How do I repair my game in Steam?
How do I repatch my game in Steam?
Does Steam have a check file integrity feature?
Steam combines the repatching and repairing processes through their file verification feature. It examines all the files for the launcher and the game, and replaces any that are corrupted or out of date.
Checking file integrity (combined repatching and repairing)
- Go to the Steam library and make sure the game you want to check isn't running.
- Right-click the game from your Steam library and select Properties.
- Select Local Files.
- Select Verify Integrity of Game Files.
Reasons to Repair
My patch stalled
If five minutes have passed and your patch progress bar still hasn't progressed, using the repair tool is a good next step. If your problem persists, see Troubleshooting: the Patch Progress Bar is Stuck.
I can't press Play
Running Repair can fix this issue. There are a few steps you might want to try first, though; see our Play Button is Grayed Out article.
My character is stuck
Sometimes a character can get stuck in a region because the file for that region has been corrupted. Using the repair tool generally fixes this problem and allows your character to load correctly into their region.