An unfinished game is bound to have a lot of technical problems. Many players have encountered various problems while playing Escape from Tarkov. The inability to start the game is a common bug - it can happen even if everything was working correctly a minute ago. This page has several solutions for this problem. You will learn what to do when Escape from Tarkov doesn't start.
Escape from Tarkov doesn't work - ways to fix it
The following methods should be done in the same order as they were described. If Escape from Tarkov doesn't work, try using our tips - complete one step and try to start the game (if a given solution didn't work, go to the next one and run the game again). The tips were organized from the simplest and least time-consuming to the most complex requiring you to reinstall the whole game.
- Run the launcher game as an administrator
- Delete local.ini and shared.ini files
- Check the game files
- Uninstall and install the game again
Run the launcher game as an administrator
The first step should be to start the game launcher in administrator mode. To do this, right-click on the Battlestate Games Launcher icon, then select the "Run as administrator" option, confirm your decision, and click the button to start the game.
Delete local.ini and shared.ini files
To do this, open the folder with the following path: C:\Users\[username]\ Documents\Escape from Tarkov. There you will find two files - local.ini and shared.ini. Delete them, and then try running the game.
Check the game files
Run Battlestate Games Launcher. Now click on your nickname located in the upper-right corner of the launcher. Select the "Integrity check" option and wait for the process to complete. The last step is to run Escape from Tarkov.
Uninstall and install the game again
The final method is to reinstall the game - you need to uninstall it and install again. Please note that this will require downloading all the files. After this method, the game should work normally.
If Escape from Tarkov still doesn't work after using the above methods, you can reinstall the drivers on your computer. This applies primarily to the video card drivers - you will find them on the website of the manufacturer of your graphics card.