Hood: Outlaws & Legends — User Permissions Failed Fix

Having trouble connecting to game servers? Here is a possible fix for the user permissions failed error in Hood: Outlaws & Legends.

Hood: Outlaws & Legends has been giving quite a few players on Steam and the Epic Game Store problems with server connectivity, with an error reportedly blocking users from authorizing. Our guide will provide you with a few possible solutions on how to fix the user permissions failed error in Hood: Outlaws & Legends.

One of the most plausible reasons for such an error may have been caused by the Easy Anti-Cheat software that's meant to be packaged with the game that allows players to connect to the game's servers.

Hood: Outlaws & Legends — How to Fix User Permissions Failed Error

Easy Anti-Cheat comes by default with the game, so it should be installed automatically on your system. It may not install for some users though, so try this first before flushing your DNS or taking other steps.

Hood: Outlaws & Legends Steam User Permissions Failed Error

Follow these steps to install Easy Anti-Cheat software on Steam:

  1. Start the Steam app
  2. Go to "Game Library"
  3. Right-click on Hood: Outlaws & Legends
  4. Select "Manage" option
  5. Select "Browse Local Files" option
  6. Go to "\Hood\EasyAntiCheat" folder
  7. Right-click on "EasyAntiCheat_Setup.exe" file
  8. Select "Run as Administrator"
  9. Choose Hood: Outlaws & Legends option
  10. Press on "Install Easy Anti-Cheat" option

Hood: Outlaws & Legends Epic Game Store User Permissions Failed Error

  1. Go to "\Epic Games\Hood\EasyAntiCheat" folder on your PC
  2. Right-click on "EasyAntiCheat_Setup.exe" file
  3. Select "Run as Administrator"
  4. Choose Hood: Outlaws & Legends option
  5. Press on "Install Easy Anti-Cheat" option

User Permissions Failed Error Fix Further Steps

In case the problem persists even after the fresh installation of the EAC software, you may need to reset your winsock and TCP/IP protocol. You can do this through the Windows PowerShell application in your start menu using the following three commands:

  • netsh winsock reset
  • netsh int ip reset
  • ipconfig /flushdns

The last thing you can do is enable a universal Plug and Play service on your Windows 10 system:

  1. Right-click on the Windows Start button
  2. Select "Settings" option
  3. Go to "Network & Internet" tab
  4. Click on "Network and Sharing Center" feature
  5. Choose "Change Advanced Sharing Settings" option
  6. Check "Turn on Network Discovery" option
  7. Save and exit the window

Hopefully, some of these tips helped you fix the user permissions failed error in Hood: Outlaws & Legends. Also, be sure to read our official Hood: Outlaws & Legends review!


Sergey has been a freelancer in the video games industry for more than five years, writing for various publications around the world. His favorite games are MtG, Dark Souls, Diablo, and Divinity: Original Sin.

Published May. 26th 2021

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