FAQ

When connecting to a BE-enabled server I get kicked with a request to restart my game. How can I fix this?

This is happening because you permanently declined BE installation by clicking “Do not ask me again.” in the BE Launcher window previously. To fix this please go to the “BattlEye” folder in your game directory (e.g. “ConanSandbox\Binaries\Win64\BattlEye” in Conan Exiles) and double-click the “Install_BattlEye.bat” file to install BE.


I’m using the software XY while playing my game with BE enabled, is it allowed or can I get banned for it?

Generally we only ever ban for the use of actual cheats/hacks or components of such hacks which are designed to intentionally bypass BE’s protection. Otherwise you don’t need to worry about getting banned. For example, non-cheat overlays and visual enhancement tools like SweetFX are fully supported. We might decide to kick (not ban) you at some point for using a specific program (such as macro tools), but that won’t automatically flag you as a cheater.


My BE Launcher window shows “[INFO] Blocked loading of file: …” messages. What’s wrong and do I risk getting banned?

First of all, no, you won’t risk getting banned for any of these messages. They also don’t mean that BE is looking at files on your system that are unrelated to the game. If a file is blocked it means that the game process tried to load them, which is the reason BE is checking them.

If these messages don’t cause any issues with your game you can just ignore them (note that in-game kicks are not related to them). BE’s protection is quite strict, which might cause it to block certain files which are not essential for playing the game. In that case you don’t need to worry about any bad consequences such as getting banned.

NOTE: Recently we have been getting a lot of reports about a certain file in a user’s Temp directory having the name “p[number]am.sys” (e.g. “C:\Users\[username]\AppData\Local\Temp\bk3729.tmp\p1481728805am.sys”) being blocked. This is likely caused by new/updated malware using a file which is blocked by BE. If you experience the same please be sure to install proper anti-malware software such as Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and scan your system to remove the malware. Additionally, a system reboot might be required after doing so.

Otherwise please check the following list of solutions:

If you are sure that BE blocks legitimate files and that causes problems for your game (such as being unable to find servers) please contact us directly here.


When launching the game I get a “Failed to initialize BattlEye Service: Windows Test-Signing Mode not supported.” error. How can I solve this?

Please disable test-signing mode by following this guide: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2509241. Alternatively you can follow the manual instructions provided here: https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/hardware/ff553484%28v=vs.85%29.aspx. If you are using hardware that requires driver signature enforcement to be disabled please check the vendor’s website for newer drivers. Unfortunately, due to our goal to provide the most effective protection possible we cannot support systems running in test-signing mode in any way. We ask for your understanding.


When launching the game and trying to install BE I get a “Failed to install BattlEye Service.” error. How can I solve this?

First of all, please ensure that you have all BE files required for installation in place in your game directory. Either verify your game files/cache on Steam or Uplay or completely reinstall the game. Secondly, please make sure that you run the initial installation from a administrative user account or a limited user account with UAC enabled. Otherwise BE won’t be able to request administrative privileges required to install the BE Service.

If none of this helps please also check the following FAQ entry.


When launching the game I get a “Failed to install BattlEye Service.” / “BattlEye Service installation failed.” / “Failed to start BattlEye Service.” / “BattlEye Service startup failed.” / “Failed to initialize BattlEye Service: …” error. How can I solve this?

This happens if something on your system prevents the installation/startup of the BE Service, which is required to play on BE-enabled servers. Please ensure that any security software (anti-virus, etc.) running on your system doesn’t block the BE Service (both BEService.exe/BEService_x64.exe in your game’s “BattlEye” directory as well as the entire BE Service directory, which is usually “C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\BattlEye”) in any way. You might have to add it to your security software’s exception list. If that doesn’t help or you don’t use any sort of security software there might be a permission issue with your BE Service directory or the files within it. To solve this delete the BE Service directory (usually “C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\BattlEye”) and then try to launch your game again. If you still get the same error at this point please try to manually set the BE Launcher in your game directory (usually the executable file with “_BE” at the end) to run with administrative privileges (normally this should happen automatically). To do so right-click on the BE Launcher executable, choose “Properties”, go to the “Compatibility” tab, check the “Run this program as an administrator” option and click OK to apply your changes.

If you still can’t get it to work some unknown software running on your system might be blocking BE somehow or certain parts of your operating system might be broken. If you cannot determine the cause we would suggest a repair reinstallation of Windows as a definite solution.


I get an “Exception Processing Message 0xXXXXXXXX (e.g. 0xc0000135) …” error when launching the game. What’s wrong?

This is usually caused by missing system or Visual C++ runtime files that the game needs to run. Please fully reinstall the game and be sure to complete all setup steps (e.g. initial setup on Steam when launching the game for the first time).


My BE Launcher is stuck at “Starting BattlEye Service…” stopping my game from launching. What’s wrong?

Something on your system prevents the BE Service from functioning properly. Please check the FAQ entry regarding BE Service installation/startup failures above for solutions.

When starting my game with BattlEye enabled, I get constant stuttering/freezing whenever I press mouse/keyboard buttons.

This is typically caused by malware/adware/PUP constantly reloading into your game. Please try to scan your entire system with anti-malware software such as Malwarebytes Anti-Malware to remove it.


I no longer want to have BattlEye on my system. How can I completely uninstall it?

Note that BE only installs into your system on Windows (as a system service), so you don’t need to uninstall it on any other OS. Also, BE is only ever active when you are playing a BE-protected game with BE enabled, any other time it will never run in any way. If you would still like to uninstall it, please go to the “BattlEye” folder in your game directory and check if there is a file called “Uninstall_BattlEye.bat”, which is present in many games. If it exists, simply run it to completely uninstall the BE Service. Otherwise or if you have already removed all game files from your system, you can start a command prompt as administator and simply enter “sc delete BEService” to do so. Note that some games automatically uninstall BE when they are being uninstalled as well.


I am getting kicked for the following violation(s). I don’t use hacks, so what can I do to resolve this?


First of all, please ensure that BE is properly installed for your game. You can manually install it by following the instructions on the download page. If that doesn’t help there might be a problem with your file permissions. To fix this please go to “C:\Users\[username]\AppData\Local\[game name]” (make sure that you can see hidden files/folders if you can’t find this directory) and delete the BattlEye folder there. If the issue still persists your system’s root certificates might be broken/corrupted. To fix them download and install the following update from Microsoft: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2813430.

This can happen if the server’s or your connection times out for quite a while or breaks up completely. A common solution is to update your modem/router’s firmware. Also, make sure that you aren’t running “Cucusoft Net Guard” which is incompatible with BE. Other than that, please ensure that there are no problems with your internet connection (you might want to contact your ISP).

For some reason the BattlEye Client in your game directory is outdated. All the latest BE files always come with the game distribution, so you will just have to make sure that it is properly installed and fully up-to-date (e.g. by verifying your game cache on Steam).

BattlEye detects that your game’s memory is not what it is supposed to be. Scan your system for viruses/trojans/spyware and check your RAM for possible defects (using tools like Memtest86). If that doesn’t help, the game’s installation on your harddisk is possibly corrupted – therefore, try to reinstall the game.

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