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Sons of the Forest: How To Fix Steam Error Code e502 l3

Wondering how to fix Steam error code 3502 l3 when trying to purchase Sons of the Forest? Here are a few potential fixes!
Sons of the Forest: How To Fix Steam Error Code e502 l3

Sons of the Forest has finally been launched globally, allowing players to experience another round of horrific forest adventure. However, many players are still struggling to purchase the digital copy of the game from Steam as they've been encountering the infamous error code e502 l3.

In fact, as a regular user of the Steam gaming platform, you may have come across the Steam error code e502 l3 and wondered how to fix it. While a range of factors can cause this error, there are several common solutions that you can attempt to resolve the issue. So if you've also been affected by this error code while purchasing Sons of the Forest, here's all you need to know about fixing it.

What Is Steam Error E502 L3? Answered

Steam Error E502 L3 Code Explained. (Picture: Valve)
Steam Error E502 L3 Code Explained. (Picture: Valve)

Steam experiences the e502 l3 error code when its servers are overloaded with traffic, which is common during major video game releases like Sons of the Forest, Hogwarts Legacy, or heavily discounted sales. As a result, players are more likely to see the message stating, "We were unable to service your request. Please try again later." Therefore, Steam cannot process every user request simultaneously, resulting in numerous players being unable to buy specific games.

How To Fix Steam Error E502 L3 For Sons Of The Forest

Unfortunately, there's no official method to fix the Steam error E502 L3 to purchase Sons of the Forest. Therefore, you can only wait until Valve resolves the server overload issue. But if the problem is arising on your end, you can try out the methods listed below to fix the Steam error E502 L3:

Restart your router

Restarting your router can fix a few Internet connection problems, such as slow connection speed, WiFi disconnect, and more. Here's how to restart your router:

  • Unplug the router from the power outlet.
  • Wait at least 15 seconds.
  • Plug the router into the power outlet and wait 1-2 minutes.
  • Wait for your cable modem's panel lights to become green before testing your internet connection.

Flush your DNS Resolver Cache

  1. Right-click the Start button
  2. Choose Command Prompt (Admin)
  3. Type "ipconfig /flushdns" and press Enter.
  4. Type "ipconfig /registerdns" and press Enter.
  5. Type "ipconfig /release" and press Enter.
  6. Type "ipconfig /renew" and press Enter.
  7. Type "netsh winsock reset" and press Enter.
  8. Restart the computer.

Disable any VPN

VPN stands for “virtual private network” — a service that protects your internet connection and privacy online. If you're using any VPN service, it's essential to turn it off to establish a connection properly with the steam servers.

Logout Your Steam Account

If none of these solutions work, you can try logging out of Steam and logging back in again. This can sometimes help refresh your connection and resolve any issues preventing you from accessing the platform.

That's everything you need to know about fixing the 'Steam error E502 L3' code for Sons of the Forest and other trending games.