Fixing Dead by Daylight: Error Code 8014 – Game Security Violation Detected

Fixing Dead by Daylight: Error Code 8014 - Game Security Violation Detected

Many players also get the Error Code 8014 – Game Security Violation Detected in Dead by Daylight while playing the game. This is quite frustrating because every time this happens, you can’t play the game. Error code 8014 occurs not only for PC users but also for Xbox and PlayStation 4 players.

In this IR Cache article, we tried to find a solution to get rid of this problem completely.

What causes error code 8014: Game Security Breach Detected

What causes error code 8014: Game Security Breach Detected

After reviewing many user requests, we have come to the conclusion that the following are the most important causes of this error.

Administrator permissions: The necessary administrative permissions for the game or the EasyAntiCheat service may not have been granted, so you get the message Game Security Violation Detected when you try to run the game. Therefore, we recommend that you grant administrative privileges to all affected applications and see if this solves the problem.

Outdated Windows: The Windows installation on your computer may be outdated and a newer version may be available. Therefore, we recommend that you check for available updates and, after applying the update, see if it solves the problem.

Antivirus problem: The antivirus software installed on your computer may be preventing the game from working due to a false flag, and that is why you may get this error when trying to run Fortnite or Apex Legends, or any other application.

Outdated game: In some cases, your game may not be up to date, so you get the error message “Game security violation detected”. To resolve this issue, we recommend that you check to see if updates are available for the game.

Firewall: A firewall installed on your computer can interfere with the operation of the game, as it prevents the exchange of game packets with the servers. We, therefore, recommend that you disable the firewall and then see if this solves the problem.

RGB software: RGB software installed on your computer may cause a security breach of the game, as Easy Anti-Cheat detects it as a violation of its rules.

Now that you’ve learned about almost all the major triggers, we can finally move on to finding solutions for this error.

How to Repair Error Code 8014 – Game Security Violation Detected

How to Repair Error Code 8014 - Game Security Violation Detected

Check the integrity of the game files

Error code 8014 can occur if a certain Dead by Daylight file is corrupted/missing/damaged. To fix this, we need to check the integrity of the game files in Steam.

  1. After launching the Steam client, click on “Library”.
  2. Right-click on “Dead by Daylight” and select “Properties”.
  3. Click on the “LOCAL FILES” tab.
  4. Then click on “CHECK GAME FILES FOR INTEGRITY”.
  5. Now wait for Steam to complete its process; if a problem is detected, Steam will fix it.

Launch the game in compatibility mode

Sometimes there are compatibility issues between Dead By Daylight and Windows updates, which cause Dead By Daylight to display an error code 8014. If your system has been recently updated, running Dead By Daylight in compatibility mode may solve the problem.

  1. Click “Open File Location” after right-clicking on the Steam client icon on your desktop.
  2. Go to steamapps -> common -> Dead By Daylight.
  3. Right-click on “DeadByDaylight.exe” and select “Properties.
  4. Click the “Compatibility” tab and check the “Run this program in compatibility mode for” box.
  5. From the drop-down list below, select “Windows 8” and click “OK.
  6. Restart the game and see if the problem is resolved.
  7. If you still get error code 8014 in “Windows 8” mode, repeat “Steps 1-3” and select “Windows 7” from the drop-down list.

Log out and log back into Steam

Let’s start by logging out of Steam and then logging back in.

  1. In the upper right corner of the window that appears, click on “Account Number.”
  2. Then click on “Log out of account.”
  3. Click on the “LOGOUT” button.
  4. Restart Steam and enter your account name and password.
  5. Restart the game and see if the problem is resolved.

Reinstall Steam Application

  1. Click “Open File Location” after right-clicking on the Steam client icon on your desktop.
  2. Copy the “steamapps” folder and move the copy to another location to save it.
  3. Click the “Windows Logo” key, then type “Control Panel.”
  4. Then click on “Control Panel.”
  5. Under “View by,” select a category.
  6. Select “Remove Program.”
  7. Right-click on “Steam”, then click on “Uninstall”.
  8. To uninstall Steam, follow the instructions on the screen and wait for the process to complete.
  9. Download Steam
  10. Open the downloaded file to install Steam.
  11. Now right-click on the “Steam” icon.
  12. Then select “Open File Location.”
  13. Move the saved “steamapps” folder to your current location.
  14. Restart Steam and the Dead by Daylight game.

Launch Steam as an Administrator

Steam sometimes requires administrator privileges in order to perform certain functions or access certain game files. Running Dead By Daylight with administrator privileges can solve the problem.

  1. Exit Steam by right-clicking the “Steam” icon in your system tray and clicking “Exit”.
  2. Right-click the “Steam” icon on your desktop, then select the “Run as administrator” option.
  3. Then click “Yes.”
  4. Launch “Dead By Day” from the Steam library, rather than from one of the shortcuts as in the taskbar.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Log out of Steam and log back in.
  2. Reboot your computer.
  3. Run Steam as an administrator.
  4. Check the integrity of your game files.
  5. Update your graphics driver.
  6. Run your game in compatibility mode.
  7. Reinstall Steam.

  1. Close the light control program.
  2. Temporarily disable your antivirus program.
  3. Update the game and the game launcher.
  4. Uninstall the RGB software.
  5. Update the graphics driver.

The "Game security breach detected" error message for Fortnite refers to your system's compatibility with the game's Easy Anti-Cheat feature. Players often use cheats to get into the game, and Easy Anti-Cheat is a measure introduced by Epic Games to combat cheating.

In your Steam game library, right-click on Dead By Daylight, select Properties, Local Files, Check Game Cache Integrity. Once it reaches 100%, it will tell you that it found an error, then run the game and everything will be fine.