Error Code 8014 occurs mid-game when playing The Dead by daylight. In this guide, we will explain what this error means, what causes it, and how few different ways to fix it quickly.

What is Dead by Daylight Error Code 8014?

Dead by Daylight Error Code 8014 typically appears mid-game with a message that says, “Connection Error: Cannot connect to online services. Please try again later. Error code: 8014.” It might even prevent you from being able to open the game as well. Read ahead to find out more about it. 

How To Fix this Error Code?

As Dead by Daylight is available on PC, Xbox, and PlayStation 4, we’ll be telling you how to resolve this issue for all three devices.

Step 1: Login and log out

PC: If you’re playing this game on your PC, you’re probably using steam to do so. To fix this error on steam, try logging out and then logging back in by following these steps:

On the top right corner of your screen, look for your account number.
Click on it and then click on ‘logout out of account’.
Then you’ll get an option for ‘logout’, click on it.
Now close steam and re-launch it and put in your account details.
Then open your game to see if the error is still there. Hopefully, it won’t be.

Xbox and PlayStation 4: If you’re playing this game on a console then try signing out of your account and then signing back in. This is an easy solution that might help remove the error.

Step 2: Restart your Device

This is also a really easy thing you can try to do to fix this error whether you’re on your PC or your gaming console. Follow these steps to do so:


Close the game.
Go to the main menu.
Click on ‘Power’.
And then click on ‘Shutdown’.
And then wait three minutes before you turn it back on again.

Xbox and PlayStation 4

Hold down the power button until it shuts off.
Wait three minutes and then turn it back on again.

Step 3: Uninstall and Reinstall 

PC: This is also something you can do to try to eliminate this error. Try uninstalling and then re-installing steam. Here’s how you can do that:

Go to the Steam icon and then right-click on it.
Now select ‘Open file Location’.
When it shows you the location, copy the ‘Steamapps folder’ by right-clicking on it.
And then save that in another location so you have it backed-up.
Now click on the windows logo at the bottom left corner of your screen, and type control.
Click on the control panel.
Then select ‘category’ which will be under ‘view by’.
Click the ‘Uninstall Program’ then right-click on Steam to uninstall it.
Now download steam again and re-install.
Then right-click on it and as before go to file location.
Now move the backup folders you made earlier into this current folder. 
Launch Dead by Daylight to see if it works now.

Xbox: On Xbox, you can try uninstalling and then re-installing the game on your console. Here are the steps to do that:

Press the home-screen button on your controller or on the screen to open the main guide.
Now select the ‘My games and apps’ options.
Press the A-button on your control and then go the game that needs to be uninstalled. 
Now press the button with the three straight horizontal lines on your controller. 
Select the uninstall button.
After the game is finished being uninstalled, insert your game disc to download and install Dead by Daylight. 

Step 4: Run Steam as the Administrator

Sometimes these errors occur because Steam needs access to certain files to do specific functions. And for this reason, it may require administrator privilege. To allow this, follow the given instructions:

Exit steam. 
Right-click on the Steam icon.
Now click on, ‘Run as Administrator’.
And then click on ‘yes’ to confirm.

After doing this, try starting your game to see if the error is still there. 

Step 5: Updating Console

Updating your console is important to prevent problems like these and to keep your games running smoothly. Here are the steps to update your consoles:


Press the Xbox button on the home screen or on your controller to open the guide.
Select ‘settings’ and then select ‘system’.
Now select ‘update console’.

PlayStation 4

Press the ‘up’ button on your controller to access the main menu.
Select the ‘settings’ options.
Now select ‘System Software Update.’

After you’re finished updating your consoles, restart the game to see if the error is gone. 

Step 6: Re-setting Console

Sometimes the settings on your console could be the one causing this error to happen. To prevent this, try resetting your console’s setting to factory default settings.


Press the Xbox button to open the main menu.
Select, ‘settings’ then select, ‘System’.
Now click on ‘Console Info’ and ‘Reset Console’.
Then make sure to select, ‘Reset and Keep my Games and Apps’.


On your PlayStation4, press the power button and shut it down.
Then hold down on the power button until it turns back on.
Now connect your controller to the console using a USB cable.
To open the main menu, press the PS4 logo button on your controller.
Now select, ‘Restore to Default Settings’.
And then click, ‘yes’ to confirm. 

After doing this restart your game to see if the error is still happening. Hopefully, it should be gone. 


These are some of the easiest things that you can try to do to fix this error. If you follow the instructions correctly then these can all be done by yourself without needing any other outside assistance. Hopefully, by doing these you’ll be able to resolve any issues you have and get back to your gaming.


My name is Jim Kevin Taylor, also known as, Jimmy The Geek, I recently graduated from MIT with computer science major. I intern at a network security firm. I am passionate about solving technical issues.

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