Fix: Fallout 76 Failed to Download Config from Title Storage Error

Bethesda Game Studios and Bethesda Softworks have done a great job by releasing Fallout 76 in 2018 which offers an online open-world dark comedy role-playing video game. It includes Vault Dwellers emerging into post-nuclear America where you’ll have to explore a vast wasteland. Though the Fallout 76 title is doing well, some players are facing the Failed to Download Config from Title Storage Error.

Now, if you’re also one of the victims to encounter such an issue then make sure to follow this troubleshooting guide to fix it. Fallout 76 Error 4:10:8 or Error 4:10:5 is a common issue among console and PC players which can appear quite often. This error indicates that the game itself is unable to download configuration files from the installed game directory while launching the Fallout 76 game.

Fix: Fallout 76 Failed to Download Config from Title Storage Error

Fix: Fallout 76 Failed to Download Config from Title Storage Error

If we take a quick look at the error message, it says “Failed to download config from title storage.” which appears on your PC or console while startup of the Fallout 76 game. It also indicates that the game client is unable to connect to the servers for some unexpected reason. Well, when it comes to the server connectivity issue, the chances are high that you’re having an issue with the network too.

Though there is no official patch update available yet to resolve this error, there are a couple of possible workarounds mentioned below that should come in handy. So, without wasting any more time, let’s jump into it.

1. Reboot the PC or Console

First of all, you can try rebooting the PC or console whatever you use to ensure there is no issue with the temporary system glitch. In some cases, a normal restart of the system can fix several issues. Though not everyone will get benefitted from this method, you should try it out.

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2. Run the Fallout 76 game as an Administrator

The second thing you should do is run the game as well as the Steam client as an administrator to ensure the program can properly. Sometimes the User Account Control (UAC) can block program files with the required permission. You can follow the steps below to do so:

  • Go to the installed Fallout 76 game directory.
  • Right-click on the application file on your PC.
  • Click on Properties > Click on the Compatibility tab.

  • Click on the Run this program as an administrator checkbox to enable it.
  • Once done, click on Apply and then OK to save changes.
  • Finally, just double-click on the game app file to launch it.

If in case, you’re running the game via the Steam launcher then perform the same steps for the respective game client too.

3. Update the Fallout 76 game

We should also recommend you check for the game update manually at your end via the Steam client to ensure there is no outdated game version conflicting with the game launching. An outdated game patch version can trigger several potential issues that might trigger crashes whatsoever. To do this:

  • Open Steam > Go to Library.
  • Click on Fallout 76 from the left pane.
  • Steam will automatically search for the available update.
  • If there is an update available, click on Update.
  • Make sure to wait for some time until the update completes.
  • Once done, ensure to reboot the PC to apply changes.

4. Verify and Repair the Game Files

It’s needless to say that issues with corrupted or missing game files on the PC might encounter game launching crashes a lot without any proper error message in some cases. If in case, your game starts to load for a few seconds and then closes automatically or doesn’t launch at all then it’s better to verify and repair the installed game files on the PC by following the steps below. Some players have already fixed crashing on their PC.

  • Launch the Steam client > Click on Library.
  • Right-click on Fallout 76 from the list.
  • Click on Properties > Go to Local Files.

  • Click on Verify Integrity of Game Files.
  • This process may take some time to get completed. So, have some patience.
  • Once done, make sure to reboot the PC to apply changes.

5. Check your Internet Connection

You should check your internet connection properly to ensure there is no issue with the network’s stability or speed. A slow internet speed or unstable network can eventually cause several issues whatsoever. If you’re using a wired (ethernet) connection then try using a wireless (Wi-Fi) connection or vice versa to check for the issue. You can also try using a different network to cross-check it.

6. Clear the Cache on your Console

Sometimes issues with the temporary system glitch or cache data on your respective gaming console can also cause several conflicts with the game launching as well as other potential errors. You can clear the cache on your console by following the steps below.

  • Power Off your Xbox/PlayStation console.
  • Once the Xbox/PlayStation console is fully turned off, make sure to unplug the power cable.
  • Wait for at least a minute> Plug the power cord back into the power source again and turn it on.
  • You’re done. It will simply clear the cache on your console.

7. Flush DNS on your PC

Make sure to flush the DNS cache on your computer to easily remove stored cache files related to the internet configuration. It can also help the PC and the internet settings to freshly connect with the game servers without any corrupted or older cache data. To do that:

  • Open the Start menu on your PC.
  • Type and search for Command Prompt.
  • Now, right-click on Command Prompt > Select Run as administrator.
  • If prompted by UAC, click on Yes to proceed > Type the following command in cmd and hit Enter:
ipconfig /flushdns
  • A successful message will appear > Close the command prompt window.
  • Now, reboot the PC to apply changes.

8. Try Changing DNS Addresses

It’s also highly recommended to try changing the current DNS address on your gaming device or Wi-Fi router to a public DNS address for better reachability and faster connectivity speeds. Google DNS address is so popular and widely used by gamers or streamers worldwide as a public DNS. Sometimes your specific DNS address provided by your internet service provider may have some blocking issues that eventually trigger online server connectivity errors.

Please Note: You should write down your existing DNS server address from the screen as a backup. If anything goes wrong, you can change it to the previous DNS address and save the changes.

For PC:

  • Open the Start menu > Go to Control Panel.
  • Click on Network and Internet > Select Network and Sharing Center.
  • Select Change adapter settings > Right-click on the active network connection.
  • Click on Properties > Select Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCIP/IPv4) in the list.
  • Click on Properties > Select Use the following DNS server addresses.
  • Enter 8.8.8.8 for the Preferred DNS Server addresses.
  • Next, enter 8.8.4.4 for the Alternate DNS Server addresses.
  • Once done, click on OK to save changes, and restart the PC.

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For Wi-Fi Router:

  • Just log in to your connected Router page from the web browser.
  • Go to WAN > Enter your Preferred DNS Server addresses (8.8.8.8).
  • Enter the Alternate DNS Server Addresses (8.8.4.4) > Make sure to save changes.
  • Once done, reboot your router and try connecting to the game server again.

For Xbox:

  • Press the Xbox button on your controller to open the Guide menu.
  • Go to the System tab > Select Settings.
  • Choose Network > Select Network settings.
  • Select Advanced settings.
  • Select DNS settings > Select Manual.
  • Enter 8.8.8.8 for the Primary DNS address and 8.8.4.4 for the Secondary DNS address.
  • Once done, reboot the console to change the effects.

For PlayStation:

  • Go to the PlayStation Settings menu > Select Network.
  • Select Set Up Internet Connection > Select Wi-Fi or LAN (whatever you use).
  • Choose Custom > Select IP Address Settings to Automatic.
  • Set DHCP Host Name to Do Not Specify > Select DNS Settings to Manual.
  • Enter 8.8.8.8 for Primary DNS and 8.8.4.4 for Secondary DNS.
  • Now, select Next > Set MTU Settings to Automatic.
  • Set Proxy Server to Do Not Use.
  • Once done, reboot the console to apply changes.

9. Contact Bethesda Support

If none of the methods worked for you then make sure to contact Bethesda Support to create a ticket for a quicker resolution. Some of the reports are claiming that submitting the ticket can fix the issue for you.

That’s it, guys. We hope this guide was helpful to you. For further queries, you can comment below.

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