Star Wars Jedi Survivor: Game Won’t Launch or Start

Last Updated on April 28, 2023

Star Wars Jedi: Survivor Game Won’t Launch: The game is a sequel to Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order and just released on April 28th. The game came out five years after the events of its predecessor. The game was developed by Respawn Entertainment and published by Electronic Arts; it’s the final Star Wars game published during EA’s exclusivity contract with Lucasfilm.

Star Wars Jedi: Survivor builds upon its predecessor’s winning formula and takes the experience to a new level. Players will witness the evolution of Cal Kestis into a more robust and resourceful Jedi Knight, facing heightened stakes and challenges. While exhilarating lightsaber combat and physics-defying platforming puzzles continue to be the game’s cornerstone, the narrative takes center stage in this iteration.

While the game has been out only for a few hours, there have been numerous reports of players facing crashing and intermittent issues that can’t be solved without some tweaks. The most significant problem is the game not launching when the “Play” button on Steam is clicked. In this article, I will talk about a few tweaks that helped me solve this issue.

Star Wars Jedi Survivor: Game Won’t Launch or Start

Remember that these are traditional tweaks that work with every broken AAA launch (as they are nowadays). So it can be possible that one thing might not work for you. I recommend you go through all these options individually and check what works for you.

Note: I bought the game on Steam, so most of the things written here will apply to Steam but will work fine even if you use Epic Games Launcher.

Restart Your PC

While this might sound crazy at first, I often had the game not launching issue. After looking into almost everything, a simple restart fixed the problem. This might be due to a conflicting application I have yet to discover.

My crashing problem was fixed with a simple restart; continue reading if this doesn’t work for you.

Shut down conflicting applications

This is a community recommendation; users have reported that these programs are known for crashes:

  • iCUE
  • Razer Synapse
  • Armory Crate

These applications are unimportant to me, so I uninstall them.

Disable Antivirus & Firewall

This is another traditional tweak that works most of the time.

One of the most common reasons for crashes is antivirus or firewall program interference. These programs are designed to protect your computer from harmful programs but can also block legitimate programs from running correctly.

If your game is frequently crashing, it may be due to antivirus or firewall interference. To fix this, you must add the game to your antivirus or firewall program’s list of exceptions. This will allow the game to run without interference and should help to fix the problem.

Disable Overclocking

In the game crashing/not launching fiasco, overclocking is the culprit most of the time. Some players were able to fix this issue by bringing their GPU and CPU to default frequencies. MSI Afterburner and Zotac Firestorm are two popular tools used to overclock GPUs; both of these are known for creating problems for newer titles.

While it is unclear how many players are affected by the crashes, it is a good reminder that overclocking can be dangerous if not done correctly. It’s also worth noting that even if you don’t experience any crashes while overclocking, your system may still be unstable and could crash at any time.

Update Graphics Drivers

Updating graphic drivers in computers is important for ensuring optimal performance and stability of the graphics components. Graphics drivers are the software that allows the operating system to communicate with the dedicated graphics card or integrated graphics processor in a PC.

When drivers are out of date, they may not be compatible with newer graphics cards or able to utilize the latest features. Updated drivers also often contain important security patches and fixes for bugs that could cause issues like system crashes, display errors, or other graphics problems. 

Nvidia has already pushed Game Ready update 531.68 for Jedi Survivor.

Install Visual C++ Redistributables

Visual C++ redistributable is a software component installed on a computer to run applications developed with Visual C++. Updating or installing this has helped solve the crashing issues in multiple games we covered earlier.

You can download Visual C++ Redistributable Runtimes All-in-One from here. Unzip the file and launch “install_all.bat” as Administrator.

Scan & Repair Game Files

For Steam Users:

  1. Open Steam and click on the Library tab.
  2. Right-click on Star Wars and select Properties.
  3. Click on the Local Files tab > click on the Verify Integrity of Game Files… button.
  4. Steam will start verifying the game files and fix any corrupted ones.

For Epic Games Users:

  1. Open Epic Games Launcher.
  2. Click on the Library Tab and Locate “Evil Dead”
  3. Click on the “…” and select Verify as shown in the image below:

These were a few traditional tweaks that can help you fix the Jedi Survivor Not Launching problem. If your problem is still not solved, The last resort after this would be reinstalling the game and trying again. My problem was the Antivirus tinkering with the game, which I figured out quickly.

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Written by Vikas

Hey, I am Vikas. I've had a longstanding passion for computing and gaming for over a decade now. With a computer science degree under my belt sparking my initial interest in the industry from a young age, you'll often find me immersed for hours in the latest PC titles, especially enjoying multiplayer online games, while also enjoying sharing my insights and reviews. My work has been featured on IGN, Kotaku, MSN and Forbes to name a few. In my spare time, I read books and play with my cats.

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My favorite games are Destiny 2, Warframe, COD Cold War, and Minecraft.

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