This guide will show you how to fix the issue where Steam is verifying God of War very slowly. This something that a lot of users are experiencing. Don’t worry, you are not alone.
How to fix God of War Slow File Verification issue on PC
There is no doubt that, God of War PC has to be one of the most anticipated PC games of in 2022. Now that the game has finally launched, PC gamers all over the world are rejoicing.
This not news that, technical issues are very common in AAA games these days. Bugs, errors, glitches, etc. They are all pretty common. Especially in the ones that are ported from console to the PC platform. Horizon Zero Dawn and Detroit Become Human had their fair share of problems at release, as well. The same is the case with God of War PC.
Some players are reporting that their God of War file verification is very slow on Steam. In fact, some users are reporting that the verification might be stuck. Check out this post:
Incredibly slow verification of files.
I Just downloaded the game, but now the download is STUCK on verifying, jumping between ~40 minutes to 20+ hours. This has never happened before, and i’ve tried a lot of things to fix this, and nothing has helped so far. Anybody got any tips?
Now, this is still understandable for people who have God of War installed on HDD. But, SSD users are also experiencing this issue. In fact, I myself faced this issue. I have the game installed on a Samsung 970 Evo plus NVMe M.2, and even my system wasn’t spared. While we wait for the developers to release a patch, here are a few steps that you can try to fix the issues.
How to fix the ‘God of War slow verifying’ issue
The good news is, there is a fix available for this issue. It is a simple fix, and many users have confirmed that it is working. This fix comes from Steam user /JungleJim:
God Of Wartaking forever to verify/unpack. To fix:
- Go to Windows 10 settings
- Click on Update & Security
- Select Windows Security from the left sidebar
- Click on Virus & threat protection
- Under Virus & threat protection, click on Manage settings
- Under Exclusions, click on Add or remove exclusions
- Click on Add an exclusion
- Select Folder
- Add the steamapps folder
- Pause the download on Steam
- Start it again
This is the only working fix for this issue, that has been confirmed to be working:
If you think this guide has helped you, then let us know in the comment section below. And for more God of War PC guides, keep an eye on Frondtech. We will be covering every single technical issue of the game on the launch day. Good luck!
That’s all folks!
Last Updated on January 15, 2022
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26 thoughts on “Fix God of War Slow Verification on PC”
THANK YOU SO MUCH
Was taking like, 20~30hours to finish
I did this and it only took like 30 seconds
You are welcome!
Awesome!! Works like a charm! Thanks so much!
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This did the trick thank you! Took like 2 minutes vs the 40 hours before
Happy to help!
It did Work! Thanks bro !!!
I’m glad it did.
Worked great, thanks.
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Thank you so much! This worked perfectly.
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Worked. Thank you!
Very helpful, I appreciate the no nonsense write up with clear instructions, thanks for taking the time to post this for all who had the question
40 hrs went straight to 40 sec, thanks a lot
Amazing guide, straight to the point and works 100%. Thank you!
This worked for me!! It said it was going to take days! Thank you so much!!
I must be the only one but this didn’t work for me.
Can you list your system specs here?
Didn’t work for me 🙁
dude you saved my afternoon. thanks a ton!
Also add the folder where the game is downloaded to, if it is not the same.
Fixed the problem instantly! Thanks!
This worked 100%. Verified instantly.