[Solved] “Smite is waiting for verification” Error when start at Steam Client

Problem: Steam Client show error “Smite is waiting for verification” after Smite launches. This issue may be caused by some of the game processes might corrupt.

Smite on Steam

Solution 1: Restart Services from the Client

Step 1: Open Steam Client.

Step 2: Navigate to Library tab and locate Smite in the list of games.

Step 3: Right-click on the game and choose Play Game entry.

Step 4: If the game is not installed through Steam, simply locate the game’s launcher on your computer and double click on it.

Step 5: Click the gear-like icon to open Settings.

Step 6: Click Troubleshoot button > Restart Services option.

Solution 2: Kill HiPatchService.exe Process in Task Manager

Step 1: Launch the game via Steam or by running the Smite launcher.

Step 2: Press Ctrl + Shift + Esc key combination to open Task Manager.

Step 3: Click on More details to expand Task Manager and search for HiPatchService.exe process.

Step 4: Select HiPatchService.exe process and choose End task option.

Step 5: Reopen Steam client.

Solution 3: Start Make New Account

Step 1: Open Steam Client.

Step 2: Navigate to Library tab and locate Smite in the list of games.

Step 3: Right-click on the game and choose Play Game entry.

Step 4: If the game is not installed through Steam, simply locate the game’s launcher on your computer and double click on it.

Step 5: Click HiRez button and choose to Make a New Account.

Step 6: Exit when the Make a new account window appears.

Solution 4: Reinstall HirezService

Step 1: Open Steam client, navigate to Library tab and locate Smite in the list of games.

Step 2: Right-click on the game and choose Properties entry.

Step 3: Navigate to Local Files tab > Browser Local Files button.

Step 4: If the game is not installed through Steam, locate the game’s shortcut on the Desktop, right-click on it and choose Open file location.

Step 5: Navigate to Binaries > Redist and double-click to open InstallHiRezService.exe executable.

Step 6: If the service is installed, make sure you choose to uninstall it from within the executable. If it’s not installed, install it before reopening the game again.

Solution 5: Reinstall Smite

Step 1: Go to Start > Control Panel > switch to View as: Category > Uninstall a Program under the Programs section.

Step 2: Click on Smite once and click Uninstall button.

Step 3: If you have installed the game on Steam, open Steam client and navigate to Library tab and locate Smite in the list of games.

Step 4: Right-click on the game and choose Uninstall button.

Step 5: Download Smite from HiRez or from Steam by locating in Library and choose Install button after right-cling on it.

Reference

Smite Game Forum: “Smite is waiting for verification”
Steam Community: Smite Client stuck on “Waiting for Verification”.
Steam Community: Smite is waiting for verification