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Unable to retrieve patch data. Please check network connection. (208)

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Unable to retrieve patch data. Please check network connection. (208)

Gamman's Avatar

02.24.2014 , 04:36 PM | #11
My brother and I are also receiving this error today. First time this has happened. We've been playing fine since the game's launch. Last we played was just yesterday and everything was fine. We tried to login today, typed in our usual login information, clicked the Login button on the launcher and it tries to load for a very long time until finally we get the (208) error message.

We've been checking our network connection and we can access the internet just fine. We're using Verizon FIOS as our ISP, if that's relevant.
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Bexxar's Avatar

02.24.2014 , 04:38 PM | #12
I'm on fios too....but everything else works fine...just this game
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millio's Avatar

02.24.2014 , 04:43 PM | #13
Same thing here...

shadowrouge's Avatar

02.24.2014 , 04:45 PM | #14
I started my ticket at 7 am central and still have not heard back. I dont think they know what is causing it.
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Orowaw's Avatar

02.24.2014 , 05:09 PM | #15
I'm on FIOS as well

And I've gone 6 hours trying to resolve and have now given up

Are you getting timeouts on one of these calls?

a. Go to
b. Select “Trace”
c. In the box with the IP address, type
d. Click “Go”

Chikyuu's Avatar

02.24.2014 , 05:49 PM | #16
Yep. Haven't been able to log in today at all either.

I just uninstalled and am currently reinstalling the game.
You are all dead.


Amun-khan's Avatar

02.24.2014 , 06:21 PM | #17
I cannot connect while simply connected via Verizon FIOS. I can only connect (and play) while connecting through a VPN (SoftEther). In either case, the IP address for the host containing the patch manifest is the same, so I don't think it's DNS. Instead, it's probably some port rule change at Verizon which is causing this. Good luck getting it fixed any time soon.

Chikyuu's Avatar

02.24.2014 , 06:27 PM | #18
VPN? Mind elaborating?
You are all dead.


hesserr's Avatar

02.24.2014 , 06:49 PM | #19
Same issue here and am also on Fios. I was able to log in this morning then tried to log in again and got the error a couple times before finally connecting. Since then though I have had no luck connecting. This is also not the first time I have had issues with a game after verizon decided to change something.

Starlaser's Avatar

02.24.2014 , 06:53 PM | #20
I too am on FIOS seems to be the common thread
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