How To Fix Escape From Tarkov “217 Notifier Error”?

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In this article, we will discuss the 217 Notifier Error on Escape from Tarkov.

The players have been complaining that they are facing this error when they try to launch the game. Mostly, this error starts because of the issue with the game servers but we can’t point a sure shot finger at the server issues as other issues like device and software problems can also cause this error.

Below we have shared all the workarounds we have discovered in our research.


Fixes For 217 Notifier error on Escape from Tarkov


Fix 1: Restart the game

There are certain processes in the game that get stuck because of the sole reason that the game was not launched properly.

This might mean that the game files were not initiated correctly during startup or that some glitch showed up while the game was launching.

The easiest fix for the issue is to shut down the game and then relaunch the processes of the game. This makes sure that the game files are launched again and the glitches are eliminated.


Fix 2: Restart the device

The device that you are using to play the game can also have the same issue that we discussed with the point above.

The device might be facing technical snags or it did not boot correctly. In either case, you can get rid of the issue by restarting the device.

A reboot of the device can restart the processes of the game without any trouble and this can help solve your issue given that this was the root cause of the issue and there is nothing else wrong with the game.


Fix 3: Check the integrity of the game files

The game files for Escape from Tarkov might be the issue of the error code because there is a missing file in the database or the files are corrupt.

The way to know if there is something wrong with the files and replace them in the same go 

is to verify the integrity of the game files through the game launcher. We know that it can sound intimidating if you have never done this before but we will outline the process here. Here is how you can verify the integrity of this game’s files.

  • Launch the Battlestate Game Launcher.
  • Click on the tab named Library.
  • You will find a list of games that are under the Battlestate Games launcher.
  • Find Escape on Tarkov on the list of games in the library.
  • Right-click on the game to reveal the options.
  • Click on Verify Files.

This will help to identify the broken files and also replaces them at the end of the process without you having to take any extra steps.


Fix 4: Change the DNS address

The DNS address of the device that you are using for playing the game is important for the identification of the IP address.

This puts the game in hot water as some troubles are seen when the authentication process is not completed. This issue can be solved by changing the DNS settings on the device. The DNS settings of the device can be changed to Google Public DNS if you do not know what to replace it with. 

Once you change the DNS address, relaunch the game and try to log in. If this helps, then you need to keep an eye on your device’s DNS settings.


Fix 5: Check the speed of your internet connection

To play the game uninterrupted, you need to make sure that you have a stable and fast internet connection.

To make sure that you have all the information you need about the network connection, you need to run an internet speed test for your network. Google Internet Speed Meter and run a test. You will see a report with the upload and download speed of your internet connection along with information about what can run smoothly on your internet connection.

If your internet speed is not optimal for playing the game, you need to switch to a different network connection or talk to your internet service provider about the issue.


Fix 6: Check the status of the game server

The status of the game server is the major issue behind the 217 Notifier error on Escape from Tarkov.

This is why you need to take a look at the status of the server and see if the server is down. This is an easy step to take. You will just need to Google a Down Detector and type Battlestate server.

A report about the outages of the game server in real time will be presented to you. If the server is down, you will need to wait for the server to go back online. This is because there is nothing to do on your end if the server is the issue.


Fix 7: Contact the Support Team

If you cannot get rid of the error code with the help of any solutions listed above, you will need to contact the support team for the game.

They will raise a support ticket for the issue and help you till the issue is resolved. You can also visit the user forums on the platforms like Reddit, Facebook, and Twitter where other players discuss the game and their issues with it. There are many solutions that you can find on these forums that you will not even find on the official support website.


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Falguni Rana is a technology writer who has expertise in software and hardware troubleshooting. She publishes how-to and troubleshooting guides for different apps, websites, games, and consumer hardware products.