Video games have come a long way both in terms of graphics and overall immersion to the actual gameplay mechanics they offer. This also means that while they’re definitely more enjoyable, you also need a better PC and faster internet to run and play modern games.
In this article, we’re talking about the Darktide error code 2003, its causes and what you can do to fix the problem.
What causes Darktide error code 2003?
This is a rather generic error code in the game and can be triggered by a number of different errors. Some common causes include:
- Internet connectivity issues.
- Server outage.
- Improper firewall or NAT settings.
- Missing game files.
How to fix this?
You can try the following seven fixes.
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.
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.
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.
Change NAT type
If your router has a NAT type 3, otherwise called strict, you will run into problems with a game, as strict NAT types often block internet traffic to non-essential programs. If you have admin access to your network, try changing the NAT type to see if that resolves your error.
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.
Step 2: Head over to the Local Files tab.
Step 3: Click on Verify integrity of local files… and let Steam do its thing.
Now try relaunching the game.
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.