Error code: 8012 is a problematic error in Dead by Daylight that has prevented many players from joining matches on all platforms including PlayStation, PC, and Xbox. Error 8012 usually indicates the Dead by Daylight servers are down, but there are some potential fixes if the servers are currently up.
To fix error 8012, check if the servers are online, which can be done at the Dead by Daylight Down Detector page. If there seems to be no server issues, restart the device and check the internet connection. Error 8012 can also be triggered by internet connectivity problems, so restarting the router may also fix the issue.
If error 8012 is due to the Dead by Daylight servers being down, unfortunately, there is not much players can do until the servers are back up. Players can check the official Dead by Daylight website or social media accounts for updates on server statuses. Developers often will inform fans when servers are down and when they are expected to return.
Dead by Daylight developers announced a major update for the game intended to address performance issues. Until then, players may have to endure a few instances of error 8012, but it seems fixes are on the way.
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