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How to Fix ‘Login failed 500’ error in The Finals

Goodbye, login failed: 500.

Many people logging into The Finals right now are experiencing login failure as a result of error 500. After doing some research, I’ve discovered a few verified ways you can try to fix the error.

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The full The Finals error code is, “Login failed: 500. The authorization server encountered an unexpected condition that prevented it from fulfilling the request.” If you’ve received this error and can’t get into any The Finals matches, this is the guide for you.

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All fixes for The Finals ‘Login failed 500’ error

A developer at Embark Studios, the team behind The Finals, pinned a comment in the Steam page discussions noting that they are aware of the login failed: 500 error and are working to fix it.

That is the best news we can get so far. Take comfort in knowing that the team is working tirelessly to find a permanent solution to The Finals login failed: 500 error. In the meantime, there are a few fixes that people have used to bypass the error.

Quit and restart Steam

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Surprisingly enough, many people have found a temporary solution in restarting Steam. It’s not enough to close out of the Steam window and relaunch it. If you do that, it’ll continue to run in the background. Instead, you need to quit out of Steam.

To quit out of Steam, all you need to do is click the Steam tab on the top left of the page. In the dropdown options, select Exit. This will fully close Steam which allows you to fully restart it.

After waiting around 30 seconds, relaunch Steam. By doing this seemingly simple refresh, you may be able to bypass the login failed: 500 error in The Finals. I found many comments on The Finals discussion board saying this worked for people, so it could work for you.

Verify The Final files

Another fix that I found worked for people trying to get past the login failed: 500 error is verifying The Final files. To do this, select The Finals in your Steam library. Right-click it and select Properties. In the new window, go to the Installed Files tab and select Verify integrity of files.

Your PC will automatically scan all your The Finals files and fix any outlying errors. With this done, you should be able to get past the login failed: 500 error.

Wait for Embark Studios to fix it

The last thing you can do is wait for Embark Studios to fix the error. As mentioned previously, they are aware of the error and are working hard to fix it. I even found that some people played a different game for a while and came back to The Finals later to find that the error was fixed. For now, that’s the best thing you can try.

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From his early days of blog-style music, movie, and game reviews to working as the Esports Writer at Coastline Community College, Noah Nelson now works fulltime as a Staff Writer for Attack of the Fanboy and PC Invasion. He has been helping gamers everywhere with Destiny 2 god rolls, Warzone 2 DMZ missions, and collectibles in any indie game for over a year and a half. His Bachelor's Degree in English Rhetoric and Composition with a minor in Journalism from CSULB has shaped him to be a strong writer and editor. His fondest gaming memory is playing Sly Cooper 2 after begging his mom (for hours) to play it before his birthday and he still cries myself to sleep remembering the time he accidentally saved over his 99% completion save file in Kingdom Hearts 2.