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slayersrevenge_1 Feb 1 @ 7:59am
Launcher updater keeps "checking for updates" and nothing else.
The new update was installing on my computer but got stuck or froze before the update could be completed. I clicked on retry 3-4 times but it did the same thing. When it happened again, I hit the "abort" button by mistake. Now when I click on the desk top short cut, the War Thunder screen comes up but all that happens is the the little circles go around and it keeps saying "checking launcher update, please wait." I only have 11 days left on my premium account and don't want to lose any of my points, standing, planes etc. War Thunder was playing just fine earlier in the day and now this happened.

I have rebooted, followed the instructions for several different fixes, and even did a system restore, and nothing worked. Any other hints or helps?
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Ordonnanz Feb 1 @ 8:21am 
In launcher, click the wrench icon top right, then press verify files. Open a support ticket if this doesn't work, then you might get some premium time back (idk).
slayersrevenge_1 Feb 1 @ 12:47pm 
im new to this game,,and i dont know how to open a support ticket,,have had this problem for 3 days now,,oh and i did try the wrench,,thanks pack
slayersrevenge_1 Feb 1 @ 12:48pm 
how do u open a support ticket??
Ordonnanz Feb 1 @ 1:28pm 
https://support.gaijin.ru/hc/en-us

try logging in here first, you just use your game email and password for both websites
http://online.gaijinent.com/

then try to launch game again by running launcher.exe in
\Steam\SteamApps\common\War Thunder
SAUL Feb 1 @ 7:14pm 
Firewal for me all what was cosing this was firewal.Idid disable it and stil nothing because it was runing in the bacg ground.So you disable fuirewal permamently or uninstall it pach the game and install firewall back.
71st O'B'Won Mar 11 @ 12:46pm 
I found that deleting launcher.dat and launcher.exe allowed the launcher to go past the checking stage, if this fails you try manually updating the launcher from the "x\SteamApps\common\War Thunder\launcher_upd" folder.
Last edited by 71st O'B'Won; Mar 11 @ 12:47pm
Crowny Apr 13 @ 1:24pm 
I deleted launcher.dat and then launcher.exe. I then verified the game cache via warthunders properties and its worked
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