Error Code 5002

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Issue Description:
Constant Error Code 5002 after loading into game and clicking “start” after character selection screen

Crash Report (If Applicable):
No Crash

Error Displayed (If Applicable):
Failed to Join Server (Error Code: 5002)

Steps to Reproduce:
[Please add the steps that can help our QA department in reproducing the issue. For example:]

  1. Launch game
  2. Select Character
  3. Click Start
  4. Error code


Player ID:
Steam URL: Canaduhh

Approx. Time of Issue & Timezone:
12/02/2022, 7PM (CST)

Reproduction Rate:
Constant 100%

Upload Supporting Evidence:

Upload Console Log:

  1. Press the Windows key + R
  2. Enter %appdata% within the search input and select ‘OK’
  3. Navigate to AppData\Roaming\Fatshark\Darktide\console_logs
  4. Locate the console log that corresponds with the session in which the issue occurred, by looking at the timestamps in the log names
  5. Upload here

Upload darktide_launcher.log:

  1. Press the Windows key + R
  2. Enter %appdata% within the search input and select ‘OK’
  3. Navigate to AppData\Roaming\Fatshark\Darktide
  4. Locate the darktide_launcher.log in this directory
  5. Upload here
    console-2022-11-18-01.06.17-f3e7e544-56f2-4a30-b13e-b04686b59a8b.log (111.4 KB)
    darktide_launcher.log (162.1 KB)

FYI I understand 5002 has been reported as a “server down” status, likely for maintenance, but at this time there are still constant strike teams being sourced in the discord and no mention of server downtime anywhere from Fatshark or Darktide forums/discord. I just updated to the latest NVIDIA driver and then attempted to play after a fresh restart. I have tried for the last hour, am attempted a fresh reinstall now.

Turned out the game was attempting to use my internal GPU on my laptop. The game didn’t do this prior to last patch. I had to manually set Darktide from “auto” to my RTX2060