Crash on after pressing play on launcher

Issue Description:
Crash on startup. Cannot launch the game are pressing Play. Game worked when first released on Nov 2022.

Steps to Reproduce:

  1. Press play on steam
  2. Press play on launcher
  3. Crash instantly


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Approx. Time of Issue & Timezone:
Oct 1, 2023 to Oct 24, 2023 PST

Reproduction Rate:
Constant (100%)

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[PC] Upload Console Log & darktide_launcher.log:
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console-2023-10-25-02.29.51-2da0d5fe-12c5-4c5a-a7c9-387e56e4ed91.log (6.0 KB)

GUID: b9edf9f5-d43d-4392-abb7-ec54febb795b
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It looks like you have a DRM on your PC, which is interfering with Darktide.

Is mine also a DRM issue? (also how does that even happen?)

Steps same.
Crashes after shaders finishes loading


Player ID:

Approx. Time of Issue & TimeZone:
Oct 11 - OCT 25, 2023

Reproduction Rate:
Happens every time

console-2023-10-25-21.43.33-8a6f1a61-7ed8-4426-a0c2-e1a439ef3f52.log (6.0 KB)

darktide_launcher.log (136.0 KB)

GUID: 8a6f1a61-7ed8-4426-a0c2-e1a439ef3f52
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Indeed, your crash is also due to the DRM on your PC. Iā€™m not sure what the interaction is exactly.

Any Idea on how to fix?

Are you playing Darktide from a PC used for work?

No so is this either a vpn thing (not using any as far as i know) or another program is interfering with the game launching?
Only other weird thing i can say is that windows is not activated and is windows 11

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