How to Fix Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links Server Error

Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links is one of the free-to-play digital collectible trading card games by Konami that has been doing well since 2017. Plenty of players having a great time with this title that allows them to unlock hundreds of cards by defeating opponents. Even though the game is simple enough yet addictive which is usually a good thing. However, it seems that recently several players have been facing the Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links Server Error which prevents them from getting into the game.

The Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links Error 500 becomes a problematic thing for unfortunate players when it comes to the online trading card game. In this scenario, affected players are experiencing issues with connecting to the servers and authentication errors. This error appears on most of the platforms such as iOS, Android, and Windows. If we talk about the potential reasons, the chances are high that poor internet connection at your end and game server outages might trouble you a lot.

Meanwhile, it’s also quite possible that somehow an outdated game patch version, corrupted or missing game files, lack of system admin privileges, compatibility issues with the Windows OS version, conflicts with the networking device, corrupted or outdated network driver, problems with the temporary system glitches, or conflicts with the game application cache might occur server-related errors at times. As this is a common issue, you don’t have to worry about it.

How to Fix Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links Server Error

How to Fix Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links Server Error

Now, if you’re also one of the victims to encounter server error 500 on your gaming device then be sure to follow this troubleshooting guide. Luckily, we’ve shared with you some workarounds that might come in handy to resolve this error. So, without further ado, let’s jump into it.

1. Restart the Gaming Device

Well, it’s one of the important things before we can proceed to the troubleshooting methods, you should try rebooting your gaming devices such as Android, iPhone/iPad, or Windows to ensure there is no issue with the system glitch temporarily. To do so, check the following steps.

For Android:

  • Press and hold the Power key to open the Power menu.
  • Tap on Restart.

For iOS:

  • Quickly press and release the Volume Up button.
  • Quickly press and release the Volume Down button.
  • Then quickly press and hold the Side button.
  • Now, slide to power off the slider.
  • Wait for the device to shut down.
  • After a few seconds, press and hold the Side button to boot it again.

For Windows:

  • Open the Start menu > Click on the Power icon.
  • Click on Restart.

2. Check Your Internet Connection

The chances are high that your internet connectivity is having some issues which causes server connectivity errors to the Activision services. It’s always a better idea to check for the internet connection manually at your end by running the speed test or ping test. If the internet connection is slow or unstable then switch to another network such as wired (ethernet) to Wi-Fi or vice versa. If you’re still facing the issue, contact your internet service provider (ISP) to get better technical help.

3. Check the Game Servers

Another thing you can do is to check for the game servers through the online forums and official accounts of Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links. If multiple players started reporting about the server outage or downtime regarding the connectivity errors then you should wait for a couple of hours & then try running the game later again.

4. Update Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links

It’s also highly recommended to check for the Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links game updates by following the steps below depending on your platform. This will ensure there is no outdated game version causing trouble to you.

For Steam: (PC)

  • Open Steam > Go to Library.
  • Right-click on Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links.
  • Select Properties > Click on Updates.
  • Now, go to Automatic Updates.
  • Select Only update this game when I launch it.
  • It’ll automatically install updates whenever available.

For Android:

  • Open the Google Play Store app.
  • Now, tap on the hamburger menu icon.
  • Tap on My Apps & games.
  • Check for Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links if any update is available or not.
  • If available, tap on the Update button.
  • Wait for it to install and then open the game.

For iOS (iPhone):

  • Open the Apple App Store on the iPhone.
  • Now, tap on the Profile Picture icon.
  • Check for the Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links game updates.
  • If an update is available, tap on the Update button.
  • Wait for it to install and then check for the issue again.

5. Verify the Integrity of Game Files

Another thing you should do is to verify and repair the installed game files on your Windows computer to ensure there is no corrupted or missing game file present on the system. Any kind of corrupted game files even after updating the game to the latest version might trigger multiple issues with the server connectivity error. To do so:

For Steam: (PC)

  • Open the Steam client > Go to Library.
  • Right-click on Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links in your library.
  • Go to Settings > Select Properties.
  • Click on the Local Files tab.
  • Select Verify integrity of game files.

  • Wait for the process to complete.
  • Once done, reboot the PC to apply changes.

6. Run Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links as an Administrator

It’s also recommended that you launch the game application with the system admin access to run it properly. Without having the system admin privilege for your game application, you’ll encounter several issues on Windows to run the game app.

  • Go to the installed game directory on the PC.
  • Right-click on Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links (exe).
  • Go to Properties > Click on the Compatibility tab.

  • Enable the Run this program as an administrator option.
  • Click on Apply and select OK to save changes.

7. Clear Cache of Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links

In case, you’re trying to play Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links on your Android device then make sure to clear the app cache data from the settings menu of the app. It’ll easily refresh the corrupted cache data of the game application. Several reports claim that this specific method has fixed the server connectivity error.

Note: There is no option to do this on iPhone. Only a simple restart will do the job.

  • Open the device Settings menu.
  • Head over to Apps & Notifications.
  • Now, tap on See All Apps > Go to Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links under the App info section.
  • Tap on Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links > Tap on Storage & Cache.
  • Next, tap on Clear Cache.

8. Try Using a VPN Service

Make sure to use a VPN (Virtual Private Network) service on the networking device or the gaming device directly to check for the server error again. VPNs can come in handy to connect to the game servers or access online content without geo-restrictions. If the server connectivity issue still appears try using a different VPN.

9. Power Cycle the Wi-Fi Router

We’ll also recommend you perform a power cycle to your Wi-Fi router by following the steps below to easily clear networking glitches or temporary cache issues. Any kind of temporary networking glitches on the router might also trouble MWIII players irrespective of any platform.

  • Power Off the Wi-Fi Router at your end.
  • After the LED indicator stops blinking, disconnect the power adapter from the router.
  • Wait for around a couple of minutes > Reconnect the power adapter.
  • Once done, Power On the Router to check for the issue again.

10. Update the Network Driver

You should try updating the network adapter driver on the PC to ensure there is no conflict happening with the networking connectivity. Sometimes temporary networking glitches in your internet connection might trouble you a lot.

  • Press the Win+X keys to open the Quick Link Menu.
  • Click on Device Manager from the list.
  • Double-click on Network Adapters.
  • Right-click on the specific network device.

  • Select Update driver > Choose Search automatically for drivers.
  • If available, it’ll automatically download and install the latest version.
  • Once done, reboot your system to change the effects.

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

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