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How to fix Darktide error code 4008?

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Video games have come a long way both in terms of graphics and overall immersion in the actual gameplay mechanics they offer. 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 relies 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 error code 4008?

The error code 4008 in Darktide usually happens when the game client can’t connect to the server for multiplayer gameplay. There are a number of reasons why this might happen.

  • Internet connectivity issues.
  • Darktide servers are down, under too much load or undergoing maintenance.
  • Corrupted or missing game files.

Also read: How to fix Darktide error 2006?

How to fix this?

Here are seven 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. 

Run the game as an administrator

Another possible workaround for the error code is to launch the game with administrator privileges. This can resolve any permission-related issues the game might be facing on Windows and might help it connect to the servers. 

Check out our detailed guide on how to run programs as administrator on Windows here. 

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. 

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 resources are available 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

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.

How to fix the 'VAC was unable to verify your game session' error?

Step 2: Head over to the Local Files tab.

How to fix the 'VAC was unable to verify your game session' error?

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

How to fix the 'VAC was unable to verify your game session' error?

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. 

Also read: How to fix Darktide error code 10022?


Yadullah Abidi

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