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ElvenBlossom

ERROR 209 / 301

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So when opening the launcher and selecting the NA server I keep getting an Error 209 I've tried everything on the ESO website and nothing helps, it just tried to update the game, then repair it then download the whole game again. It then lets me get to the log in screen and I get Error 301 which then starts the whole process off again.

Downloading the update went fine for the EU server but I still get the Error 301 message, I have to launch the .exe file in admin repeatedly for it to let me on.

The NA server is the one I want to play on and has the character I want on it but I just can't get on it, support from the ESO site hasn't been that helpful cause I just get emails telling me to do the same things I have already done, and when I say I've already done this I just get another support message from a different person with the same message.

Is anyone else having these problems? I only got my PC a few days ago so I'm noob to the whole PC gaming thing and just thought I'd ask here seeing as a fair few people here play it. :)

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Try deleting the bethesda_launcher.version file in the main ESO directory. It'll recreate it once it launches again.

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Ok well that seemed to stop the repairing / redownloaed thing and the 209 but when I get to the log in screen I'm still getting the 301 :(

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The router has only just been installed ( internet just got upgraded ) and the problem was on the old router aswell. I can still give it a try but I don't think it's going to work :/

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How long has this been happening? The error code says its related to time out, so either the server is too busy or something is blocking you.

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Some Reddit folks have had luck launching the eso.exe file in the C:\Program Files (x86)\Zenimax Online\The Elder Scrolls Online\game\client directory, closing it, then using the launcher again.

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well the firewall isn't causing anything, and Ive only been getting it since yesterday when the servers came back up

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Ok now the 209 is back the other way isnt working now.. >.> looks like I may have to wait for the eso team to fix whatever they broke :(

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Yeah that's weird, I'm at a loss. Others do seem to be having the problem and various things fix it. Some have had luck also modifying the hosts file. I could post that here if you want to try it. Did you try running the client file?

 

EDIT: Link for foundry hosts file edit.

 

http://tamrielfoundry.com/topic/log-in-time-outs-errors-209-301-303/

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I've tried that many things I have lost count lol There was a huge list eso support told me to do.. then what i found in the eso forums.. then random things from others.. and nothing has helped

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Well, sorry I couldn't help. Seems to be working okay over here. :(

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It's fine, thankyou for trying though, I really appreciate it. Just a bit annoyed, I got my PC on friday and I've managed to onl;y play a few hours of eso cause the rest has been downloading, updating, downloading again so i can change servers, play then this. lol

So I haven't had much play time within the free tirial haha

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I kept getting the 209 error last night. Tried everything to fix it, but nothing seemed to work. Then I got annoyed and spammed the crap out of the repair button until I broke the launcher (it stopped responding) When I restarted the launcher again it was suddenly working.

I think it's pure luck getting it to work.

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Yeah, it seems to have come with the new patch... My solution wa to close it all down and relaunch every time I got the 209 message and repair button. It takes a few tries then a few time I would get 301, just keep trying until it goes. It was a painful process sometimes, but it worked out. Sometimes it woul say play, then when you finish the session and log off, there was message 209 and te repair button in the launcher.

Just stick with it and you should be on after a few tries, and I did no reinstalations, repairs or anything with modems or routers as I knew that hardware was not the issue here.

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Struggled with 209 for a couple days myself. Did the uninstall/reinstall and was still experiencing issues, then a customer service rep suggested a few different things, including making sure to run eso as an admin. It seemed obvious and almost silly, but it actually fixed the issue yesterday afternoon. I'm wondering if it's just kind of a strange fluke like some of you are talking about where it will fix itself if certain little conditions are met or if you keep trying enough times. 

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