Gears of War 4 is now Officially released as of Today 11/10/2016. As waves upon waves of players attempt to install and update Gears of war 4 On Windows 10 a huge surge of gamers have reported issues of errors restricting them from playing the game. The Gears of War 4 Forum has been lit up with several users complaining that Gears of War 4 will no longer load after install due to a required update. However when they attempt to update via the Windows Store, they encounter slow download times and the download ultimately stops with a few MB remaining.
Some users have also reported that while waiting for the Gears of War 4 Update, Windows Store has taken upon it self to re-download the entire game file which is a whopping 70+GB. We've had no official update from Microsoft or Gears of War 4 regarding the issues so many gamers are in the dark.
Error Code : 0x80073cf9
To add to the list of issues. Many users have sparked rage at an error code appearing when they try to update. The message reads "The Error code is 0x80073cf9, in case you need it". However the update offers no solutions or no direct consultation to help fix the problem at all! Not cool Microsoft!
'Possible Solution To Update Issue'
"Delete the WUDownloadCache folder (default: C:\WUDownloadCache). You need to have hidden files and folders enabled.
As for the Gears of War 4 install location, that's in (again, default) C:\WindowsApps\Microsoft.SpartaUWP_126.96.36.199_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe (folder name may vary, but it has the folder "GearGame" in there).
You may also be able to remove the game by simply uninstalling it (Start>Gears of War. Right click>Uninstall).
If you can't delete/access the C:\WindowsApps folder then go to the folder's properties, advanced security, and change the *owner* of the folder to *your current windows user account*. The one you use(d) to login.
Delete both, then reboot your PC just to be sure, and you can download the game again from scratch. The update is apparently included in the download from there because I didn't have to update it again after this." - SOURCE Gears of War 4 Forums
Other users have also reported that their Gears of War 4 on PC simply loads to a Black screen and gets no further, despite it working earlier within the day. We're more than hopeful that they are currently working a fix for this situation and it is frustrating. However its discouraging to know that a game with such a strong development team behind it can treat their customers so unfairly.
If you're having issues installing or downloading the Gears of War 4 Update you can maybe try some fixes found over at our common errors guide. However we will be sure to keep you updated as soon as we get any movement. But Until then - A Toast to Launch day of Triple A titles!
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