The F1 2021 Error 500:H is quite similar to another online services error the Error 1008:H. Much about the error code is the same. They may mean two different problems at the developer end, but from the user’s point of view, both are the same and hence, require the same solutions. While sometimes you may be able to fix the error, it mostly occurs when there are issues with the server. The error can occur on any device – PC, PS4, PS4, Xbox One, or Xbox Series X|S. Stick with the post and we will tell you everything about the 500:H error and how to fix it.
How to Fix F1 2021 Error Code 500:H – Online Services Error
The first and the most likely cause of this error is an issue with the server, so that’s what you should check first. When the error occurs, you should first verify the status of the servers. In most cases, it would either be down for maintenance, going through an issue or some other problem. Downdetector is a good third-party website to verify the servers.
If the servers are fine, check your connection to Codemaster Servers. Click on the embedded link, if you get a “CDN Connection Successful,” the problem is not with your connection to the server. If the connection fails, you have a bigger issue at hand and will require port forwarding.
Use a VPN – As the issue is with the servers and most likely not all the servers of the game are affected, you may be able to bypass the F1 2021 Error Code 500:H with a VPN. A trick that we use is to put a post in Reddit about the error and if people in other regions are able to play. If they are, use the VPN to emulate a connection from that region. A good VPN for the job is ExpressVPN. It has both free and paid versions.
For users on Xbox, test the NAT type and that may fix the issue. To test NAT, go to the Settings > Network > Network Settings > Test NAT Type. The NAT type should be Open for users on all systems to effectively play the game.
Finally, the issue may also occur when the client version of the game does not match the server or if there is a corruption of the game file on your end. So, ensure that the game has the latest patch. Also, run the file check on Steam – the Verify integrity of game files. Go to Steam Library > right-click on F1 2021 > Properties > Local Files > Verify integrity of game files…
These are the best solutions to fix the F1 2021 Error Code 500:H. In most cases, the problem will be with the servers and you don’t need to do anything. Just leave the game for a while and when the servers are working normally, jump to play.