Pls anyone explain

How is that whenever there’s a new patch or hotfix released, using my desktop shortcut for the same Borderlands3.exe file causes error? Untill I run the game through the launcher, and then the shortcut starts to work again.
What’s so special about launching the freshly “altered” game through launcher instead .exe?

OK, that’s weird.
Today, I have problems starting the game via desktop shortcut, again -
I actually have the issue every time the hotfix is announced.
And again game only runs via launcher. And again only the foirst time - after that running via shortcut works fine.

But there were no hotfixes announced lately. Could it be some silent hotfix?