How to fix XCOM 2 Error 41?

Alton Alexander
By Alton AlexanderUpdated on June 4th, 2022

XCOM 2 error 41 is a runtime error that can occur when playing the game. The error is caused by a conflict between the game's files and other programs or files on your computer. This can happen if you have installed mods or other software that modifies the game's files. It can also happen if your computer is not properly configured to run the game. To fix this error, you will need to uninstall any mods or software that is causing the conflict. You may also need to reconfigure your computer to run the game properly.

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1. Restart your computer and try launching the game again

  1. If your computer is already turned on, press the power button to turn it off.
  2. Hold down the "shift" key and press the "restart" key at the same time.
  3. When the computer restarts, release the "shift" key and press the "enter" key.
  4. If the game does not launch, try reinstalling it.

2. Verify your game files through Steam

  1. To start, open Steam and sign in.
  2. Click on the Games menu and select your game from the list.
  3. On the right side of the window, under the "Library" tab, click on the "Verify Files" button.
  4. Steam will scan your game files and if there are any errors, it will list them here.
  5. You can fix any errors by clicking on the appropriate fix option.
  6. Once the errors are fixed, Steam will inform you and close the window.

3. Update your graphics drivers

  1. Under Display adapters, right-click on the graphics card that you're using and select Update Driver.
  2. In the Driver File selection window, browse to the driver files that you downloaded and click on Open.
  3. Click on the Next button and wait for the driver installation process to finish.
  4. Once the driver installation process has finished, reboot your computer.
  5. If the problem still persists, you may need to update your graphics driver to the latest version. To do this, open the Google search bar and type "graphics driver" and click on the first result that comes up. Click on the link that is provided to download the latest driver for your graphics card.

4. Delete the Configuration Files located in My Documents/My Games/XCOM 2/XComGame/Config

  1. Open the "XCOM 2" game in your computer.
  2. Go to the "My Documents" folder.
  3. Go to the "My Games" folder.
  4. Go to the "XCOM 2" game folder.
  5. Locate the "Config" folder.
  6. Delete the "Config" folder.

5. Reinstall the game

Launch the game and log in. Go to the main menu and select "Games" and then "XCOM 2". Click on the "Reinstall" button. Follow the on-screen instructions.