XDefiant How to Fix Bravo-04 Error

Screenshot during a match in XDefiant

Since the launch of XDefiant, players have been encountering connection issues and the Bravo-04 error is one of them. This error was present even during the testing of the game and it persists. It is never pleasant to encounter an error while trying to play a game, and it can ruin the overall experience. However, this guide will provide players with ways to solve this problem quickly and return to grinding attachments in no time.  

Ways to Fix Bravo-04 Error in XDefiant

Because the Bravo-04 error is a connection issue, the first thing players should do is check the Server Status. If servers are down for maintenance or have encountered a problem that made them go offline, there is nothing you can do but wait for them to come back online. However, if servers are working properly, players can use the solutions below to try and resolve this problem. 

Restart Your Router

Sometimes, errors like Bravo-04 can occur due to internet connection issues, in these situations, restarting the router can help. Unplug your router from its power source and wait a few minutes before plugging it back in. It will take a few additional minutes for the router to fully boot up. Additionally, if you are using a wi-fi connection, consider switching to an Ethernet cable for a better connection.     

Restart and Flush DNS on the PC

Restarting and flushing the DNS setting is a way to solve problem Bravo-04 on a PC. Follow the instructions below, which will provide you with a step-by-step way to do just that:  

  • Locate the Command Prompt by typing CMD in the Windows search bar
  • Right-click on it to select Run as Administrator
  • In a Command Prompt, type: ipconfig /flushdns and press Enter
  • After this type: net winsock reset and press Enter
  • Type: netsh int ip reset and press Enter
  • Now close the CMD and restart your PC
Sceenshot of a lobby with the giant mascot in XDefiant
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After this, try starting XDefiant again to see if the problem is still there. If the error is encountered again try to change the DNS server by following these steps:  

  • Open Control Panel
  • Select Network and Internet
  • Click on the Network and Sharing Center
  • Under Connections, select your active internet connection, and enter Properties
  • Locate Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) and double-click on it
  • Switch to Use the following DNS server addresses option
  • In the Preferred DNS server type 8.8.8.8
  • In the Alternate DNS server type 8.8.4.4
  • Click on OK and close the window before restarting your PC

Restart DNS Settings on the Console

If one of the consoles is used to play XDefiant, players can use a similar step to restart DNS on their platform. 

  • Select Settings in your console menu
  • Go to Network, and then Set Up Internet Connection
  • Select the internet connection you are using
  • Switch the IP Address setting to Automatic and DHCP Host Name to Do not specify
  • Change DNS settings to Manual
  • In the Primary DNS type 8.8.8.8
  • In the Secondary DNS type 8.8.4.4
  • Set MTU Settings to Automatic and Proxy Server to Do not use
  • Save the changes and restart your console

Repair the game files 

If you tried everything mentioned before and are still encountering the Bravo-04 error, some XDefinat files might be compromised. Luckily, there is an easy way to fix this by using Ubisoft Connect. Locate XDefiant in your library and click on the three dots button located next to Play. Select Verify Files, and wait for the launcher to scan and, if necessary, repair any missing or corrupt files. After this is finished, you should have no problems accessing XDefiant again.

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