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How to fix ‘running multiple game instances’ error in Wuthering Waves

But I'm only running one!

When I first tried booting up Wuthering Waves, the game performed an update and asked to restart. When the game loaded back up, I was hit with an error message stating: "It is detected that you are running multiple game instances, the program is about to terminate normally." The problem is, I only had the game open and running once. Fortunately, there's an easy fix to get around this.

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Wuthering Waves multiple game instances error, explained

To fix this error, simply close the game's launcher entirely and then reopen it on your PC. When I did this, I was able to boot up the game properly and login to my account. From that point on, you can continue playing your game, or if you're starting for the first time, you'll then need to choose between the male or female MC.

This error seems to occur as a result of the game performing an update. For whatever reason, when the game reboots, it thinks that the first instance hasn't closed, so the second instance brings up this error message. Until you've closed the launcher and reopened it, this will keep popping up.

It's an annoying issue, but fortunately, there's an easy solution to get back into the action with Chixia, Baizhi and Jianxin.

Wuthering Waves players have also encountered several other errors such as the 'Line 258 Fatal error' that prevents players from even getting into the game from the title screen. The longer the game is out, the fewer of these error codes and glitches players should run into as developer Kuro Games manages to diagnose and resolve them. If you run into any more issues, you can follow our guide on how to report a bug in Wuthering Waves to help the developer get it fixed faster.

For more on Wuthering Waves, be sure to check out our list of WuWa codes, and best settings for PC, Android, and iOS.

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