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How to fix Escape From Tarkov gateway timeout error

Gateway error? Timeout!

Multiplayer tactical FPS Escape From Tarkov has proved to be a big hit on PC. It takes elements of survival games and MMOs, blending them with frenetic first-person-shooter action to create a hardcore gamer’s dream ticket. When you can log in, that is. Players have been reporting issues with connecting to the game. So, whether you're a pro or a beginner, you’ll find some help on fixing Escape From Tarkov gateway timeout errors below.

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What does Bad Gateway mean in Escape From Tarkov?

Bad gateway errors are a common issue with online games. It essentially means there’s a connection error between you and the game's servers. And if a lot of players are experiencing the same issue, the likelihood is the error is at the other end, with the Battlestate Games servers. You’ll notice this issue usually occurs after a patch, which means either the patch has had issues and needs a fix; or that too many players are trying to get online at the same time to enjoy the new content. However, if you think the error might be at your end, try the following:

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  1. Restart the game: Sounds obvious but shutting the game down completely and restarting it can fix this type of problem.
  2. Restart your PC and router: Power down your PC completely, then switch your internet router off at the wall. Leave it off for 30 seconds, then restart your router. Leave that for a minute or so, then restart your PC.
  3. Check your WiFi: If a PC restart doesn’t work, make sure you’re getting internet to your PC by doing something as simple as using an internet browser on it, or another online game. If nothing is working, try plugging in a wired connection to your PC directly from the router.
  4. Put the kettle on: If it definitely isn’t the internet at your end, your best bet is to keep an eye on Twitter and wait it out, as it is likely a server-side issue. However, if you don’t think it is or want to do one final check, all that’s left to do is completely reinstall the game.  

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Chris Marling is a writer and editor with more than 20 years of experience across newspapers, magazines, and websites. Based in the UK, he has written professionally on everything from tech to tearooms. But his real passion is gaming, going right back to the Atari 2600 - and especially RPGs and MMOs. He cut his teeth on games such as The Realm and Anarchy Online. But 20 years on still gets excited about exploring each new world. When not online, you'll find him gaming analog-style around the table. Chris has had five of his own board games published, including Pioneer Days and Armageddon.

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