Users trying to play GTA 5 on EPIC Games Launcher are facing the error “Failed to verify Epic Games ownership of Grand Theft Auto V (Code: 152). Please log into the Epic Games account that purchases Grand Theft V and try again.” For most part, this error appears to be connected with a problem with the network configuration or the Domain Name Servers. Often times, the default DNS on PC does not play well with games. Therefore, to fix GTA 5 error code 152 you must first try switching to Google DNS servers. Stick around and we will show you all the possible fix for the GTA 5 error.
Fix GTA 5 Error Code 152 ‘Failed to Verify Game Ownership’
Here are all the solutions we suggest to resolve the error code 152 in GTA 5. Between each solution, try playing the game to check if the problem is fixed.
Fix 1: Change Domain Name Servers
The default Windows Domain Name Servers can sometimes cause network problems and connection issues with games. Switching to a more reliable Google DNS is a more effective way to access the internet and seems to resolve the GTA 5 error code 152. Here are the steps you can follow to change the Domain Name Servers.
- Press Windows Key + I and select Network and Internet
- Click on Change adapter options
- Right-click on your Network Connection and select Properties
- Click on Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4)
- Click on Properties
- Check Use the following DNS server addresses
- Type in the primary DNS server 188.8.131.52 and Secondary DNS server 184.108.40.206
- Check Validate settings upon exit
- Save the changes and exit. (follow troubleshooter instructions if prompted)
Fix 2: Use a VPN
In a case where there is a server problem for a particular region, the game may result in the above error as users have confirmed on various forums. Switching to a VPN allows you to play the game from a different region. Hence, no error 152. This is a temporary fix. Nonetheless, you should try it. You can choose any free VPN. We have created a list of the best free VPNs in the market, so you can check that. Once you have downloaded and installed the VPN, launch the game after VPN enabled and it should do the trick. If you are looking to invest in a VPN, we suggest ExpressVPN.
Fix 3: Try Switching to a Different Internet Connection
Sometimes a particular internet service provider can have issue connecting with a particular server, which translates to you being unable to access the website, game server, etc. In this case, that seems to be a problem, especially for players who are using the Jio Fiber. So, if you are playing the game using Wi-Fi of your home, try switching to your mobile hotspot or any other internet connection to play the game.
Fix 4: Workaround
This workaround was suggested by user GIGA30 on Reddit. To perform the fix, launch the Epic Games Launcher with the internet. After the launcher loads, disconnect the internet. Now, launch GTA 5 and when you reach the Story Mode reconnect the internet.
Another fix recommended by the same user for cracked version of the game is to launch the game without Rockstar and Epic verification.
The above fixes are effective and must have resolved your GTA 5 error code 152 ‘Failed to Verify Game Ownership.’ Let us know in comments if it’s helped or if you have a better solution.