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3 Ways to Fix Helldivers 2 GameGuard Initialize Error 114

This guide provides tested and proven solutions to fix the Helldivers 2 GameGuard Initialize Error 114.

How to Fix Helldivers 2 GameGuard Initialize Error 114?

Here are a few ways to fix Helldivers 2 GameGuard Initialize Error 114.

1. Delete GameGuard (Proceed with caution). Navigate to the GameGuard folder within Helldivers 2, delete it, verify game files through Steam, and then launch the game. This works for some, but be aware of potential consequences.

Locate the GameGuard Folder

  • 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.” Delete it.

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.

2. Run the game as an administrator. If you don’t run the game with administrator privileges, it can lead to GameGuard errors. To resolve this, run the game’s .exe file as an administrator on your Windows PC. Here’s how:

  • Right-click on the Helldivers 2 exe shortcut file.
  • Select Properties > Compatibility tab.
  • Check Run this program as an administrator.
  • Click Apply and then OK to save changes.

3. Whitelist GameGuard. When you relaunch the game, the GameGuard will again be installed. So, head to your antivirus or security software settings to whitelist it. Locate the “Exclusions” or “Whitelist” section. Add the Helldivers 2 game folder and the GameGuard executable (usually in “Steam\steamapps\common\Helldivers 2\GameGuard”).

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