Getting the dreaded 502 error code is one of the worst things that could happen when you launch Palia after a long day at work. However, worry not, as the game developers are rallying to find a solution. But if you don't want to wait for the official fix, no worries! Here's everything you need to know about fixing the 502 error code in Palia.
Palia: 502 Error Code Solutions
There are several ways through which you can fix error code 502. Here's a detailed explanation of each solution:
Restart the Game
The easiest way to fix the 502 error code is by closing Palia and restarting the game. This simple action may address any server or connection problems causing the error. Press Ctrl+Alt+Delete on your keyboard, open Task Manager, locate Palia in the list of processes and click End Task. Then relaunch Palia from either the desktop shortcut or the Steam library.
Check the System Requirements
Next, check your PC specifications to ensure they meet the recommended requirements for Palia. If your PC specs are too low, it can result in performance issues and crashes that trigger error code 502.
Here are the recommended system requirements:
- Operating System: Windows 10 (64 bit) or higher
- CPU: Intel Core i5 4670K / AMD FX 8350 CPU
- GPU: GeForce GTX 660 / Radeon R9 270
- RAM: 4GB
Update the Graphic Drivers
Outdated drivers can cause compatibility issues with both Palia and DirectX, leading to error code 502. To update your graphics drivers, visit your graphics card manufacturer’s website and download the recent drivers for your specific model.
Run the PaliaPatcher.Exe file
To ensure that you have the up-to-date version of Palia, follow these steps:
- Open the start menu and search for “PaliaPatcher.Exe.”
- Double-click on the file to launch it.
- A window will appear, checking for updates and downloading them automatically.
- Wait for the process to complete before relaunching Palia.
Submit a Ticket to the Palia Developers
If the above solutions don’t resolve your issue, you can reach out to the developers by submitting a ticket through the Palia support website. Fill out the form with your email address, username, platform (PC or console), region, a description of your problem, and, if possible, include a screenshot of any error code you encountered. The developers will try to respond and assist you in resolving error code 502.