How To Fix BDO (Black Desert Online) Error Code 5?

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  • Black Desert Online error code 5 is a server-side issue that occurs when servers are going through maintenance.
  • In some cases, the error can also occur if server maintenance is just finished. In that case, you will be needed to restart your device to bypass the error.
  • In case you are having the error code 5 while playing Black Desert Online then first you should check the game’s server status. In case the server status is online then restart your device but if the error persists then you will be required to try some other workarounds.

BDO (Black Desert Online) Error Code 5

Fixes For BDO (Black Desert Online) Error Code 5


Fix 1: Check The Game’s Server Status

If you are having the error code 5 with the Black Desert Online then this can be because of server maintenance so the first thing you should check is if there is an update about ongoing servers maintenance. Below we have provided some links which may help you get information about BDO servers.


Fix 3: Restart The System And Internet

In case there is no update about any server maintenance then we will suggest you to refresh your device connection by power cycling your device. It can be possible that there was server maintenance which is over now, so you are required to refresh your connection to get into the game.

  • Power off your device and then disconnect your device from the power souce.
  • Then power off your router, and make sure to disconnect it from the power source.
  • Then wait for around 5 minutes.
  • Then restart your device and router.
  • Then relaunch the BDO and check if the error continues.

Fix 4: Verify The Integrity Of The Game File

In case you are using the game on Steam then you should try verifying the integrity of the game file. It can be possible that there was a small hiccup in the system which may have caused the file integrity to fail, that’s why you should try verifying the integrity of the game file.

  • Quit the Steam.
  • Then Restart your PC.
  • Then Relaunch the Steam.
  • Then go to the Game Library.
  • Then Right-click on the BDO.
  • Then choose Properties.
  • Then choose the “Local Files” tab.
  • Then choose “Verify Integrity Of Game Files”.
  • Now wait till the process completes.
  • Then Relaunch the game, and check if the error persists.

Fix 5: Other Workarounds

  • If you still receive the error then you should check if there is an update for the Game. As well as also, check the update for your system firmware.
  • During our research, we found one user who was able to fix the issue by using a VPN. So in case you have access to the VPN then try playing the game over VPN to check if that helps or not.

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