Failed to initialize steam


#1

ever since i downloaded the GOTY DLC, i get “failed to initialize steam” every time i attempt to launch the game

GTX 1070
i5 6500
16 GB RAM

@Travis_IOI


#2

Try updating the Steam client and see if it fixes the problem.


#3

it’s up to date

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#4

i tried launching in DX11 and 12, reinstalling the game, and verifying integrity of game cache


#5

Hmm, the final option I got is trying to kill Steam process(es) using Task Manager, and restarting Steam as an Administrator.


#6

i have no idea why that worked but it did

thx