Dead by Daylight (DBD) is a multiplayer horror game one can play on different gaming platforms. DBD is a 4vs1 game where one player takes on the role of savage killer, and the other four players play as the Survivors, trying to escape the killer and avoid getting caught and killed.
Dead By Daylight is a game developed and published by Behaviour Interactive. And like any other game, it has its own share of errors; one of which is the “dbd error code 8028”. The error code 8028 is mostly a connection error that shows each time the database fails to load properly.
This article discusses the causes of the DBD error code 8028 and provides solutions to help you fix the issue.
Why am I seeing the DBD error code 8028?
These are the reasons you are experiencing this error:
- Game servers are down.
- Firewalls are blocking the game.
- Unverified game files.
- You are using a VPN.
- Wrong DNS settings.
- Poor internet connection.
How to fix error DBD error code 8028
#1. Verify DBD game files
You have to verify your game files, then try relaunching the game to see if the error stops:
- Launch the game.
- Go to the Game Library.
- Search for Dead By Daylight.
- click the Three dots button.
- Select Verify Game in the drop-down menu.
#2. Check the server status
The game server is facing some technical issues, or undergoing maintenance, therefore it is not responsive. Too much traffic can also cause the servers to crash
If the game server is down, you have to wait patiently for the developers to fix the server and get it working again.
#3. Disable VPN
A virtual private network(VPN ) can cause the DBD error code 8028. Inasmuch as VPNs can safeguard your privacy over the internet, but it can be a big obstacle when you are trying to play a game that has security checks in place. The game could clash with the VPN and access to the game blocked.
So make sure to disable your VPN before playing the Dead by Daylight game.
#4. Check DNS settings
The server is able to determine your location through your DNS setting.
Tampering with your DNS settings can cause the server to not determine your location. You just have to configure your DNS settings again and then restart the game. follow these steps to change DNS:
- Go to Windows Settings.
- click on Network and Settings option.
- Click on change adaptor options in the next screen that appears.
- Right-click the network you are using and then select Properties option in the drop-down menu that appears.
- Click on Internet Protocol version 4 option under Wifi properties.
- Then select the Properties button.
- Tap Use the following DNS server addresses.
- fill in your Preferred and alternate DNS server information.
- Click the Ok button.
#5. Unblock game from Firewall
Firewalls might be blocking access to the game, maybe because they suspect the game files are suspicious. Check the firewall-blocked program list and unblock DBD.
#6. Check your internet connection
This error might be because of poor internet connection, check your internet and ensure you have a stable network that can carry the game.
Check your Wi-Fi signal strength on the console, and ensure the signal strength is strong enough to avoid these errors.
Also restarting your router can help solve the connection issues, and fix the error. Additionally, you have to close all background apps that can interfere with connection.
#7. Restart the game
Sometimes, the game might not have launched properly, thereby causing the error. You just have to restart the game and see if the issue is resolved.
Or there is a temporary game glitch causing the error, the game will just not load certain aspects. In this case, refresh device memory and restart the game. This will fix the error.
Go to the upper left-hand corner of the screen, click on “Restart Game” which is a triangle-shaped button.
Alternatively, you can uninstall the game. And then reinstall it back, this can fix the error and allow you enjoy the game error-free.
#8. Restart your computer system/gaming console
Restarting your system/ console can solve most of these errors and complications. Try it and see if that is the solution you need.
Hopefully, these few fixes can help you fix the “dbd error code 8028” that appears when you are trying to play Dead by Daylight.
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