How to Fix Failed to Download R Code in Guilty Gear Strive Beta

Guilty Gear Strive Beta - What's the Failed to Download R Code Error?

By Iyane Agossah

May 14, 2021

The Guilty Gear Strive final beta before release started, and several players are encountering the Failed to Download R Code error, here’s what the error means and what you should do.

Guilty Gear -Strive- Story Trailer

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What’s the Failed to Download R Code in the Guilty Gear Strive Beta

First it’s important to understand what the error means. This is the error you get when the Guilty Gear Strive Beta servers are overloaded. Right now, Arc System Works just launched the Beta, so everyone is trying to get in at the same time, which saturated the servers.

Is there a fix for the Failed to Download R Code error?

There is no particular fix besides trying again and again to connect to the servers. Most streamers of GGST on Twitch, including Evo champs like Omito or Empress Romolla are bidding their time in Training Mode. The only thing you can do is wait.

Didn’t Arc System Work say they’ll fix the online and the lobby, why is this happening?

Well, yeah, the previous Guilty Gear Strive Beta had similar problems, and it’s happening again. It’s important to note that at the same time, this is what the Beta is for, stress testing the servers.

Hopefully at launch, the servers will be buffed up and we won’t be having this issue anymore. Arc System Works already put in so much work in the rollback netcode, it’d be a real shame if it goes all to waste simply because they can’t get servers with big enough capacity for launch.

It’s also important to note the previous Beta was eventually extended. It’s possible Arc System Works will extend this new Beta as well. You should keep an eye on the official Twitter.

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Guilty Gear Strive is shaping up to be the most popular Guilty Gear ever. As shown by its incredibly mainstream appealing commercial that aired in Japan. Which immediately gave birth to the “Ah! Guilty Gear!!” parody meme this week of May 10.

In related news, Arcsys also announced a new Story Trailer for Guilty Gear Strive is coming on May 16, at 11:10 AM ET.

The Guilty Gear Strive Beta servers opened on May 13 at 11 PM ET, and it’s currently scheduled to last till May 16 10:59 AM ET. The full game will be out on PS4, PS5, and PC via Steam on June 11, 2021.

Update from Arc System Works (May 14, 00:48 ET)

Arc System Works explained on Twitter the Guilty Gear Strive Beta is currently unplayable online (due to the failed to download r code error) and is working on a fix.

Update (May 14, 1:30 ET)

It looks like the failed to download r code server issue and saturation has been fixed as it’s now much easier to connect.

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Iyane Agossah

Living near Paris, Iyane is the head of Japanese content at DualShockers. He plays Genshin Impact for the story. You can reach him on Twitter at @A_iyane07.

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