How To Fix Helldivers 2 Error Code 124?

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Here in this article, we are going to discuss the GameGuard error code 124 with Helldivers 2.

As per our research GameGuard error code 124 mainly comes with the Helldivers 2 when users try to launch the game.

Based on our research this error is the result of some conflict between your device firmware/antivirus and the game, but in some cases, any bug within the game may also lead to this issue.

During our research, we were unable to find any official fix for this error but we were able to find different user’s shared workarounds that may help you with this issue.


Fixes For Helldivers 2 Error Code 124


Fix 1: Check If There Is Any Needed Update For The Game

Before going into any serious troubleshoots our recommendation for you will be to check for any needed updates for the game.

If you find any pending updates for the game then consider installing it, and then check if error still continues or not.


Fix 2: Run Helldivers 2 As An Administrator

If your game is up to date with its latest version then try running the game with the administrative privilege.

We are suggesting you to do so because for many users running the game as an administrator helped them fix the issue, so you can also try the same for you.


Fix 3: Disable Your Device Firewall And Antivirus Temporarily

If running the game as an administrator also doesn’t resolve the issue then try disabling your device firewall and antivirus program temporarily.

Once you are done with disabling your Antivirus and Firewall, restart your device and then check for the error again.


Fix 4: Validate The Game Files While Device’s Antivirus/Firewall Is Disabled

If the error persists and you are playing on Steam then try validating your games, while you perform this step make sure your device Firmware/Antivirus is disabled.

  • Disable your device firewall and Antivirus.
  • Then Restart your device.
  • Then Launch Steam.
  • Then go to the Game library.
  • Then go to Helldivers 2 and Right-click on it.
  • Then choose Properties.
  • Then select the Installed files tabs.
  • Then choose Verify integrity of game files.
  • Now wait till Steam finishes verifying the game files.
  • Now check if you still get the error or not.

Fix 5: Try Manually Closing The Nprotect

  • Close the Helldivers 2.
  • Then go to the Task Manager.
  • Then look for the Nprotect.
  • Then Force Close the Nprotect.
  • Then Relaunch the Helldivers 2 and check for the error.

Fix 6: Try Performing The Following Steps

  • Close the Helldivers 2.
  • Then go to the Helldivers 2 Folder on your PC.
  • Then go to the “Bin” folder.
  • Then look for the folder named “GameGuard”.
  • Then you need to Delete the “GameGuard” folder.
  • Then Run the Helldivers 2 as an Administrator to force the game to create a new GameGuard folder.
  • Then have a note of the Route to this new GameGuard folder.
  • Then go to your device’s Antivirus program.
  • Then from the antivirus program file explorer go back to the new GameGuard folder, and add this folder under your antivirus whitelist.
  • Then Restart your device and check for the error again.

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