Elden Ring: How to Fix Slow Unpacking and Updating Steam Errors

  Elden Ring: How to Fix Slow Unpacking and Updating Steam Errors

Elden Ring: How to Fix Slow Unpacking and Updating Steam Errors

The release of Elden Ring has left Steam players frustrated by the incredibly long unpacking and update wait times that have prevented them from launching Elden Ring.

Steam players around the world are expressing their disappointment on social media over the Elden Ring PC launch.

Multiple issues have been reported preventing players from launching Elden Ring. Here's what we know.

How to Fix Elden Ring Steam Slow Unpacking and Update Issues

Steam players are currently experiencing issues launching Elden Ring due to its incredibly slow launch speeds, but luckily there is a fix.

Fortunately, there is a fix. Players experiencing issues with opening or updating the Elden Ring bundle can follow these solutions:
  • Quit and reopen Steam
  • Restart Elden Ring
  • Open Task Manager and close Steam Process
This will allow them to completely reset and start unpacking 49GB. Unpacking can be slow at times, but it will get there eventually.

This is confusing because players can install the game hours before it is released. Unfortunately, preloading the game does not guarantee players will be able to play it at launch.

This may be because of how important the actual download is. Steam is probably struggling with all simultaneous players trying to log in and play.

Follow these steps and you will finally be able to play Elden Ring!
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