Lost Ark server authentication failed 10010 explained

Lost Ark has been one of the most popular and consistent MMORPGs for many years. But recently, it seems that bots have made things unbearable, leading to errors and other miscellaneous bugs. Server authentication failed login error 10010 is the one many gamers have encountered. If you are here wondering if there is a solution. We explain below.

What is server authentication failure 10010?

Amazon Games, the publisher of Lost Ark, has banned all heavily bot-exploited in-game connections through VPN services. This is the main reason why players who use VPN services to play Lost Ark receive error message 10010 and cannot connect to game servers. You can read the official statement on the Lost Ark Forums.

Potential Fixes for Lost Ark Error 10010

If you are using a VPN, first try disabling your VPN software and connecting to Lost Ark through a normal connection. If you still can’t connect, check the Lost Ark Servers Status page to see if the servers aren’t overcrowded at the moment.

You may also encounter this authentication error without running a VPN – or you may find that disabling your VPN does not work. In this case, there are a few proven options:

  • Log out of Steam and log back in.
  • Verify the integrity of your Lost Ark game files.
  • Restart your computer and log in again.
  • Restart your modem/router.
  • Switch to a wired connection if possible.
  • Set the TPS protocol to 1.2.
  • Clear your DNS cache or change DNS servers.

If all else fails, you can call your ISP and ask the provider to disable their VPN if they use one, although this is probably a futile attempt.

This is most of what you need to know about the Server Authentication Failed 10010 error message in Lost Ark, though we’ll keep an eye out for other potential solutions and update this guide as needed. Stay tuned for more Lost Ark tips and tricks articles.

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