how to fix Darktide Error Code 30004

With the launch of the complete version of Warhammer 40K: Darktide, some players, especially those who have pre-ordered the game and have had access to the beta version, may be running into some issues like the error code 30004 when starting the game on PC. Error code 30004 signals a possibly corrupted install, and there are a number of ways to troubleshoot and fix the issue. If you’re sure that you have no internet connection issues that are interfering with the launch of the game, you can try the following methods on how to fix Darktide error code 30004.

How to Fix Warhammer 40K: Darktide Error Code 30004

Method 1: Restart your device

You may have probably tried this method already, but it is easily overlooked as a way to resolve the bugs and issues you’re experiencing when trying to launch games. So if you haven’t already, try fully restarting your device first and see if the issue persists.

Method 2: Update Windows

This is another method that’s very quick to check and do so make sure this is off your list first before trying out other options. Just follow these steps:

  • Open the PC settings
  • Click on the Windows Update on the left side of your screen to Check for Updates
  • To receive the recent version of Windows, click the Download & Install button in case one is available
  • Once the download is completed, restart your PC
  • Relaunch the game
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Method 3: Run the Windows System File Checker

If the Windows version is updated, it’s probable that there are corrupted Microsoft DLLs that are causing the game to not launch properly. Here’s how to run the Windows System File Checker:

  • Launch the ‘Command Prompt’ as an administrator
  • If prompted for an administrator password, enter the password or select ‘Allow’
  • Enter the command:
    DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth
  • Once done, enter the command:
    sfc /scannow
  • Complete the scan, then restart your PC
  • Relaunch the game to see if it works

Method 4: Update your graphic driver

For the game to run without any issues, your graphic driver needs to be updated. When neglected, the graphic driver may cause problems with the functionality of your games. Follow these steps to update your graphic driver if it hasn’t been updated yet:

  • Head to the Start menu
  • Look for “Device Manager” using the Search bar
  • Click on your device twice
  • Right click on your graphic driver
  • Select a driver update option
  • Follow the steps shown on the screen to finish the update
  • Once done, restart the device and see if the issue persists

Method 5: Verify the integrity of game files

If corrupted or missing game files are causing the issue, they can be checked and repaired through Steam. Follow the steps below to try this method:

  • Visit the Steam Library
  • Click on ‘Properties’ from the context menu when you’re right-clicking the game
  • Click on ‘Local Files’
  • Choose ‘Check the Integrity of the Game Files’
  • Once done, relaunch the game and check if the issue persists
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Method 6: Turn off the Driver’s Signature

One of the best ways to fix the Error Code 30004 in Darktide is by turning off the driver’s signature, which only takes a few minutes to accomplish. Follow these instructions to turn off the driver’s signature:

  • Type cmd or look for the ‘Command Prompt’ in the Windows Search Box
  • Right-click the ‘Command Prompt’ then select ‘Run as administrator’
  • Enter the following command and press enter:
    bcdedit-set TESTSIGNIGN OFF
    bsdedit/set nointegritychecks off
  • Relaunch the game to see if the issue persists

Method 7: Disable antivirus software for the game

There are times when an antivirus program installed on your computer recognizes games as possible threats or risks, so we should place the game on the white list or disable it entirely.

Simply explore the settings of your antivirus software to either disable it or place the game folder under the exclusions from its protection features. Once done, try to run the game again and see if this does the trick.

Method 8: Install the EAC software

Another probable cause for Error Code 30004 is the Easy Anti-Cheat software system not working properly. The EAC software prevents cheating software to be used in the game and if not working properly, can cause issues in launching the game. To install the EAC software:

  • Open the location of the game in your system
  • Open the ‘EasyAntiCheat’ folder
  • Double-click ‘EasyAntiCheat_EOS_Setup.exe’
  • Click on the ‘Install Easy Anti-Cheat’ button
  • Once installed, click on ‘Finish’ and then run the game

If unsuccessful, you can try reinstalling the EAC software by following these steps:

  • Open the location of the game on the PC
  • Open the EasyAntiCheat file in the folder
  • Double click to launch the EasyAntiCheat_ESO_Setup.exe application
  • Select the game and click the ‘Uninstall’ button
  • Install the EAC software again
  • Relaunch the game

All the methods presented above are surefire ways to address and resolve the Error Code 30004 you encounter in Warhammer 40K: Darktide. Once you have drilled down on these probable causes and have employed the relevant fix, you’ll be enjoying the game in no time.

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Iya Paterno
Hi, I'm Iya! As a gamer, The Sims franchise marked the beginning of my long-time obsession with games. Since then, I've branched out to an expansive genre, from RPGs and multiplayer, to casual games and FPS.

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