You have chosen Roblox as your favorite game platform. While playing the game, you suddenly come across a message saying ‘There was a problem receiving data, please reconnect. (Error Code: 260), leave or reconnect’. Your game session halts in between, leaving you to find the exact solution to this problem. However, you should not worry, as we have covered various causes and solutions to this Roblox Error Code 260.
What is Roblox Error Code 260?
The Roblox Error Code 260 is also known as the connection error code. It is a fault that occurs when the ROBLOX servers receive no data. You may have also noticed a similar kind of error code where the message says, ‘there was a problem in sending data, please reconnect.’ This error code is Roblox error code 262. It is similar to the connection problem Roblox Error Code 260.
Causes of the Roblox Error Code 260
1. Firewall has blocked Roblox Network Port
Firstly, you have to make sure of one thing. You are not banned from Roblox. One thing that needs clarity is if you are facing such an error code, then some particular game creator might have banned you. However, if you are getting such an error code from each server, then this scenario indicates Roblox Devs ban you.
In such a scenario, you can use different Roblox versions and different platforms to check if you can still play the game. You are advised to switch between Browser and Windows 10. However, console users can opt for Android and try to see if that works for them.
2. VPN turned ON
The second reason you could get the Roblox Error Code 260 is VPN (Virtual Private Network). You would be wondering, how does VPN be a cause to the Roblox error code 260? Let us help you with that. The majority of online game platforms and games do not allow VPN because they can cause instability to gaming Servers. Similarly, If your VPN is enabled and you are trying to play a game with your changed or new IP, in that case, that won’t work.
3. Antivirus blocking Roblox
There exist multiple antiviruses that block the programs like Roblox, which function online. But you should not have any worries as Roblox is a totally virus free program, and it does not have any malicious program attached to it. We have also seen in the case of IDP Generic that antivirus programs may incorrectly flag programs. This phenomenon is referred to as ‘False Positive.’
4. Corrupt Roblox Browser Settings
Sometimes, you will observe that the Roblox is not working on the ‘Google Chrome’ browser. You will observe various unexpected scenarios like Roblox not found by Google Chrome or another browser, infinite install loop, or Roblox crashing. These scenarios occur due to the Roblox temporary files being corrupted. You can use various solutions like closing and re-opening the app, restarting the device, setting the correct date and time of PC, resetting internet options for windows, clearing the temporary files from the internet, checking the Firewall, and reinstalling Roblox.
5. The Account of Roblox Banned
Someone may ban you from the Roblox gaming platform. But you get banned; you will get two warnings in Roblox. The Roblox account is banned due to some violation of terms by the Roblox account holders. Some of the violations are ‘image is not proper for Roblox’, involvement in inappropriate behavior or content, and usage of any form of discrimination. You will have to wait for some days, like 3 to 14 days for Roblox, to remove your account from the ban list.
6. The Roblox App Getting Blocked By Firewall
As you all know, a Firewall is an important part of internet security. The Firewall tries to control which programs can access the internet. They are added by the Firewall by default with no caution beforehand. However, you can access the control panel of the Firewall and solve this error. Refer the solution 6 in the solution section for an in-depth solution to this cause of Roblox Error Code 260.
7. Servers of Roblox Down
Sometimes, it may happen that the Roblox server is down. It happens because the server is overloaded; the server is down or unreachable because of the Network problem. The best action you can do in this case is to wait until the server responds properly.
8. Internet issues
As Roblox is a Multi-Player Online Gaming platform, it is obvious that if there are internet issues, your Roblox will not streamline properly. As a result, you may encounter the Roblox error code 260. Make sure your internet is stable.
9. Login issue
Sometimes you can encounter a login issue in Roblox in which Roblox does not allow you to enter the game. It may happen that you have entered the incorrect login credentials. Getting the Roblox error code 260 because of this issue is also much common.
Solutions to the Roblox Error Code 260
We have listed below all possible solutions to the error code 260, which will help you eliminate the various causes and the error code 260 in itself.
Solution 1: Update the browser (Google Chrome)
Updating the browser (Google Chrome) is the best way to fix Roblox Error Code. Among the popular browsers, Google Chrome is the most preferred browser for online gamers using Roblox.
For updating Google Chrome, follow these steps:
Your PC> Open Google Chrome> At the top right corner, click ‘More’> Choose ‘Update Google chrome’> If you do not find this button, then you are running an already updated version of google chrome on your PC.
Solution 2:- Use Windows in-built Compatibility Troubleshooter
The Roblox Gaming platform was created looking at the compatibility with Windows 7, 8, and 10. If at all, you use an older version of Windows like XP and Vista, this step may not work for you, and you may face the error code 260. To run the Windows in-built compatibility, follow the steps below:
- Using the ‘Windows + R’ key combo, open the Run Dialog Box.
- Run the compatibility troubleshooting process and locate the possible compatibility issues with your installed apps.
- If you see Roblox in the diagnosis list, then run the recommended troubleshooting option and restart your PC to apply the changes.
Solution 3:- Turn off Windows Firewall
As described above, windows firewalls are designated to secure the PC from the malicious softwares on the internet. Therefore, turning off Windows Firewall is very important if you are playing Roblox for a long time.
If you are an experienced Roblox player, you might have experienced that the Windows Firewall causes ROBLOX errors. So it is preferable to turn off the Windows Firewall.
Here are the steps to turn off the Windows Firewall on Windows 10:
- Search for Windows Defender Firewall on the Search Box.
- The left side of the panel has the settings for turning on or off the Windows Firewall.
- Now Turn off Windows Defender Firewall for both Public and Private sectors by check-marking the boxes and click OK.
Solution 4:- Disable google chrome extension
In case you are using Google Chrome Extensions like AdBlocker plus or other extensions like that, quickly disable it before playing Roblox. They may disrupt the normal and smooth functioning of playing with the Roblox gaming platform.
Solution 5: Fix the Roblox login issues
To fix Roblox Error Code 260, you can do the following two actions:
First things first, try to login to a different platform, i.e., login in Android or Browser version rather than the app version. The second way is to logout of your Microsoft Account and Roblox Account multiple times. Afterward, log in again, and Roblox might work without any errors.
Solution 6: Add Roblox’s port to Firewall
As described in the cause number one, the Firewall might have blocked the Roblox Network port. We can unblock it by following the steps below:
Go to Start> Search Firewall> Click on ‘Windows Defender Firewall with Advanced Security’ > Click on ‘Outbound rules’ > Choose ‘New rule’ from the Actions Tab> Select ‘New Outbound rule Wizard’ > Select ‘Port’ under rule that controls connections for a TCP or UDP Port.> Then select ‘Protocols and Port’ > Select ‘UDP’ under ‘Does this port allow TCP or UDP section’.
After that, choose the ‘Specific Remote ports’ option and enter the port number range ‘49152-65535’> Then Press the ‘Next’ button> in the Action section, select ‘Allow the connection.’ > Then click ‘Next’ and tick all the profiles like ‘Domain, Private and Public.’ > Click next again and under the name section of the outbound rule, enter something resembling Roblox> finally, press OK, and you are done with your adding Roblox Port to Firewall using the Outbound rule.
Rest all the error can be taken care of using one of the solutions above. If that does not work, contact Roblox’s customer care center.
Roblox Error Code 260 : Conclusion
We are at the climax stage of this error troubleshoot post. We have covered all possible causes and the solutions for the Roblox error code 260. To conclude, these solutions above have worked for many people, and hopefully, it will help you, too, with the Roblox error code 260.
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