How To Fix XCOM 2 Error Code 41 On Steam?

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In this blog post, we will talk about the error code 41 with XCOM 2. The error says “’The Steam servers are too busy to handle your request for XCOM. Error Code (41)”.


What Is XCOM 2 Error Code 41?


First of all error code 41 while playing XCOM 2 is a very common error for Steam users. The Steam community has many threads related to this particular error which clearly indicates that lots of users are troubled by this error.

As per the users’ complaints, the error code 41 comes with XCOM 2 when users choose to start the game. As they chose to start the game it loads for a few seconds then the game crashes and shows this error.

During our research, we were unable to find any official information on the error but we have found many workarounds shared by the users which helped them fix this issue.

XCOM 2 Error Code 41

Fixes For XCOM 2 Error Code 41 On Steam


Fix 1: Did You Restart The Steam?

We hope before coming to this post you may have already restarted the steam. If yes then you can move forward trying other workarounds but in case you didn’t try restarting the Steam then we will suggest you restart the Steam and then check for the error.


Fix 2: Verifying The Integrity Of The Game File

Some users have mentioned that verifying the integrity of game files fixes the issue for them. So as a next workaround, we will suggest the same.

  • Launch the Steam.
  • Then go to the Library.
  • Then from the list of games you own, right-click on XCOM 2.
  • Then choose Properties.
  • Then go to the local files tab.
  • Then choose verify the Integrity of game files.
  • Now wait till the process finishes.
  • Now check if you still have the error.
XCOM 2 Error 41

Fix 3: Run The Game As Administrator And Then Verify The Integrity Of The Game File

If the error still appears then you can try running the game as administrator and then verify the integrity of the game file.

  • Right-click on the Steam Icon.
  • Then choose Properties.
  • Then choose the Compatibility tab.
  • Then check “Run This Program As Administrator”.
  • Then tap Apply and tap ok.
  • Then launch the Steam.
  • Then go to the Library.
  • Then from the list of games you own, right-click on XCOM 2.
  • Then choose Properties.
  • Then go to the local files tab.
  • Then choose Verify The Integrity Of Game Files.
  • Now wait till the process finishes.
  • Now check if you still having the error.
XCOM 2 Error 41

Fix 4: Check NVIDIA Graphic Processor Settings

One user on the Steam community mentioned that for him the solution was setting the NVIDIA graphic processor settings to the most performance. So we will also suggest you the same and check if this helps you with the error or not.

XCOM 2 Error 41

Fix 5: Reinstall The Game

If you still get this error code 41 while playing the XCOM 2 then we will suggest you to uninstall the game and then reinstall it. We will recommend you to keep your PC antivirus/firewall disabled while reinstalling the game.

  • Uninstall the XCOM 2 from Steam.
  • Then quit Steam and disable your device firewall/antivirus.
  • Then restart your PC.
  • Then reinstall XCOM 2.
  • Then launch the game and check if the error still appears.
XCOM 2 Error 41

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