The story-driven multiplayer FPS game, Escape from Tarkov is a trending game amongst the streamers. Battlestate Games developed the game which involves a war scene between two private military companies. Players take part in matches which are called ‘raids’. These raids include battling other players for survival. All the loot and materials vanish if you die in the game. That’s quite harsh, isn’t it? Most things about this game seem harsh, including the error codes. Have you been facing the error code 504? Read this article to know some fixes or workarounds.
About the Escape from Tarkov error 504
The Escape from Tarkov 504 error, also known as HTTP1.1 504 Gateway Timeout, is related to connection problems. It usually means that your client is unable to contact the game’s server. The error has been troubling the players for a long time as the fix was either unavailable or unknown. This is because this error usually points to an issue on the developer’s end. Well, the good news is that the problem can sometimes be rectified from the client’s side.
The error causes the game to disconnect from the server, followed by redirection to the home screen or out of the game. Seeing this error mid-game will obviously induce a sense of fear among players. After all, leaving the server means that the character is dead and all the progress and items collected will be lost. Some users also complained that after loading for 2-3 minutes, the game showed three different errors at the same time.
Meanwhile do not forget to keep checking the social media handles and official site for an update regarding this. If this is indeed caused by a server issue [it is always a server problem], any fix you try will not be able to help.
Restart the computer and reset the network hardware
One fix is to restart your PC which works for some of the users. If the issue persists try troubleshooting your network devices by going to network settings. A manual way is to check if WiFi is turned on and Airplane Mode is off. It also includes checking if the problem is with the Website or with your device. You can also check for a Valid IP Address or try to Ping And Trace The Route. Escape from Tarkov saved data and cache files can sometimes cause this error, so clear them as well for a fresh start.
A client-side update performed a few months ago turned out to be successful. However, in the past, a server update had also gone wrong, leading to backend issues. Some players who were mid-game even lost all their progress and items collected. If you didn’t update the client, you’ll need to do so once the server backend issues are resolved.
Clear cookies and saved data
Go to browser and in settings go to advance settings. Select content settings and find the Cookies option. Then Click on see all cookies and site data and further select the remove all option. This will delete all the cookies and saved data. Close the settings and restart the browser and log back into your Escape from Tarkov account.
Before you do this, make sure your internet connection is working fine. To change DNS, go to the Control Panel on your pc. Then select network and internet and navigate to Network and sharing center. Click on Change adapter settings as the next step. Then right-click on the network adapter and click properties. Now Change the DNS server types according to your network. Some preferred addresses are 188.8.131.52 and 184.108.40.206. Click OK and restart the Pc and check if the update worked.
If none of these methods worked for you, head over to the support page on the official website and submit the complaint.