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[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

Content Summary

Solution 1: Restart Services from the Client
Solution 2: Kill HiPatchService.exe Process in Task Manager
Solution 3: Start Make New Account
Solution 4: Reinstall HirezService
Solution 5: Reinstall Smite
Reference

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

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

Alex Lim is a certified IT Technical Support Architect with over 15 years of experience in designing, implementing, and troubleshooting complex IT systems and networks. He has worked for leading IT companies, such as Microsoft, IBM, and Cisco, providing technical support and solutions to clients across various industries and sectors. Alex has a bachelor’s degree in computer science from the National University of Singapore and a master’s degree in information security from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is also the author of several best-selling books on IT technical support, such as The IT Technical Support Handbook and Troubleshooting IT Systems and Networks. Alex lives in Bandar, Johore, Malaysia with his wife and two chilrdren. You can reach him at [email protected] or follow him on Website | Twitter | Facebook

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