Fix the Failed to initialize Battleye error in all games.
Having tried to run your favorite game, you can see the message Failed to initialize Battleye Service. In this case, the problem occurs suddenly, for no apparent reason. And everything would be fine, but the game after the appearance of this error completely refuses to start, and the annoying message starts to appear with each click on the shortcut.
This article will discuss the causes of the Failed to initialize problem, as well as all possible ways to fix it. After reading it, you will forever get rid of the problem and can continue to play at your pleasure.
Causes of the problem
Battleye is a special utility used by developers to combat unscrupulous gamers. As soon as the program detects any doubtful software on the computer of a particular user, it immediately blocks the launch of the game, giving the message Failed to initialize.
And everything seems to be in order, but sometimes the utility fails. Accordingly, you, even without being a cheater, will not be able to start the game.Fortunately, this problem can be quickly eliminated, and how to do it, as time goes on.
It often happens that the antivirus installed on your computer blocks unknown programs. For example, he can easily intervene in the work of the Battleye and not allow the latter to function properly. Because of this, the message Failed to initialize will appear.
To fix the problem, you only need to disable the antivirus for a while. Then you should start the game with which you have difficulties and check whether the message Failed to initialize appears. If the problem has disappeared, it means that you need to add the Battleye utility to your antivirus exceptions.
Often, the Failed to initialize Battleye error occurs because of the presence of any suspicious programs on your computer. In this case, you may not even know about these applications, because sometimes they get on the PC without your knowledge.
The problem is that identifying an undesirable program is quite problematic. The only thing that remains for you is to remove all the software that has been installed on your computer in the last few days.After that, you need to start the game and check if an error appears. By the way, special attention should be paid to unlicensed applications. Pirates often sew in them the so-called cracks, which are precisely suspicious of Battleye.
If none of the above helped you, you can try to reinstall Battleye. To do this, do the following:
- Disable the Steam client.
- Go to the game directory and delete the Battleye directory from it.
- Go to Program Files (x86), then to Common Files (the default is on drive C), open Battleye in it, and then delete the file called BEService from it.
- Launch Steam and go to the Library.
- Click on the name of the game you want and open "Properties".
- Go to the "Local files" section and use the function "Check integrity ...".
Now Steam will detect the lack of anti-cheat and reinstall it. You just have to wait for the end of this process, and then start the game.
If the problem still persists, you can try the following:
- Change to the Common Files directory.
- Open the Battleye folder.
- Find the BEService file and open its properties.
- Open the "Compatibility" section and put "Run as Administrator".
- Save the changes and see if the problem remains.
In addition, you can always simply reinstall the game or operating system. But this is the most radical methods, to which it is the last resort.