Vampire the Masquerade Bloodhunt How to Fix Easy Anti-Cheat Error Failed to Initialize Game Launcher

A guide for fixing the Easy Anti-Cheat error preventing players from playing the game.

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Looking for a way on how to fix the Bloodhunt Easy Anti-Cheat Error Failed to Initialize Game Launcher for Vampire the Masquerade: Bloodhunt? There’s a method for bypassing this error and finally being able to enter the vampire battle royale in Prague.

Vampire the Masquerade: Bloodhunt has launched but there have been errors like the Service Error 101 plaguing it on both PC and PS5. Other players are encountering another error regarding the Easy Anti Cheat Bloodhunt uses that prevents them from entering the game. If you’ve been getting the “Easy Anti-Cheat Error Failed to Initialize Game Launcher” then here is the guide you’ve been looking for. We’ll show you how to fix the Easy-Anti Cheat Error for Bloodhunt and explain why this is happening.

How to Fix the Easy Anti-Cheat Error in Vampire the Masquerade Bloodhunt?

There are different methods to fixing the Easy Anti-Cheat Error in Bloodhunt. Make sure to do them one after the other.

Method 1: Verify Integrity of Game Files

Open Steam and hover over Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodhunt. You’ll have to do the following:

  1. Right click on Vampire: the Masquerade – Bloodhunt on Steam
  2. Select Properties
  3. On the left side, click on Local Files
  4. Select “Verify integrity of game files…”
  5. Wait for verification to finish and start the game again

This will let Steam verify your game files to check if anything is damaged and start the repair.

Method 2: Replace Tiger.exe

You’ll have to replace the Tiger.exe file by downloading the correct file from Sharkmob’s website. After you’ve done that, you’ll have to do the following:

  1. Open Steam
  2. Right click on Vampire: the Masquerade – Bloodhunt
  3. Select Manage
  4. Select Browse local files
  5. Move the Tiger.exe file you downloaded from the Sharkmob website to folder of the game’s file
  6. Select Replace the files in the destination
  7. Start and play Bloodhunt

The files you’re replacing Tiger.exe with are from the Bloodhunt developers Sharkmob AB themselves. So the file being download is trustworthy. If you can now play the game using this method, then that’s great! Time to join the vampire battle royale in Prague. However you might get the “Launch Error: Settings.json not found” in that case check below on how to fix this.

  1. Open your Steam library
  2. Right click on Vampire: the Masquerade – Bloodhunt
  3. Go to Properties…
  4. On the General tab, you should see Launch Options
  5. Type in “anticheat_settings=Settings.json”
  6. Start and play Bloodhunt

Method 3: Download the Game Launcher Files

Open this Google Drive link and then download the game launcher files. After that you’ll have to do the following:

  1. Download the game launcher files from the Google link above and then unzip the files
  2. Move these files to “C:\Users\(Your User Name)\AppData\Roaming\EasyAntiCheat\GameLauncher” and then select Replace the files in the destination
  3. Use Steam to validate the game launcher files
    • Open Steam
    • Right click Vampire: the Masquerade – Bloodhunt on your Steam library
    • Go to Local Files
    • Select “Verify integrity of game files…”
    • Wait for verification to finish
  4. Start playing Bloodhunt

You might be hesitant to download such files seeing as this is from Google Drive and might contain malicious software. Reviews online are positive though for this file however and scans show no viruses. And the files only affect the Easy Anti-Cheat Folder.

If Bloodhunt still gives you the Easy Anti-Cheat Error Failed to Initialize Game Launcher then continue down to the steps below. You’ll have to repair Easy Anti-Cheat.

  1. Open Steam
  2. Right click on Vampire: the Masquerade – Bloodhunt
  3. Click on Manage
  4. Select Brose local files
  5. Go to the Easy Anti-Cheat folder
  6. Run “easyanticheat_eos_setup.exe”
  7. Run the game as administrator by opening start_protected_game.exe
  8. Turn off Steam Overlay if necessary

Only turn off Steam Overlay if the game is still causing some issues. Otherwise you’ll have trouble inviting your friends over.

Why Does the Easy Anti-Cheat Error Failed to Initialize Game Launcher Occur for Bloodhunt? Vampire the Masquerade Bloodhunt How to Fix Easy Anti-Cheat Error Failed to Initialize Game Launcher
Why Does the Easy Anti-Cheat Error Failed to Initialize Game Launcher Occur for Bloodhunt?

The Easy Anti-Cheat Error Failed to Initialize Game Launcher occurs because of problems with Bloodhunt’s anti-cheat system experiencing problems. While we can’t pinpoint it down for sure, it may be due to limitation of the anti-cheat software itself. This limitation may be due to its inability to non-ASCII characters which many Windows users have.

The irony is that many supposed cheaters are still being reported by players despite the Easy Anti-Cheat system being used by developers Sharkmob AB in place. We’ll have to wait for further hotfixes from the Vampire: the Masquerade – Bloodhunt developers until the game’s anti-cheat should be functioning as well as it should.

Vampire the Masquerade Bloodhunt How to Fix Easy Anti-Cheat Error Failed to Initialize Game Launcher

That’s how to fix easy anti-cheat error failed to initialize game launcher in Vampire: the Masquerade – Bloodhunt. We have more Vampire: the Masquerade content that you might be interested in checking out.

Check out this Youtube video from TuskFPS discussing how safe the anti-cheat software of Bloodhunt is.