Fix Redfall Weapons Upgrade Not Working Issue

Prasiddh Thakkar
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Released recently on May 2, 2023 – Redfall is one of the massive first-person shooter games of 2023 developed by Arkane Austin. This game was released for PC and Xbox Series X|S. However, a large section of the fan base is not happy with this latest game as they experienced a lot of issues and bugs with the game from day one such as crashing, not launching, stuttering, multiplayer not working, and various others. 

In addition to these issues, many players are now reporting that their weapons upgrade is not working in Redfall. Like many other shooting games, players can use a variety of weapons in different quest locations and many of the weapons can be upgraded in the game. However, due to some bugs, players are now reporting that their weapons upgrade is not working in Redfall.

How to Fix Redfall Weapons Upgrade Not Working Issue

There can be several reasons why you are experiencing Redfall weapons upgrade not working issues such as bugs, outdated gamer version, or missing or corrupted game files. Thankfully, we have got some potential methods to get rid of this issue.

1. Restart the Game and Your Device 

The first and easy method we recommend to fix this issue is to simply restart the game as well as your gaming device. If the weapon upgrade is not working for you due to a minor glitch, it will get fixed automatically after restarting the game and/or device.

2. Repair the Game Files 

As we have mentioned above, some missing or corrupted game files can also cause the Redfall weapons upgrade not working issue. So, in this method try to repair such files by verifying the integrity of game files. To do so: Go to Steam Library >> Right-click on Redfall >> Properties >> Local Files >> Verify the integrity of game files. Once the scanning is done, relaunch the game and the issue should be fixed.

3. Update your Windows and GPU 

An outdated Windows version and GPU drivers can also prevent the game from functioning properly. So, try updating both of them to the latest version and check if that worked.

4. Close Other Applications Running in the Background

Sometimes, the applications and programs running in the background can interfere with the process of the game and so you experience weapons upgrades not working issue in Redfall. Therefore, try closing all the programs and software running in the background by pressing Ctrl + Shift + Esc, right-clicking on the programs, and clicking on “End task”. Once closed all, relaunch the game and the Redfall weapons upgrades will start working fine.

5. Disable Antivirus Program or Whitelist the Game

At times, you encounter such issues due to your antivirus programs as well so in that case, you can try to disable your antivirus program or just white list the game and the issue should get fixed.

To disable Antivirus Program:

Click on Start on your PC >> Go to Settings >> Update & Security >> Windows Security >> Virus and Threat Protection >> Manage Settings >>Switch real-time protection to OFF.

To add a .exe file to the exception list (Whitelist):

– Press the Win + I key on your keyboard and go to Windows settings 

– Click on “Update & Security (For Win 10) or click on “Privacy & Security” and then click on “Windows Security”

– Then click on Virus & threat protection >> Manage ransomware protection >> Allow an app through controller folder access and click on ‘Yes’ >> Add an allowed app >> Browser apps >> 

– Next, navigate to the Redfall game installation folder. If the game is installed on the C drive, open C drive >> Program Files (x86) >> Steam >> steamapps >> common >> Redfall 

– In the game installation folder, select the game’s .exe file and click on “Open”

– Click on “Add” to add the game’s .exe as an allowed app

That’s everything you can try to fix the Redfall weapons upgrade not working issue.

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