After being delayed due to COVID-19, Death Stranding is finally out for PC. This is a fantastic multiplayer game and even with its lack of critical acclaim, players around the world have found the game to be incredibly fun, especially with its relevance to the current world situation. That said, like all multiplayer, the game also has a bunch of problem. One of the most common is the Death Stranding error code 51003.
The error message states “Connection to Death Stranding game server is unstable. Switching to Offline Mode… Error Code: 51003.” When you press Ok, the game takes you offline and you cannot play multiplayer.
Like all multiplayer games, the server capacity is crucial. During the initial days, a large number of players jump into the game which can cause the servers to overburden leading to errors like these. There is nothing to worry about, sometimes the error is resolved by simply retrying in a few hours. The server could also be going maintenance that could be causing the error.
The good news is your system is fine and the problem is on the server end. So, fixing the error is not in your hand, the developers would have to address it. That said, every once in a while, the problem can also occur when your system does not have a steady internet connection or the router/modem configuration is not set correctly.
To fix the Death Stranding Error Code 51003, you must first visit the official twitter handle of the game and check if the servers are down. You can also visit websites like downdetector to check the status of the server. If the server is up and running, meaning only you are seeing the error then there is a cause of worry and here are the few things you can try to troubleshoot the issue.
Fix Death Stranding Error Code 51003 When Servers are Not Down
- Switch to a wired internet connection such as Powerline, Ethernet Cable, or MoCA. Using Wi-Fi or mobile hotspot can be the cause of several errors in Destiny or Destiny 2.
- Clear console cache. If you are playing on console, clear the cache.
- Cable connections, fiber, and DSL offer the best gaming experience. On the other hand, internet service providers such as satellite, wireless, and cellular are less reliable for online gaming.
- If a wired internet connection is not an option, consider:
- Changing the channel on your wireless router; ideally, the one that is used the least.
- Try shifting from 2.4GHz to 5GHz or vice versa.
- Ensure that the router is placed closer to the console or PC and not blocked by a wall or other obstacles that can block the Wi-Fi signal.
- Adjust the router’s antennae.
- Do not use other devices on the same network such as tablets, cell phones, etc. while playing Destiny 2.
- Terminate bandwidth-intensive tasks such as Netflix, YouTube, or other video streaming services, file transfer (torrents), etc.
- Ensure you are using the latest hardware and firmware. Get in touch with your ISP and ensure the network equipment such as modems, cables, routers, switches, etc. are all up-to-date and working as intended.
- Call the ISP for help with the problem.
- Change the NAT type.
We hope you know all there is to know about the Death Stranding error code 51003. We will update this post we know more about the error.