Last Updated on December 4, 2022
Verifying Game Ownership Failed – Okay, after the miserable decrypting of the game and wasting a lot of time. I started getting this “Verifying Game Ownership Failed” error. I bought the game, so I do own it. This wasn’t very pleasant, and I tried looking around for a fix.
Let’s find out if there’s a fix or not.
Fix Verifying Game Ownership Failed
I tried doing a few things to fix this issue; it’s related to licensing and the Rockstar Games launcher. After doing all this, I could launch my game without any problem.
Start with logging in and out of the Rockstar Games launcher, this seems to have fixed the issue for some users.
Verify Game Files
Whenever any error pops out for a game, you should first verify the game files using the game launcher. Almost every launcher nowadays has the option to verify and download files.
Delete Social Club Files and Reinstall Launcher
Immediate Fix: This worked for me. Go to Rockstart Launcher Settings > Account Information > Delete Local Profile.
- Head to the official website of Social Club to verify if the site is working or not
- Redownload Social Club/Launcher and install it from the official download link
- Try logging in and launching the game; if the issue is still there, continue reading
- Go to the Social Club Installation Folder: C:/Users/YourUsername/Documents/Rockstar Games/Red Dead Redemption 2/Profiles/Profilename/pc_settings.bin
- Now delete the pc_settings.bin file.
- Go to Rockstar launcher settings > Account Information > Delete Local Profile
- Open ” C:/Users/YourUsername/Documents/” and delete the “Social Club” Folder.
This will remove any conflicting files or installations.
These are the things that I did to fix my issue. Hopefully, it works out for you too.
The issues can also be related to server load. If too many people try to access the game simultaneously, problems will happen. I advise you to wait or contact Rockstar Games if the issue isn’t fixed.