Why is Paladins Waiting for Verification & How to Fix it?

The “Paladins is waiting for verification” error appears mostly because the Hi-Rez service the game depends on doesn’t work properly. This service is a common problem for all games developed by Hi-Rez studios and the only method that seems to help is to simply reinstall it or to repair the game’s installation using the Hi-Rez Diagnostics and Support Tool.

Paladins is Waiting for Verification

Also, some users claim that the error appears when the Steam executable doesn’t have administrator permissions so make sure you check that out as well! Good luck!

How to Fix Paladins Verification Error?

1. Reinstall the Hi-Rez Service

Reinstalling the Hi-Rez service the game uses for various functionalities is probably the best fix you can find for this specific problem. This has helped countless players resolve the “Paladins is waiting for verification” error and you should definitely start with this method. The installation file for the Hi-Rez service can be found deep inside the game’s installation folder so make sure you follow the steps below in order to locate it on your computer.

  1. If you have installed the game via Steam, make sure you open up your Steam client and navigate to the Library tab at the top of the Steam window and locate Paladins in the list of games you own on your Steam account.
  2. Right-click the game’s entry in the list and choose the Properties option which will appear in the context menu. Make sure you navigate to the Local Files tab in the Properties window and click the Browse Local Files
Browse Local Files
  1. If you haven’t installed the game through Steam, locate the game’s shortcut on your Desktop, right-click on it and choose Open file location from the context menu which will appear. If you don’t have the game’s shortcut on the Desktop browse for the game’s installation folder manually (C >> Program Files >> Paladins) if you didn’t change it.
  2. You can also search for it in the Start menu by typing “Paladins” with Start menu open, right-click the Paladins entry, and choose the Open file location.
InstallHiRezService.exe
  1. Navigate to Binaries >> Redist inside the installation folder and double-click to run the InstallHiRezService.exe executable. If the service is installed, make sure you choose to uninstall it from within the executable and install it again. If it’s not installed, install it before reopening the game again.
  2. Open the game and check to see if the “Paladins is waiting for verification” error still appears inside the game’s launcher.

2. Repair the Game in Hi-Rez Diagnostics and Support

Hi-Rez games are installed with the Hi-Rez Diagnostics and Support tool which can help you resolve some common issues with the game’s installation. It’s a great tool to have when you experience errors such as the “Paladins is waiting for verification” error. Running this tool and repairing the game managed to resolve the problem for many players and we highly recommend you check it out below!

  1. If you have installed the game via Steam, make sure you open up your Steam client and navigate to the Library tab at the top of the Steam window and locate Paladins in the list of games you own on your Steam account.
  2. Right-click the game’s entry in the list and choose the Play Game option which will appear in the context menu. If you haven’t installed the game through Steam, locate the game’s shortcut on your Desktop, right-click on it and choose Open from the context menu which will appear.
Locating Paladins in Steam Library
  1. Click the gear-like icon from the bottom left part of the Paladins launcher window to open Settings. Click the Troubleshoot button and wait for the Hi-Rez Game Support Diagnostic Tool to launch.
Repairing Paladins
  1. Locate the Validate/Repair option at the bottom of the window and click on it. Wait for it to finish and try running the game again to check whether the “Paladins is waiting for verification” error still appears.

3. Run Steam with Administrator Permissions

If you have installed the game through Steam, you should definitely check out this method. Many users have reported that running Steam with administrator permissions managed to resolve the problem immediately. It won’t take a long time but it can definitely help you resolve the problem easily.

  1. Tap the Ctrl + Shift + Esc keys at the same time in order to run the Task Manager directly. You can also use the Windows Key + R combination to open the Run dialog box. Type “taskmgr.exe” inside without the quotation marks and click OK in order to open the Task Manager.
Running the Task Manager
  1. Click the More details  button at the bottom of the window in order to expand it. Navigate to the Details tab and left-click the Name column in order to sort the list of running tasks in an alphabetical order.
  2. Scroll down until you reach the Steam.exe task in the list. Left-click it and click the End task button in the bottom right part of the window. Repeat the process for multiple Steam-related entries if available.
Ending Steam tasks
  1. Open the Steam’s installation folder. If you have a shortcut on the Desktop, your can right-click it, and choose the Properties option from the context menu which will appear.
  2. If you don’t have a Steam shortcut on the Desktop, locate the installation folder manually. By default, it should be:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam
  1. Locate the Steam.exe file inside, right-click it and choose Properties from the menu which will appear. Navigate to the Compatibility tab inside the Properties window.
  2. Under the Settings section at the bottom of the window, make sure you place a checkmark next to the Run this program as an administrator Confirm the changes you have made by clicking the OK button below.
Run this program as an administrator
  1. Reopen the Steam client by double-clicking its icon on the Desktop or by searching for it. Locate Paladins in your Steam library, run it, and check to see if the problem ceases to appear!
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