EAC Force closing War Thunder, no fixes seem to work

Game gets forced closed whenever i try to load up War Thunder, this never happened before as it was working on Friday, though when i get back to play, the game loads up the splash screen then the game loading screen, then turns off

Funny thing is when i turn off EAC with the check mark on the launcher, the game works perfectly fine, but when i turn EAC back on, the game refuses to launch, i’ve tried everything, restarting my computer, deleting the .sys file in the EAC folder, giving admin priviliges to everything war thunder and EAC related, i did a src scannow on my PC, i cold rebooted my PC afterwards, i reinstalled the game, i reinstalled EAC through their little menu that shows war thunder as Game 45 (the ID?)

Another thing is when i look through the log it says
[Info] Settings file full path: ‘D:\WarThunder\win32..\EasyAntiCheat\Launcher\Settings64.json’.
[Info] Start. ExecutablePath: ‘D:\WarThunder\win32..\win64\aces.exe’ LaunchParameters: ‘-forcestart -nosteam -add_file_to_report “D:\WarThunder.launcher_log\2023_12_03_21_31_35_16144.txt” -eac_dir …\EasyAntiCheat’ WorkingDirectory: ‘’.
[Info] Finished window initialization.
[Info] [LauncherProgress] 0%.

Problem is it says Launcher Progress 0% allll the way down until it says this

[Info] [LauncherProgress] 100%.
[Info] [LauncherFinished] EACAsyncResult: 0 Message: ‘Easy Anti-Cheat successfully loaded in-game’.
[Info] Unloading the EasyAntiCheat library.
[Info] Destroying windows.
[Info] Exit.

I’m not entirely sure what to do at the moment…


I have the same issue. 1/2/2024 the game was working. 1/4/2024 EAC must be the issue. Same as you. If I launch through steam and let EAC launch with it, I get to the hangar shortly followed by a force close, no crash error. If I launch through the War Thunder launcher, disabling EAC, the game stays at the menu indefinitely, no force close.

Did you ever figure out or find a solution? Can’t find a way to play the game.

Similar problem:

Try logging in to your Gaijin account and changing your password.

I’ve overheard discussions about their accounts being changed for no apparent reason and make sure your locale settings are right.

EAC was updated to force Windows 10/11 only in which some cases has caused issues for players such as this. Because War Thunder is using the latest EAC and not their own security, players have to suffer issues caused by third-party applications. This has happened in other games that uses EAC as well.

Gaijin also needs to change their specifications for the game based on whether players are using EAC or not as Arcade Battles (AB) are accessible without EAC while Realistic Battles (RB) & Simulator Battles (SB) require EAC to be turned on.

I honestly do not see the reasoning for EAC (Third-Party Application) to determine what mode one is allowed to play.

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Just began experiencing the exact same issue as of today. Extremely frustrating, cleared cache, reinstalled EAC, uninstalled and reinstalled WT, blah blah blah, the only thing that stops the crashes is launching the game with the launcher and EAC disabled. I rolled back my Geforce driver to one from mid January since I knew it was working for me at the time, but no dice. Installed the latest Visual Studio redistributables like EAC support says to do, and stll nothing. On Windows 11 build 22631.3085

UPDATE EDIT: I mentioned that I rolled back my NVIDIA gpu driver, well I decided to re-install the latest (551.23 at the time of writing) driver using GeForce experience, and I checked the “Clean Install” box when doing so and… now the game is working again, I was just able to complete an entire match.

UPDATE 2: I closed the game and reopened it, and now the game is immediately closing after the EAC screen, even faster than before. Darn.

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