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DBD error code 8012: Quick Fix

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Players of Dead by Daylight are facing an error code 8012 while playing the game, the error usually occurs when the player is trying to enter the online sessions. The error won’t let the players join the multiplayer mode, it disconnects the players from the online active session.

In this article, we have discussed the causes of the error code 8012 in DBD and a few ways that might help you fix the error.

What are the causes of the DBD error code 8012?

Below we have mentioned some of the possible reasons that might be causing the error code 8012 in DBD.

  • The game server is down.
  • Poor internet connection.
  • Corrupted Easy Anti-Cheat files.

Also read: DBD error code 8028: 8 Fixes

How to fix the error?

If you are encountering the DBD error code 8012 in Dead by Daylight then we have explained a few ways that might help you fix the error.

Check the server status

If you are getting the error code 8012 then it is possible that the game server is down or under maintenance, as it can be one of the reasons that might be disconnecting you from the online game. So keep checking the official Twitter handle of Dead by Daylight, or you can use websites like Downdetector to check the server status.

Click here to go to the official Twitter handle of Dead by Daylight

Check the internet connection

This error can also occur because the game is not getting a stable internet connection. Check your internet connection and restart your modem or router to reset the connection, which might help you get a stable internet connection by resolving any issues with the router.

Repair Easy Anti-Cheat certificates

One of the main reasons for this error to occur can be some corrupted easy anti-cheat files, you can repair them to resolve this error. To repair them follow the steps below:

  • Go to the Dead by Daylight game folder on your PC.
  • In the Dead by Daylight folder Locate the EasyAntiCheat folder.
  • Right-click on the EasyAntiCheat_Setup.exe file.
  • In the drop-down menu click on the Run as Administrator option.
  • If it’s not installed on your PC yet, then you will see the Install Service button and if it’s already installed then you will see the Repair service button. Click on whichever button you see.

After completing the installation or repair process run the game again and check whether it’s working fine or not.

Restart the PC

If some complications on your side cause this error, restarting your PC or gaming console will help you fix this error. Restarting the PC is the best solution for any problem and it also works most of the time in resolving the issues, if the errors are being caused by some minor bugs or glitches or interference by other software and applications in the PC.

Also read: How to fix Dead by Daylight error code 500?


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