Immortals Fenyx Rising Won’t Launch, Failed to Start fix

In the PC version of Immortals Fenyx Rising players are facing issues where the game won’t launch or start. This guides consists a list of the errors and how to fix them.

Immortals Fenyx Rising Won’t Launch, Failed to Start fix

Immortals Fenyx Rising, without a doubt, one of the most anticipated gaming titles of the year 2020 and you can easily tell by looking at the reception it is getting from the community and the reviewers. The game was supposed to be called Gods & Monsters initially. But later on Ubisoft changed the name to Immortals Fenyx Rising. I am not complaining though.

But not everything is perfect for the game at this very moment. Why is that? A lot of posts have started popping on the forums. And what are these posts about? Well, it looks like a lot of players are having problems at getting the game to launch. The effort to start the game on PC is getting failed for a lot of users. Now for some, it could be because of the low powered hardware in their systems. But even people who are sitting with RTX 3070s and Ryzen 5 5600x are also facing this issue. So one thing is confirmed, this problem has nothing to do with PC hardware. Maybe for some, but definitely not for everyone.

So how to fix this issue? To be honest, it is hard to say what specifically is causing this issue. Startup/Launch issues can be triggered by various things. And the situation is different for different users. And if the issue is from the side of developers, then forget fixing it by yourself. Still, here are some fixes that you can try.

Won’t Launch, Failed to start fix

Community recommended fix – Please enter game files folder (C:\Program Files (x86)\Ubisoft\Ubisoft Game Launcher\games\Immortals Fenyx Rising) and rename ImmortalsFenyxRising_plus.exe to ImmortalsFenyxRising.exe and delete or rename any file already containing that name to be able to access the game.

The first thing you should consider doing is, try running the executable file or .exe file of Immortals Fenyx Rising as administrator. Just head over to the folder where you have installed Immortals Fenyx Rising. Right click on immortalsfenyxrising.exe and select Properties. Now click on the Compatibility and check the box beside “Run this program as an administrator”. Start the game directly by double-clicking on the exe file, instead of launching it via Ubisoft Connect or Epic Games Launcher.

Check whether your Anti-virus software is blocking Immortals Fenyx Rising/Ubisoft Connect/Epic Games Launcher or not. This has happened to a lot of games this year, it was the same case with Watch Dogs Legion and AC Valhalla when they launched. The executable of Immortals Fenyx Rising or the launchers associated with it may be getting silently quarantined by some antivirus software, preventing the game from launching. Therefore, you may need to disable Real-Time Scanning function or Real-Time Protection function of your Anti-virus to play. If you do not want to completely disable the software, then you will have to add the .exe of Immortals Fenyx Rising and Ubisoft Connect/EGL on the Exceptions list of your AV Software.

Try downloading and installing the latest version of Visual C++ redistributable, as there’s a chance it hasn’t been installed correctly. Also, update your drivers and operating system to resolve any compatibility issues. This should be an obvious step by now. The newer the drivers are, the better will be their compatibility.

And finally, if none of the fixes mentioned above work for you then there is no other choice but to re-install the game completely. We are still testing the game. More fixes on the way!

If the problem you are facing is a serious one then go here and submit a case to the Ubisoft support. And don’t forget to check out the Ubisoft Forum for Immortals Fenyx Rising.


That’s all folks!

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