[Fix] “EAC client cannot be instantiated” Error – Dead by Daylight

EAC client cannot be instantiated error is a very common problem in Dead by Daylight. It occurs when players try to login the game. If you want to fix this, please follow the steps below.

This error is caused by the game’s own anti-cheat software, which is known as “Easy Anti-cheat“.

Fix 1: Repair Easy Anti-cheat

  • Go to the system disk where you installed Dead by Daylight (Default is C:\Program Files (x86), if you did not change default location, it is probably the same).
  • Inside Program Files, you’ll see there is a folder named “Easy Anti-cheat“, delete this folder completely.
  • Now go to Dead By Daylight installation folder (C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Dead by Daylight). There is also a folder named “EasyAntiCheat“. Open that folder and right-click on EasyAntiCheat_Setup.exe and run it as administrator to make it work.
  • Choose Dead By Daylight and click on the repair button. It will take some time to complete repair process. Wait for it.

That’s all. Go to the Steam library and launch Dead by Daylight to see if it fixed “EAC client cannot be instantiated” Error.

If you have any questions about it, do not hesitate to ask me in the comments section below. I will gladly answer.

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