NBA 2K23 Error Code 4b538e50, how to check server status and fix online connection

With so many players trying to enjoy the recent arrival, NBA 2K23 Error Code 4b538e50 has already become a nuisance.

Here's everything we know about NBA 2K23 Error Code 4b538e50 and how you can attempt to fix this issue and get back in the game.

NBA 2K23 Error Code 4b538e50: Server Down, How to Check Status

While there were many upgrades and changes to NBA 2K23 compared to arrivals from previous years, a few issues seem to appear every time.

NBA 2K23 Error Code 4b538e50 is back, and this connection related issue is just as frustrating this year as it was in NBA 2K22.

If you're up against NBA 2K23 Error Code 4b538e50, which will tell you "there is a problem with your connection to our online services," you may not actually be the cause.

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If there are any issues with the NBA 2K servers, players can find themselves smacked in the face with Error Code 4b538e50 while trying to play.

The connection issue could be on your end, but it's also good to check the 2K Server Status and Down Detector to see if there are reports of others having trouble connecting.

While it seems to be less common so far this year, NBA 2K23 Error Code efeab30c has also appeared for some and is connected to this same problem.

How to fix Error Code 4b538e50 or efeab30c

If you've checked the 2K Server Status and Down Detector with the links above, then it's possible the connection issue is on your end.

Here are a few steps you can try when facing NBA 2K23 Error Code 4b538e50 or Error Code efeab30c:

  • Quit the game application entirely, restart your console, and relaunch NBA 2K23.
  • Test your console's internet connection in settings or with a different application to verify if the issue is only happening for NBA 2K23.
  • Reset your wireless router or modem and use a wired ethernet connection to your console if possible.
  • If playing on PC, check for antivirus software, VPN, or firewall that could interfere with the game's internet connection, and check background apps which could be using your computer's resources.
  • Uninstall NBA 2K23 in full and reinstall the game.

If you've checked everything and none of these methods worked, the only options left are to wait and try again later or contact 2K Support.

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