How to Fix Far Cry 5 Snowshoe Error

Far Cry 5 is a first-person shooter video game that’s developed by Ubisoft Montreal & Ubisoft Toronto and published by Ubisoft in 2018. Far Cry 5 is the successor version of 2014’s Far Cry 4 and the 5th main installment of the Far Cry lineup. It’s available for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows platforms. However, some of the Windows PC players may get the Far Cry 5 Snowshoe Error with an error code while connecting the game online. If you’re also one of them, check this troubleshooting guide.

According to the affected players, they get an error message with an error code that says “The Far Cry 5 service is not available. Please try again later. For more information, contact You will be returned to the main menu. Error: Snowshoe-C3CE2543.” Meanwhile, some of the players are getting Snowshoe Error 9E42873B while starting or loading the game on PC. Are you getting the same error message while connecting online? Don’t worry. Here we’ve got you covered with a couple of possible workarounds that should fix the particular issue completely.

How to Fix Far Cry 5 Snowshoe Error

First of all, you will need to check some of the common things that can cause multiple issues to your game while launching or playing the game like an outdated version of Windows OS or graphics driver. Additionally, an outdated game version or client version can also cause issues to the players. Now, let’s jump into the guide below.

How to Fix Far Cry 5 Snowshoe Error

1. Troubleshoot Internet Connectivity

  • If you’re using a Wi-Fi router then we will recommend you reboot the router for once. You can also restore the router settings to its default mode in order to fix any configuration-related problem.
  • Try using a wired connection for a while in order to check whether there is an issue with the router or not.
  • You can also flush DNS from your PC (Press Windows + R key > Open Run dialog box > Type ipconfig /flushdns and hit Enter). Now, reboot your computer and try running the game again.
  • Restart the Steam or Uplay client and check for any available updates as well.
  • Additionally, you can check out the far Cry 5 server status (Ubisoft) whether there is any downtime or server maintenance that’s causing an issue or not.
  • Try to upgrade your router’s firmware (if available).
  • You can also try port forwarding and UPnP on the router.

2. Verify Game Files (Repair)

Here we’ve provided both the methods of verifying the game files whether you’re using Steam client or uPlay client.

For Steam Users:

  1. Open Steam > Go to Library.
  2. Right-click on the Far Cry 5 game.
  3. Click on Properties > Local Files tab.
  4. Click on Verify integrity of game files…
  5. Wait for the process to complete.
  6. Restart the Steam client and try running the game again.

For uPlay Users:

  • Launch uPlay client > Choose Games.
  • Right-click on Far Cry 5.
  • Click on Verify files.
  • Wait for it to finish the verification process.

3. Remove Saved Game Files

  • Exit the uPlay client on your PC.
  • Press Ctrl + Shift + Esc keys to open the Task Manager.
  • Select the uPlay process from the Processes tab and click on End Task.
  • Now, head over to the ‘C:Program Files (x86)UbisoftUbisoft Game Launchersavegames’.
  • Then take a backup of the Far Cry 5 saves by copying the files to another drive.
  • Next, go to the Documents folder in the C drive and mark the CPY.ini file.
  • Open the (.ini) file extension using the Notepad. You may need to grant the administrator access for editing this file. If User Access Control appears, click on Yes.
  • Then you will need to find the Save location and change it. You can set any other location.
  • Save the changes and reboot your computer.
  • Finally, run the Far Cry 5 game via the uPlay client.

4. Add An Exception to Antivirus

Whether you’re using the default Windows Defender program or any other third-party antivirus program, make sure to add an exception to it by adding the uPlay/Steam and Far Cry 5 game on the list. This will allow all the access and requirements for the game to run it properly. Otherwise, antivirus programs can easily ruin the gameplay experience as it may block the game to launch or connecting online.

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5. Exclude the game from Firewall

Just like the Windows Defender or any other third-party anti-virus program, you will need to exclude the game file as well as client (exe) from the Windows Firewall program. Otherwise, the Firewall program can block the game to run properly on your PC as well as it can also block the game server sometimes.

6. Run uPlay/Steam as Administrator

  • Right-click on the uPlay/Steam client on your desktop.
  • Click on Properties > Under the Compatibility tab, check the box ‘Run this program as an administrator and save changes by clicking on Apply and OK.
  • Now, launch the uPlay client menu (hamburger icon) > Click on Go Offline.
    • While the Steam client users need to click on Steam from the upper left side > Click on Go Offline.
  • Now, restart the uPlay/Steam client and again head over to the mentioned menu & click on Go Online.
  • Start the Far Cry 5 game.

7. Uninstall & Reinstall Far Cry 5

  • Press the Windows key or click on Start > Type Control Panel and open it from the search result.
  • Click on ‘Uninstall a program’.
  • Click to select the Far Cry 5 and Click on Uninstall/Remove.
  • Next, you will need to fully delete the game saves and other app data from the installed directory.
  • Once done, reboot your PC.
  • Launch Steam or uPlay client and install the Far Cry 5 game again.

That’s it, guys. We hope that you’ve found this Far Cry 5 Snowshoe Error fixing guide pretty useful. For more queries, you can comment below.

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