How To Fix Helldivers 2 GameGuard Error code 170?

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If you are struggling to launch Helldivers 2 and getting the Game Guard Initialize error 170 then in this post we will tell you what this error means and how you can resolve it.

Based on the users’ complaints Helldivers 2 Gameguard error code 170 mainly comes when users try to launch the game but the error doesn’t let them start the game.

As per our research, this error is mainly caused by any issues with the initialization file or the GameGuard INI file (*.ini) but because there is no official information we can’t say anything with 100% surety. However in our research, we have found some workarounds that may help you resolve this error, and you can find all those workarounds in the next section of the article.


Fixes For Helldivers 2 GameGuard Error 170


  • To deal with the error our first recommendation for you will be to check for any needed updates for the game, and if you find any pending updates then consider installing it and then check for the error. In case the game is up to date but the error still comes then try running the game as an administrator.
  • If the error persists then try disabling your device’s Antivirus application and Firewall temporarily, and then check for the error again. If the error doesn’t come then this means that your device security program is conflicting with the game and you should try adding the Helldivers 2 files under your device security program exception list.
  • Next, you can try to delete the GameGuard folder under the games files and then relaunch the game as an administrator, doing so will force the game to create a new GameGuard file. Then check if the error still comes or not.
    • Visit the Helldivers 2 folder.
    • Then go to the “Bin” folder.
    • Then find and delete the “GameGuard” folder.
    • Then Run the game as an Administrator.
    • Then have a note of the route to the new GameGuard folder.
    • Then add the new GameGuard folder under your antivirus whitelist.
  • If you still get the error then try validating the game file for any missing and corrupt files.
  • If validating the game file also fails to resolve the issue then install the Revo Uninstaller free version to your device, and then by using it uninstall Helldivers 2 completely, make sure to remove all the game leftover files. Once you are done with completely removing Helldivers 2 from your device then reinstall the game, and after that check if the error still comes or not.

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When Does The Helldivers 2 GameGuard Error code 170 Occur?

Helldivers 2 GameGuard error code 170 mainly comes while launching the game.

What Happens Because Of The Helldivers 2 GameGuard Error code 170?

Helldivers 2 GameGuard error code 170 prevents the users from launching the game.

What Are The Troubleshooting Steps To Fix Helldivers 2 GameGuard Error code 170?

To fix the Helldivers 2 GameGuard error code 170 users should try checking for the pending game updates, running the game as administrator, disabling the device firewall and antivirus, deleting the Gameguard folder, validating the game files, and uninstalling and reinstalling the game.


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