How to Fix – Warframe Launcher Update Failed Error

This might be one of those errors that every one of us has come across. While downloading the Saint of Altra update, I saw this error again. The error type was different every time I tried to start the download.

This is really frustrating when you are trying to start the game and check out the new content. In this article, we will figure out how to fix this problem.

List of Errors

Below are the errors that I came across before I figured out a fix:

Error 1

Update Failed!

Some content updates could not be downloaded from our servers.

The update will be restarted shortly…

Error 2

Update Failed!

The content servers are temporarily unavailable.

ERROR_INTERNET_CANNOT_CONNECT.

The update will be restarted shortly…

Error 3

Update Failed!

The content servers are temporarily unavailable!

ERROR_HTTP_INVALID_SERVER_RESPONSE

The update will be restarted shortly…

There are many variants of this error but the only thing these errors lead to is a broken download. Error 2 and 3 are related to server problems which you can only fix by waiting or restarting the launcher. Whenever there is a new update, almost everyone starts downloading which increases the Warframe server load leading to failed downloads.

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There’s only a download failed error, but fixes are multiple. Try each and every one of these fixes until your problem is gone.


How To Fix – Warframe Launcher Update Failed Errors!

Let’s figure out how to fix this issue once and for all.

Fix Your Internet Connection

9/10 times when you get failed downloads is due to a bad internet connection. A working connection which you can use for browsing is not necessarily a good connection, you have to take factors such as Ping and Packet loss as well in consideration.

Check whether your connection is working as it is supposed to using Speedtest.net.

If not

  • Restart your router
  • Turn off bandwidth-hogging apps such as Netflix and Twitch for a while
  • Switch to a wired connection

Fix Network Errors

After doing the step above, you have moved to this one. That means your problem hasn’t been fixed yet. Here are a few commands that you can run to fix your connection.

Start command prompt

Type the below commands one-by-one

ipconfig/flushdns

ipconfig/release

ipconfig/release6

ipconfig/renew

After doing all this, fire up the Warframe Launcher. If the issue is still there, move to the next solution.


Reinstall Windows C++ Redistributable Libraries

This was something I didn’t expect would fix the problem, but it did. If the internet connection isn’t your problem follow the steps given below to fix the C++ Libraries

  • Fire up Control Panel > Programs and Features > Uninstall a Program
  • Find “Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable Package” > Click Modify. Repair each version of the library.

You can also download the latest version of Visual C++ Redistributable from here.

A user from Warframe Forums also recommended that you run “sfc /scannow” after repairing the files. What this does is check your hard drive for any bad sector and files.

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Change Language in Warframe Launcher

This fixed my problem back when the War Within update dropped. To do this follow the steps given below:

  • Fire up Warframe
  • When you are on the Launcher screen, click on the downwards pointing arrow as shown in the screenshot below
  • Switch between multiple languages back and forth
  • The launcher will reload and hopefully, your problem will be gone.

Disable Your Anti-virus or Whitelist Warframe.exe

It is possible that your current antivirus application is blocking the Warframe servers from communicating with your computer. You can open your antivirus application and add Launcher.exe, Warframe.x64.exe, and Warframe.exe to their whitelist.

Disabling might be a good idea before you whitelist the application to make sure this is the thing causing you trouble.


Fix Corrupted Installation -Verify Warframe Game Cache

Warning: Do not verify your game files using Steam. The version on Steam and Warframe Launcher is different. This will create a conflict between both leading to a never-ending error loop. To fix this you’ll have to completely delete Warframe and reinstall.

A corrupted download can create a lot of problems. Verifying Game Cache will look for corrupted files and replace them after downloading them.

Start the Warframe Launcher > Click on the gear icon on upper right > Under Download Cache, click “Verify”.


Switch Between DirectX 10 and 11

I haven’t figured out yet, how does that help us fix this error. But when I was looking for fixes related to the error, some people on Reddit actually got rid of the problem after doing this.

Start the Warframe Launcher > Click on the gear icon on upper right > Under Graphics API, select DirectX 10 or 11. This will reload the launcher.

Reset Warframe Game Cache

This fix helped me when I was trying to download an hotfix just after a major update. You will keep on running into different error messages as I had mentioned in the starting of this article.

To fix this:

  • Disable Bulk-download from launcher settings
  • Head to Steam > Library > Right Click on Warframe > Properties
  • Click on Local Files and then “Browse Local Files”
  • Here you will find a Cache.Windows folder, rename it to Cache.Windows1
  • Start the Launcher

Download the Update using a VPN

I have an Asian ISP, not reliable at all so I have connection related problems all the time. Almost everyone who uses the internet nowadays uses a VPN.

If your problem isn’t solved after doing everything that I have mentioned above, this might be the thing you need to do. From my understanding, the problem occurs when the game servers and ISP have conflict while communicating, this can be fixed by using a VPN.

Most of the VPNs nowadays offer a trial that you can use to download the game. You can check out Cloudflare, Namecheap, they have some good solutions.


I have listed eight possible solutions to the problem. If you are still getting the error then you can try updating Windows, Disabling your Malware application, and so on. The last resort here would be re-downloading the whole game.

Comment below if this guide helped you.

Thanks to the contributors on Reddit, Warframe Forums, and Steam Community for posting their fixes.


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