Dead by Daylight Error code 8012 is one of the most common error codes found when playing the hit game from Behaviour Interactive. So try not to be too worried. We're sure you'll be back in the game in no time, stalking, hunting and killing with careless abandon once more.
Error code 8012 will typically impact all versions of the game on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, PC, Nintendo Switch and all versions of the game on Xbox. Typically it will prevent players from joining matches and equally players could be booted from matches currently being played.
Chances are you've been given a message that reads: “Cannot connect to online services, please try again later. Error code: 8012.” If this sounds like you, then read on.
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What Causes Dead By Daylight Error Code 8012
The 8012 error will normally plague the game when the game cannot connect to Behaviour Interactive online servers. The game will be unable to connect and may hang or keep trying until service has returned to normal.
Of course it could be something more simple, like Anti-Cheat software or your home internet not working properly which is causing the server errors. So check those first.
The more likely scenario is that Dead By Daylight servers are down, in which case it might be worth checking Down Detector to see if other users have reports issues.
That is, unless the game is currently undergoing maintenance.
How To Fix Dead By Daylight Error Code 8012
As noted, the most common reason for error code 8012 is that the Dead By Daylight servers are down.
If that's the case you might need to just hang fire and wait for the servers to come back online. It might even be a problem with Console services such as PlayStation Network [PSN] of Xbox Live.
That said, as we noted before, it could be simply maintenance as a new patch is being rolled out. In this instance, the game should come back online shortly. Just check the companies Twitter account to see if they've shared how long maintenance lasts.
If it's none of the above, check your own internet connection and where needed restart your network device (regardless of whether you're on a wired or wifi connection).
It could also be an issue with the games Easy Anti-Cheat (on PC, anyway). If so you made need to reinstall the software. To do this:
- Open your Dead by Daylight directory and then the EasyAntiCheat folder
- Next open the file named 'EasyAntiCheat_Setup.exe'.
- Go through the steps of repairing or reinstalling Easy Anti-Cheat, and finally restart your computer
Hopefully this will finally have fixed your issues, but if you're still unable to get into the the game, then you might want to consider contacting Dead By Daylight's Support team on this link.