I’ve got the problem, that before the game starts I get an error message “missing vcomp120.dll”. I use a gamer pc, enough discspace and Win 10. Registry is clean. I used the Microsoft help for solving the problem, but nothing helps.

I unpacked the game and go to launch and I get:

The program can’t start because VCOMP120.DLL is missing from your computer. Try reinstalling the program to fix this problem.

I have verified integrity of game cache three times and it has downloaded missing files but it is not helping. Anyone else with this issue and a possible fix?

Update: Turns out I needed to manually unpack commonredists in the XCOM2 steam folder. Manually unpack vcredist 2012 and 2013 for whichever x64 or x86 version you use!

If you are having an Error saying “the program can’t start because VCOMP120.dll is missing”, then you can easily fix it by downloading the file VCOMP120.dll and placing it into the folders mentioned in the Installation instructions

Installation instructions
    Download the file according to your system:
        - 32-Bit -> 32-Bit File
        - 64-Bit -> 32 + 64 Bit File

    Extract the .dll File from the downloaded Zip-File/s.

    Copy/Paste the file/s into the designated folder:

    32-Bit Windows:

    - 32-Bit Version -> C:\Windows\System32

    64-Bit Windows:

    - 32-Bit Version -> C:\Windows\SysWOW64
    - 64-Bit Version -> C:\Windows\System32

Download SectionVCOMP120.dll

Filename Download
vcomp120.dll (64-Bit)
vcomp120 (32-Bit)

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