Cannot launch the game -- crashes after EAC screen every single time

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Issue Description: Crashes every time after the EAC “waiting for game” screen.

Crash Report (If Applicable):
GUID: 77f4f64c-ddda-486e-9845-c44cd3f9cc17
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Platform: Steam

Approx. Time of Issue & Timezone: 11/20/2022 ~1:00 AM EST

Reproduction Rate: 100%

console-2022-10-14-17.26.45-0e7223f0-1328-4d9b-9363-573f3a963099.log (6.8 KB)
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Upload darktide_launcher.log:
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Any help would be appreciated.

Hi @rypta,

Please ensure you have Anti-Virus and Firewall exceptions in place for Darktide, as this may be interfering.

Failing that, it’s worth performing a Selective Startup, which can help identify whether a background application is the cause:

  1. Press the Windows key
  2. Type ‘msconfig’ and select ‘System Configuration’
  3. On the ‘General’ tab, select ‘Selective Startup’
  4. Deselect ‘Load startup Items’
  5. Reboot your PC

I’ve tried all the above, including outright disabling my antivirus and firewall. I’ve also tried deleting the Darktide Appdata folder. It all makes no difference.

Latest crash:
GUID: 9bd9ff83-202d-4e07-8f27-d7807fbd1e45
Log File:
Info Type: