The Roblox error code 279 is usually caused by a connection issue on your computer. You might not have a stable internet connection, the firewall might be blocking the game, or the game itself might be corrupted. You will need to perform a series of troubleshooting steps to fix this.
Roblox is a popular game platform that allows users to create their own games and play games created by others. It was first released in 2006 and is available for the Windows, macOS, iOS, Xbox One, and Android platforms. You can download the game for free on the Microsoft Store however it also has in app purchases where virtual currency can be purchased.
Fixing the Roblox failed to connect to the game error code 279
One issue that you might experience when playing this game is when get the error message that states you are unable to connect to the server. This is a connectivity related issue which could be caused by several factors. Here’s what you need to do to fix Roblox error code.
Prerequisite: Restart your computer and router it is connecting to. You should consider unplugging the power cord of both devices then plugging it after a few moments.
Method 1: Check your internet connection
There are instances when a slow internet connection can cause this problem. You can check the status of your computer connection by going to https://www.speedtest.net/ then clicking on the Go button. If the ping, download, and upload results are not good which is causing a slow internet connection then this is most likely what’s causing the problem. To fix this you will have to troubleshoot your network.
Method 2: Make sure the game is not blocked by the Windows Firewall
You should check if the firewall is causing this problem. The fastest way to do this is to temporarily turn off Windows firewall.
Time needed: 3 minutes.
Turn off Windows Firewall
- Open the Windows 10 settings.
You can do this by clicking on the start button then on settings.
- Click on Update & Security.
This will open the computer security settings.
- Click on Windows Security.
This can be found on the left pane.
- Click on Firewall & network protection.
This will open the firewall settings of your computer.
- Click on the active network.
This is the network your computer is using to connect to the internet.
- Turn off the Microsoft Defender Firewall switch.
This will turn off the firewall of your computer.
Once the firewall has been turned off try checking if the issue still occurs. If it doesn’t then you should allow Roblox to communicate through the firewall. If the issue still persists then make sure to turn on the firewall as this is not what’s causing the problem.
Method 3: Disable any active Ad Blocker software on your browser
If you have an ad blocker extension installed on your browser then you should try to disable this as it may interfere with Roblox. These are the steps you should perform for the Chrome browser.
- Open Google Chrome.
- Click on Menu.
- Click on More Tools.
- Click on Extensions.
- Turn off the Ad blocker.
Once the ad blocker is off try checking if the issue still occurs. If it doesn’t then make sure to use a different ad blocker.
Method 4: Reinstall Roblox to fix error code 279
There are instances when the issue can be caused by a corrupted game installation. To fix this you will need to uninstall the game then download an updated version from the Microsoft Store.
After performing the steps listed above you will successfully fix the Roblox error code 279.
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