Helldivers 2 error code 51503: Here’s How to Fix It

News: Helldivers 2 is now ready to purchase and download to dive into the galaxies universe where players can join the fight for freedom in a hostile galaxy. The developers have tried to make the game interesting and playable without any issues, but many users are reporting on various forums and Reddit for the error code 51503

The error 51503 is frustrating players and preventing them from playing the game and jumping into selected in-game galaxies. 

How to Fix Helldivers 2 error code 51503?

Fix Error Code 51503 in Helldivers 2

Helldivers 2 error code 51503 relates to the server-side issue and generally indicates that the game server has reached its maximum capacity for now.  

Keep pressing any button

When you get the error 51503, try pressing any button and keep pressing for a while. This was a success for many players, however, it can’t be considered as a permanent solution yet.

Verify the integrity of game files

Error Code 51503 can also be caused by some missing or corrupted game files, by verifying the integrity of the game files, you can repair or reinstall them.

  • Open your game client (Steam, Epic, etc)
  • From the library, find and right-click on Helldivers 2.
  • Select Properties > Click the Local Files.
  • Click “Verify integrity of game files”.
  • Launch Helldivers 2

Disable Steam Input

  • From your Steam library, right-click Helldivers 2.
  • Go to Properties > Controller > Override for Helldivers 2.
  • Select “Disable Steam Input”.
  • Launch Helldivers 2.

Reinstall and whitelist GameGuard

The GameGuard files might be blocked by your installed antivirus software resulting in getting error code 51503. Reinstalling and whitelisting the GameGaurd can solve the error.

  • Open your Steam library > right-click Helldivers 2.
  • Go to Properties > Installed Files > Browse.
  • Open the bin folder and delete the GameGuard folder.
  • Next, Right-click “helldivers2.exe” and select “Run as Administrator”.
  • Now, from your Antivirus settings, whitelist the newly downloaded GameGuard folder.
  • Launch Helldivers 2.

Wait For A New Update

If all steps fail to resolve error 51503, it could be caused by a bug on the developers’ side. Wait for the new update and install it as soon as it launches: With new updates, known bugs and errors are resolved.

So, keep your eyes on Helldivers 2 official social accounts for any announcements related to the error 51503.

Read: Fix Helldivers 2 Crashing, Freezing, or Not Launching Issues on PC

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