It turns out that there is actually something scarier than a horror movie villain stalking you from the shadows and scaring you in your dreams and that’s not being able to log in to your favorite game. Keeping on track with the horror theme, many players have been having issues logging into the frightening survival horror game Dead by Daylight.
Getting errors when playing Dead by Daylight can get pretty annoying, especially when something pops up once you log in. One of those annoying codes is the error code 8012, which appears with the message – “Cannot connect to online services. Please try again later”.
What is Error Code 8012 and how to fix it?
Error Code 8012 notifies you that your game cannot currently connect to the live servers, which prevents you from playing the game. If you’re looking to fix the issue, the first recommendation would be to check the server status of the game. If they’re experiencing issues, there isn’t much that you can do outside of waiting for some time until they’re resolved.
If you’re not getting any updates on the servers, you should try shutting down the game and then fully restarting whatever platform you’re playing on. It might sound cliché, but a simple reboot can sometimes fix a lot of underlying issues.
If that didn’t work, you should restart your router. Ensure that everything is working fine on your other devices and games. You can even look to run the game on a VPN to put yourself on a different server and see if it fixes the issue.
If none of the fixes worked for you, the game is likely having some internal issues and you’ll need to wait for them to get resolved. This error code is common after larger updates to the game. If this is the case, you should come back and then try logging in again.