XDefiant Bravo-04 error code explained and potential fixes

XDefiant Bravo-04 error code explained and potential fixes
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✓ At a glance
  • The Bravo-04 error is related to connection issues with the Ubisoft Connect app or the game client.
  • To try and fix it you should first check the XDefiant server status. Then, try restarting your game and check your internet connection.

Online games are prone to different connectivity errors, especially in their early days. Ubisoft’s latest fast-paced FPS game is no different, with many encountering error code Bravo-04 that prevents them from playing. Due to the widespread nature of this issue, learning how to fix the error might help you get back into the game.

Potential Bravo-04 error fixes

Error Bravo-04 is likely an issue on Ubisoft’s side and related to the servers, which limits what you can do. The issue may lie with Ubisoft’s servers causing interruption as a result of too many players trying to queue at the same time. There is also a small chance that some of your game or Ubisoft Connect files are corrupted or broken, causing connectivity problems, which we go into below.

First, check the status of XDefiant servers, which we update often if there are major outages. If they are down or under maintenance, there is not much you can do but wait it out. Pay attention to Ubisoft’s social media accounts for updates on when the servers will be back online. If the servers are working normally, please follow the below steps.

1. Check and reset your internet connection

Your internet connection could be the cause of the issue. Check your connection to see if your internet is down. In that case, try restarting your router. If youre using a wi-fi connection, consider switching to ethernet cable for a more stable connection. If that fails, contact your ISP to see what is causing the issue.

2. PC – reset and flush DNS

If you’re playing on PC, you can try resetting and flushing your DNS, which could be blocking your connectivity. Use the following steps:

  1. Type CMD in the Windows search bar to find Command Prompt.
  2. Right-click it and select Run as Administrator.
  3. A window will open. Type ipconfig /flushdns and press Enter.
  4. Then, type netsh winsock reset and press Enter.
  5. Lastly, type netsh int ip reset and press Enter.
  6. After that, restart your PC.

Try starting XDefiant again to see if this has solved the issue. If that doesn’t work, you can also try changing your DNS server. Here’s how to do it:

  1. Open the Control Panel and select Network and Internet.
  2. Select Network and Sharing Center.
  3. On this screen, select your active internet connection’s name under Connections, located right under Access type.
  4. Click Properties and then find and double-click Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4).
  5. Select the Use the following DNS server addresses option.
  6. Under Preferred DNS server input
  7. Below, under Alternate DNS server input
  8. Click OK and close the window, then restart your PC.

3. Console – Reset DNS settings

If you’re playing on console, there’s a similar process to flush reset your DNS settings. Use the following steps to do it:

  1. Go to your console’s Settings menu.
  2. Select Network, then Set Up Internet Connection.
  3. Select your connection type, either wi-fi or LAN.
  4. Set your IP Address setting to Automatic and DHCP Host Name to Do not specify.
  5. Then, change your DNS settings to Manual.
  6. Enter for Primary DNS and for Secondary DNS.
  7. After that, set MTU Settings to Automatic and Proxy Server to Do not use.
  8. Save your settings and restart your console.

4. Repair the game files

If you’re still getting an error, your game files could be corrupted or missing. Fortunately, you can repair them. Launch the Ubisoft Connect app and select XDefiant. Next to the Play button is a button with three dots. Click it and select Verify Files from the pop-up menu. It will take several minutes for the app to scan and repair the game. After that, try launching it again.

5. Reinstall Ubisoft Connect and XDefiant

Lastly, if all else fails, try reinstalling both the Ubisoft Connect app and XDefiant. Make sure to properly uninstall them first. Then, download the launcher and install it again, followed by reinstalling the game.