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How to Fix Borderlands 3 Codex Launching or Crashing issue

It’s very upsetting when you try to launch a game and it doesn’t either launch or doesn’t show anything as well. Here almost the same thing happens with some of the Borderlands 3 PC gamers. Recently, plenty of PC users have reported that the Borderlands 3 Codex launching or crashing issue becomes quite irritating. Whenever they launch the game it crashes. So, if you’re also experiencing the same problem then you can fix it by following the guide below.

Borderlands 3 doesn’t launch issue may happen due to a couple of reasons like software glitch, outdated game version, corrupted game file, outdated Windows OS, missing files, antivirus issue, DirectX issue, and more. So, without further ado, let’s jump into the steps below.

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Why Does Borderlands 3 Codex Keep Crashing?

There can be possible reasons behind Borderlands 3 Codex that keeps crashing on your Windows 10 PC. Let’s take a look.

  • Your PC configuration isn’t compatible with the game’s system requirements.
  • Some of the game files are either missing or corrupted.
  • Your PC is running on an outdated Windows OS or graphics driver.
  • An outdated DirectX version.
  • The game or the client version isn’t updated.
  • Any of the overlay apps are running in the background.
  • Windows Firewall or Antivirus program is blocking the game.

Minimum System Requirements:

  • OS: Windows 7/8/10 (latest service pack)
  • CPU: AMD FX-8350/Intel Core i5-3570
  • Memory: 6GB RAM
  • GPU: AMD Radeon HD 7970/NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680 2GB
  • Storage: 75GB free

Recommended System Requirements:

  • OS: Windows 7/8/10 (latest service pack)
  • CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 2600/Intel Core i7-4770
  • Memory: 16GB RAM
  • GPU: AMD Radeon RX 590/NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB
  • Storage: 75GB free

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How to Fix Borderlands 3 Codex Launching or Crashing issue

Make sure to check for the latest Windows OS version and graphics driver version at first. If any update is pending, then update it to its latest version. Once done, follow the below steps.

How to Fix Borderlands 3 Codex Launching or Crashing issue

1. Update Epic Games Launcher

  • Open the Epic Games Launcher.
  • Previously you can go with Restart and Update option.
  • But as of now, restarting the launcher for a couple of times will update it (if any).

2. Verify Integrity of Game Files

  • Go to the Epic Games Launcher.
  • Head over to the Library.
  • Click on the Settings menu (cogwheel icon) from the bottom right corner of the Borderlands 3 game.
  • Select Verify > It will verify the corrupted or missing game files.
  • Once done, restart the computer and run the game.

3. Run as an Administrator

  • Right-click on the Epic Games Launcher from your desktop.
  • Select Properties > Go to the Compatibility tab.
  • Tick the checkbox Run this program as an administrator.
  • Finally, click on Apply and then click on OK.

Now, run the Borderlands 3 game (exe) as an administrator and the problem may be solved. If not, then check the next one.

4. Disable Antivirus Program

If you’re using any antivirus program on your PC, then try to disable it. If you don’t want to disable it, then add an exception of the Borderlands 3 game in the antivirus application and you’re good to go.

5. Run System File Checker

  • Open Start menu > Type cmd and from the search result, right-click on the Command Prompt and run as administrator.
  • The User Account Control (UAC) will prompt you. Click on Yes.
  • Now, in the command prompt interface, type sfc /scannow and press Enter.
  • The scanning process will start and will take some time. So, please be patient.

6. Reinstall the Game

  • Open the Borderlands 3 Codex folder.
  • Double-click on the Setup.exe file to initiate the installer.
  • Here select the drive where you want to install the game.
  • Tick the checkbox for the Copy contents of the CODEX directory to the installer.
  • Finally, click on Install and wait for the process to complete.
  • Once done, click on Finish.

7. Bypass Windows Firewall Protection

  • Open the Windows Defender Firewall program by searching it from the Start menu.
  • In the Firewall interface, click on the Advanced Settings from the left side.
  • Go to Inbound Rules > New Rule > Select Program and hit Next.
  • Select This program path and click on Browse.
  • Locate and choose the Borderlands 3 game application.
  • Select Next > Select Block the connection > Click on Next.
  • Click on Next again > Type any name and select Finish.
  • Repeat the same thing with Outbound Rules as well.
  • Finally, restart your PC and double-click on the Borderlands 3 game on your desktop.
  • Wait for a while as the first attempt it will take some time.
  • You’re done. The game will now open without any issue.

That’s it, guys. We hope you’ve found this troubleshooting guide pretty useful. If you’ve any queries, let us know in the comment section below.

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