If you are a video gamer, you must have encountered ROBLOX Error Code 524 while attempting to join a VIP server, or joining a game as a Guest on Roblox. You probably searched the internet for hours on how to take care of this error. In this blog, we will discuss the ROBLOX Error Code 524, the reason it occurs and the ways you can avoid it.
What is Roblox Error Code 524?
This error message is simply a barrier that prevents you from joining a VIP server in ROBLOX, both as a normal player and a Guest.
The reasons you are prompted with this error can be different. One reason is the game functionality, while the other may include issues with your mobile device or the computer system. There are also claims that this error is due to Connection Timeout issues, however, that’s not the case at all. Experts suggest that Roblox error code 524 takes place when a user is not permitted or authorized to join a game.
Ways you can avoid the ROBLOX Error Code 524
This one is undoubtedly the most searched topic on the internet by avid video gamers. Well, there are three ways you can avoid the same for yourself.
- Seeking invitation from other VIP server players,
- Re-installing ROBLOX, and
- Starting a new server on ROBLOX games.
Now let’s discuss all three of them in detail.
Seeking invitation from other VIP server players
Calling for a game invitation from friends who already play inside VIP servers is among the proven ways to avoid the error code 524. If you are able to get an invitation, you can directly join the server.
To enable invitations from friends you’ll need to follow the steps as follows:
- Go to ROBLOX Settings and click on Privacy Settings.
- Scroll down to find “Who can invite me to a VIP server?.”
- Change the selection from Friends to Everyone. This will allow you to select any player other than your friends.
- Click Okay to save and apply the changes that you have just made.
As soon as the changes are saved, you can search for online players using their username. All that you would now need to do is wait for your invitation to be accepted. Once it is accepted, click on Join Game.
If you are not able to join the VIP server through invitation, this is something you can do- reinstall ROBLOX. This method is tested to resolve the issue 95% of the time. Reinstalling ROBLOX, will remove any errors and replace the missing files that may be causing the authorization issue.
Here is what you need to do to reinstall ROBLOX:
- Go to the Control Panel on your computer system.
- Select Programs and Features. A list of installed programs will appear on the screen.
- Locate ROBLOX, right click and select Uninstall.
After the uninstall process is complete, visit the official ROBLOX website and search the name of the game you wish to play after logging in.
- Click Join and ROBLOX will download the app. Download ROBLOX player and join the server.
Starting a New Server
If you have tried the above steps and are still facing the same error, this is one of the other ways you can create a new server on ROBLOX.
Below is all you need to do.
- Open ROBLOX, go to the Games section and select the game that you want to play.
- Select the Chat option and invite at least 5 friends to play.
As soon as you join the game, leave the game party immediately. This strategy works 75% of the time. You might need to try a few times before you can start a new server on a ROBLOX game, but this will work.
Creating a game server is also a proven method if you are looking to handle ROBLOX HTTP errors.
Some Additional Reasons For The Error
There can be some more reasons as to why ROBLOX Error Code 524 occurs.
The player may be underage as Roblox is available for players of the age 13 or above. To avoid this issue, the player must reach the qualifying age naturally or, he/she can provide some evidence to the game developers. This evidence to EA showing that you have attained the qualifying age number will be required. You can then submit the same at the EA helpdesk. Here is what you would need:
A legal age verification document with your photograph. Your gaming account information like Source Name, Gamertag, etc. to help EA find your account. Once EA has this information, they will update the player’s birth date in their origin account and may share instructions to complete the age-verification process.
Weak Internet Connection
If you have an internet connection that disconnects frequently, it can cause the packets download process to hinder, thus resulting in game errors. If you are using a Wireless connection, the speed may not be uniform as multiple devices may be using the same network at the same time. Consider shifting to a wired connection using an Ethernet cable to avoid the error.
Or, you can check for the bandwidth you are at, if the speed is optimum. If there are issues, take appropriate steps to eliminate any bandwidth intensive tasks such as torrenting, making file transfers, video streaming, etc. which slow down the internet and may cause ROBLOX Error Code 524 to repeat itself.
The Final Word
ROBLOX Error Code 524 can take a toll on your entertainment times. This is not a problem from ROBLOX, instead, it is with the game that you are trying to play. There may be some similar errors that may arise to prevent you from playing the game comfortably. However, following the troubleshooting tips discussed above, you can easily avoid them when they do.
Follow our blog to discover insights on the latest tech-related topics and find tips for troubleshooting issues that tend to take your focus away.