Fix PAYDAY 3 Not Launching Error Code 0x80070102/0x8007042b/0x80004005 (Xbox Game Pass Users)

Fix PAYDAY 3 Not Launching Error Code 0x80070102/0x8007042b/0x80004005 (Xbox Game Pass Users)

Title: How to Fix Payday 3 Launch Errors on Xbox Game Pass for Windows


If you're an Xbox Game Pass user and you're encountering issues preventing you from launching Payday 3 from the Xbox app or Microsoft Store on your Windows computer, you've come to the right place. In this comprehensive guide, we'll walk you through a series of troubleshooting steps to resolve these errors. Whether you're seeing error codes or experiencing launch problems, we've got you covered.

Step 1: Check Xbox Live Services

Before diving into troubleshooting, it's essential to check the status of Xbox Live services to determine if the issue is on Microsoft's end. Here's how to do it:

  • Open the link in your web browser. This link will take you to the Microsoft website.
  • Check the Xbox Live services status. If all services are listed as "Up and Running," there are no issues from Microsoft's side. However, if you see "Limited" or "Major Outage" status, there may be ongoing problems that Microsoft is addressing. In such cases, you'll need to wait for Microsoft to resolve the issues.

Step 2: Disconnect PlayStation Controllers and External Devices

Sometimes, incompatible controllers or external devices can cause launch issues. Here's what to do:

  • Disconnect any PlayStation controllers connected to your computer.
  • Unplug all unnecessary external devices from your computer.
  • Attempt to launch the game after disconnecting these devices.

Step 3: Verify and Repair the Game

You can use the Xbox app to verify and repair the game installation:

  • Open the Xbox app and navigate to the "Install" section on the left-hand side.
  • Select the game that's giving you the error.
  • Click on the three dots (...) or right-click and select "Manage."
  • In the "Files" section, click on "Verify and Repair."
  • Confirm by clicking "Yes."
  • Try launching the game again.

Step 4: Restart Your Computer

  • A simple computer restart can sometimes resolve issues. Make sure to restart your computer before attempting to launch the game again.

Step 5: Create a Desktop Shortcut and Run as Administrator

Creating a desktop shortcut and running the game as an administrator can help resolve launch problems:

  • Create a desktop shortcut for the problematic game using the Xbox app.
  • Right-click the desktop shortcut and select "Run as Administrator."
  • Attempt to launch the game using the desktop shortcut.

Step 6: Repair or Reset the Game

If the issues persist, you can repair or reset the game through Windows settings:

  • Go to the Start menu and open "Settings."
  • Navigate to "Apps" and then "Apps & features."
  • Find the problematic game and select it.
  • Click on "Advanced options."
  • Choose "Repair" and, if needed, "Reset."
  • Launch the game after completing the repair or reset process.

Step 7: Delete Microsoft Store Local Cache

Deleting the Microsoft Store local cache can sometimes resolve launch issues:

  • Open File Explorer and navigate to "This PC."
  • Access your user folder.
  • Go to "AppData" (you may need to enable hidden items).
  • Open the "Local" folder.
  • Find and delete the "Microsoft.WindowsStore" folder.
  • Restart your computer and try launching the game again.

Step 8: Log In with the Same Account

  • Ensure that you are signed in with the same Xbox Game Pass account on both the Microsoft Store and the Xbox app. Verify that your Xbox Game Pass subscription is active.

Step 9: Check Date, Time, and Region Settings

  • Make sure your computer's date, time, time zone, and region settings are correct. Correct any discrepancies to match your current location.

Step 10: Update Microsoft Store Apps

  • Open the Microsoft Store, go to "Library," and click on "Get updates." Install any pending updates for Microsoft Store apps before trying to launch the game again.

Step 11: Run WS Reset Command

  • Execute the WS Reset command by searching for "WS reset" in Windows Search, right-clicking "Windows PowerShell," and running it as an administrator. Let the process complete and try launching the game.

Step 12: Start and Set Xbox and Windows Services

Ensure that essential services are running and set to automatic:

  • IP Helper
  • Xbox Services
  • Windows Update
  • Gaming Services
  • Microsoft Store Install Service

Step 13: Uninstall and Reinstall Gaming Services

    • Uninstall the Xbox app and then Microsoft Store from "Apps" or "Apps & Features."
    • Run PowerShell as administrator.
    • Paste the command to reinstall Microsoft Store.
    • Install the Xbox app again.

    Step 14: Install Xbox Identity Provider

    • Install the Xbox Identity Provider from the Microsoft Store using the provided link.

    Step 15: Uninstall and Reinstall the Game

    • If all else fails, uninstall the problematic game, restart your computer, and then reinstall the game from the Xbox app.

    Step 16: Update Windows Using Media Creation Tool

    • For advanced users, consider updating Windows using the Media Creation Tool. Follow the provided links for Windows 10 or Windows 11 instructions.


    By following these comprehensive troubleshooting steps, you should be able to resolve launch errors and play Payday 3 without any issues on your Windows computer.

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