How to Fix Helldivers 2 MSVCR110.dll Not Found Error

The highly-anticipated second installment of the Helldivers series was finally released on February 8, 2024, for Windows and PS5 platforms. Arrowhead Game Studios and PlayStation PC LLC have done an excellent job in creating this online co-op third-person shooter game called ‘Helldivers 2’, where players must team up and fight for freedom against the hostile galaxy. Almost a week after its release, players seem to be enjoying the gameplay experience. However, some players have reported encountering the “Helldivers 2 MSVCR110.dll Not Found Error” on their PCs.

This 2015 sequel to Helldivers is a fast-paced combat game that has already received thousands of positive reviews. Recently, multiple Helldivers II players have reported on the r/Helldivers subreddit forum regarding the MSVCR110.DLL error. According to reports, whenever players try to launch Helldivers 2 on Steam, the “msvcr110.dll not found” or “missing” error appears, which completely disrupts the overall experience. This error occurs during game startup on the PC.

How to Fix Helldivers 2 MSVCR110.dll Not Found Error

What is MSVCR110.DLL Missing or Not Found Error?

Msvcr110.dll is a dynamic link library file that plays a major role in running programs that are associated with the Microsoft C++ Runtime Library. In short, it’s part of the Microsoft Visual Studio and even one DLL file missing from the library can lead to a program startup error straightaway. Fortunately, this is a common issue for the Windows platform and can be fixed quite easily than you may think.

The particular msvcr110.dll error notice can appear due to multiple potential reasons such as a corrupted program installation, an outdated system software, corrupted or deleted msvcr110.dll file, antivirus blocking issues, hidden malware file on the system, a damaged Windows Registry, incorrect Visual C++ Redist edition installed on the system, and more. As this isn’t your fault, you don’t have to worry about it. Just follow the workarounds below to get it fixed.

How to Fix Helldivers 2 MSVCR110.dll Not Found Error

Now, if you’re also one of the victims to encounter the msvcr110.dll error while launching the Helldivers 2 game on your PC then check out this troubleshooting guide. Here we’ve managed to provide with you some methods that should come in handy. So, without further ado, let’s jump into it.

1. Restart the PC

It’s recommended to manually restart your PC to refresh any temporary system glitches or cache data issues whatsoever. It’s better to reboot the system by following the steps below to avoid such issues.

  • Open the Start menu > Click on the Power menu.
  • Click on Restart > Wait for the system to boot again.

2. Check for Windows Updates

You might also need to check for Windows updates manually on your PC by following the steps below to ensure there is no issue with the outdated system version. Sometimes system bugs or stability issues can also trouble you a lot.

  • Open Settings by pressing the Win+I keys.
  • Click on Windows Update from the left side.

  • Click on the Check for updates button.
  • The available update will be downloaded and installed automatically.
  • Wait for the update to complete and reboot the PC.

3. Update Helldivers 2

In some cases, an outdated game patch version can also trigger multiple conflicts with the game startup. You’ll need to check for the available game updates at your end to ensure there is no issue with the DLL files. To do so, check for the steps below.

  • Open the Steam client > Go to Library.
  • Right-click on the Helldivers 2 game.
  • Click on Properties > Click on Updates.
  • Now, go to Automatic Updates.
  • Choose Only update this game when I launch it.
  • Once done, reboot the system to apply changes.
  • Whenever available, the game update will be installed.

4. Scan and Repair the Game Files

The chances are high that somehow the missing or corrupted game files installed on the PC can trouble you a lot. This specific method will help in scanning and repairing the installed game files to fix multiple conflicts. You can follow the steps below to do so:

  • Open the Steam client.
  • Go to the Library.
  • Right-click on the Helldivers 2 game.
  • Go to Properties.
  • Now, click on Installed Files.
  • Click on Verify integrity of game files.
  • Wait for the process to complete.
  • Once done, restart the computer.

5. Run Helldivers 2 as an Administrator

You’ll need to manually run the Helldivers 2 game on your Windows PC by following the steps below to allow the system admin permission. Without having the user account control access, most PC games might not run properly or even fail to save the game progress data.

  • Open the installed game directory on the PC.
  • Right-click on the Helldivers2.exe application.
  • Click on Properties > Go to the Compatibility tab.

  • Turn On the Run this program as an administrator option.
  • Click on Apply and select OK to save changes.

6. Install Visual C++ Redistributable

You’ll need to grab the latest Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributables on the PC which will allow the Windows system to run required programs quite smoothly. It’s recommended to uninstall the previously installed Visual C++ Redistributable before installing the new one. You can visit the Visual Studio 2012 Update 4 link and Visual Studio 2015 link respectively.

  • Click on the Download button.
  • Select the VCRedist.exe option.
  • Next, click on the Next button.
  • Click on the Run button > Follow the on-screen prompts to install it.
  • Once done, reboot the PC to apply changes.

7. Run a Malware or Virus Scan

You should also run a virus or malware scan by the antivirus software for the full system and disk drives to ensure there is no conflict with the unknown file. The full scan process might take a couple of minutes or even an hour. So, let it complete and then check for the potential malware file. If any, delete the malware and reboot the computer to apply changes.

8. Temporarily Disable Antivirus

We’ll also recommend you to temporarily turn off the antivirus program no matter if it’s a default antivirus or a third-party software. Aggressive blocking can also prevent the game files from running properly which will end up with server connectivity errors. To do so, check the steps below.

  • Press the Win+I keys to open Windows Settings.
  • Click on Update & Security.
  • Go to Windows Security.
  • Click on Open Windows Security.
  • Go to Virus & Threat Protection.
  • Next, click on Manage Settings.
  • Turn Off the Real-time Protection option.
  • If prompted by UAC, click on Yes to proceed further.
  • Finally, run the Helldivers 2 game to check for the MSVCR110.DLL error.

Please Note: If you’re using a third-party antivirus program on your PC then disable the real-time protection feature temporarily and run the game.

9. Try Using System Restore

The chances are high that you can try using the previously created System Restore Point on your machine to go back to the best state of the system. It’s a useful option to revert to the system back to a previous point where everything worked fine and that’s why you’ve created a system restore point at that time. To do so:

  • Go to the Start menu > Type and search restore.
  • Click on Create a restore point from the search result.
  • Now, click on System Restore.
  • Follow the on-screen prompts and select a system restore point that you created earlier.
  • Then proceed with the further steps.

Please Note: If you haven’t created any restore points earlier then you should skip this method.

10. Copy the MSVCR110.DLL File From Another System

The MSVCR110.DLL not found or missing error in Helldivers 2 might also occur because of the unavailability of DLL files for some unexpected reasons. However, it’s recommended to copy and paste the specific msvcr110.dll file from another computer to your system. To do so:

  • Open another computer that runs the same Windows OS version as yours.
    • That means if you’re using a Windows 10 computer, the other computer should also run Win10.
    • You should also check for the same architecture (32-bit or 64-bit) for your computer.
  • Go to the installed Windows drive. By default, it should be C:\Windows\System32.
  • Now, copy the msvcr110.dll file > Transfer it to the same location (C:\Windows\System32) on your computer.
  • Once done, reboot the system > Run the Helldivers 2 game again.

11. Run a SFC Scan

You should manually run the SFC scan on your PC to fix multiple issues or find bad sectors on the disk drives. SFC (System File Checker) tool is useful to check whether any program file or a disk drive has some issues not on a Windows system.

  • Open the Start menu > Search for cmd.
  • Right-click on Command Prompt from the search result.
  • Now, click on Run as administrator.
  • If prompted, click on Yes to give admin permissions.
  • Type the following command in the cmd window and hit Enter to execute it:
sfc /scannow

  • Now, wait for the process to complete it.
  • Once done, reboot the PC to apply changes.

12. Reinstall Helldivers 2

If none of the workarounds come in handy then ensure to uninstall and reinstall the Helldivers 2 game on your PC by following the steps below. Any kind of game installation issues or conflicts might trouble the game startup.

  • Open the Steam client on your PC.
  • Go to Library > Right-click on Helldivers 2.
  • Go to Manage > Click on Uninstall.
  • If prompted, click on Uninstall.
  • Follow the on-screen instructions to complete it.
  • Once done, restart the PC to apply changes.
  • Launch Steam > Reinstall the Helldivers 2 game on another drive.
  • Wait for it to complete and then run the game again.

13. Contact Support

As a final resort, you’ll need to contact Steam Support and submit a support ticket for the same issue. It’ll allow the game developers to investigate the issue further and provide you with dedicated guidance.

That’s it, guys. We assume this guide was helpful to you. For additional queries, you can comment below.

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