PUBG & Fortnite ‘bad_module_info’ error fix


About the bad_module_info error

Players of both Fortnite’s Battle Royale & PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds are facing the ‘bad_module_info’ error on PC. It makes sense, as both games are made with the same engine.

Therefor, it seems to be a problem related to Unreal Engine. Currently, it seems people who are hit with this error are mostly running Windows 10, and it’s unknown what causes it. However, there is a fix.

When you are hit with the ‘bad_module_info’ error message, your game will crash and you will be kicked out, sent back to desktop. It’s problematic, as it happens constantly game after game.

Me and my duo partner where both facing this error. Out of two games we decided to play, we where both hit with it once in each game, making it impossible to play. Both of us had to carry on each game solo.

There are a few different techniques you can conduct to fix this error, and we’ll list them below.

Change the compatibility mode

The first one would be to change the compatibility mode of Fortnite and/or PUBG. To do that, open the game first, then open task manager with CTRL + ALT + DELETE. Choose Fortnite or PUBG from the list, right click and choose ‘Open file location’.

bad_module_info fix for fortnite and pubg

The directory is usually \Program Files\Unreal\Fortnite\FortniteGame\Binaries\Win64. 

Select ‘Run this program in compatibility mode for’ and choose Windows 8. Towards the bottom, choose ‘Run this program as administrator’ and save the changes.

Try running Fortnite or PUBG again and see if the error pops up. If it does, you can also try changing the compatibility mode for the Epic Games Launcher, using the same steps above.

Verify game files

Another potential fix for bad_module_info would be to verify your game files. This will fix any corrupted or missing files found in the game directory.

If you’re a Fortnite player, you can do this within the Epic Games Launcher. With Fortnite selected, click the cog icon next to the Launch button. From here, choose ‘Verify’. This process may take a while. Once it’s done, try launching the game again to see if the problem has been rectified.

Whilst if you’re playing PUBG, you can Verify game files within Steam. Select the game within your Steam library and right click it. From the list of options, choose ‘Properties’. Finally, go to the Local Files tab and choose ‘Verify integrity of game files’.

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