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5 Ways to Fix GameGuard Error Failed to Connect to the Update Server in Helldivers 2

This guide provides proven and trusted solution to fix the GameGuard error “Failed to Connect to the Update Server” in Helldivers 2.

How to Fix Helldivers 2 GameGuard Error Failed to Connect to the Update Server

To fix the problem, either rename the “GameGuard” folder or completely delete it.

  • Close Helldivers 2 and Steam completely.
  • Open Steam and right-click on Helldivers 2 in your library.
  • Navigate to Properties > Local Files > Browse Local Files.
  • This opens the Helldivers 2 installation directory.
  • Within that directory, find a folder named “bin.”
  • Inside the “bin” folder, locate the folder named “GameGuard.”
  • Rename or Delete it.
  • Launch the game launcher. Steam will automatically download and reinstall the GameGuard files.

After this, start the game launcher then it should download the nProtect files again.

If this doesn’t work, try clicking “Check Files” in the game launcher to check for missing files and download them again.

Verify Game Files

  • Open Steam and go to your Library.
  • Right-click on Helldivers 2.
  • Select Properties, then navigate to Local Files.
  • Click on Verify Integrity of Game Files.
  • Wait for the process to finish.
  • Restart your computer when it’s done.

If this doesn’t work, run the setup file again and repair the game. This will simply overwrite the files in the installation folder. This is recommended if the game consumes a lot of time and bandwidth to update.

  • Open Steam and right-click on Helldivers 2 in your library.
  • Navigate to Properties > Local Files > Browse Local Files.
  • This opens the Helldivers 2 installation directory.
  • Run the game’s setup file (usually named setup.exe or similar).
  • Choose “Repair” when prompted. This will attempt to fix any issues with the existing installation without removing the game completely.

If the problem continues, uninstall and reinstall. Download the free version of Revo Uninstaller and install it. Once installed, start Revo Uninstaller then select the affected game among the applications and click “Uninstall”.

  • Launch Revo Uninstaller and select the affected game from the list of applications.
  • Follow the prompts to uninstall the game, ensuring to select the option to scan for leftover files after uninstallation.
  • Delete all leftover files and registry entries found by Revo Uninstaller.
  • Restart your computer.
  • Reinstall the game from scratch.

If none of the above methods works, try this as well.

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