The First Descendant Anti Cheat not installed error

The First Descendant has finally launched, but some players are encountering the ‘Launch Error Easy Anti-Cheat is not installed’ error. This guide will help you resolve this issue so you can get back to saving the world.

What is the ‘Launch Error Easy Anti-Cheat is Not Installed’ Error on The First Descendant?

This error indicates that Easy Anti-Cheat, the anti-cheat software required for The First Descendant, is either not installed or not recognized by the game. This software should have been installed automatically when you first launched the game, but sometimes it can be blocked or missed during installation.

How to Fix ‘Launch Error Easy Anti-Cheat is Not Installed’ Error on The First Descendant

1. Manually Install Easy Anti-Cheat

The first step to fix this issue is to manually install Easy Anti-Cheat. Follow these steps:

    1. Navigate to the game’s installation folder. The path should look something like this:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\The First Descendant\
  1. Locate the EasyAntiCheat folder within the game’s directory.
  2. Find the EasyAntiCheat_EOS_Setup.exe file.
  3. Right-click on the setup file and select Run as Administrator.
  4. Follow the installation prompts to complete the process.

2. Add Easy Anti-Cheat to Firewall Exceptions

If the issue persists, it might be due to your antivirus software blocking Easy Anti-Cheat. Add The First Descendant and Easy Anti-Cheat to your firewall exceptions:

  1. Open Windows Security and go to Virus & threat protection.
  2. Under the Ransomware protection section, click on Allow an app through Controlled folder access.
  3. Select Browse all apps and navigate to the game’s installation folder.
  4. Add TheFirstDescendant.exe, EACLaunch.exe, and M1-Win64-Shipping.exe to the list of allowed apps.

3. Verify the Integrity of Game Files

If reinstalling Easy Anti-Cheat and adjusting firewall settings doesn’t work, verify the integrity of the game files on Steam:

  1. Open Steam and go to your game library.
  2. Right-click on The First Descendant and select Properties.
  3. Navigate to the Installed Files tab.
  4. Click on Verify integrity of game files.
  5. Steam will check for missing or corrupt files and re-download them as necessary.

TFD Anti Cheat Error

By following these steps, you should be able to resolve the ‘Launch Error Easy Anti-Cheat is not installed’ issue and get back to enjoying The First Descendant. If the problem persists, consider reaching out to Nexon’s support team for further assistance.