How To Fix Minecraft Error Code L-401?

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As per our research, the error code L-401 occurs with Minecraft when a user tries to connect to Marketplace. The error says “We are having trouble connecting to the marketplace right now please try again later.”.

We have found that this error can occur for several reasons such as the Mojang server being down, you are having some network issues, etc. If you are having this error right now then below you can find all the possible workarounds to resolve the error code L-401.

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How To Fix Minecraft Error Code L-401?


Fix 1: Check The Minecraft Server Status

The very first thing you should do is check if Minecraft servers are down.

If Minecraft servers are down then they might be the reasons behind the error and there will be no benefit of trying any workarounds.

To check the Minecraft server status you can visit mcsrvstat, as well as downdetector. If they show any issues with Minecraft servers then we will recommend waiting till things get normal with their server and then trying again.


Fix 2: Reboot Your Gaming Console

If the Minecraft servers are up without any issues then try rebooting your gaming console to fix any temporary glitch which might be causing the error.

For Xbox

  • Tap and hold the Xbox button on your controller to access the power center.
  • Then choose Restart Console.
  • Then choose Restart.
  • Once the console restarts, check if you still have the error.

For more information about restarting Xbox visit this official article.

For PS4

  1. Tap and hold on to the PS button on your controller to access the quick menu.
  2. Then from the left sidebar choose Power.
  3. Then from the right side choose Restart PS4.
  4. Once the console restarts check if you still have the error.

Fix 3: Clear The Game Cache

If the error still persists then you should try clearing the game cache to check if it helps.

For Xbox

  1. Tap the Xbox button on the controller to access the side menu.
  2. Choose My Games & Apps.
  3. Then choose See all.
  4. Then choose Minecraft.
  5. Then choose the Manage game and add-on.
  6. Then choose Saved data.
  7. Then choose Delete all.

For PS4

  • Turn off your PS4 console.
  • Then as the console light stops blinking Unplug the console power cord from the back of the console.
  • Now you need to Wait for around 1 to 2 minutes.
  • Then Plug the power cord back into the console.
  • Then Turn on the console.
  • Now check if you still get the error.

Fix 4: You Need To Reinstall Minecraft

If the error still comes to the screen then you need to uninstall and reinstall Minecraft as a last resort.

Even in a Reddit thread, one user has mentioned the same, that for him the solution was to uninstall and reinstall the game.

Note: You need to also make sure to sign out from any other devices with your account connected to MC like your phone.

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