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How to fix Darktide error code 2001? 

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As games get more and more demanding, the PCs required to run these games to their full potential also need to be beefed up to match the game’s requirements. However, hardware is only half the story when it comes to modern games, as a lot rely on software. 

In this article, we’re taking a look at Darktide error code 2001, its causes and what you can do to fix the problem.


What causes Darktide error code 2001?

The error is actually a rather generic issue that can be triggered by a number of things including but not limited to:

  • PC doesn’t match the system requirements.
  • Corrupt or missing game files.
  • Internet connectivity issues. 

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How to fix this?

Here are eight fixes you can try out. 

Restart your router

Restarting your router can help eliminate any unseen network or connectivity issues you may face. You have to turn off your router, wait a bit, and then turn it back on again. 


Restart your game

One of the easiest ways to fix the problem is to restart the game. Restarting games and programs often resolves temporary bugs that can cause crashes or connectivity issues. Once the game is stopped completely (you can verify this using the Task Manager), relaunch it using the Steam launcher, and it should work just fine. 


Disable any background processes

If you’re running way too many background processes, it can leave your PC struggling for resources especially when you don’t have a lot of RAM or CPU available on hand. The more resources your PC uses in an idle state, the more performance issues you’re going to run into.

The best way to go about this is to ensure that you’re shutting down any unnecessary processes, including any in-game overlays like Discord, Nvidia or even the Windows Game Bar if you don’t use it to ensure maximum resource availability for your games. 


Check Firewall

Sometimes the Windows Firewall can get in the way of programs trying to access the internet, which can very well be the case here. Try temporarily disabling your firewall to see if Darktide starts working properly.

You can check out how to use the Windows Firewall here

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Check for server outages

Another thing you should keep an eye out for is any outage caused on the game’s end. Darktide has a dedicated Twitter account for this as well. So if you feel like the error is being caused by the server’s end, check the aforementioned Twitter profile to see if that’s the case. 


Update your GPU drivers 

Outdated GPU drivers can also cause this issue in particular. While you should update all your drivers, take special care of your display drivers if you run into an error like this. 

Step 1: Right-click Start and select Device Manager from the menu.

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Step 2: Under Display Adaptors, find your graphics card’s name, right-click on it and click on Update Drivers.

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Step 3: Click on Search automatically for drivers. Windows will then automatically look for and download the latest drivers for your particular GPU.

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While this should help resolve the error, in case it doesn’t, click Uninstall device and restart your PC to force Windows to install the required drivers. You can then update them later. Alternatively, you can also remove your GPU and reinsert it if you can.


Verify Game Files

Corrupted game files can often lead to issues like this, not just in Darktide but other games. Luckily, Steam has a built-in feature that verifies your game files and reinstalls any files that might be damaged. Follow these steps.

Step 1: Head over to your Steam Library, right-click on Darktide and select Properties.

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Step 2: Head over to the Local Files tab.

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Step 3: Click on Verify integrity of local files… and let Steam do its thing. 

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Now try relaunching the game. 


Reinstall

If checking the game files didn’t work out, your best bet is to delete the game from Steam and reinstall it from scratch. Ensure to overwrite your game save with the new installation, as corrupt saved files can also cause this issue. 

Also read: How to fix Darktide long load times?

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