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How to fix the Tekken 8 unpacking error

Here’s everything to know about the unpacking error.

Tekken 8 is finally here! However, you may be encountering the Tekken 8 unpacking error while trying to enter the game. Here's everything to know about what's going on.

Tekken 8 unpacking

If you have a pre-ordered edition of Tekken 8 and you've pre-downloaded the game on Steam, then you'll get the Tekken 8 unpacking message when you try to launch the game. This issue occurs because Steam only allowed you to download the encrypted version of Tekken 8 before its launch.

Tekken 8 unpacking screenshot (Image via esports.gg)
Tekken 8 unpacking screenshot (Image via esports.gg)

How to fix Tekken 8 unpacking error

  1. Launch the Steam client
  2. Go to your Steam library
  3. Click on the "Downloads" option
  4. Move Tekken 8 up in your download queue
  5. Let Steam unpack all of Tekken 8
  6. Launch the game as normal
How to fix the Steam unpacking error (Image via esports.gg)
How to fix the Steam unpacking error (Image via esports.gg)

To fix the Steam unpacking error, you must get the decryption file of Tekken 8. This requires letting Steam unpack the game. Open the Steam client and go to your Steam library. Next, hover over that tab and click on the "Downloads" option. Move Tekken 8 up in your download queue. After the unpacking download is finished, you can launch the game normally.

Other Tekken 8 errors and how to fix them

Another Tekken 8 issue that you may encounter is the game getting a black screen upon launch. We've written up a guide on how to fix this problem as well. Additionally, if you're unable to play the game or if it seems really laggy, then you may have a connection issue or it may be that your computer doesn't meet the Tekken 8 system requirements.

It's also possible that the Tekken 8 servers themselves are down. You can check whether or not others are also experiencing the same problem by visiting the Downdetector website and troubleshooting the issue through our guide on the game's server status.

That's all for now. Stick around on esports.gg for more guides and updates on how to fix any errors that you may encounter in Tekken 8.