PUBG Failed to Authenticate from External Provider is a pesky bug. Users will know how to fix by following these simple steps for PC.
Here are a few methods that have worked and get you back on track for your chicken dinner.
PUBG Failed to Authenticate from External Provider: How to Fix
With Steam running in the background, on your desktop:
- Right-click the taskbar and select Task Manager.
- Select the Process tab on the top right corner and search for Steam Client Service 32-bit.
- Select the Steam Client Service 32-bit and select End Task; do the same with Steam Client Bootstrapper 32-bit.
- Re-open steam and this method should allow players to authenticate back into the game.
Launch Steam and find PUBG in your library:
- Right-click on the game and select properties.
- A second window should open up from steam, select Local Files on the tab.
- Then, select Verify Integrity of Game Files, this process takes a minute or two to update the files to the game.
- Once the update is complete, users will be prompted that the files are validated.
- Close all external steam windows and launch the game.
The last method is a long-time tradition in fixing authentications from Steam:
- Simply go to the taskbar on your lower-left corner and open the start menu.
- Select the power icon and users will be prompted with three options; Sleep, Shutdown, and Restart.
- You will want to select the Restart icon and let the computer guide you back to the desktop.
- Once the computer is on, open Steam again and launch PUBG.
Hopefully, these methods will help you get back in PUBG.
For more support, check out the PUBG support page.