A significant number of players, including myself and my friends, have encountered the frustrating issue of infinite load in the game Blade and Sorcery. Fortunately, we have discovered a quick fix for this problem, and in this article, we will explore the underlying factors causing it. So, without further delay, let’s dive right in.
Understanding the Causes of Infinite Load Issues in Blade and Sorcery
Before we delve into the solutions, let’s take a moment to understand why this infinite load error occurs while loading the Blade and Sorcery game.
One of the leading causes of infinite load issues is the presence of unnecessary mods. When you download mods, it’s possible to unintentionally include some that cause glitches. To avoid this, consider downloading mods individually instead of in bulk. By doing so, you can pinpoint the specific mod causing the issue. Don’t forget to remove all mods if you are facing this infinite loading problem. Additionally, be cautious about the “vortex” file, as it has been linked to this glitch, according to discussions in the community.
Outdated Game Integrity
If you have installed numerous patches or modifications in Blade and Sorcery or any other game, the integrity of the game can become compromised. When the overall size of the game increases, Steam might generate an error that leads to infinite loading.
Outdated or Glitched Saved Data
Old saved data from previous versions, such as U9 and U8, can also contribute to this issue. It’s a good practice to periodically clear out old saved data. Additionally, consider deleting the currently saved data to maintain a clean game file.
Interference by Third-Party Anti-Viruses
Overprotective third-party anti-virus software can sometimes interfere with game loading. This happens because certain games require communication with external servers, triggering these anti-virus programs. To troubleshoot, disable real-time protection while loading the game, or consider temporarily disabling the anti-virus altogether.
DeepGuard Security Feature
DeepGuard, a security feature of F-Secure Internet Security, has been known to cause issues with games downloaded through Steam, particularly those with multiplayer components.
Game Installed in a Different Directory
An incorrect installation directory for the game can also lead to the infinite load error. Ensure that the game is installed in the default library location to avoid this problem.
Now that we have identified the main causes of this error, let’s move on to the troubleshooting steps to resolve the issue.
Troubleshooting Steps to Fix the Infinite Load Error
Here are a few verified troubleshooting steps that can help you fix the infinite load issue in Blade and Sorcery. Follow these steps sequentially to potentially resolve the problem.
Solution 1: Delete Unnecessary Mods
Start by locating your mod folder. To do this, right-click on Blade and Sorcery in Steam, select “Properties,” then navigate to the local files and browse to the extended folder of Blade and Sorcery. From there, access the Blade and Sorcery data and proceed to the streaming assets folder, where the mods are stored. Delete all unnecessary mods, keeping only the Readme folder. Avoid downloading mods in bulk or using vortex, as these methods have been associated with the aforementioned problems. If available in your region, consider downloading only the latest season’s mods, such as U10 or U11. Feel free to check out the Discord link where you can find specific mods for U10.
Solution 2: Verify the Game’s Integrity
For Steam users, verifying the game’s integrity can address potential issues caused by modifications. Right-click on Blade and Sorcery in Steam, select “Properties,” then go to local files and click on “Verify Integrity of Game Files.” This process will identify and fix any missing or incomplete files, restoring the game to its original state. After the verification is complete, simply close the prompt and proceed to play the game.
Solution 3: Delete Unnecessary Saved Files
To remove unnecessary saved files, open File Explorer and navigate to the Blade and Sorcery folder. Inside the folder, locate the “saves” folder and open it. Within the “saves” folder, you will find a “Default” folder containing numerous saved data files. Delete the files that have identical names, usually located at the top. These files represent your saved progress, so removing them should help resolve the issue. For safety, remember to empty your recycle bin afterward.
Solution 4: Reinstall Steam
In some cases, Steam itself can cause applications to crash due to certain files stored within it. Although this glitch has not been officially confirmed by the developers, users have reported experiencing crashes. To address this, uninstall the Steam application and reboot your computer if necessary. After restarting, download and install Steam again from the official website. Follow the on-screen prompts to reinstall the gaming platform and regain access to your games.
Solution 5: Disable DeepGuard
If you have F-Secure Internet Security with the DeepGuard feature enabled, it might interfere with game performance. To disable DeepGuard, open F-Secure Internet Security and click on “Computer Security.” In the following window, navigate to “Settings” and select “Computer” followed by “DeepGuard.” Uncheck the box next to “Turn on DeepGuard” and save your changes. After disabling DeepGuard, launch Blade and Sorcery and check if the infinite load issue has been resolved.
Solution 6: Move the Game Folder to the Default Steam Directory
If the game is installed in a different directory than the default Steam library location, it can cause the infinite load error. To rectify this, manually move the game folder to the original Steam directory. For step-by-step instructions on how to do this correctly, refer to the embedded YouTube video below.
[Embed video: How to move game files and entire libraries.]
Solution 7: Check for Third-Party Anti-Virus Interference
Ensure that there are no third-party anti-virus programs causing interference with the game’s loading process. If any such program is causing issues, temporarily disable it or consider permanently removing it. Keep in mind that external firewalls can also disrupt the game, so identifying the specific culprit can be challenging as their security rules may remain in place even after disabling the real-time protection.
By following these troubleshooting steps, you should be able to fix the infinite load error in Blade and Sorcery. If further assistance is required, don’t hesitate to reach out to us. Good luck, and happy gaming!