How to fix New World unable to launch due to EAC Connection Error

New World
New World (Image credit: Amazon Games)

In the last few days, tons of New World players have been struggling to launch and play the game successfully due to an issue with Easy Anti-Cheat (EAC), which is the software that Amazon Games uses to ensure that New World PvP isn't plagued by hackers. The connection of EAC appears to be faulty right now, which is preventing countless people from being able to play the game.

Thankfully, there's a quick and easy solution to this problem: running the EAC repair tool for New World. In this guide, we'll show you how you can run EAC's repair tool so that you can get back to playing one of 2021's best multiplayer PC games.

How to fix New World launch issues by repairing EAC

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  1. Launch the Steam client.
  2. Select Library at the top of the client.
  3. Select New World.
  4. Select the gear icon.
  5. Hover over the Manage drop down menu.
  6. Select Browse local files.

New World EAC Folder (Image credit: Windows Central)
  1. In New World's files, select the EasyAntiCheat folder.

New World EAC Executable (Image credit: Windows Central)
  1. Select EasyAntiCheat_Setup.exe.
  2. If asked if you want to let the executable make changes to your device, select Yes.

EAC New World Repair (Image credit: Windows Central)
  1. Make sure New World is selected in the EAC program, then select Repair Service.
  2. Wait until the reinstallation of EAC finishes, then select Finish.

You can now launch and play New World without any EAC connection issues.

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