Fix WH40K Darktide Backend Error

If you are receiving the Backend Error when trying to launch the game and login to the open beta or to make a character in Darktide, you should know that this is currently a rather widespread issue. Warhammer 40,000: Darktide early access is now live for players around the world. Although, it is also the Pre-Order beta, and that’s why you should expect some issues here and there. Read on as we explain how to fix the Darktide Backend Error.

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WH40K Darktide Backend Error Fix

How to Fix Darktide Backend Error

UPDATE: Players report connection issues on Thursday, December 8th, at around 10 pm CET / 9 pm GMT / 4 pm ET / 1 pm PT. This is most likely why you are receiving the Backend Error – there is a server outage. We will make sure to update the article once we have more information.

The Backend error in Warhammer 40,000: Darktide is one of the most common ones at the start of the preorder early access. Players are either receiving this error while trying to start the game and log into the Pre-Order Beta servers or when they are going through the character creation process. Or, if you are lucky enough, you might be able to play the prologue or a match or two, and then you would be kicked out with this message.

This is clearly a problem that should not happen, and we hope the developers will find a solution soon. However, while we are waiting for the developer to fix it, we can provide you with a few temporary workarounds. The first solution for the Darktide Backend Error is the easier one. “Restart your router or disconnect / reconnect to wifi, someone had this tip on discord, and it worked for me,” claims Reddit user Raginor_the_Defiler.

Thus, try power cycling your router first. Turn it off, unplug it for a couple of minutes, and then turn it back on. We have another option if this doesn’t fix the Darktide Backend Error for you. Namely, numerous players report that enabling VPN worked for them and fixed the issue. Thus, install any VPN service, switch to another region, and see if you are still getting the error. For now, these are the only two workarounds that we are aware of. If you know another solution, share it with us in the comments section!

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    damn im having this issue, I cant create any new characters. I was able to create a zealot and an ogryn. I wanted to try the sysker so I thought that maybe im limited to two operative slots for the beta so I deleted my ogryn (he was much lower leveled) to make room to try the psyker. Nope im still getting the back end error message every time I try to create a character. So now im stuck as only my zealot, bruh

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    Sam Clark

    The beta ends in 3 days and I’ve never even gotten past “press space to play”. I’m actually kind of annoyed I bothered to preorder it at all. Nothing has worked, restarting router, uninstalling then reinstalling, vpns. The game better work on release day

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    I’m with Sam Clark on this one.
    However, I got an VPN and it seems to work. I got past the character creation screen, finally!

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