How to fix the Eastward not launching issue on PC

Ali Hashmi
Ali Hashmi
3 Min Read

Eastward is an adventure RPG title from Pixpil and Chucklefish. The game has beautifully rendered pixel-art and has been met with positive reception from critics, and fans alike. Thousands of players were seen on Steam, and September has been a great month for gaming, with multiple excellent releases. Some PC users have been running into issues though. If Eastward is not launching for you, here are a few things you can try.

The game has Very Positive reviews from PC users on Steam and has a Metacritic score of 85 from various critics, and gaming outlets. Despite the few technical issues, the game has been running very well on PC and doesn’t have high requirements either.

Eastward not launching issue

A few users on Steam have reported that they can’t seem to get into the game. Now, this can be annoying, especially if you meet the requirements. The developers are aware of this and have provided some recommendations.

Relaunch Steam

First, a simple method is to completely shut down Steam and launch it again. You can do this, by selecting the Exit option on Steam when it is in the taskbar, as shown below.

To completely shut down Steam, click on the Exit part in the taskbar option
Exit Steam

Clear Download Cache

You can also try clearing the download cache of Steam. To do this, follow the steps below.

  • Open Steam, and click on the top left, and select Settings
You can access the various Steam settings, by clicking on this
Steam Settings
  • Click the Downloads section
You can clear the download cache in Steam to potentially fix the Eastward not launching issue
Clear Download Cache in Steam

Try launching the game again, and see if that helped.

Verify Game Files

  • Right-click on Eastward in your library, and click Properties
  • Now, in the LOCAL FILES tab, select Verify Integrity of local files…
Verifying game files can potentially fix the Eastward not launching issue, as it will repair/download missing/corrupted files
Verify Game Files in Steam

Add an exception in your Antivirus software

It is possible that your third-party antivirus software is considering Eastward a threat. Please add the game’s folder into the exceptions/exclusions list.

Update DirectX and Visual C++ Redistributables

Ensure that both DirectX and Visual C++ Redistributables are on the latest version.

While you’re here, make sure you check out our guide for Deathloop as well, including the crash at launch issue, and how you can skip intro videos.

We hope this guide helped fix the Eastward not launching issue. Let us know if you have any questions in the comments below.

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