Dead by Daylight has had a number of DLC updates in recent months, and with them has came a recurring 8012 error code that needs a fix. The error code occurs when a player disconnects from the game server. This is mainly down to the game servers not working or being down for planned maintenance. However, it can be a problem on the player’s side as well. Below, we give the must-know fixes for the Dead by Daylight Error Code.
How to Fix Dead by Daylight Error Code 8012
The first method applies if you are using Easy Anti Cheat or don’t have it installed yet. Its purpose is to prevent hacking and cheating in online games. Incorrect installations can mean that the game becomes bugged, crashing and stalling at random. As it is used in Dead by Daylight, if it is not working it can result in the 8012-error code.
Go into the Easy Anti Cheat folder, which should be in the Dead by Daylight folder on the PC. Click the setup and run it as an administrator. You can then either install if not already done or repair it. Once complete, load up the game once more.
Your second option is to check the servers themselves. Do this online via this website that will tell you any problems. If it is down, then you have to wait. Remember that between 1 pm and 3 pm every Tuesday, players on Steam can play anyway as maintenance takes place.
Lastly, try the old faithful method of turning your system and Wi-Fi off and rebooting. Some people have noticed lagging in the game. If this is the case, then go to a wired ethernet connection if possible or check with your Wi-Fi provider.