So, you’ve had a heavy day, you get back home and open escape from tarkov, you get ready to play and lose yourself in the war between and USEC and BEAR…… and Error 213 shows up on your screen. It is extremely annoying, to say the least. What should be done then?
To know the answer, read on…
As an introduction to the newbies, Escape from Tarkov is a multiplayer first-person shooter video game in development by Battlestate Games for Windows. A closed alpha test of the game was first made available to select users on August 4, 2016, followed by a closed beta which has been running since July 2017. The game has been well received globally ever since the non-disclosure agreement on the players has been lifted and it has recently seen an all time high of 200,000 concurrent users.
Well, it is vital under these circumstances that the gaming experience goes hitch-less, but some errors create unwanted problems . The Escape from Tarkov error 213 typically appears when there is a problem with server connectivity. The pop-up message warns of an “error connecting to auth server,” which means the software cannot connect to the game’s servers. The good news is, There’s nothing wrong with your game. In fact, there’s no need to try to fix error 213, as the problem is completely server-side. Loads of users on the official Escape from Tarkov forums as well as the Tarkov subreddit have reported the error only to later find that the game servers are experiencing outages.
Since the game is still in its beta phase, server outages are bound to happen sooner or later. The only thing to do is wait and be patient.
So, waiting is the ultimate medicine for this error, but here are some steps you can perform to ensure that there is nothing wrong with your system/software and also to stay updated on the error’s status :-
STEP 1 -> Make sure the game is up and running well, with a strong internet connection.
STEP 2-> Check other Escape from Tarkov forums and help sites to make sure that you’re not the only one who is facing this error.
STEP 3->If the devs announce that the error has been resolved and the problem still persists for you, run the game with a different client . For example, if you’re using steam, try using itch.io or GOG(good old games) galaxy.
STEP 4->Try the aforementioned steps at a time when the server traffic is low. This may yield a satisfactory result when compared to a full server where everyone is trying to get into the game.
The issue is a server side issue and even though it’s a bit annoying, all you can do is wait for the devs to resolve the issue . If the problem still persists, you can re-install the game and if that’s not an option, you can seek help from Battlestate game’s official website, here.