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How to Roblox Error: An Error Occurred While Starting Roblox Error Code 279

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As perhaps one of the most popular child-friendly video games today, the occasional error code is bound to plague Roblox. But if you’re dealing with Error Code 279, which likely prevents you from playing the game, there’s a problem that needs a solution!

Here is how to solve Roblox Error Code 279.

What is Roblox Error Code 279?

Roblox Error Code 279 generally occurs when there is a connectivity problem between you and the game’s servers. You may notice this error crop up when you attempt to join a server and are instead greeted with a “Disconnected” warning message. The most common causes include:

  • A slow internet connection
  • Missing files
  • Your firewall blocking the game
  • An issue with Roblox itself

Thankfully, no matter the reason, there is a fix. Here are a few things you can try.

Related: What Happened to the Roblox Event Tab?

How to Resolve Roblox Error Code 279

To fix Roblox Error Code 279, attempt the following:

Restart Your Router

As a connectivity-related error, often the best route is on your end. To start, walk over to your home’s router and unplug the modem and router, either at the wall socket or the power cord on the back of each unit.

You should then wait approximately 30 seconds, plug everything back in, and patiently wait for your internet connection to come back.

Once you’re done, try to reconnect to Roblox.

Disable Your Firewall

If the problem lies within your computer’s firewall or antivirus, you can temporarily turn off either to see if that helps. Top firewall software often includes a “gaming” mode that allows you to halt protection while attempting to connect to online servers.

If your software does not feature such a mode, consider turning it off and trying to reconnect to Roblox. It’s often as simple as right-clicking your antivirus or firewall and turning it off.

Use a Different Browser

As you can play Roblox on any modern browser, including Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, and Opera GX, we recommend switching it up if you’re having trouble connecting.

Let’s say you frequently use Chrome to play Roblox, but the error code prevents you from playing right now. Instead, try to install Opera GX and then run the game. Sometimes, that’s all it takes!

For additional Roblox guides, including regular codes for the game, check back frequently! Gamer Journalist is your go-to guide haven for Roblox and more!

About the author

Brandon Morgan

Brandon is a freelance writer with Gamer Journalist. After jumpstarting a professional writing career in 2012, Brandon went on to cover video games for Prima Games, OnlySP, MP1st, The Nerd Stash, and countless other online publications. For a short period, he worked in digital marketing, learning search engine optimization that helps improve his video game guides today.

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