Fix Splitgate EQU8 Initialization Error Codes 1,610,940,416 and 1,611,466,876

Harsh Clif
Harsh Clif

It took a while, but Splitgate has finally risen in popularity, but some of the old errors with the game have prevailed such as the Splitgate EQU8 Initialization Error Code 1,610,940,416. Another error code that users have been reporting is the EQU8 Initialization Error 1,611,466,876. When the error occurs there is no other option than to press OK or exit the window. Choosing any of the options closes the game and users are unable to jump into the game. If you have encountered the Splitgate Anti-Cheat error, here are some solutions you can try.  

How to Fix Splitgate EQU8 Initialization Error Codes 1,610,940,416 and 1,611,466,876

AntiCheat is games can cause all sorts of problems that prevent the game from launching, but such software is important in a competitive game to make it fair for everyone. Here are the solutions you can try to fix the Splitgate Anti-Cheat Error    

Splitgate EQU8 Initialization Error Codes 1,610,940,416 and 1,611,466,876
Splitgate EQU8 Initialization Error Code 1,611,466,876
  1. Launch the game from the Steam client
    • If you are launching the game from the desktop shortcut, the game may fail to launch and result in the error for unknown reasons. However, some users had success launching the game directly from the Steam client or going to the install directory of the game and launching the PortalWars.exe.
  2. Delate the EQU8 files and run Repair
    • This is probably the most meaningful solution to the problem as a problem with the anti-cheat will cause the error. Deleting the EQU8 file and running repair will allow to download new files and you should not see the error. Here are the steps you can follow.
      • Open the Steam Client
      • Go to Library, right-click on Splitgate, and select Properties
      • Go to the Local Files tab and click on Browse…
      • From the New Window that open Delete equ8_conf.json and equ8-launcher.exe files
      • Return to Steam Local Files tab
      • Click on Verify integrity of game files…
      • Wait for the process to complete.
  3. Disable the Antivirus or Windows Firewall
    • Antivirus and firewalls are known to cause issues with game’s anticheat. It happens in all games from time to time. So, when you get an anticheat error, one of the first things you should do is disable the antivirus and check if the Splitgate EQU8 Initialization Error Codes 1,610,940,416 and 1,611,466,876 goes away.
  4. Provide Admin Permission to equ8-launcher.exe  
    • Follow the steps in fix 2 to locate the equ8-launcher.exe > right-click on it > Properties > Compatibility tab > check Run this program as an administrator.
  5. Reinstall the game
    • If all of the above solutions have failed, you final option is to completely reinstall the game.

That’s all we have in this guide. Hope the Splitgate EQU8 Initialization Error Codes 1,610,940,416 and 1,611,466,876 are resolved. If something has helped you or you have a solution or anything to share, use the comments section.

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  • Update: If you are getting the EQU8 Initialization Error 00×23002460090798. It seems a lot of people have suddenly started to get the error in the past hour. It may be a server-side problem. We will update a new post on the error code in the next 24 hours. And don’t worry it’s probably because of some server issue and you have not cheated.

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