How To Fix Black Desert Online (BDO) Error Code 12?

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  • As per our research, error code 12 occurs with Black Desert Online when users try to launch it, and the error says that users need to update the BDO.
  • The error mainly occurs to those who use BDO from Steam.
Black Desert Online Error Code 12

Fixes For Black Desert Online Error Code 12

Fix 1: Check Update For The Steam And BDO

  • The first thing you need to do is to manually check updates for Steam and BDO.
  • First check if you need to update the BDO, if yes then consider installing the update.
  • If BDO is already updated then check if Steam has any pending updates, if yes then consider updating Steam.

Fix 2: Clear The Download Cache For Steam

If there are no pending updates for the Black Desert Online and Steam then try clearing the download cache for the Steam.

  • Launch the Steam.
  • Then go to the Steam Settings.
  • Then go to the Download Tab.
  • Then Clear the download cache.

Fix 3: Restart Your Device Along With The Internet

Next, try refreshing your device and internet connection by power cycling them. If the error is coming because of some temporary glitch then doing this can help you with the error.

  • Power off your router and disconnect it from the power source.
  • Then power off the device on which you are playing the game, and disconnect it from the power source.
  • Then wait for around 5 minutes.
  • Then power on the device and the internet.
  • Then relaunch the BDO and check if the error persists.

Fix 4: Verify The Integrity Of The Game File

If you still get the error then try verifying the Integrity of the game file for Steam.

  • First, Restart your computer/PC.
  • Then Re-launch Steam.
  • Then go to the Game Library.
  • Then right-click on the BDO.
  • Then choose Properties.
  • Then choose the Installed Files tab.
  • Then choose Verify integrity of game files.
  • Now Wait till the file verification process finishes.
  • Then launch the BDO.

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