MultiVersus is a famous online multiplayer fighting game that is rocking today’s gaming world. Yet, few users complain about the MultiVersus not launching issue when the game is launched on their Windows 10 PC. If you are in the same boat, the troubleshooting hacks discussed in this article will help you sail the problem.
How to Fix MultiVersus Not Launching in Windows 10
If you are vexed by MultiVersus won’t launch issue in your Windows 10 computer, here are a few possible reasons why you must analyze them carefully to sort out the problem.
- PC does not meet the basic requirements of the game.
- Some other background program is interfering with the game.
- You are using an unverified version of drivers.
- The graphics settings of the game are misconfigured.
- Presence of malware and viruses.
- The .NET framework and operating system are not updated to their latest version.
- DirectX version is not up-to-date.
- Any misconfigured or corrupt installation files of the game also cause the problem.
- The Microsoft C++ redistributable files are not compatible with the game and PC.
Here are a few possible troubleshooting methods that will help you fix the discussed issue.
Method 1: Basic Troubleshooting Methods
Follow these basic troubleshooting methods to fix the said issue.
1A. Check System Requirements
MultiVersus Minimum System Requirements
- CPU: Intel Core i5-2300 or AMD FX-8350
- RAM: 4 GB
- VIDEO CARD: Nvidia GeForce GTX 550 Ti or AMD Radeon HD 5850 | Intel UHD 750
- PIXEL SHADER: 5.0
- VERTEX SHADER: 5.0
- FREE DISK SPACE: 6 GB
- DEDICATED VIDEO RAM: 1024 MB
MultiVersus Recommended Requirements
- CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 or AMD Ryzen 3 1200
- RAM: 8 GB
- VIDEO CARD: Nvidia GeForce GTX 660 or AMD Radeon R9 270
- PIXEL SHADER: 5.0
- VERTEX SHADER: 5.0
- FREE DISK SPACE: 6 GB
- DEDICATED VIDEO RAM: 2048 MB
1B. Check your internet connection
Unstable internet connection leads to MultiVersus is not working issue, also if there are any obstacles between your router and your computer, they may interfere with the wireless signal and will cause intermittent connection problems.
You can run a speed test to know the optimum level of network speed required for the proper connection.
Ensure that your device satisfies the below criteria.
- Find the signal strength of your network and if it is very low, clear all the obstructions in between the way.
- Avoid too many devices connected to the same network.
- Always buy a modem/router verified by your Internet Service Provider (ISP) and they are free of conflicts.
- Do not use old, broken, or damaged cables. Replace the cables if necessary.
- Make sure the wires from the modem to the router and the modem to the wall are stable and out of disturbance.
If there are any internet connectivity issues, check our guide How to Troubleshoot Network Connectivity Problems on Windows 10 to troubleshoot the same.
1C. Stop Overclocking
- Every high-end computer is built with the option of Overclocking which helps in outputting more juice than your specifications that you already have. Running the graphics card or processor faster than the default speed refers to overclocking.
- When this happens, your computer will reach the maximum temperature after a particular time. The computer detects this and adjusts the clock speed to the normal speed until it is cooled down. The clock speed is increased again after they cool down.
- This increases the performance of your computer and is a great help if you don’t have a powerful computer.
- It must be noted that all the games do not support overclocking. The same applies to MultiVersus. So, you must try disabling all overclocking on your computer and try launching the game. If it launches well, the issue is fixed.
1D. Run Malware Scan
The presence of a virus or malware attack will result in gaming problems on your computer. If in case, the virus attack is very severe, you cannot connect to any online game continuously at all. To resolve the problem, you have to remove the virus or malware completely from your Windows 10 computer.
You are advised to scan your computer as instructed in our guide How do I Run a Virus Scan on my Computer?
Also, if you want to remove malware from your computer, check our guide How to Remove Malware from your PC in Windows 10.
1E. Update GPU Drivers
Graphical drivers are responsible for heavy graphical images and video processing games. If you face any launching conflicts in the MultiVersus game, make sure you use an updated version of device drivers, as they serve as a link between the hardware and Operating System of your PC. Many users have suggested that updating drivers have fixed MultiVersus not working issue. Read and implement the steps instructed in our guide 4 Ways to Update Graphics Drivers in Windows 10 to do so.
1F. Roll Back GPU Drivers
Sometimes, the current version of GPU drivers may cause the discussed launching issue in MultiVersus, and in this case, you have to restore previous versions of installed drivers. This process is called rollback of drivers and you can easily roll back your computer drivers to their previous state by following our guide How to Rollback Drivers on Windows 10.
1G. Reinstall GPU Driver
If you still face MultiVersus not starting issue after updating your GPU drivers, then reinstall device drivers to fix any incompatibility issues. There are several ways to reinstall drivers on your computer. Yet, you can easily reinstall Graphical drivers as instructed in our guide How to Uninstall and Reinstall Drivers on Windows 10.
1H. End Background Processes
Several users have confirmed that MultiVersus not starting on PC can be resolved by closing all the background tasks running on your PC. To implement the task, follow our guide How to End Task in Windows 10, and proceed as instructed.
1I. Update Windows
You can also eradicate bugs in your computer and game by updating your Operating System. Always ensure if you have updated your Windows Operating System and if any updates are pending in action, use our guide How to Download and Install Windows 10 Latest Update
1J. Disable Antivirus Temporarily (If Applicable)
Some incompatible antivirus programs installed on your computer will cause MultiVersus launching problem. To avoid conflicts, you must ensure the security settings of your Windows 10 computer and check if they are stable or not. To find whether the antivirus suite is the reason for the discussed issue, disable it once and try connecting to a network.
Read our guide on How to Disable Antivirus Temporarily on Windows 10 and follow the instructions to disable your Antivirus program temporarily on your PC.
If you have a fix for your problem after disabling the antivirus program on your computer, you are advised to uninstall the program completely from your PC.
Read our guide Force Uninstall Programs which won’t Uninstall in Windows 10 to uninstall your antivirus program on your computer.
1K. Turn Off Windows Defender Firewall (Not Recommended)
Your computer will face MultiVersus is not working issue, due to an over-protective firewall suite in the Windows 10 PC. To resolve the problem, you can either add a new rule for your game, whitelist the game or as the last fix, disable the firewall temporarily.
Our guide on How to Disable Windows 10 Firewall will help you.
1L. Repair System Files
If there are any missing or damaged files on your Windows 10 PC, you will face MultiVersus takes forever to launch issue. Yet, you are repairing these corrupt files by using inbuilt utilities namely, System File Checker and Deployment Image Servicing and Management.
Read our guide on How to Repair System Files on Windows 10 and follow the steps as instructed to repair all your corrupt files.
Method 2: Run MultiVersus Game as Administrator
If MultiVersus does not have required administrative privileges, a few essential features of the game will be limited causing you MultiVersus not launching issue whenever you open the game or install any updates. Follow the below-mentioned instructions to run the game as an administrator.
1. Right-click on the MultiVersus shortcut on the Desktop.
Note: You can also go to the installation directory and right-click on it.
2. Then, select the Properties option.
3. Now, move to the Compatibility tab and click on Run this program as an administrator.
4. Finally, click on Apply > OK to save the changes.
Check if you have fixed MultiVersus launching issues.
Method 3: Change Game Process Priority
The preference of an application or process tells the computer the importance and if it should be given preference over the others while allocating the resources. The priority of every application is normal except the system processes, by default. MultiVersus might crash if it didn’t get enough resources.
1. Press the Ctrl + Shift + Esc keys together to open Taskbar.
2. Now, search for MultiVersus process.
3. Then change the priority to High Priority and check if this works.
Note: Change the priority with great caution as changing the priority of the process carelessly could make your system extremely slow or unstable.
4. Close the Task Manager and reboot your computer.
Method 4: Set High Performance
You can also optimize your game when setting your high-performance power plan settings. These power plans are developed to manage the power settings on portable settings. Follow the below-mentioned instructions to use high-performance power plan settings in your system.
1. Press the Windows + I keys simultaneously to open Windows Settings.
2. Now, click on System setting.
3. Now, select the Power & sleep option and click on Additional power settings under Related settings.
4. Now, choose the High-performance option under High additional plans as shown in the below picture.
Now you have optimized your system, check if you have fixed MultiVersus won’t launch on startup issue.
Also Read: Fix Missing Downloaded Files Error on Steam
Method 5: Update Steam App & MultiVersus Game
If you use an outdated Steam application, you cannot access any games smoothly. Hence always make sure you use an updated version of Steam and MultiVersus game before launching it.
1. Hit Windows key and type Steam, then click on Open.
2. Now, click on Steam in the top left corner of the screen followed by Check for Steam Client Updates… as highlighted below.
3. If you have any new updates to be downloaded, install them and ensure your Steam client is up-to-date.
4. Now, relaunch Steam and check if the issue is solved now.
Likewise, it is always essential that your game run at its latest version to avoid any conflicts. Until your game is updated, you cannot log in to MultiVersus servers successfully.
To update your game, follow the below-mentioned steps.
1. Launch Steam and navigate to LIBRARY.
2. Now, click on HOME and search for MultiVersus.
3. Then, right-click on the game and select the Properties… option.
4. Now, switch to the UPDATES tab and check if any updates are pending in action. If so, follow the on-screen instructions to download the latest updates.
After an update, check if MultiVersus not launching issue is fixed.
Method 6: Disable Full-Screen Optimizations
Few users have suggested that disabling full-screen optimizations on PC has helped them fix MultiVersus is not launching issue. Follow as instructed.
1. Navigate to the Steam LIBRARY menu.
2. Now, right-click on the MultiVersus game and click on Properties…
3. Now, switch to the GENERAL tab and click on SET LAUNCH OPTIONS… as depicted.
4. Now, a new window will be opened with an advanced user warning. To open the game in windowed mode, type the –windowed parameter.
5. Now, save the changes by clicking OK and exit from the Properties window.
6. Now, relaunch the game and ensure that it runs in windowed mode.
Note: You can also navigate to SET LAUNCH OPTIONS… again and type the following parameters instead of the last parameter.
–windowed -w 1024
7. Now, save the changes by clicking on OK.
This parameter will set the game to be launched in windowed mode.
Method 7: Disable In-Game Overlay
The Steam Overlay is a piece of Steam that allows the users to access friends list, and web browser and allows in-game purchasing. It is a significant tool, yet it sometimes triggers MultiVersus not launching on startup issue. If you want to solve this problem, then turn off the Steam game overlay.
1. Open the Steam app and click on LIBRARY.
2. Now, right-click on MultiVersus and click on Properties…
3. Now, switch to the GENERAL tab and uncheck the box containing Enable the Steam Overlay while in-game.
4. Finally, relaunch the game and check if the MultiVersus launching issue is solved.
Method 8: Verify Integrity of Game files
We have seen many cases in which the game files are either missing or corrupt or it had incomplete installations. Users could also experience MultiVersus not starting on PC issue if they are interrupted by the update process or if the game files are being moved. In this method, you will be opening Steam and using the built-in function for verifying the integrity of the game. It will be replaced if the application finds something. Read our guide on how to verify integrity of game files on Steam.
Method 9: Update .NET Framework
.NET framework in Windows 10 computer is essential for uninterrupted service of modern apps and games. Many games have an auto-update feature for the .NET framework, and thus it will be updated automatically whenever an update is available. In another case, if an update prompts in your PC, you can manually install the latest version of the .NET framework, as discussed below, to fix MultiVersus not launching issue.
1. Check for new updates for the .NET framework from the official Microsoft website.
2. If there are any updates, click on the corresponding/recommended link and click Download .NET Framework 4.8 Runtime option.
Note: Do not click on Download .NET Framework 4.8 Developer Pack as it is used by software developers.
3. Go to My downloads, double-click on the setup file to run the downloaded file and follow the on-screen instructions to install the .NET framework successfully on your Windows PC. Once done, check if you have fixed the discussed issue or not.
Method 10: Update DirectX
To enjoy a seamless multimedia experience on MultiVersus, you have to make sure whether DirectX is installed, and it is updated to its latest version. DirectX helps you improve the visual media experience for graphical games and applications especially. It is worth updating DirectX needed for this game.
1. Hit the Windows + R keys simultaneously to launch the Run dialog box.
2. Type dxdiag and press the Enter key to open DirectX Diagnostic Tool.
3. Check the DirectX Version, if it contains DirectX 12 or not.
4. If you do not have DirectX 12 in your system, download and install it from the DirectX download page by following the on-screen instructions.
After installing DirectX, check if the issue occurs again.
Note: Ensure Check for WHQL digital signatures box is checked in System tab and in all tabs, check whether WHQL Logo’d be set to Yes.
Method 11: Repair Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable
Alternately, you can try to repair the Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable packages to fix MultiVersus not launching issue as follows:
1. Hit the Windows key, type Apps & features, then click on Open.
2. Search for Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable package.
3. Then, select the package, and click on Modify option.
4. Then, click Yes on the User Account Control dialog box.
5. In the pop-up window that appears, click on Repair. Wait for the process to finish.
6. Repeat the above steps to modify all the Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable packages.
7. Finally, restart the PC.
Open the application that you were unable to open previously. If this did not work, try reinstalling the C++ redistributable instead.
Method 12: Reinstall Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable
If the previous method of repairing the Microsoft C++ Visual Redistributable did not fix MultiVersus won’t launch issue, then you will have to reinstall the redistributable. Follow the given steps to uninstall & then install these again.
1. Open the Apps & features system settings.
2. Select the Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable package, then click on Uninstall option.
3. Click on Uninstall option again to confirm and remove the package.
Note: Make sure to uninstall all the Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable packages.
4. Hit the Windows key, type Command Prompt, then click on Run as administrator.
5. Type the following commands and press Enter key after each:
DISM /online /Cleanup-Image /StartComponentCleanup DISM /online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth
6. Once the process is complete, reboot the PC.
7. Next, visit the Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable webpage to download the latest C++ package as shown here.
8. Once downloaded, open the downloaded file by double-clicking on it in My downloads. Install the package by following the on-screen instructions.
9. Once the installation is complete, finally restart the PC.
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We hope that this guide was helpful and you could fix MultiVersus not launching issue on your Windows 10 PC. Let us know which method worked for you the best. Feel free to reach out to us with your queries and suggestions via the comments section below.