users add all of the following files and folders to the Anti-virus and Firewall exclusion list to prevent this issue.

Game.exe Default Location:

C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Deathloop

Steam.exe Default Location:

 C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam

Steam AppData Default Location:


Run the game as Administrator

Some users can get the game running properly by running Steam.exe in administrator mode. This can be done by right-clicking on the .exe file and selecting Run as administrator. In addition to this, try running the game’s .exe file in administrator mode as well.

Change your computer power settings

Make sure that your computer or laptop is using a high-performance power plan, otherwise, it will limit itself in terms of performance to save power.

  • If using a laptop, ensure the charger is connected
  • Open Control Panel
  • Select Power Options
  • Click on Change Plan Settings
  • Select Change advanced power settings
  • From within the drop-down menu, select High performance and click Apply then OK

All Done

After following all of these fixes, you should be able to get the game up and running without having to worry about the game not launching ever again. Let us know in the comments below if this guide helped you to fix the Deathloop launch issue. You can check out our other guides related to the game here: