How to fix LOOT failed exit code 1?

Alton Alexander
By Alton AlexanderUpdated on June 4th, 2022

If you're trying to run a program and you get the "loot failed exit code 1" error, it means that the program was unable to start because it's missing a required library. This error can happen if you're trying to run a program that's not compatible with your operating system, or if you don't have the required libraries installed on your computer.

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1. Restart your computer and try again

  1. Click the "Start" button on your computer.
  2. Type "cmd" into the search bar and press enter.
  3. Type "restart" and press enter.
  4. After your computer restarts, type "cmd" into the search bar and press enter.
  5. Type "reboot" and press enter.
  6. After your computer restarts, type "cmd" into the search bar and press enter.
  7. Type "net config" and press enter.
  8. Look for the "default gateway" and change it to the correct IP address.
  9. Type "exit" and press enter.
  10. Type "reboot" and press enter.
  11. Type "cmd" into the search bar and press enter.
  12. Type "net start loot" and press enter.
  13. Type "net stop loot" and press enter.
  14. Type "exit" and press enter.
  15. Type "reboot" and press enter.

2. Update your graphics drivers

  1. Right-click on the graphics card and select Update Driver
  2. Select the appropriate driver from the list and click Next
  3. If prompted, choose the location of the driver files and click Next
  4. Click Finish
  5. Restart your computer

3. Verify your game files

  1. Verify your game files by visiting the game's installation directory and checking for any errors.
  2. If there are any errors, try repairing your game files. For Steam games, this can be done by visiting the SteamClient.log file and searching for the error message "Could not validate or repair game files." If you're experiencing loot failed exit code 1 on PS4, try repairing your game files by visiting the PS4 system software update menu and selecting "Update System Software."
  3. If repairing your game files doesn't fix the problem, you may need to reinstall the game.

4. Delete your loot_failed.txt file

Launch your operating system's file explorer and navigate to the C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\rocketleague\data\loot\ folder. Delete the loot_failed.txt file.

5. Turn off any overclocking software

Boot into Safe Mode with Networking Open the Control Panel Select System and Security Select Local Security Policy Under Computer Configuration\Windows Settings\Security Settings\Local Policies\Security Options Disable the "Allow the computer to turn off its own hardware to prevent malicious access" option Restart your computer

6. Set your graphics settings to low

  1. Open the game's "Options" menu.
  2. Navigate to the "Graphics" tab.
  3. Select the "Low" graphics setting.
  4. Click "OK" to apply the changes.
  5. Restart the game if it is currently running.

If the answers above didn't work then you should also try:

  1. Try running the game in windowed mode.
  2. Change your power plan to Balanced or High Performance.
  3. Try running the game as an administrator.
  4. Disable your antivirus software.