Error 8850000A when starting the game


I started the game this morning, and a message box popped up saying “Sorry, something went wrong, for solutions please visit:” and a link to codefusion site. I followed the instructions to obtain a validation key. I followed the instructions, copied the request, pasted the response, clicked next and yet still the game didn’t launch.

I tried restarting the computer, verifying files in Steam, disabling my firewall, etc. and nothing helped. It seems this error has been reported in the past, but I have found no answers. Hitman status shows all green, I am confused. It seems that my account is the only one on Steam Family Sharing that cannot access the game.


Contacted WB support, ran through their checklist and “the situation has been given over to developers”. Some time later the game started working fine.