Warhammer 40,000: Boltgun – How to Fix Game Not Launching/Stuck on Splash

Guide to possibly fix your game if it fails to start past the splash screen.

Game Not Launching/Stuck on Splash Fix

If anyone has the issue like I experienced where the game wouldn’t launch past the opening splash screen, you can perform one of the two options.

Option #1 – Remove/Rename openxr_loader.dll

For whatever reason, the VR related binary used in the Unreal Engine causes issues for me. Because this game doesn’t use VR, if you are having the same issue, you can remove/rename this dll

  1. Right click on Bolt Gun in Steam
  2. Select properties and click local files on the left
  3. Click Browse… to view the install folder
  4. Navigate to Engine -> Binaries -> ThirdParty -> OpenXR -> win64
  5. Inside this folder should be openxr_loader.dll which you can delete or rename

Option #2 – Run Game in Windows 7 Compatibility

  1. Right click on Bolt Gun in Steam
  2. Select properties and click local files on the left
  3. Click Browse… to view the install folder
  4. Right click on Warhammer 40,000 Boltgun.exe and select properties
  5. Click the Compatibility tab, and check, “Run this program in compatibility mode for:”
  6. Select Windows 7
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Egor Opleuha, also known as Juzzzie, is the Editor-in-Chief of Gameplay Tips. He is a writer with more than 12 years of experience in writing and editing online content. His favorite game was and still is the third part of the legendary Heroes of Might and Magic saga. He prefers to spend all his free time playing retro games and new indie games.

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