How to fix Wuthering Waves stuck on ‘Verifying file integrity’

Aakash Regmi
Encore in Wuthering Waves

If you booted up Wuthering Waves on your PC and have found yourself stuck on the ‘Verifying file integrity’ step, here are the potential fixes. 

Wuthering Waves is packed with content, from a studded cast of 17 characters to a massive open world. But the gacha title has struggled with performance, and even on capable devices players are reporting performance issues and bugs.

One that players often run into is being stuck on ‘Verifying file integrity,’ which keeps you in the opening menu forever. If you’re facing it, here are all the possible fixes.

Wuthering Waves Verifying file integrity error fix

While there are no guaranteed fixes for Wuthering Waves being stuck during the ‘Verifying file integrity’ step, the only known fix is changing the process priority in Task Manager.

The method was suggested by players and seems to work for many, and all you have to do is head to the Task Manager and change the process priority. Here are the steps:

  1. Open Task Manager (Hotkey: CTRL + Shift + Esc)
  2. Head to the “Details” tab
  3. From there, find “wutheringwaveslauncher.exe” and “KRInstallExternal.exe” and then set their priority to “High”

This will make sure that whenever Wuthering Waves is performing a certain task, like verifying files, your PC will prioritize it over other tasks. If the issue is solved, you can also circle back and set it to normal.

Lingyang in Wuthering Waves
Changing priority is the only major solution for the game being stuck on Verifying file integrity.

The other thing you can do is to just wait it out. If you have a less powerful device, it may take time to verify files. While on screen it appears that it is stuck, but it may continue to verify files in the background and will hop to 100% quickly.

Outside of changing the priority, there are still some general things you can try: 

  • Restart the game.
  • Try a different launcher, like downloading from the Epic Games Store.
  • Move the game from SDD to HDD. 
  • Free up space if you’re tight on it.
  • Uninstall and install again. 
  • Upgrade your drivers.

They’re just normal things you do when nothing is working. It may or may not yield anything to fix the error, but it doesn’t hurt to try. 

That’s everything about the Wuthering Waves being stuck on verifying file integrity. Make sure you’re meeting the PC requirements before playing the game. It isn’t demanding in terms of storage or specs, but with updates, it’ll continue to add more, so it is best to keep good space reserved. 

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