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Fix ARK Assertion Failed Error: New World Iterations

In this article, I will discuss how to fix the ARK Assertion Failed Error in New World Iterations.

Launching the Game with Administrator Privileges

Windows UAC prompt

To launch the game with administrator privileges and potentially fix the ARK Assertion Failed error, follow these steps. First, locate the game’s executable file. Right-click on the file and select “Run as administrator” from the drop-down menu. This will give the game the necessary permissions to run smoothly. If the error persists, try disabling your firewall temporarily to see if it is causing the issue.

If the error is resolved after disabling the firewall, you may need to add the game to the firewall’s exceptions list to prevent future issues. Additionally, make sure your system is up to date with the latest updates and drivers to ensure compatibility with the game.

Verifying the Integrity of Game Files

  • Open Steam on your computer.
  • Navigate to your Library tab.
  • Right-click on ARK: Survival Evolved.
  • Select Properties.
  • Click on the Local Files tab.
  • Click on Verify Integrity of Game Files.

Updating Graphics Drivers

To update your graphics drivers, first, visit the manufacturer’s website to download the latest version for your specific graphics card model. Make sure to uninstall the current drivers before installing the new ones to avoid any conflicts. You can do this by going to Device Manager, right-clicking on your graphics card, and selecting “Uninstall.”

After uninstalling the drivers, restart your computer and then install the new drivers you downloaded earlier. Follow the installation prompts carefully to ensure a successful update.

It’s also a good idea to check for any Windows updates that may contain driver updates for your graphics card. This can be done by going to Settings > Update & Security > Windows Update.

Once the new drivers are installed, restart your computer again to apply the changes. This should help resolve any graphics-related issues, including the ARK Assertion Failed Error.

Managing Mods and Reinstalling Maps/DLC

To manage mods and reinstall maps/DLC in ARK to fix the Assertion Failed error, follow these steps:

Step 1: Disable all mods by unsubscribing from them in the Steam Workshop or removing them from the mod folder.

Step 2: Verify the integrity of the game files through Steam to ensure everything is in order.

Step 3: Reinstall any maps or DLC that may be causing the issue by unsubscribing and resubscribing to them.

If the error persists, try running ARK as an administrator or disabling any firewall or antivirus software that may be blocking the game. You can also try clearing the game cache by deleting the SavedArksLocal folder in the game directory.


How do I fix fatal error in ARK?

To fix a fatal error in ARK, you can restart your computer and then launch Steam. From there, go to the Library section, right-click on ARK: Survival Evolved, select Properties, switch to the Local files tab, and click on Verify integrity of game files.

How do I fix my ARK from crashing?

To fix your ARK from crashing, one of the best solutions is to verify the integrity of the game files. This will help repair or replace any missing, corrupted, or damaged files causing the crashes.

Why is my ARK not working on my computer?

Your ARK may not be working on your computer due to conflicts with other applications causing crashes. Try performing a “clean boot” of your system to exit or disable any conflicting applications and see if this resolves the issue.

What causes ARK servers to crash?

ARK servers crash due to a variety of reasons, including incompatible mods and bugs in new game server releases. Disabling mods or troubleshooting server updates can help resolve these issues.

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