Are you here because you are encountering the 106015 error in the game known as Escape from Tarkov? If the answer to the question is yes, keep calm and try these following methods:
Method 1: Using a VPN
While using a VPN to play games is not recommended as it causes additional lag and ping, it is still one of the best ways to fix the 106015 error in Escape from Tarkov. When you log in to the game with a VPN, the servers will be tricked and they will think that you are from another country. It is really useful to bypass any region-specific server issues that the game may be having with your local internet service provider or ISP.
For those who successfully log in to the game called Escape from Tarkov using a VPN, please try disabling the VPN to check whether you are still able to stay in the game, even if the chance is small because in most cases everyone will get kicked out. Before trying using a VPN, it should be noted that the gameplay experience may be worse with a VPN. However, it is still better as you will be able to play until the developers come with a real fix.
Method 2: Calling the ISP for an IP change
If you do not want to play with an additional lag and ping, you are suggested to call your ISP to ask them to change your IP address. Most ISPs will usually work quickly. By following this method, your IP address will be troubleshot. If you succeed, there will be no need for you to experience the lag that using a VPN offers.
Method 3: Trying out a different internet connection or mobile hotspot
Another way to change your IP is to try out a different internet connection. It can be the easiest method to do for some people. Compared to using a VPN and changing your IP address through ISP that usually take longer than expected, this method can take only a few seconds as long as you have your phone close to you. When you try this method, you will need to share the mobile plan on your phone, which can be done by enabling the Hotspot setting on your phone. For anyone who is on a desktop PC with no Wi-Fi adaptor, you can still use wired tethering and connect the phone to the PC so that the internet connection can be shared. There will be a different IP and ISP while trying to connect to the game with the mobile connection, making it possible for you to fix more than one base at the same time.
Method 4: Resetting the router
Just like most of the cases for multiplayer games, it may be a good idea to reset the internet router. In some cases, it is proven to be useful to get the connection back to the game servers. If you think it has been a while since the last time you reset your router, you can try it now.
Method 5: The AppData method
- First of all, go to C:\Users\%USERNAME%\AppData\Roaming\BattlestateGames\BsgLauncher.
- Then, backup the options file and delete it after that.
- The next thing that you need to do is to start the game named Escape from Tarkov via its launcher and then close it when it starts to install the files that you deleted before.
- After that, go back to the same directory that you visited before in the first step and then open the settings file by using a text editor.
- The fifth step is to find the line where it says gameRootDir:, the one that has null written at the end.
- Please delete the part where it says null and change it with your game directory.
- When everything is done, do not forget to save your edit and try to launch the game again.
Method 6: Running Escape from Tarkov as an administrator
In fact, administrator permission is needed for some games to run well. If you want to enable this permission, the first thing that you need to do is to right click on the executable file of the game that you probably have it on your desktop. Then, choose Properties. In the next step, go to the Compatibility tab and tick an option that indicates “Run this program as an administrator.”
Method 7: Checking if there are server shortages going on
There is a chance for the whole player base to experience the 106015 at the same time. This kind of case usually occurs every time there are widely spread server shortages that are caused due to a heavy influx of players. If it happens to you, you are able to check out the status of the Escape from Tarkov by going to the Down Detector. Aside from that, you can also check out the official Twitter account of Battlestate Games since they usually update the players with the news about the things that are currently going on. In addition, you can also go to the likes of Reddit to find the recent news and to actively discuss a lot of things related to the game with the members of the community who usually happen to be the players of the game.
Method 8: Reaching out Battlestate Games
If no one of the methods above works, you have no other choices but to reach out to the representative of Battlestate Games. To be able to do that, firstly, go to the Support page at https://www.escapefromtarkov.com/support and open up a support ticket through the official sources. You are suggested to explain all the methods that you have tried to support the team. You may be asked by the support specialists to give logs or you may be asked to help them with further assistance. With your help, they should be able to find a solution to solve the issue that you are currently facing.
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