Verifying Game Ownership is Taking Longer Than Usual

You may encounter game verification errors due to the “trust” issues between the inventory server of the game and the Steam client. Moreover, an outdated version of the game and Steam client can also cause the error under discussion.

You can encounter the error when trying to join a server for a multiplayer game. Also, the issue is not limited to a particular server.

What to do to Fix Game Ownership Verification Error?

Some users complained about the display message “waiting for verification” that just stands there for a long time. There are some fixes to solve the problem and we decided to put them all together.

Step 1: Restart the Game and Steam Client

The issue could be a result of the temporary malfunction of software/communication modules. The issue can be cleared by restarting the game and Steam client.

Exit the game/Steam client and kill all of the related processes through the Windows Task Manager.
Now relaunch the Steam client/game with administrator privileges and check if the matter is solved.
Restart your system.
Upon restart, relaunch the game/Steam client and check if the problem is solved.
If not, then Logout of the Steam client and restart your system.
Logout of the Steam Client
Restart and Login with Steam credentials.
Now launch the game and check if the problem is solved.

Game Ownership Verification Error

Step 2: Verify the Integrity of the sport Cache

The files essential for the operation of the sport can get corrupt thanks to many factors sort of a sudden power outage and maybe the rationale behind the present verification issue. In this context, using the built-in tool of Steam client to verify the integrity of the game cache may solve the problem.

Open Steam Client and go to the Library.
Now right-click on Unturned and select Properties.
Open Properties of Unturned
Then navigate to the Local Files tab and click on the button of Verify Integrity of Game Cache.
Verify Integrity of Unturned Cache
Now, wait for the completion of the verification process.
Then launch the game and check if it is operating fine.

Step 3: Turn off Inventory

If the Steam client could not verify the authenticity of your inventory server, then the error under discussion will be thrown. In this situation, removing cosmetics, character clothing, and skins of all of your inventory items may solve the matter.

Open the inventory of your game and de-equip cosmetics, clothing, and skins of all the items (including weapons like guns and knives, etc.). Also, confirm no cosmetics are applied to any of your game characters.
Now restart your Steam client and launch the sport to see if the matter is solved.
If not, again open the inventory of your game and equip/de-equip every item one by one (a tedious task if you have a lot of inventory items).

Equip and De-Equip Skins

Now restart your Steam client and launch the sport to see if the matter is solved.
If not, then check the operation of the game by deleting the crates in the inventory of the game.
If the game is still encountering the issue, check if any market items are pending, if so, remove the market items and then equip/de-equip market items. Next thing is to see if the game is now free of the error.

If you are still having issues, then you need to find a trusted Steam account (of a friend or your other account) and trade all of your tradable items to that account.

Trade back your inventory items to the account.

If the game is still not clear of the error, then verify the integrity of the game cache (as discussed in solution 2) and de-equip every cosmetic, character clothing, and skin.
Now exit your Steam client and await a minimum of two hours.
Then launch the Steam client and game to see if the sport is obvious of the error.

Update the sport and Steam Client to the newest Built

The Unturned game and Steam client are updated to improve performance by patching the known bugs and satiate the technological advancements. You may encounter the error at hand if you are using an outdated version of the Game and Steam client. In this scenario, updating the sport and Steam client may solve the matter.

Open Steam Client and go to the Library In Steam
Now right-click Unturned and select Properties.
Then navigate to the Updates tab and under Automatic Updates, make sure Always keep this game up to date is selected. If you got an “update is queued” message for the game, then follow it to update the game.
Enable Always keep this game up to date for Unturned
After updating the sport, check if the sport is obvious of the error.
If not, then on the home screen of your Steam client, open the Steam menu.
Now click on Check for Steam Client Updates.
Check for Steam Client Updates
Now check if the game is working fine.

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Update the sport and Steam Client to the newest Built

Reinstall the Game

You may encounter the error at hand if the installation of the game itself is corrupt and verifying the game cache did not help. In this context, reinstalling Unturned may solve the matter.

Launch the Steam client and near the highest left, open the Steam Menu.
Now click on Settings and then in the left pane of the window, click on Downloads.
Then click on Clear Download Cache.
Clear Download Cache of the Steam Client
Now, go to the home screen of the Steam client and then navigate to the Library tab.
Then right-click Unturned and select Uninstall.
Uninstall Unturned from Steam
Now follow the prompts on your screen to uninstall the game. If asked to delete the Game Files, then click on the Delete button.

Delete the Game Files

Go to the installation directory of the game and delete any leftovers there.
Now exit the Steam client and restart your system.
Upon restart, reinstall the sport and check if it’s beyond the error.

Reinstall the Steam Client

If nothing has helped you so far, then most probably the installation of the Steam client is corrupt and is causing the issue. In this context, reinstalling the Steam client may solve the matter.

Uninstall Unturned as discussed in solution 5.
Now exit the Steam client and make sure no Steam-related processes are running in the Task Manager.
Now backup the Steamapps folder from the installation directory of the client. Usually, it is:
C:\Program Files\Steam
Copy Steamapps Folder
Now type Control Panel in the Windows Search box (on the Taskbar of your system) and in the list of results shown, click on Control Panel.
Open Control Panel
Now click on Uninstall a Program.
Open Uninstall a Program in Control Panel
Then in the list of installed applications, select Steam and click on Uninstall.

Uninstalling Steam in Control Panel

Follow the prompts on your screen to complete the Steam uninstallation process.
Now restart your system and then reinstall the Steam client.
Then reinstall Unturned and hopefully, the matter is solved.

Conclusion

Problems with the game processes might corrupt the launcher and fool it to think that it’s somehow in the middle of checking for updates or installing them. If the issue is with your computer or a laptop/notebook you should try repair tools. They help you can scan where the difficulty is and also replace corrupt and missing files.

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