Rock Of Ages 3: Make & Break

Fix Rock Of Ages 3: Make & Break Fatal Error at Startup & Error Initializing SteamAPI

Fix Rock Of Ages 3 Make & Break Fatal Error

Rock Of Ages 3: Make & Break is a tower defense game and the third title in the series. With the official release of the game, early players are reporting a bunch of fatal errors with the game. Some users faced the issue while starting the game, other encountered the fatal error during online play. Users are also complaining about the Fatal Error: Error initializing SteamAPI. If you have faced such errors, you have come to the right place, we have some recommendations to fix the Rock of Ages 3: Make & Break fatal error.   

Fix Rock Of Ages 3: Make & Break Fatal Error: Error initializing SteamAPI

The Fatal Error: Error initializing SteamAPI can occur due to a range of reasons. You have to identify the problem in your case and implement the fix. Most gamer’s use overclocking software to boost the performance of games. More often than not, these software cause crash and fatal error.

Steam and Discord Overlay as well as other game optimization software can also be a cause of the error. Hence, disable the Windows Game Bar, SweetFX , Steam Overlay, MSI Frame Server, Discord Overlay, and Afterburner before you attempt to play the game.

If you are playing on a pirated copy of the game that can also lead to fatal errors as it only takes one instance of one crack to ruin the access to an entire steam library. Other causes that can lead to the crash and fatal error are problem with installation and incorrect location or missing steam directories. Corrupt or missing game file scan also cause the error. For most of these errors, a reinstallation of the game is required. However, you may also try to first repair the game by running check the integrity of game files function on Steam.

Fix Rock Of Ages 3: Make & Break Fatal Error at Startup

Here are some of the fixes you can try to resolve the Rock Of Ages 3: Make & Break Fatal Error at Startup or the Fatal Error: Error initializing SteamAPI.    

Fix 1: Restart Steam

The first fix you must try is to restart the Steam client. Initialization or load errors can be resolved when you restart the Steam client. So, close the game and Steam. It’s best that you restart the system and launch the Steam client again. Open the game and check if the error occurs. A lot of players resolved the error with a simple restart of the system. Hence, that’s the first thing you must try when you encounter the fatal error with Rock of Ages 3.

Fix 2: Disable Steam and Discord Overlay

Overlay software are responsible for crash and errors in a lot of games not just Rock of Ages. Even the last installment of the game has problems with Discord. Therefore, disable these software before playing the game. Here are the steps.

Disable Steam Overlay

  1. From the Steam client Home Screen, click on Steam
  2. Click on Settings and select the In-Game from the menu
  3. Uncheck Enable the Steam Overlay while in-game
  4. Click OK to save the changes.

Disable Discord Overlay

  1. Launch the Discord app and click on the gear icon at the bottom.
  2. Under App Settings, select Overlay
  3. Toggle off the Enable in-game overlay

Now launch the game and check if the fatal error still occurs. If it does, disable all the unwanted software as shown in the next step.

Fix 3: Suspend All Unwanted Services

When we do not know which third-party application could be causing problems, it’s best to disable them all except the essential Microsoft services. Here are the steps you can follow.

  1. Press Windows + R and type msconfig, hit Enter
  2. Go to Services tab and click on Hide all Microsoft services
  3. Click on Disable all
  4. Save the changes and exit.

Launch the game and check if the Rock Of Ages 3: Make & Break Fatal Error at Startup still occurs.

Fix 4: Reinstall the Game

If the above fixes have not resolved the error, there is no other option than to reinstall the game. To uninstall the game, go to Program and Settings and uninstall the game as you would any other program. Once uninstalled, reinstall the game again and your error should be resolved.

Fix 5: Send Crash Report to Developers

If none of the above steps have worked to resolve the Rock Of Ages 3: Make & Break Fatal Error at Startup or Error Initializing SteamAPI, you can raise a complaint with the developers. They are very active and will address your problem. Here are the steps to raise a complaint or seek assistance.  

  1. Locate the last directory listed in this path (the latest directory listed by date): %USERPROFILE%\AppData\Local\ROA2\Saved\Logs (the Folder should appear similar to this: UE4CC-Windows-<big number>)
  2. Create a Zip or RAR file of the directory with all files
  3. Now, send the file to

Note, the process to create the request is from the last title of the game so some things may vary, but the process is essentially the same. Additionally, you may also try to set exclusion on your Windows Virus & Threat Protection for the software. Sometimes that can also be a cause of the problem.

Harsh Clif
He is caught in a loop between writing about games and playing them. It's a vicious cycle. Although he's biased towards PC, you can occasionally find him on the PS5. He does not own an Xbox Consoles but plans on getting one soon.

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