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Fivem exited error: Quick Fix

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GTA V is still going strong, despite launching over a decade ago. The game keeps receiving new updates and content that keep the online gameplay fresh and exciting. Additionally, the presence of mods and add-ons also expands on the already vast gameplay elements. 

FiveM is a popular GTAV mod that allows custom servers and gameplay elements to be added on a whim. However, as is the case with all mods, it isn’t perfect and runs into errors from time to time. In this article, we’re talking about the FiveM exited error, its causes and what you can do to fix the problem.

Also read: How to fix GTA V stuttering issue?


What causes the FiveM exited error?

The error isn’t caused by a specific issue per se, but can be triggered by a number of factors including but not limited to:

  • Corrupt or missing mod or game files.
  • Incorrect FiveM installation.
  • Outdated game or mod version.

How to fix the FiveM exited error?

Here are three fixes you can try out.

Launch the game as an administrator

Starting a program or game as an administrator tells your PC to prioritise that particular process over everything else and dedicate as many resources as possible to ensure smooth operation. 

You can check out our detailed guide on how to run programs as administrator here

Close unnecessary apps

Another way you can extract more performance from your computer is by closing unnecessary programs running in the background and consuming important PC resources that could be going to the game instead. 

Head over to the Task Manager and close any unnecessary apps or programs running in the background that are non-essential to your system. 


Edit the CitizenFX file

Another possible fix for the error involves making a small change to the CitizenFX file. All you need to do is open the file in a text editor, preferably Notepad and add the following line right under your GTA V directory. 

UpdateChannel=canary

Now restart your game and try joining a server again. You should be able to get in the game just fine. 

Also read: How to fix ‘Script hook V critical error’ in GTA V?

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Yadullah Abidi

Yadullah is a Computer Science graduate who writes/edits/shoots/codes all things cybersecurity, gaming, and tech hardware. When he's not, he streams himself racing virtual cars. He's been writing and reporting on tech and cybersecurity with websites like Candid.Technology and MakeUseOf since 2018. You can contact him here: [email protected].

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