Due to the complexity of the Roblox platform, users often experience technical difficulties – something quite expected for a product of that scale.
However, these technical difficulties are often displayed through error codes that don’t speak much to the average user.
In the guide below, we’ll cover the 529 Roblox error that’s a staple for when users encounter technical difficulties, so if you’re dealing with it lately, now’s the right time to learn more.
Let’s get into it.
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The Problem Explained
Unlike some other Roblox errors that display clearer messages to the users who see them, the 529 issue is quite vague in comparison and doesn’t provide much information about the problem’s cause.
The message for the 529 code, as already mentioned in our detailed Roblox error guide, is: “We are experiencing technical difficulties. Please try again later. (Error Code: 529)” and the panel is shown in the image below.
Note: Some users reported seeing the same error but with the: “An HTTP error has occurred. Please close the client and try again. (Error Code: 529)” message instead.
We cannot always be sure what triggered the 529 Roblox error, but most of the time it’s an issue with the servers.
However, if the problem is indeed on your end, there are a few things you could do in an attempt to fix it.
Check the following sections for more information.
Fix 1: Ensure The Roblox Servers Are Not Down
Most of the time, when users experience the 529 error, the issue is the Roblox servers being down. However, the best way to ensure this is the case is by checking DownDetector’s Roblox page.
If you notice an unusual increase in outage reports, it means the servers are either under scheduled maintenance or are experiencing, as the error itself says, technical issues.
Technical problems can refer to any form of cyber-attack, a high number of users overwhelming the servers and preventing simultaneous processing of all requests (typically occurring after significant updates or during special occasions), or unforeseen service disruptions resulting from power shortages or other problems.
If Roblox’s servers are experiencing any of the above-mentioned things, the best thing to do is just wait until they’re fully operational again.
However, if you notice that nobody else is reporting issues, yet you’re unable to play due to the 529 error, the problem could be on your end, and you should try to fix it using the methods listed in the sections below.
Fix 2: Clear Your DNS Resolver Cache
Many users reported having success solving the 529 Roblox error by clearing their DNS Resolver Cache, and since it’s an easy and overall beneficial thing to do, we recommend trying it.
If you’re not sure how to do that, simply follow the steps below to flush the DNS Resolver Cache on Windows 10:
- Press the Windows and S keys on your keyboard simultaneously. Then, type in Command Prompt in the search box that opened. Right-click on the first result, and choose Run as Administrator, as shown in the image below.
- In the Command Prompt window, type in ipconfig /flushdns and press Enter on your keyboard to initialize the command. You’ll receive a returning message confirming that the cache is flushed successfully.
Now, although not mandatory, we recommend restarting your router and your PC while at it. You can restart your router by switching off its power using the button that’s usually located on the backside.
After you switch off the router, wait for five minutes before switching it on again. During this time, it is advisable to restart your computer to prevent any Roblox background processes from causing issues when you start a new session in a short while.
When your computer boots up and the router is back on and providing an internet connection, launch Roblox and join the server you previously couldn’t.
This should solve the issue.
Fix 3: Join A Different Server
Some users reported seeing the 529 error only when trying to join specific Roblox servers.
We believe the reason for this is that those particular servers have the VIP-only mode enabled, and so the player gets “booted out” immediately after joining as they don’t have permission to play there.
The solution here is to either request VIP access for the server or try playing on a different one.
Fix 4: Use A VPN
Another possible fix for the 529 Roblox error, although this one is not confirmed, is using a VPN.
According to some users, since the Roblox servers are separated for different locations, when the specific server group for their living area is not operating properly, the solution is to use a VPN, as this re-routes your connection to another server group since the signal is believed to come from another country.
This may not work for everyone, but if you’re willing to give it a try, we have a detailed VPN product review guide that should get you started.
That’s everything you need to know about the 529 Roblox error, an issue that’s not always on the user’s end, but instead, a problem associated with the Roblox servers.
We hope that by applying the methods above you managed to overcome this issue and can now get back to playing without further issues.